To search for model legislation, research, reports, and more, type your area of interest into the search bar above. You can filter your search by state, level of government, document type, and policy area to match the info you need to your unique community’s progressive goals.
The research has shown that students are better served when educators work together. The interview project shows that teachers have ready to work together, but they need the support of Ohio's government. The reporters suggest how Ohio can support mechanisms that foster colaboration.
This report serves as a resource for developing smoke-free workplace laws and is a companion piece to the Prohibition of Smoking in all Workplaces and Public Places model ordinance. The report outlines potential amendments that could be made to weaken a smoke-free workplace law by creating exemptions or loopholes. Some examples from the report are hardship provisions, licensing fees, tax incentives, and private club exemptions. This report is periodically updated by Americans for Nonsmokers\' Rights, please contact the organization to ensure you have the most recent version of the document.
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.
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.
OCEAN is an online resources of the Building Codes Assistance Project. Here they provide a case study of the work happening in San Antonio. On March 12, 2009, the San Antonio City Council voted to approve and adopt a new Sustainable Buildings Ordinance that increases the energy efficiency of buildings by 15% more than the existing San Antonio and Texas state energy codes. This measure incorporated water conservation and other green building elements for all new construction, additions and substantial renovations in the city. The ordinance will make San Antonio the third major city to adopt advanced energy codes in Texas, joining Austin and Houston. The new ordinance will go into effect January 1, 2010, and mark a significant collaborative effort by many stakeholders.
This ordinance requires lighting systems to be upgraded and sub-meters to be installed in certain covered buildings based on square footage; requires that each tenant or subtenant within a covered tenant space that has a sub-meter to measure electrical consumption shall be provided with a monthly statement showing the amount of electricity measured by the sub-meter; and requires the owner of each covered building to file a report with the department certifying that sub-meters have been installed in all covered tenant spaces.
This ordinance amends the Gainesville Code of Ordinances to add provisions for the purchase of solar generated energy through a standard offer contract for all classes and limits net metering distributed resources rates for general service and large power classes. The ordinance defines Distributed Generation to mean: small, modular, decentralized, grid-connected or off-grid energy systems located in or near the place where energy is used. For purposes of Net Metering, the generation is connected to the customers\' premises behind the electric revenue meter. For purposes of Feed-In-Tariff, the generation may be independent of an existing utility customer account or may be at an existing customer premise and connected to the grid beyond the electric revenue meter. Net Metering is defined to mean: where a retail customer has installed a photovoltaic or other approved distributed generation system on the customer\'s side of the electric revenue meter, the kilowatt hours output by the distributed generation system shall be credited against the kilowatt hours used by the customer. The net of the kilowatt hours used by the customer less the kilowatt hours produced by the distributed generation system shall be the number of hours that the customer is billed at the applicable retail rate. The ordinance also defines the rate at which utility customers will be credited for their generation of electricity through the installation of net metering systems.
This ordinance adopts the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code with 2001 supplement, mandating energy efficiency rates of 15% above current rates set by the city. The ordinance shall regulate the design and construction of new buildings, building additions, or level 3 alterations as defined in the International Existing Building Code 2006.
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.
A local law to amend the New York City charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring energy audits and retro-commissioning of base building systems of certain buildings and retro-fitting of certain city-owned buildings.