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A. Scope: Energy reduction measures will be implemented and considered in all operations, planning, construction, remodeling or transportation planning. In meeting the City's carbon emission reduction goals, all departments shall monitor vehicle fuel consumption on a quarterly basis and electricity and natural gas on an annual basis and implement strategies to reduce carbon emissions.
ENERGY STAR SCORE: The 1-100 numeric rating generated by the Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool.
IDLE: The operation of a vehicle engine while the vehicle is stationary or not in the act of performing work or its normal function.
LEED GOLD: A gold level certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) according to current specifications developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.
MAJOR RENOVATION: Work that demolishes space down to the shell structure and rebuilds it with new walls, ceilings, floors and systems, when such work affects more than twenty five percent (25%) of the building's square footage, the affected space is ten thousand (10,000) square feet or larger, and the building has a remaining expected useful life in excess of fifteen (15) years.
NET ZERO ENERGY BUILDING: A building that balances its annual energy use with renewable energy, which can be accomplished through energy demand reductions, on site or off site renewable energy development and purchasing renewable energy credits.
PRACTICABLE: Sufficient in performance and available at a reasonable price.
TIER 1 CITY FACILITY: A facility between three thousand (3,000) and twenty one thousand nine hundred ninety nine (21,999) gross square feet in total combined floor area that is owned and operated by the City and for which the City pays all or part of the annual energy bills.
TIER 2 CITY FACILITY: A facility between twenty two thousand (22,000) and forty nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine (49,999) gross square feet in total combined floor area that is owned and operated by the City and for which the City pays all or part of the annual energy bills.
TIER 3 CITY FACILITY: A facility of fifty thousand (50,000) or more gross square feet in total combined floor area that is owned and operated by the City and for which the City pays all or part of the annual energy bills.
TIER 3 FUEL: A fuel standard adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2014. (2019 Compilation)