For the purposes of this article, the following rules of construction and definitions shall apply:
(a) City refers to the City of Eudora, Kansas;
(b) Shall and Will are mandatory;
(c) ASHRAE refers to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers, Inc., of New York, New York;
(d) BTUs mean British Thermal Units;
(e) EER means Energy Efficiency Ratio, the ratio of net cooling capacity in BTUs/hr. to total electric input in watts;
(f) Heated Space shall mean that space within a building which is provided with a positive heat supply having a connected output capacity in excess of 10 BTUs/hr. per square foot;
(g) New Commercial Building shall mean any building used to provide, at wholesale or retail, storage, services, supplies, goods or products to the public, other than a building used for the purpose of manufacturing raw material into a finished product, but shall not be construed to apply to any such building whose foundation has been completed by the effective date, August 1, 1978;
(h) New Residential Dwelling shall mean all new hotels, motels, apartment houses, lodging house, private homes and other residential dwelling, construction of which commences on or after the effective date of this ordinance, but shall not be construed to apply to mobile homes, or any such new residential dwelling where the foundation has been completed by August 1, 1978. This definition shall apply to buildings of mixed occupancy;
(i) Owner shall mean a person, as defined herein, holding legal title to the residential dwelling or commercial building;
(j) Person shall mean any individual, individuals, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or other business organization, committee, board, trustee, receiver or agent.
(Ord. 429, Sec. 1)
No connections or attachments of service to new residential dwellings or new commercial buildings shall be made by a city utility until such utility has received a certificate of compliance from the owner that the residential dwelling or commercial building meets the standards set forth in section 15-503. Such certificate of compliance shall include supporting statements from the architect and/or contractor, if either or both such persons were employed in the design and construction of the new residential dwelling or a new commercial building. Receipt by the city utility of such certificate of compliance shall be required for permanent utility service.
(Ord. 429, Sec. 2)
Certificates of compliance required by section 15-502 shall certify that the following heating and cooling standards have been met where applicable.
(a) A new residential dwelling must be equipped with storm windows and storm doors or other satisfactory window and door thermal treatment. Total heat loss, based on the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals of a new residential dwelling shall not exceed 35 BTU’s per square foot per hour of floor area of heated finished living space at a design temperature differential of 80 degrees Fahrenheit with a maximum of 1½ air changes per hour.
(b) New commercial buildings must be constructed so heat transmission loss of heated areas, based on the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, does not exceed 35 BTU’s per square foot per hour of floor area based on a design temperature differential of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
(c) All installed air conditioning systems on and after August 1, 1978, shall have an energy efficiency ratio of 7.0 BTU’s or more of cooling capacity per watt hours of input based on the current ARI Standards. All heat pump systems, on and after August 1, 1978, shall have an energy efficiency ratio of 6.7 BTU’s or more of cooling capacity per watt hours of input based on current ARI Standards.
(d) All installed air conditioning systems, on and after November 1, 1970, shall have an energy efficiency ratio of 8.0 BTU’s or more of cooling capacity per watt hours of input based on the current ARI Standards. All heat pump systems, on and after November 1, 1979, shall have an energy efficiency ratio of 7.5 BTU’s or more of cooling capacity per watt hours of input based on current ARI Standards.
(e) In the case of a new residential dwelling or new commercial building which is heated and for cooled in only a portion of the structure, the requirements of this section shall apply only to the heated and/or cooled portion of the structure.
(Ord. 429, Sec. 3)