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File Number: 102269
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File Number: 102269 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1103-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: REQUIREMENT ENERGY-EFFICIENT REFLECTIVE ROOFS OR GREEN ROOFS Introduced: 9/20/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/4/2010
Agenda Date: 11/4/2010 Agenda Item Number: 11A4
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT REFLECTIVE ROOFS OR GREEN ROOFS IN ALL SOLICITATIONS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION FOR PUBLIC AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Indexes: AFFORDABLE HOUSING
  ENERGY
  ENERGY CONSERVATION
Sponsors: Joe A. Martinez, Prime Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 11/4/2010 11A4 Adopted P

Housing & Community Development Committee 10/13/2010 2B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Terrence Smith read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. It was moved by Commissioner Martinez that the foregoing proposed resolution be forwarded to the BCC with a favorable recommendation. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Sorenson, followed by discussion. Commissioner Sorenson asked that she be listed as co-sponsor of this resolution. Following her request to be listed as an additional co-sponsor, Chairwoman Edmonson asked whether this proposal would affect the public and affordable housing currently in the design phase. Mr. Howard Piper, Special Assistant to the County Manager, responded to Chairwoman Edmonson’s question, advising that staff’s interpretation was as new bids were issued, this requirement would come back as part of the package. Pertaining to Chairwoman Edmonson’s inquiry as to whether different types of reflective and green roofs were available, Mr. Jose Perez, Design and Construction Division Director, General Services Administration, explained that the County was using reflective roofs on all roofing projects. Additionally, he advised there were no additional costs which were usually included in the specifications, and as the materials for new technology green roofs became more available, the costs would decrease. In response to Commissioner Rolle’s question of whether it was too late to impose this requirement on the Hope VI project development, Mr. Gregg Fortner, Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency Director, advised that as part of the $16 million in stimulus funds for sustainability, the standard for the Hope VI development exceeded the requirements of this ordinance. There being no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 9/20/2010 Referred Housing & Community Development Committee 10/13/2010

County Attorney 9/20/2010 Assigned Oren Rosenthal 9/22/2010

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR
COUNTY MAYORíS DESIGNEE TO INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT REFLECTIVE ROOFS OR GREEN ROOFS IN ALL SOLICITATIONS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION FOR PUBLIC AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING

BODY
WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. R-1431-08, the County has committed to participate in the U.S. Cool Counties Program and has agreed to pursue the region-wide goal of reducing greenhouse GHG emissions to 80% of 2010 level emissions by 2050; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County currently solicits proposals to construct new public and affordable housing within Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, traditional roofing surfaces such as black asphalt-based roofing contributes to a heat-island effect trapping heat close to the surface; and
WHEREAS, energy-efficient reflective roofs or green roofs reflect the sunís rays back into the atmosphere and release absorbed heat there by keeping buildings cooler and lessening the demand for air conditioning by ten (10) to thirty (30) percent; and
WHEREAS, public building projects may achieve significant cost savings through the use of energy efficient or reflective roofs; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) provides standards for roofing practices that will decrease the heat-island effect and provides sustainable site credits for meeting such standards;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the County Mayor or County Mayorís designee is directed to include a requirement to use energy-efficient reflective roofs or green roofs in all solicitations for the construction of new public and affordable housing in Miami-Dade County with a contract value of over one million dollars ($1,000,000). Such requirements shall be based on the LEED certification standards or other such similar standards for such roofs and shall be made a part of any contract resulting from such solicitation.



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