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International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018)

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Chapter 13D Commercial Lighting Efficiency

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The City and County of San Francisco adopts the following Chapter 13D for the purpose of reducing public demand for electricity and the associated detriment to the environment of energy production and delivery by requiring commercial buildings to install or adopt more energy efficient lighting measures.

Section 1301D Title

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This Chapter shall be known as the "Commercial Lighting Efficiency Ordinance."

Section 1302D Purpose

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The purpose of this Chapter is to reduce public demand for electricity and the associated detriment to the environment of energy production and delivery by requiring commercial buildings to install or adopt more energy efficient lighting measures.

Section 1303D Scope

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The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to all privately owned non-residential buildings, including school facilities, the non-residential portions of mixed-use commercial and residential buildings, tourist hotels, and the common areas of residential hotels and multiple-unit residential buildings, all as herein defined.
EXCEPTIONS: The provisions of this Chapter do not apply to:
  1. Residential buildings and residential hotels, except that it shall apply to their common areas.
  2. The residential portions of mixed-use commercial and residential buildings, except that it shall apply to their common areas.

Section 1304D Definitions

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For the purpose of this Chapter, certain terms are defined as follows:

COMMERCIAL BUILDING is any privately owned building that is occupancy group A, B, E, F, H, I, L, M or S as defined in this Code and any tourist hotels, as herein defined. When a building is designated for more than one type of occupancy, "Commercial Building" shall mean those spaces within the mixed use building designated as A, B, E, F, H, I, L, M or S or tourist hotel, as herein defined. Except for tourist hotels as herein defined, "Commercial Building" shall include only the common areas of any R ("residential") occupancy buildings for the common areas of any R ("residential") occupancy portions of mixed use buildings.

COMMON AREA is any area, space or room of a building that is made available to the general public as either a client or guest.

DIRECTOR is the Director of the Department of Building Inspection, or his or her designee.

EXIT SIGNS are signs located and illuminated as required by the Building Code.

LINEAR FLUORESCENT LAMP is a "tube" or "bulb" formed in a straight shape, as distinguished from a circular or u-shape, but not including linear specialty lamps such as black lights.

LUMENAIRE1 is an interior or exterior complete lighting unit, including internally or externally illuminated signs, consisting of the lamp and the parts designed to distribute the light, to protect the lamp, and to connect the lamp to the power supply, but not including illuminated utilization equipment or exit signs as defined herein.

OCCUPANCY SENSOR CONTROL DEVICE is a device that automatically turns off a luminaires or series of luminaires not more than 30 minutes after it senses that the area is vacated.

TOURIST HOTEL is any residential building, or portion thereof, which is occupied as a hotel, motel or inn and which has a certificate of use for tourist occupancy, or any portion of a residential building which is converted to tourist hotel use pursuant to the Residential Hotel Conversion Ordinance (S.F. Administrative Code, Article 41) or other City law.

UTILIZATION EQUIPMENT is commercial, retail or industrial equipment, including but not limited to refrigeration equipment, fully enclosed retail display cases, vending machines, printing equipment or conveyors, which uses 4-foot or 8-foot linear fluorescent lamps as an integrated part of such equipment. "Utilization Equipment" shall not include furniture or workstations.

Section 1305D Compliance Requirements

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1305D.1 Compliance Deadline

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No later than December 31, 2011 ("Compliance Deadline"), the owner of each building subject to this Chapter shall self-certify that the entire building meets the standards specified in this Chapter 13D, and if the building is not certified, the building owner shall make such repairs as may be required to conform to this Chapter.

1305D.2 Stay of Compliance Deadline

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The Compliance Deadline stated in Section 1305D.1 shall be stayed for up to two years from the date of an application for a demolition permit for any building subject to this Chapter. If the building is demolished and a Certificate of Completion issued by the Department before the end of the two-year postponement, the requirements of this Chapter shall not apply. If the building is not demolished after the expiration of two year, the provisions of this Chapter 13D shall apply even though the demolition permit is still in effect or a new demolition permit has been issued.

Section 1306D Lighting Efficiency Measures

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1306D.1 Mercury Content

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The mercury content of each 4-foot linear fluorescent lamp installed after the Compliance Deadline in a luminaires in a building subject to this Chapter shall not exceed 5 mg. The mercury content of each 8-foot linear fluorescent lamp installed after the Compliance Deadline in a luminaires in a building subject to this Chapter shall not exceed 10 mg.

1306D.2 Energy Efficiency

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The lamp and ballast system in each luminaire that utilizes one or more 4-foot or 8-foot linear fluorescent lamp to provide illumination in a building subject to this Chapter 13D must meet at least one of the following requirements:
  1. The lamp and ballast system emits 81 or more lumens per watt of electricity consumed.
  2. The luminaire is controlled by an occupancy sensor control device that does not control an area in the building of more than 250 square feet.
  3. The luminaire is fitted with a lighting efficiency measure approved by the Director as equivalent to the measures in subsection (1) or (2).
  4. The Director finds, based on the facts of the particular building and luminaire, that the energy savings from installing lighting efficiency measures meeting the requirements of this Section will be so insignificant over the life of the luminaire that the measure is not cost efficient.
  5. If the owner of a Commercial Building elects to meet the requirements of this Section 1306D.2 with measures that require permits, such permits shall comply with all other applicable requirements of this Code and all other applicable state and local laws.

Section 1307D Enforcement

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Any building maintained in violation of this Chapter shall constitute a public nuisance under the terms of Section 102A of this Code and such nuisance may be abated pursuant to the procedures set forth in Section 102A of this code for unsafe buildings.

Section 1308D Rules

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The director, after consulting with the Department of the Environment, and in accordance with Section 104A.2.1 of this Code, shall adopt, and may amend, reasonable rules, guidelines and forms for implementing the provisions and intent of this Chapter.

Section 1309D Undertaking for the General Welfare

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In undertaking the enforcement of this Chapter, the City and County of San Francisco is assuming an undertaking only to promote the general welfare. It is not assuming, nor is it imposing on its officers and employees, an obligation for breach of which it is liable in money damages to any person who claims that such breach proximately caused injury.

Section 1310D Preemption

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Nothing in this Chapter shall be interpreted or applied so as to create any power or duty in conflict with any federal or state law or regulation.

Section 1311D Severability

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If any provision or clause of this Chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional or to be otherwise invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions, and clauses of this Chapter are declared to be severable.
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