CHAPTER XVI. UTILITIESCHAPTER XVI. UTILITIES\ARTICLE 3. HEATING-COOLING STANDARDS

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

(a)   City - is the City of Anthony, Kansas.

(b)   Shall and Will - are mandatory.

(c)   ASHRAE - is the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air­ conditioning Engineers, Inc., of 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 to total electric input in watts.

(f)    Heated Space - is that space within a building which is provided with a positive heat supply having a connected output capacity in excess of 10 BUTs/hr. per square foot.

(g)   New Commercial Building - is 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 November 1, 1977.

(h)   New Residential Dwelling - means 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 new residential dwelling where the foundation has been completed by November 1, 1977. This definition also shall apply to buildings of mixed occupancy.

(i)    Owner - is a person, as defined in section 1-102 holding legal title to the residential dwelling or commercial building.

(j)    City Utility - means the electric system operated by the city.

(Ord. 2554, Sec. 1)

No connections or attachments for permanent service to new residential dwellings or new commercial buildings shall be made by a city utility until the utility has received a certificate of compliance with the owner that the residential dwelling or commercial building meets the standards set forth in section 16-303. 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 new commercial building. The said certificate shall be delivered in person or by United States mail to the office of the City Superintendent, 124 South Bluff, Anthony, Kansas 67003.

(Ord. 2554, Sec. 2)

Certificates of compliance required by section 16-302 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 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 1/2 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 of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

(c)   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 7.O; 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. 2554, Sec. 3)