Chapter 15.48
FREMONT GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE

Sections:

15.48.010    Title.

15.48.020    Adoption of the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code with amendments.

15.48.030    Amendment to 2016 CGBSC Section 202 (Definitions).

15.48.040    Amendment to 2016 CGBSC Section 301 (General).

15.48.050    Amendment to 2016 CGBSC Section 4.106 (Site Development).

15.48.060    Amendment to 2016 CGBSC Section 5.106 (Site Development).

15.48.010 Title.

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Fremont green building standards code” or “FGBC” and will be referred to in this chapter as “this code.” (Ord. 21-2016 § 12, 11-1-16.)

15.48.020 Adoption of the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code with amendments.

The 2016 Edition of the California Green Building Standards Code (CGBSC or CALGreen) as published by the state of California is adopted as the green building code of the city of Fremont, California, as if fully set out in this chapter, and is amended as set forth in this chapter. A copy of the 2016 CGBSC shall be maintained on file in the office of the city clerk. (Ord. 21-2016 § 12, 11-1-16.)

15.48.030 Amendment to 2016 CGBSC Section 202 (Definitions).

Section 202 of the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code is amended by modifying the following definition. The remaining definitions are not modified:

EV READY PARKING SPACE: A parking space served by a complete 208/240 V 40 ampere electrical circuit.

(Ord. 21-2016 § 12, 11-1-16.)

15.48.040 Amendment to 2016 CGBSC Section 301 (General).

Section 301 of the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code is amended as follows:

301.1 – 301.3.2 {CGBSC text not modified}

301.3.3 Additions to Parking Facilities: The requirements related to electric vehicle charging also apply to additions to increase the number of parking spaces at any facility. The requirements will apply only to the number of new parking spaces.

301.4 – 301.5 {CGBSC text not modified}

(Ord. 21-2016 § 12, 11-1-16.)

15.48.050 Amendment to 2016 CGBSC Section 4.106 (Site Development).

Section 4.106 of the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code is amended as follows:

4.106.1 – 4.106.3 {CGBSC text not modified}

4.106.4 Electric vehicle (EV) charging for new construction and additions. New construction and additions as described in Section 301.3.3 shall comply with this section. Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) shall be in accordance with the California Electrical Code, Article 625.

Exceptions:

On a case-by-case basis, where the local enforcing agency has determined EV charging and infrastructure are not feasible based upon one or more of the following conditions:

1. Where there is no commercial power supply.

2. Where there is evidence substantiating that meeting the requirements will alter the local utility infrastructure design requirements on the utility side of the meter so as to increase the utility side cost to the homeowner or the developer by more than $400.00 per dwelling unit or $400.00 per parking space, whichever is greater. In such cases, buildings subject to Section 4.106.4 shall meet the requirements by maximizing the number of EV Ready Parking Spaces, without exceeding the limit above. Cost per parking space shall be determined by dividing total cost by total number of EV and non-EV parking spaces.

4.106.4.1 New one- and two-family dwellings and town-houses with attached or adjacent private garages or carports. For each dwelling unit, install a listed raceway, associated overcurrent protective device and the balance of a dedicated 208/240-volt branch circuit rated at 40 amperes minimum. The raceway shall not be less than trade size 1 (nominal 1-inch inside diameter). The raceway shall originate at the main service or unit subpanel and shall terminate into a listed cabinet, box or other enclosure in close proximity to the proposed location of an EV charger. Raceways are required to be continuous at enclosed, inaccessible or concealed areas and spaces. The service panel and/or subpanel shall provide capacity for a 40-ampere minimum dedicated branch circuit. All electrical circuit components and EVSE, including a receptacle or box with a blank cover, related to this section shall be installed in accordance with the California Electrical Code.

4.106.4.1.1 Identification. The service panel or subpanel circuit directory shall identify the overcurrent protective device space(s) reserved for future EV charging as “EV READY”. The raceway termination location shall be permanently and visibly marked as “EV READY”.

4.106.4.2 New multifamily dwellings and additions.

The following number of EV Ready Parking Spaces are required at the time of original construction:

Total Number of Actual Parking Spaces

Number of Required EV Ready Parking Spaces

0-9

1

10-25

2

26-50

4

51-75

6

76-100

9

101-150

12

151-200

17

201 and over

10 percent of total1

1    Calculation of number of spaces shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.

4.106.4.2.1 {CGBSC text not modified}

4.106.4.2.2 {CGBSC text not modified}

4.106.4.2.3 EV ready parking spaces. Construction documents shall verify that the electrical panel service capacity and electrical system, including any on-site distribution transformer(s), have sufficient capacity to simultaneously charge all EVs at all required EV spaces at the full rated amperage of the EV Ready Parking Space.

A raceway, electrical panel capacity, wire and termination point supporting a 208/240 volt 40 ampere circuit, are required to be installed at the time of construction for each EV Ready Parking Space required under 4.106.4.2. Where a single EV Ready Parking Space is required, the raceway shall not be less than trade size 1 (nominal 1-inch inside diameter). All electrical circuit components and EVSE related to this section shall be installed in accordance with the California Electrical Code.

Note: Termination point should be a receptacle suitable for EVSE and located near the proposed EVSE location.

4.106.4.2.4 – 4.106.4.2.5 {CGBSC text not modified}

(Ord. 21-2016 § 12, 11-1-16.)

15.48.060 Amendment to 2016 CGBSC Section 5.106 (Site Development).

Section 5.106 of the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code is amended as follows:

5.106.1 – 5.106.5.2.1 {CGBSC text not modified}

5.106.5.3 Electric vehicle (EV) charging for new construction and additions.

The following number of EV Ready Parking Spaces are required at the time of original construction:

Total Number of Actual Parking Spaces

Number of Required EV Ready Parking Spaces

0-9

1

10-25

2

26-50

4

51-75

6

76-100

9

101-150

12

151-200

17

201 and over

10 percent of total1

1    Calculation of number of spaces shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.

5.106.5.3.1 EV ready parking space requirements. Construction documents shall verify that the electrical panel service capacity and electrical system, including any on-site distribution transformer(s), have sufficient capacity to simultaneously charge all EVs at all required EV Ready Parking Spaces at the full rated amperage of the EV Ready Parking Space.

A raceway, electrical panel capacity, wire and termination point supporting a 208/240 volt 40 ampere circuit is required to be installed at the time of construction for each EV Ready Parking Space required under 5.106.5.3. Where a single EV Ready Parking Space is required, the raceway shall not be less than trade size 1 (nominal 1-inch inside diameter). All electrical circuit components and EVSE, related to this section shall be installed in accordance with the California Electrical Code.

Note: Termination point should be a receptacle suitable for EVSE and located near the proposed EVSE location.

Exceptions: On a case-by-case basis where the local enforcing agency has determined EV charging and infrastructure is not feasible based upon one or more of the following conditions:

1. Where there is insufficient electrical supply.

2. Where there is evidence suitable to the local enforcing agency substantiating that additional local utility infrastructure design requirements, directly related to the implementation of Section 5.106.5.3, may adversely impact the construction cost of the project.

5.106.5.3.2 Identification. The service panel or subpanel(s) circuit directory shall identify the reserved overcurrent protective device space(s) for future EV charging as “EV READY”. The raceway termination location shall be permanently and visibly marked as “EV READY.”

5.106.5.3.3 Future charging spaces qualify as designated parking as described in Section 5.106.5.2 Designated parking for clean air vehicles.

5.106.5.3.4. deleted.

5.106.5.3.5 – 5.106.10 {CGBSC TEXT NOT MODIFIED}

(Ord. 21-2016 § 12, 11-1-16.)