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Chapter 14.08 - International Energy Conservation Code

14.08.010 International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 edition, adopted by reference, generally
Pursuant to Title 31, Article 16, 1973, C.R.S., as amended, and the Lakewood City Charter, the International Energy Conservation Code of the International Code Council, 2015 Edition, including Appendix RB, hereinafter “International Energy Conservation Code,” is hereby adopted by reference. (Ord. O-2018-6 § 8, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 8, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 6, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 6, 2003; Ord. O-86-7 § 1 1986; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.08.020 Purpose of International Energy Conservation Code
The purpose of the International Energy Conservation Code is to adopt and enforce efficiency standards for the construction and renovation of residential and nonresidential buildings. All construction shall conform to the International Energy Conservation Code as set forth in or incorporated by this chapter. (Ord. O-2018-6 § 8, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 8, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 6, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 6, 2003; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.08.040 Amendments to certain provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code
Certain provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code, as indicated herein, are hereby amended.
A. The provisions of Chapter 1 (CE) shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection C101.1 is deleted.
2. Section C107 is replaced with the following:
Fees. Fees and valuation for permits required by this code shall be as specified in Section 14.01.060 of the Lakewood Building Code.
3. Section C109 is replaced with the following:
Board of Appeals. Persons aggrieved under this Chapter 14.08 shall file an appeal with the Board of Appeals of the City of Lakewood as provided in chapter 14.12 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.
B. The provisions of Chapter 4 (CE) shall include the following amendment:
1. A new Section C409 is added to read as follows: C409 Solar Ready Zone
C409.1 General. A solar ready zone shall be located on the roof of buildings that are oriented between 110 degrees and 270 degrees of true north or have low- slope roofs. Solar ready zones shall comply with sections C409.2 through C409.8.
Exceptions:
1. A building with a permanently installed on-site renewable energy system.
2. A building with a solar ready zone that is shaded for more than 70 percent of daylight hours annually.
3. A building where the licensed design professional certifies that the incident solar radiation available to the building is not suitable for a solar ready zone
4. A building where the licensed design professional certifies that the solar zone area required by Section C409.3 cannot be met because of extensive rooftop equipment, skylights, vegetative roof areas or other obstructions.
C409.2 Construction document requirements for solar ready zone.
Construction documents shall indicate the solar ready zone.
C409.3 Solar ready zone area. The total solar ready zone area shall not be less than 40% of the roof area calculated as the horizontally projected gross roof area less the area covered by skylights, occupied roof decks, vegetative roof areas and mandatory access or set back areas as required by the International Fire Code. The solar ready zone shall be a single area or a smaller separated sub-zone areas. Each sub-zone shall be not less than 5 feet in width in the narrowest dimension.
C409.4 Obstructions. Solar ready zones shall be free from obstructions including pipes, vents, ducts, HVAC equipment, skylights, and roof mounted equipment.
C409.5 Roof loads and documentation. A collateral dead load of not less than 5 pounds per square foot (5 psf) shall be included in the gravity and lateral design calculations for the solar ready zone. The structural design loads for roof dead load and roof live load shall be indicated on the construction documents.
C409.6 Interconnection pathway. Construction documents shall indicate pathways for routing of conduit or piping from the solar ready zone to the electrical service panel or service hot water system.
C409.7 Electrical service reserved space. The main electrical service panel shall have a reserved space to allow installation of a dual pole circuit breaker for future solar electric installation and shall be labeled “For Future Solar Electric.” The reserved space shall be positioned at the end of the panel that is opposite from the panel supply conductor connection.
C409.8 Construction documentation certificate. A permanent certificate, indicating the solar ready zone and other requirements of this section shall be posted near the electrical distribution panel, water heater or other conspicuous location by the builder or licensed design professional
C. The provisions of Chapter 5 (CE) shall include the following amendment:
1. Subsection C501.4 is replaced with the following:
C501.4 Compliance. Alterations, repairs, additions and changes of occupancy to, or relocation of, existing buildings and structures shall comply with the provisions for alterations, repairs, additions and changes of occupancy or relocation, respectively, in the International Building Code, International Fire Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code, International Existing Building Code and NFPA 70.
D. The provisions of Chapter 1 (RE) shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection R101.1 is deleted.
2. Section R107 is replaced with following:
Fees. Fees and valuation for permits required by this code shall be as specified in Section 14.01.060 of the Lakewood Building Code.
3. Section R109 is replaced with the following:
Board of Appeals. Persons aggrieved under this Chapter 14.08 shall file an appeal with the Board of Appeals of the City of Lakewood as provided in chapter 14.12 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.
E. The provisions of Chapter 4 (RE) shall include the following amendments:
1. A new Subsection R404.2 is added to read as follows:
R404.2 Electrical Energy Consumption Meter: Each dwelling located in R- 2 apartment houses shall have separate electrical meters.
2. Subsection R402.4.1.2 is replaced with the following:
R402.4.1.2 Testing. Single family detached dwelling units shall be tested and verified as having an air leakage rate not exceeding 3 air changes per hour or
0.24 cubic feet per minute. Attached single family or multifamily dwelling units shall be tested and verified as having an air leakage rate not exceeding 5 air changes per hour or 0.30 cubic feet per minute. Testing shall be conducted in accordance with ASTM E 779, ASTM E 1827 or RESNET/ICC 380 and reported at a pressure of 0.2 inches w.g. (50 Pascals). Where required by the code official, testing shall be conducted by an approved third party. A written report of the results of the test shall be signed by the party conducting the test and provided to the code official. Testing shall be performed at any time after creation of all penetrations of the building thermal envelope.
During testing:
1. Exterior windows and doors, fireplace and stove doors shall be closed, but not sealed beyond the intended weather stripping or other infiltration control measures;
2. Dampers including exhaust, intake, makeup air, backdraft and flue dampers shall be closed, but not sealed beyond intended infiltration control measures;
3. Interior doors, if installed at the time of the test, shall be open. Access hatches to conditioned crawl spaces and conditioned attics shall be open;
4. Exterior openings for continuous ventilation systems and heat recovery ventilators shall be closed and sealed;
5. Heating and cooling systems, if installed at the time of the test, shall be turned off; and
6. Supply and return registers, if installed at the time of the test, shall be fully open.
3. Subsection R405.4.2 is replaced with the following:
R405.4.2 Compliance report. Compliance software tools shall generate a report that documents that the proposed design complies with Section R405.3.
A compliance report on the proposed design shall be submitted with the application for the building permit. Upon completion of the building, a compliance report based upon the as-built condition of the building shall be submitted to the code official before a certificate of occupancy is issued. Batch sampling of buildings to determine energy code compliance for all buildings in the batch shall be permitted when approved by the code official.
Compliance reports shall include information in accordance with Sections R405.4.2.1 and R405.4.2.2. Where the proposed design of a building could be built on different sites where the cardinal orientation of the building on each site is different, compliance of the proposed design for the purposes of the application for the building permit shall be based upon the worst-case orientation, worst-case configuration, worst-case building air leakage and worst-case duct leakage. Such worst-case parameters shall be used as inputs to the compliance software for energy analysis.
4. Subsection R406.4 is replaced with the following:
R406.4 ERI reference design. Compliance based on an Energy Rating Index analysis requires that the rated design be shown to have an ERI less than or equal to 61.
5. Table 406.4 is deleted.
(Ord. O-2018-6 § 8, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 8, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 6, 2006; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.08.070 Penalties for violations of the International Energy Conservation Code
A. Any person who violates any of the provisions of the code adopted by this chapter or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who fails to comply with such an order, as affirmed or modified by the Board of Appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed in this chapter, shall severally for each and every violation and noncompliance respectively, be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 1.16.020. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or deficits within a reasonable time, and when not otherwise specified, each day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
B. The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.
(Ord. O-2018-6 § 8, 2018; Ord. O-2017-16 § 18, 2017; Ord. O-2011-10 § 8, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 6, 2006; Ord. O-2003-20 § 6, 2003; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-84-87 § 15, 1984; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).