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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 ordinance adopts the 2012 Edition of the International Green Construction Code of the International Council. The ordinance regulates the construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, demolition, use, and maintenance of construction within the city. Proposed projects must comply with the minimum requirements of the Dallas Green Construction Code.
The purpose of this ordinance is to monitor credit access businesses in an effort to reduce abusive and predatory lending practice. To meet this goal, this ordinance establishes a registration program for credit access businesses, imposes restrictions on extensions of consumer credit made by credit access businesses, and imposes record keeping requirements on credit access businesses.
This ordinance adopts the 2009 Edition of the International Energy Conservation Code of the International Code Council, Inc. and provides standards and requirements for the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings and spaces within the city. The ordinance also provides for a penalty not to exceed $2,000.
This ordinance amends the Dallas Building code to allow vegetative roofs, so as long as they meet the requirements outlined. It also requires water use to comply with requirements of Green Built North Texas or with requirements of LEED for Homes. Non-compliance can result in a penalty not to exceed $2,000.