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File #: 190600    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COUNCIL - SECOND READING
File created: 6/20/2019 In control: Committee on the Environment
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 9-3400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Energy Conservation," to add a new Section 9-3403, entitled "Building Energy Performance Policy," to require owners of certain large buildings to conduct tune-ups of the energy and water systems in such buildings, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown
Indexes: ENERGY CONSERVATION
Code sections: 9-3400 - ENERGY CONSERVATION, 9-3403 - Building Energy Performance Policy
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19060001, As Amended.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 9-3400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Energy Conservation," to add a new Section 9-3403, entitled "Building Energy Performance Policy," to require owners of certain large buildings to conduct tune-ups of the energy and water systems in such buildings, under certain terms and conditions.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-3400 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 9-3400. ENERGY CONSERVATION

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? 9-3403. Building Energy Performance Policy.

(1) Definitions. As used in this section, the terms below are defined as follows.

(a) "Building tune-up report" shall mean a document summarizing the energy and water performance issues identified during an initial inspection and those issues which were subsequently resolved through corrective action.
(b) "Corrective action" shall mean adjustments and minor repairs to existing building energy and water equipment.
(c) "Covered building" shall mean any non-residential building with indoor floor space of at least 50,000 square feet.
(d) "Director" shall mean the Director of the Office of Sustainability.
(e) "Minor repairs" shall mean low-cost repairs to existing equipment such that the scope of work does not require permits from the Departments of Licenses and Inspections.
(f) "Qualified tune-up specialist" shall mean a licensed Professional Engineer or Certified Energy Manager and shall meet such other qualifications as the Office of Sustainability may establish through regulations.

(2) Tune-ups required. Except as provided in subsection (3), below, every owner of a covered building shall conduct a tune-up of such building's energy and water systems, consisting of an inspection component and a corrective action component, on a schedule set forth in subsection (4), below.

(a) Building tune-ups must be performed on the base building systems of the property. These include the systems or subs...

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