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The purpose of this chapter is to promote the health, safety and general welfare of San Francisco residents, workers, and visitors by minimizing waste of energy, water, and other resources in the construction and operation of buildings in the City and County of San Francisco and by providing a healthy indoor environment. The green building practices required by this chapter will also further the goal of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in the City and County of San Francisco to 25 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2017, as stated in Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 158-02 and San Francisco Environment Code Chapter 9.
While this code references green building programs, the City and County of San Francisco does not confer certification under any green building program.
Provisions of this code shall apply to the following buildings, structures, and applications regulated by state agencies as specified in Sections 103 through 106 of California Green Building Standards Code Title 24 Part 11, modified by local ordinance with supplemental requirements applicable to occupancy types A, B, I, M, E and R as defined by California Building Code Title 24 Section 302 (2019) as amended pursuant to Section 101.7. When adopted by a state agency, the provisions of this code shall be enforced by the appropriate enforcing agency, but only to the extent of authority granted to such agency by statute.
- The city, county, or city and county shall make express findings for each amendment, addition or deletion based upon climatic, topographical or geological conditions. For the purpose of this section, climatic, topographical or geological conditions include local environmental conditions as established by the city, county, or city and county.
- The city, county, or city and county shall file the amendments, additions or deletions expressly marked and identified as to the applicable findings. Cities, counties, cities and counties, and fire departments shall file the amendments, additions or deletions and the findings with the California Building Standards Commission at 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95833.
- Findings prepared by fire protection districts shall be ratified by the local city, county, or city and county and filed with the California Department of Housing and Community Development at 9342 Tech Center Drive, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95826.
- The city, county, or city and county shall obtain California Energy Commission approval for any energy-related ordinances consistent with Public Resources Code Section 25402.1(h)(2) and Title 24, Part 1, Section 10-106. Local governmental agencies may adopt and enforce energy standards for newly constructed buildings, additions, alterations and repairs, provided the California Energy Commission finds that the standards will require buildings to be designed to consume no more energy than permitted by Part 6. Such local standards include, but are not limited to, adopting the requirements of Part 6 before their effective date, requiring additional energy conservation measures, or setting more stringent energy budgets.
- Section 1.2.3 in the California Building Code (CBC) for the California Building Standards Commission.
- Section 104.11 of Chapter 1, Division II for the Division of the State Architect.
- Section 1.8.7, Chapter 1, Division I, of the 2019 California Building Code; and Section 1.8.7, Chapter 1, Division I, of the 2019 California Residential Code for the Department of Housing and Community Development.
- Section 7-104, 2019 California Administrative Code for the Office of the Statewide Health Planning and Development.
LEED v4 for Interior Design and Construction (LEED v4 ID+C)
LEED v4 for Building Design and Construction (LEED v4 BD+C)
LEED v4 for Homes Design and Construction
GreenPoint Rated (GPR) Single Family New Home Construction —v8.0
GreenPoint Rated (GPR) Multifamily New Home Construction —v8.0
GreenPoint Rated (GPR) Existing Multifamily —v1.0
Wherever specific LEED prerequisites or credits are cited, such references are to LEED v4 BD+C. More recent LEED and GreenPoint Rated versions may be used, provided the credits and points achieved are as or at least as stringent as LEED v4 BD+C or GPR v8.0.
Wherever the LEED or GreenPoint Rated systems include a minimum energy or other performance requirement, the permit applicant may choose to meet the minimum performance requirements with an alternative equivalent method approved by the Director.
Compliance with any of these requirements may be verified and/or certified by any means, including third-party review or equivalent requirements verified via other rating systems, as approved by the Director.
The following steps shall be used to establish which provisions of this code are applicable to a specific occupancy:
- Establish the type of occupancy.
- Find the section which covers the established occupancy.
- Identify the minimum requirements of this code for the established occupancy in Sections 4 and 5.
- Administrative Bulletin 93, provided by the Department of Building Inspection, summarizes how the requirements of San Francisco Green Building Code and relevant local requirements may be met. Appendices to Administrative Bulletin 93 include tabular summaries of required measures, and provide submittal forms.
Construction documents and other data shall be submitted in one or more sets with each application for a permit. Where special conditions exist, the enforcing agency is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a licensed design professional and may be submitted separately.
Exception: The enforcing agency is authorized to waive the submission of construction documents and other data not required to be prepared by a licensed design professional.
(HCD) Documentation of conformance for applicable green building measures shall be provided to the enforcing agency.All projects shall submit a completed Residential Occupancies Application Checklist that includes Chapter 4 residential mandatory measures and Tier 1 or Tier 2, as applicable. References to the measure-specific documentation used to show compliance shall be included. Alternate methods of documentation shall be acceptable when the enforcing agency finds that the proposed alternate documentation is satisfactory to demonstrate substantial conformance with the intent of the proposed green building measure.
Note: HCD's Residential Occupancies Application Checklist that includes the minimum criteria for documentation is available at: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/building-standards/calgreen/cal-green-forms.shtml.
Specific scope of application of the agency responsible for enforcement, the enforcement agency, and the specific authority to adopt and enforce such provisions of this code, unless otherwise stated.
- Graywater systems. The construction, installation, and
alteration of graywater systems for indoor and outdoor
uses in nonresidential occupancies.
Application—All occupancies where no state agency has the authority to adopt green building standards applicable to those occupancies.
Enforcing agency—State or local agency specified by the applicable provisions of law.
Authority cited—Health and Safety Code Section 18941.8.
Reference—Health and Safety Code Section 18941.8
Specific scope of application of the agency responsible for enforcement, the enforcement agency and the specific authority to adopt and enforce such provisions of this code, unless otherwise stated.
Note: The Application of Standards outlined in Title 24, Part 6 supersedes the above application as it applies to the California Energy Code.
Enforcing agency—The Division of the State Architect-Structural Safety (DSA-SS) has been delegated the responsibility and authority by the Department of General Services to review and approve the design and observe the construction of public elementary and secondary schools, and community colleges.
Authority cited—Education Code Sections 17310 and 81142.
Reference—Education Code Sections 17280 through 17317, and 81130 through 81147.
Specific scope of application of the agency responsible for enforcement, enforcement agency and the specific authority to adopt and enforce such provisions of this code, unless otherwise stated.
Application—General acute care hospitals and acute psychiatric hospitals, excluding distinct part units or distinct part freestanding buildings providing skilled nursing or intermediate care services. For structural regulations: Skilled nursing facilities and/or intermediate care facilities except those skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities of single-story, Type V, wood or light steel-frame construction.
Enforcing agency—Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). The office shall enforce the Division of the State Architect—Access Compliance regulations and the regulations of the Office of the State Fire Marshal for the above-stated facility types.
Reference—Health and Safety Code Sections 19958, 127010, 127015, 129680, 1275 and 129675 through 130070.
Application—Skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities, including distinct part skilled nursing and intermediate care services on a general acute care or acute psychiatric hospital license, provided either are in a separate unit or a freestanding building. For structural regulations: Single-story, Type V skilled nursing facility and/or intermediate care facilities utilizing wood or light steel-frame construction.
Enforcing agency—Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). The office shall also enforce the Division of the State Architect—Access Compliance regulations and the regulations of the Office of the State Fire Marshal for the above-stated facility type.
Authority—Health and Safety Code Sections 127010, 127015, 1275 and 129850.
Reference—Health and Safety Code Sections 127010, 127015, 1275 and 129680.
Application—Correctional treatment centers.
Enforcing agency—Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). The office shall also enforce the Division of the State Architect—Access Compliance regulations and the regulations of the Office of the State Fire Marshal for the above-stated facility types.
Authority—Health and Safety Code Sections 127010, 127010, 127015 and 129790.
References—Health and Safety Code Sections 127010, 127015, 1275, and 129675 through 130070.