CHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 7. HEAT EFFECIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW BUILDINGS

Standards specified under the terms and conditions of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall be effective after its publication, for all electrical service provided for residential dwellings and commercial buildings for which the foundation may not have been completed on August 1, 1978.

(Ord. 698; Code 1974, Chapter 15.28; Code 2014)

Before connection or attachment of electrical service to a new residential dwelling or a new commercial building, the city shall require a certificate from the owner that the structure meets the standards as set forth in this chapter.

(Ord. 698; Code 1974, Chapter 15.28; Code 2014)

The owner shall, in addition, prior to the connection or attachment, prepare supporting written statements from the architect and contractor, attesting to the strict compliance with the terms of this chapter, and deliver same to the city clerk, if either or both such persons were employed in the design and construction of the new residential dwelling or commercial building.

(Ord. 698; Code 1974, Chapter 15.28; Code 2014)

All new residential dwellings must be equipped with storm windows and storm doors or other satisfactory window and door thermal treatment so that total heat loss based on the ASHRAE "Handbook of Fundamentals" of any new residential dwelling shall not exceed thirty-five BTUs per square foot per hour, and a floor area of heated finished living space and a design temperature differential of eighty degrees Fahrenheit with a maximum of one and one-half air changes per hour.

(Ord. 698; Code 1974, Chapter 15.28; Code 2014)

New commercial buildings must be constructed so heat transmission loss of heated areas, based on the ASHRAE "Handbook of Fundamentals" does not exceed thirty-five BTUS per square foot per hour of floor area based on the design temperature differential of eighty degrees Fahrenheit.

(Ord. 698; Code 1974, Chapter 15.28; Code 2014)

Electrical service shall not be connected to any new residential dwelling or new commercial building after publication of the ordinance codified in this chapter, until the requirements and regulations as contained within this chapter are complied with in all respects.

(Ord. 698; Code 1974, Chapter 15.28; Code 2014)

Any person violating the terms and conditions of this chapter shall be considered guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding ten days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. 698; Code 1974, Chapter 15.28; Code 2014)

In addition to the penalties set forth in Section 4-707, the city may, after thirty days' written notice, forward to the record owner at his last known address, take such action as may be necessary to terminate any electrical service which may for any reason be connected in violation with the terms and conditions of this chapter.

(Ord. 698; Code 1974, Chapter 15.28; Code 2014)