Chapter 15.42
GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE

Sections:

15.42.010    Green building standards code – Established.

15.42.020    Amendments.

15.42.010 Green building standards code – Established.

Except as provided in this chapter, the California Green Building Standards Code, as published by the California Building Standards Commission, shall become the green building standards code of the City, for planning, design, operation, construction, use and occupancy of every newly constructed building or structure, unless otherwise in this code, throughout the City. The California Green Building Standards Code will be on file for public examination in the office of the Building Official. [Ord. 1365 § 13, 2016; Ord. 1318 § 14, 2013; Ord. 1287 § 13, 2010].

15.42.020 Amendments.

The 2016 Edition of the California Green Building Standards Code is hereby amended as follows:

Section 5.106.8, Light Pollution Reduction, is amended by adding exceptions #3 and #4 to read as follows:

Comply with lighting power requirements in the California Energy Code, California Code Regulations (CCR), Part 6, and design interior and exterior lighting such that zero direct-beam illumination leaves the building site. Meet or exceed exterior light levels and uniformity ratios for lighting zones 1-4 as defined in Chapter 10 of the California Administrative Code, CCR, Part 1, using the following strategies.

1. Shield all luminaries or provide cutoff luminaries per Section 132 (b) of the California Energy Code.

2. Contain interior lighting within each source.

3. Allow no more than .01 horizontal lumen foot-candles to escape 15 feet beyond the site boundary.

4. Automatically control exterior lighting dusk to dawn to turn off or lower light Levels during incentive periods.

Exceptions:

i. Part 2, Chapter 12, Section 1205.6 for campus lighting requirements for parking facilities and walkways.

ii. Emergency lighting and lighting required for night time security.

iii. Existing facilities which include athletic playing areas, theatrical facilities, theme parks, theme park resorts and similar facilities which have Zoning designations as such, and which have lighting level criteria established by Ordinance.

iv. New athletic playing areas, theatrical facilities, theme parks, theme park resorts and similar facilities which have Zoning designations as such and which have lighting level criteria adopted by ordinance may be designated as LZ4 in Table 10-114-A in the California Administrative Regulations.

[Ord. 1365 § 13, 2016; Ord. 1318 § 15, 2013; Ord. 1287 § 13, 2010].