CHAPTER IV. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 7. HEATING AND COOLING STANDARDS

For the purposes of this article, the following rules of construction and definitions shall apply.

(a)   City refers to the City of Mount Hope, 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 means 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 means 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 means 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 August 1, 1978.

(h)   New Residential Dwelling means all new hotels, motels, apartment  houses, lodging houses, private homes and other residential dwellings, construction of which commences on or after the effective date of this article, 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 means a person, as defined herein, holding legal title to the residential dwelling or commercial building.

(j)    Person means any individual, individuals, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or other business organization, committee, board, trustee, receiver or agent.

(k)   City Utility means the (gas) and/or (electric) system operated by the city.

(Ord. 78-7-5, 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 4-703 of this article.  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 new commercial building.  Receipt by the city utility of such certificate of compliance shall be required for permanent utility service.

(Ord. 78-7-5, Sec. 2)

Certificates of compliance required by section 4-702 shall certify that the following heating and cooling standards have been met where applicable:

(a)   New residential dwelling shall be constructed so the total heat loss, based on the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals does not exceed 35 BTUs per square foot per hour of heated floor area of finished living space, at a design temperature differential of 80 degrees Fahrenheit with a maximum of 1½ aid changes per hour.

(b)   New commercial buildings shall be constructed so heat transmission loss of heated areas, based on the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, does not exceed 35 BTUs per square foot per hour of floor area based on a design temperature differential of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

(c)   The EER of all air conditioners in new residential dwellings and new commercial buildings on and after August 1, 1978, shall be not less than 7.0; the EER of heat pumps in such structures shall be not less than 6.7.

(d)   The EER of all air conditioners in new residential dwellings and new commercial buildings on and after November 1, 1979, shall be not less than 8.0; the EER of heat pumps in such structures shall be not less than 7.5.

(e)   In the case of a new residential dwelling or new commercial building which is heated and/or 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. 78-7-5, Sec. 3)