City of San Antonio - Green Building Requirement (Texas)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Texas

Name City of San Antonio - Green Building Requirement
Incentive Type Building Energy Code
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs






Code Change Cycle Code will be revised every three years, beginning before March 1, 2015
Commercial Code New buildings must be 15% more efficient than the 2008 City of San Antonio Energy Code (ASHRAE 90.1 1999)
New buildings must be 15% more efficient than the 2008 City of San Antonio Energy Code (ASHRAE 90.1 1999)

















Residential Code New buildings must be 15% more efficient than the 2008 City of San Antonio Energy Code (ASHRAE 90.1 1999)
New buildings must be 15% more efficient than the 2008 City of San Antonio Energy Code (ASHRAE 90.1 1999)




















Date added to DSIRE 2011-04-12
Last DSIRE Review 2013-02-07



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

In 2009 San Antonio announced Mission Verde, which outlines eleven initiatives for a sustainable economy. As part of this plan, the City Council enacted an ordinance in March 2009, requiring all new buildings in San Antonio to meet a 15% greater efficiency rate than what was required in the 2008 city energy code, a goal of 30% energy saving by 2012, and a goal of net-zero carbon by 2030.

A second ordinance was enacted in December of 2011, incorporating the recommendations of the Mayor's Sustainable Task Force. The task force recommendations outline suggested policies, programs and incentive mechanisms designed to help achieve the goals outlined within the city's code.

Single and multi-family buildings must meet one of the following standards:

  • 15% above IECC 2000 with 2001 supplement and ASHRAE 90.1 1999
  • IECC 2009
  • Energy Star Certification Compliance
  • USGBC LEED-H, Build San Antonio Green, or other third-party certification program that meets or exceeds the energy code

All other buildings must meet one of the following standards:

  • 15% above IECC 200 with 2001 supplement and ASHRAE 90.1 1999
  • ASHRAE 90.1 2007
  • IECC 2009
  • ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guidelines
  • USGBC LEED or other third-party certification program that meets or exceeds the energy code

The code will be revised before March 1, 2015, and every three years after that.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Contact
Department City of San Antonio
Division Office of Environmental Policy




Phone (210) 207-6103

Fax (210) 207-4396

Website http://www.sanantonio.gov/oep/index.asp
     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 2009-03-12-0179.pdf Ordinance 2009-03-12-0179
Date Effective 2010-01-01
Date Enacted 2009-03-12


Authority 2: Chapter 10 Article X - Energy Conservation Code
Date Effective 2010-01-01
Date Enacted 2009-03-12


Authority 3: Ordinance 2011-12-01-0984
Date Effective 2011-12-02

















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"