CHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 6. HEATING AND COLLING STANDARDS

For the purpose of this article, the following rules of construction and definitions shall apply:

(a)   City refers to the City of St. John, Kansas.

(b)   Shall and will are mandatory.

(c)   ASHRAE refers to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., 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. per square foot.

(f)    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 August 1, 1978.

(g)   New Residential Dwelling shall mean 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 residential dwelling where the foundation has been complete by August 1, 1978. This definition shall apply to buildings of mixed occupancy.

(h)   Owner shall mean a person, as defined herein, holding legal title to the residential dwelling or commercial building.

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

(j)    City Utility shall mean the electric system operated by the city.

(Code 1984, 4-440)

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 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.

(Code 1984, 4-441)

Certificates of compliance required by this article shall certify that the following heating and cooling standards have been met where applicable:

(a)   New residential dwellings shall be constructed to 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 1 % air 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 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.

(Code 1984, 4-442)