DPD held a public review meeting on March 2, 2010, to review comments received by the initial written comment deadline of March 1, 2010. Based on public requests, the written comment deadline for the draft 2009 Seattle Energy Code was extended four weeks, until March 29, 2010.
DPD is developing a revised public review draft with consideration of the comments received and the direction in Resolution 30280. DPD will release that revised draft in April. DPD will then hold additional public review meetings in April to discuss the revised draft 2009 Seattle Energy Code. The location of the public review meetings and the deadline for written comments on this revised draft will be identified when the draft is released. Public review materials will be posted on the Seattle Energy Code website at www.seattle.gov/dpd/energy as they become available.
In terms of goals, City Council Resolution 30280 directs DPD and Seattle City Light to “propose to the City Council…amendments to the Seattle Energy Code…to achieve up to 20 percent enhanced energy efficiency beyond the current version of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1.” Consequently, DPD encourages the submission of suggestions that would increase the energy savings.
Written comments can be submitted by:
- E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Fax to John Hogan at (206) 386-4039, or
- Mail to John Hogan, Seattle DPD, 700 Fifth Ave, P.O Box 34019, Seattle WA 98124-4019
If possible, please propose specific language changes with underline to indicate new language and strikethrough to indicate deletions.
DPD will provide a briefing on the draft 2009 Seattle Energy Code for the Construction Codes Advisory Board (CCAB) on Thursday, April 1, 2010. CCAB is expected to take up the draft 2009 Seattle Energy Code at the CCAB meeting on Thursday, April 15, 2010, and begin moving to making their recommendations. Final CCAB consideration will not take place before the public comment period closes on the revised draft of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code. DPD would then consider the CCAB recommendations and forward an ordinance to the Mayor and City Council shortly thereafter. City Council consideration would occur in early summer, with an effective date this summer (consistent with other Seattle code updates).
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