• The provisions contained in this appendix are not mandatory unless specifically referenced in the adopting ordinance.

    SECTION A101

    A101.1 Scope.
    The provisions of this appendix are designed to offer conservation practices that achieve greater benefit than the minimum requirements of the International Green Construction CodeTM (IgCCTM).

    A101.2 Intent.
    This appendix shall provide a basis by which a jurisdiction can implement measures to increase natural resource conservation, material resource conservation, energy conservation, water conservation and environmental comfort and mitigate impacts of building site development.

    SECTION A102

    A102.1 General.
    Project electives shall be applicable to building, structures and building sites constructed under the provisions of this code.

    A102.2 Required number of and selection of project electives.
    The jurisdiction shall indicate the number of project electives required in the blank provided in the row that references Section A102.2 in Tables A104, A105, A106, A107 and A108. Each project constructed in the jurisdiction shall be required to comply with this number of project electives. A total of not less than this number of project electives shall be selected by the owner from each table. Selected project electives shall be applied as mandatory requirements for the project. Selected project electives shall be communicated to the code official by means of checking the appropriate boxes in the tables and providing a copy of the tables, or by inclusion of a list of selected project electives, with the construction documents.

    SECTION A103

    A103.1 Definitions.
    The following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this appendix, have the meanings shown herein. Refer to Chapter 2 of this code for general definitions.

    DESIGN LIFE. The intended service life or the period of time that a building or its component parts are expected to meet or exceed the performance requirements.

    GEOTHERMAL ENERGY. Renewable energy generated from the interior of the Earth and used to produce energy for heating buildings or serving building commercial or industrial processes.

    INFILL SITE. Infill sites are one of the following:

    1. A vacant lot, or collection of adjoining lots, located in an established, developed area that is already served by existing infrastructure;

    2. A previously developed lot or a collection of previously developed adjoining lots, that is being redeveloped or is designated for redevelopment.

    PROJECT ELECTIVE. The minimum total number of project electives that must be selected and complied with as indicated in Section A102.2 and Tables A104, A105, A106, A107 and A108.

    SERVICE LIFE. The period of time after installation during which a building or its component parts meets or exceeds the performance requirements.

    VOCs, TOTAL (TVOCs). Sum of the concentrations of all identified and unidentified volatile organic compounds between and including n-hexane through n-hexadecane (i.e., C6 - C16) as measured by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry total ion-current chromatogram method and are quantified by converting the total area of the chromatogram in that analytical window to toluene equivalents.

    SECTION A104

    TABLE A104

    A102.2The jurisdiction shall indicate a number between and including 0 and up to and including 6
    to establish the minimum total number of project electives that must be satisfied.
    A104.1.1Flood hazard area preservation Yes No
    A101.1.2Flood hazard area minimization Yes No
    A101.1.3Flood hazard area, existing building Yes No
    A104.2Wildlife corridor Yes No
    A104.3Infill site Yes No
    A104.4Brownfield site Yes No
    A104.5Site restoration Yes No
    A104.6Mixed use development Yes No
    A104.7Changing and shower facilities Yes No
    A104.8Long-term bicycle parking and storage Yes No
    A104.9Heat island Yes No
    A104.9.1Site hardscape project elective 1 Yes No
    A104.9.2Site hardscape project elective 2 Yes No
    A104.9.3Site hardscape project elective 3 Yes No
    A104.9.4Roof covering project elective Yes No