CHAPTER XV. UTILITIESCHAPTER XV. UTILITIES\ARTICLE 3. 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 Hillsboro, 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 - mean 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 of ordinance November 1, 1977).

(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 article, but shall not be construed to apply to mobile homes, or any such new residential dwelling where the foundation has been completed by November 1, 1977. 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.

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

(Ord. 675, Sec. 1; Code 1994, 17-301)

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 15-303. 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. 675, Sec. 2; Code 1994, 17-302)

Certificates of compliance required by section 15-302 shall certify that the following heating and cooling standards have been met where applicable.

(a)   New residential dwellings shall be constructed so the total heat loss, based on the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals does 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 1 % air changes per hour.

(b)   New commercial buildings must be constructed so heat transmission loss of heated areas, based on the ASH RAE 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)   The EER of all air conditioners in new residential dwellings and new commercial buildings on and after July 26, 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. 675, Sec. 3; Code 1994, 17-303)