Chapter 12.18
CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE AMENDMENTS

Sections:

12.18.010    Section 4.408.1 of Chapter 4 amended.

12.18.020    Section 5.408.1 of Chapter 5 amended.

12.18.030    Section 4.106.4 of Chapter 4 amended.

12.18.040    Section 4.106.4.1 of Chapter 4 amended.

12.18.050    Section 4.106.4.2 of Chapter 4 amended.

12.18.060    Section 4.106.4.2.3 of Chapter 4 deleted.

12.18.070    Section 4.106.4.2.4 of Chapter 4 deleted.

12.18.080    Section 5.106.5.3 of Chapter 5 amended.

12.18.090    Section 5.106.5.3.1 of Chapter 5 amended.

12.18.100    Section 5.106.5.3.2 of Chapter 5 amended.

12.18.110    Table 5.106.5.3.3 of Chapter 5 amended.

Prior legislation: Ord. 974.

12.18.010 Section 4.408.1 of Chapter 4 amended.

Section 4.408.1 of Chapter 4 is amended to read as follows:

4.408.1 Construction waste management. Recycle and/or salvage for reuse a minimum of 65 percent of both inert and non-inert nonhazardous demolition waste and 65 percent of both inert and non-inert nonhazardous construction waste in accordance with Section 4.408.2, 4.408.3 or 4.408.4 and meet the requirements of Chapter 12.48 Recycling and Salvaging of Construction and Demolition Debris City of Menlo Park Municipal Code.

Exceptions:

1.    Excavated soil and land clearing debris.

2.    Alternate waste reduction methods developed by working with local agencies if diversion or recycle facilities capable of compliance with this item do not exist or are not located reasonably close to the job site.

3.    The enforcing agency may make exceptions to the requirements of this section when isolated jobsites are located in areas beyond the haul boundaries of the diversion facility.

(Ord. 1049 § 2 (part), 2018: Ord. 1022 § 7 (part), 2016).

12.18.020 Section 5.408.1 of Chapter 5 amended.

Section 5.408.1 of Chapter 5 is amended to read as follows:

5.408.1 Construction waste management. Recycle and/or salvage for reuse a minimum of 65 percent of both inert and non-inert nonhazardous demolition waste and 65 percent of both inert and non-inert nonhazardous construction waste in accordance with Section 5.408.2, 5.408.3 or 5.408.4 and meet the requirements of Chapter 12.48 Recycling and Salvaging of Construction and Demolition Debris City of Menlo Park Municipal Code.

Exceptions:

1.    Excavated soil and land clearing debris.

2.    Alternate waste reduction methods developed by working with local agencies if diversion or recycle facilities capable of compliance with this item do not exist or are not located reasonably close to the job site.

3.    The enforcing agency may make exceptions to the requirements of this section when isolated jobsites are located in areas beyond the haul boundaries of the diversion facility.

(Ord. 1049 § 2 (part), 2018: Ord. 1022 § 7 (part), 2016).

12.18.030 Section 4.106.4 of Chapter 4 amended.

Section 4.106.4 of Chapter 4 is amended to read as follows:

4.106.4 Electric vehicle (EV) charging for new construction. New construction shall comply with Sections 4.106.4.1 and 4.106.4.2 to facilitate future installation and use of EV chargers. Electric vehicles supply equipment (EVSE) shall be installed in accordance with the California Electric 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 on 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 developer by more than $400.00 per dwelling unit.

3.    For 100 percent Below Market Rate housing developments, EVSE shall be provided for a minimum of 10 percent of the total number of dwelling units.

(Ord. 1049 § 2 (part), 2018).

12.18.040 Section 4.106.4.1 of Chapter 4 amended.

Section 4.106.4.1 of Chapter 4 is amended to read as follows:

4.106.4.1 New Single-family dwellings. For each dwelling unit install a listed raceway to accommodate a dedicated 208/240-volt branch circuit. The raceway shall not be less than trade size 1 (nominal 1-inch inside diameter). The raceway shall originate at the main service or 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 to install a 40-ampere minimum dedicated branch circuit and space(s) reserved to permit installation of a branch circuit overcurrent protective devices.

(Ord. 1049 § 2 (part), 2018).

12.18.050 Section 4.106.4.2 of Chapter 4 amended.

Section 4.106.4.2 of Chapter 4 is amended to read as follows:

4.106.4.2 New multifamily dwellings. Where more than two (2) multifamily dwelling units including town-houses are constructed on a building site, the following are to be installed at the time of construction:

1.    For each dwelling unit, installation of a listed raceway and wiring to accommodate a 208/240-volt dedicated branch circuit. The raceway and wiring shall be installed in accordance with the California Electric Code. Construction plans and specifications shall include, but are not limited to the following:

• The type and location of the vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).

• The raceway shall not be less than trade size 1”

• The raceway and wiring shall originate at a service panel or a subpanel serving the area and shall terminate in close proximity to the proposed location of the charging equipment and into a listed suitable cabinet, box, enclosure or equivalent.

• The service panel or subpanel shall have sufficient capacity to accommodate a minimum 40-ampere dedicated branch circuit for the future installation of the EVSE.

• Electrical calculations shall substantiate the design of the electrical system to include the rating of equipment and any on-site distribution transformers and have sufficient capacity to charge required EV at its full rated amperage.

2.    Install EVSE in 15 percent of the total number of required electric vehicle charging spaces (EV spaces) associated with the building inclusive of landscape reserve parking, for all types of parking facilities, but in no case less than one; and

3.    Install a branch circuit, wiring and NEMA 14-50 receptacle sized to carry not less than a 40 amp, 240 volt load for electric vehicle charging at each structural column of residential carports if constructed.

Calculations for the required number of EV spaces shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.

(Ord. 1049 § 2 (part), 2018: Ord. 1033 § 2 (part), 2017. Formerly 12.18.030).

12.18.060 Section 4.106.4.2.3 of Chapter 4 deleted.

Section 4.106.4.2.3 of Chapter 4 is deleted. (Ord. 1049 § 2 (part), 2018).

12.18.070 Section 4.106.4.2.4 of Chapter 4 deleted.

Section 4.106.4.2.4 of Chapter 4 is deleted. (Ord. 1049 § 2 (part), 2018).

12.18.080 Section 5.106.5.3 of Chapter 5 amended.

Section 5.106.5.3 of Chapter 5 is amended to read as follows:

5.106.5.3 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging. Section 5.106.5.3 shall apply to newly constructed buildings or additions and/or alterations to existing buildings as established in Table 5.106.5.3.3. Construction shall comply with Section 5.106.5.3.1 or Section 5.106.5.3.2 to facilitate future installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). When EVSE is/are installed, it shall be in accordance with the California Building Code, the California Electrical Code and as follows:

(Ord. 1049 § 2 (part), 2018: Ord. 1033 § 2 (part), 2017. Formerly 12.18.040).

12.18.090 Section 5.106.5.3.1 of Chapter 5 amended.

Section 5.106.5.3.1 of Chapter 5 is amended to read as follows:

5.106.5.3.1 Single charging space requirements. When only a single charging space is required per Table 5.106.3.3, the following are required to be installed at the time of construction:

• A raceway; and

• Wiring.

The raceway and wiring shall be installed in accordance with the California Electric Code. Construction plans and specifications shall include, but are not limited to the following:

Newly constructed buildings

1.    The type and location of the EVSE.

2.    Listed raceway and wiring capable of accommodating a 208/240-volt dedicated branch circuit.

3.    The raceway shall not be less than trade size 1”

4.    The raceway and wiring shall originate at a service panel or a subpanel serving the area and shall terminate in close proximity to the proposed location of the charging equipment and into a listed suitable cabinet, box, enclosure or equivalent.

5.    The service panel or subpanel and wiring shall have sufficient capacity to accommodate a minimum 40-ampere dedicated branch circuit for the future installation of the EVSE.

Electrical calculations shall substantiate the design of the electrical system to include the rating of equipment and any on-site distribution transformers and have sufficient capacity to charge required EV at its full rated amperage.

Additions and/or alterations

1.    The type and location of the EVSE.

2.    A listed raceway capable of accommodating a 208/240-volt dedicated branch circuit.

3.    The raceway shall not be less than trade size 1”

4.    The raceway shall originate at a service panel or a subpanel serving the area and shall terminate in close proximity to the proposed location of the charging equipment and into a listed suitable cabinet, box, enclosure or equivalent.

5.    The service panel or subpanel shall have sufficient capacity to accommodate a minimum 40-ampere dedicated branch circuit for the future installation of the EVSE.

6.    Electrical calculations shall substantiate the design of the electrical system to include the rating of equipment and any on-site distribution transformers and have sufficient capacity to charge required EV at its full rated amperage.

(Ord. 1049 § 2 (part), 2018).

12.18.100 Section 5.106.5.3.2 of Chapter 5 amended.

Section 5.106.5.3.2 of Chapter 5 is amended to read as follows:

5.106.5.3.2 Multiple charging space requirements. When multiple charging spaces are required to be installed per Table 5.106.5.3.3, raceways(s) and wiring, is/are required to be installed at the time of construction and shall be installed in accordance with the California Electric Code. Construction plans and specifications shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

Newly constructed buildings

1.    The type and location of the EVSE.

2.    Listed raceway and wiring capable of accommodating a 208/240-volt dedicated branch circuit.

3.    The raceway(s) and wiring shall originate at a service panel or a subpanel(s) serving the area and shall terminate in close proximity to the proposed location of the charging equipment and into a listed suitable cabinet(s), box(es), enclosure(s) or equivalent.

4.    Plan design shall be based upon 40-ampere minimum branch circuits.

5.    Electrical calculations shall substantiate the design of the electrical system to include the rating of equipment and any on-site distribution transformers and have sufficient capacity to simultaneously charge all required EV’s at its full rated amperage.

6.    The service panel or subpanel(s) shall have sufficient capacity to accommodate the required number of dedicated branch circuit(s) for future installation of the EVSE.

Additions and/or alterations

1.    The type and location of the EVSE.

2.    Listed raceway capable of accommodating a 208/240-volt dedicated branch circuit.

3.    The raceway(s) shall originate at a service panel or a subpanel(s) serving the area and shall terminate in close proximity to the proposed location of the charging equipment and into a listed suitable cabinet(s), box(es), enclosure(s) or equivalent.

4.    Plan design shall be based upon 40-ampere minimum branch circuits.

5.    Electrical calculations shall substantiate the design of the electrical system to include the rating of equipment and any on-site distribution transformers and have sufficient capacity to simultaneously charge all required EV’s at its full rated amperage.

6.    The service panel or subpanel(s) shall have sufficient capacity to accommodate the required number of dedicated branch circuit(s) for future installation of the EVSE.

(Ord. 1049 § 2 (part), 2018).

12.18.110 Table 5.106.5.3.3 of Chapter 5 amended.

Table 5.106.5.3.3 of Chapter 5 is amended to read as follows:

Table 5.106.5.3.3
1

New Construction

Addition and/or Alteration

Square Footage of Building

Total Number of Parking Stalls

Number of Required EV Charging Spaces2

Square Footage of Affected Area

Number of Required EV Charging Spaces2

1 sq. ft.—9,999 sq. ft.

0—9

0

1 sq. ft.—9,999 sq. ft.

0

10—25

1

26—50

2

51—75

4

10,000 sq. ft.—25,000 sq. ft.3

Minimum of 5% of total required number of parking stalls and install EVSE in a minimum of 1 charging space.

Greater than 9,999 sq. ft.

N/A

Minimum of 15% of total required number of parking stalls2 and install EVSE in 10% of the total required number of parking stalls, with a minimum of 1, in charging space(s).

Greater than 25,000 sq. ft.4

Minimum of 10% of total required number of parking stalls and install EVSE in 1 plus 1% of the total required number of parking stalls in charging space(s).

1.    The EV space requirement is based on the required parking associated with the building where the work is being performed, inclusive of landscape reserve parking.

2.    Calculations for spaces shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.

3.    For additions/alterations10,000 sq. ft.—25,000 sq. ft. in the first year after the effective date of the ordinance, the requirement would be one percent. In the second year after the effective date of the ordinance, the requirement would be three percent. In the third year after the effective date of the ordinance and thereafter, the requirement would be five percent.

4.    For larger additions/alterations (25,001 sq. ft. and greater), in the first year after the effective date of the ordinance, the requirement would be two percent. The second year after the effective date of the ordinance, the requirement would be five percent. In the third year after the effective date of the ordinance and thereafter, the requirement would be 10 percent.

(Ord. 1049 § 2 (part), 2018).