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The ordinance amends the Dallas Building code to allow vegetative roofs; requires water use to comply with requirements of Green Built North Texas or with requirements of LEED for Homes; and provides a penalty not to exceed $2,000.
This ordinance declares that water is a common resource for the residents of Barnstead and prohibits corporate withdrawals of water for resale without notice to the town, and town approval. Over the past several years, directors of global water corporations have been invading New England towns with the intention of leasing land, then announcing plans to pump, bottle and sell the water obtained through the leased land. When corporations takes large amounts of water from the area, the result is lowered water tables and dry wells, infiltration of pollutants or saltwater, and damage to wetlands.
An ordinance which is intended to create systems to mitigate the adverse impacts related to the conveyance of excessive rates and volumes of storm water runoff. The ordinance strives to minimize the volume of runoff that must be collected, treated and released by storm water management facilities, maintains the natural infiltration process, removes pollutants, protects natural drainage systems.
This ordinance imposes upon commercial developers in an arid, water-limited climate to provide landscaping water budgets and include a rainwater harvesting plan in their overall permit plan. These requirements require commercial businesses to develop economic infrastructure in an efficient and sustainable way.
The Jay Environmental Control and Improvement Ordinance is a comprehensive regulatory plan to protect and enhance the public health and environment of the Town of Jay and to prevent threats to health and the environment posed by the discharge of pollutants to air, water and land. The Ordinance prohibits certain activities that may adversely affect public health and the environment and regulates subdivisions, landfills, point source discharges into water and emissions of air contaminants through permits issued and enforced by the Planning Board. This edition contains ordinance amendments through the Twenty-Third Ordinance Amending the Jay Environmental Control and Improvement Ordinance, enacted April 27, 2009.
The ordinance requires buildings that exceed 50,000 square feet or 100,000 square feet if two buildings are on the same tax lot, to benchmark its total use of energy and water for the previous calendar year. Energy and water usage data must be compiled by property owners on or before May 1st, 2010 and every May 1st thereafter. A building that does not have automated water metering is exempt from the water usage benchmarking requirement. The department of finance is required to make information generated by the benchmarking tool available to the public on the internet no later than every September first for city buildings. Information generated by the benchmarking tool for the 2009 calendar year for city buildings, for the 2010 calendar year for covered buildings, and for the 2011 calendar year for covered buildings whose primary use is residential, as determined by the department of finance, shall not be disclosed. The ordinance also requires the Mayor\'s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability to prepare, submit to the mayor and the speaker of the city council, and post on the internet a report reviewing and evaluating the administration and enforcement of this article and analyzing data obtained from the benchmarking tool.
The ordinance requires benchmarking of energy and water use for nonresidential buildings or spaces of 25,000 square feet or more in Philadelphia using a benchmarking application developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The ordinance requires the seller or lessor of any covered building to, upon request, provide prospective purchasers or lessees with a copy of the building\'s most recent Statement of Energy Performance. The ordinance also calls on the administration to implement a citywide program for reporting of benchmarking data online in a manner that permits viewing and comparing of energy and water usage among comparable buildings and uses.
This ordinance creates year-round conservation measures and regulations for the use of water resources during shortage seasons. This ordinance grants county authorities the right to declare a water shortage emergency, during which separate regulations governing water usage go into effect, and requires county facilities to engage in water conservation practices with respect to their lawn irrigation, landscape irrigation, and outdoor water use during the rest of the year.
The ordinance establishes a Green Building Program with the goal of being carbon neutral by 2030. The program sets goals to be met in two phases, including: meeting a minimum standard of 15% less energy usage than current minimum standards and requiring high-efficiency installations to meet water reduction goals in phase 1; and requiring all proposed construction to be LEED-certified, implementation of certain water reduction strategies, and certain Energy Star compliance.
This report analyzes challenges in the development and accessibility of natural resources such as energy, food, water, and materials for future populations. In order to meet global needs for natural resources, there needs to be both an increase in the supply of resources and a change in the productivity of how resources are extracted, converted, and used. In addition to identifying future challenges with natural resources, this report evaluates opportunities to expand supply and improve productivity to address the resource challenge.