Given that land use and planning are largely regulated locally, cities, counties, and cities and counties should consider reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with development through local land-use practices in conjunction with enforcing the provisions of this code. Specific land use strategies a city, county, or city and county may wish to consider include but are not limited to the following:
Site selection. Develop sites for buildings, hardscape, roads or parking areas consistent with the local general plan and regional transportation plan pursuant to SB 375 (Stats 2008, Ch. 728).
Regional sustainable communities strategy. Site selection and building design and use shall conform the project with the prevailing regional sustainable communities strategy or alternative planning strategy, whichever meets the greenhouse gas target established by the California Air Resources Board pursuant to SB 375 (Stats. 2008, Ch. 728), including the general location of uses, residential densities and building intensities.
Transit priority projects. To qualify as a transit priority project, the project shall meet three criteria:
- (a) contain at least 50 percent residential use, based on total building square footage and, if the project contains between 26 and 50 percent nonresidential uses, a floor area ratio of not less than 0.75; (b) provide a minimum net density of at least 20 dwelling units per acre; and (c) be within one-half mile of a major transit stop or high-quality transit corridor included in a regional transportation plan as described in Section 21155 of Stats. 2008, Ch. 728;
- be consistent with the prevailing sustainable communities strategy or alternative planning strategy, whichever meets the greenhouse gas target established by the California Air Resources Board, including the general location of uses, residential densities and building intensities; and
- Light fixtures;
- Plumbing fixtures;
- Doors and trim;
- Masonry (reused masonry may only be used for flatwork);
- Electrical devices;
- Foundations or portions of foundations.
See LAMC Subdivision 99.04.106.4.2 for additional requirements related to EVCS for multifamily dwellings and "R" occupancies other than one- and two-family dwellings.
- Composite floor joist or premanufactured floor framing system;
- Composite roof rafters or premanufactured roof framing system;
- Panelized (SIPS, ICF or similar) wall framing system;
- Other methods approved by the Department.
- Bamboo or cork;
- Engineered products;
- Agricultural based products;
- Other products acceptable to the enforcing Department.