Record #: SO2013-5384   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/26/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 9/11/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 18 by adding new Chapter 18-14 regarding building energy use benchmarking
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 18 - Building Infrastructure - Ch. 14 Building Energy Use Benchmarking
Attachments: 1. O2013-5384.pdf, 2. SO2013-5384.pdf


SECTION 1. Title 18 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by add'ng a new Chapter 18-14, as follows:
Chapter 18-14. Building Energy Use Benchmarking
18-14-101 General. 18-14-101.1 Title.
This Chapter 18-4 of Title 18 shall be known as the Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance of the City of Chicago, and shall be cited as such. It is referred to herein as "this chapter."
18-14-101.2 Scope.
This chapter applies to all covered buildings. 18-14-101.3 Definitions.
For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply:
"Benchmark" means to track and input a building's energy consumption data and other relevant building information for twelve consecutive months, as required by the benchmarking tool, to quantify the building's energy use.

"Benchmarking tool" means the website-based software, commonly known as "ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager," developed and maintained by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to track and assess the relative energy use of buildings nationwide. This term also applies to any successor system thereto, including any change or addition made to such tool by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

"Building" means a structure, or part thereof, enclosing any use or occupancy.

"Certificate of occupancy" means the certificate issued by the zoning administrator or the building commissioner allowing building occupancy or use.

"Commissioner" means the city's commissioner of business affairs and consumer protection.

"Covered building" means any Group 1 covered building or Group 2 covered building, as defined by this chapter. The term "covered building" does not include any building with more than 10 percent occupancy use classified as Class D open air assembly units, Class G industrial units, Class H storage units, Class I hazardous use units, or Class J miscellaneous buildings and structures, as defined by Chapter 1...

Click here for full text