Chapter 7.94
GREEN BUILDING

Sections:

7.94.010    Title.

7.94.020    Purpose.

7.94.030    Adoption of the Green Building Code.

7.94.040    Scope.

7.94.050    Section A4.106.8 Electric vehicle (EV) charging for new construction—Adopted.

7.94.060    Section 4.107.1, Division 4.1, Chapter 4, Future access for solar systems—Added.

7.94.070    Table 5.106.5.3.3, Chapter 5, EV charging space calculation—Deleted and Replaced.

7.94.080    Section 5.107.1, Division 5.1, Chapter 5, Future access for solar systems—Added.

7.94.010 Title.

The green building standards codes adopted by Section 7.94.030 and the provisions of this chapter shall constitute the Dublin Green Building Code and may be referred to as such. (Ord. 15-19 § 9 (Exh. I) (part))

7.94.020 Purpose.

A.    To improve public health, safety and general welfare by enhancing the design and construction of buildings through the use of building concepts having a reduced negative impact or positive environmental impact and encouraging sustainable construction practices in the following categories:

1.    Planning and design;

2.    Energy efficiency;

3.    Water efficiency and conservation;

4.    Material conservation and resource efficiency;

5.    Environmental quality.

B.    The purpose of this code is not to create or otherwise establish or designate any particular class or groups of persons who will or should be especially protected or benefited by the terms of this code. (Ord. 15-19 § 9 (Exh. I) (part))

7.94.030 Adoption of the Green Building Code.

A.    The 2019 California Green Building Standards Code, Part 11, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, a portion of the California Building Standards Code, as defined in the California State Health and Safety Code Section 18901 et seq. (hereinafter referred to as the “state code”), and any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, as referenced in and adopted pursuant to California State Health and Safety Code Sections 17922 and 18935, are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference herein.

Copies of the adopted codes have been and are now filed in the Office of the Building Official, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin, California, for use and examination by the public. Said codes are adopted by reference pursuant to Section 50022.4 et seq. of the Government Code of the state of California, and the codes are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and from the date on which the ordinance codified in this chapter shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the city of Dublin.

B.    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A of this section, the state code is amended as set forth in Sections 7.94.050 through 7.94.080. (Ord. 15-19 § 9 (Exh. I) (part))

7.94.040 Scope.

A.    The provisions of this code shall apply to the planning, design, operation, construction, use and occupancy of every newly constructed building or structure, unless otherwise indicated in this code, within the city.

B.    It is not the intent that this code substitute or be identified as meeting the certification requirements of any green building program. (Ord. 15-19 § 9 (Exh. I) (part))

7.94.050 Section A4.106.8 Electric vehicle (EV) charging for new construction—Adopted.

Section A4.106.8 is adopted:

Section A4.106.8 Electric vehicle (EV) charging for new construction is adopted as mandatory at the Tier 2 level.

(Ord. 15-19 § 9 (Exh. I) (part))

7.94.060 Section 4.107.1, Division 4.1, Chapter 4, Future access for solar systems—Added.

A new Section 4.107.1 is added to read:

4.107.1 Future Access for Solar Systems. A minimum one-inch (25.4 mm) electrical conduit shall be provided from the electrical service equipment to the solar zone as defined by the California Energy Code, Title 24 Part 6 Section 110.10. Where a solar zone is not required by the California Energy Code, the conduit location shall be subject to approval of the Building Official.

Exception: Where solar is installed as part of the original construction and prior to first occupancy.

(Ord. 15-19 § 9 (Exh. I) (part))

7.94.070 Table 5.106.5.3.3, Chapter 5, EV charging space calculation—Deleted and Replaced.

Table 5.106.5.3.3 is deleted and replaced:

Table 5.106.5.3.3 is deleted and replaced with Table A5.106.3.2.

(Ord. 15-19 § 9 (Exh. I) (part))

7.94.080 Section 5.107.1, Division 5.1, Chapter 5, Future access for solar systems—Added.

A new Section 5.107.1 is added to read:

5.107.1 Future Access for Solar Systems. Install conduit from the solar zone as defined by the California Energy Code, Title 24 Part 6 Section 110.10 to a location within the building identified as suitable for future installation of a charge controller (regulator) and inverter.

Exception: Where solar is installed as part of the original construction and prior to first occupancy.

(Ord. 15-19 § 9 (Exh. I) (part))