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File #: Int 1087-2013    Version: * Name: Using cool roof surfaces to reduce summer heat.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 6/24/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to using cool roof surfaces to reduce summer heat.
Sponsors: Daniel R. Garodnick, Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Lewis A. Fidler, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Peter A. Koo, G. Oliver Koppell, Brad S. Lander, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Rosie Mendez, Deborah L. Rose, James G. Van Bramer, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 6/27/13, 2. Hearing Testimony 6/27/13, 3. Hearing Transcript 6/27/13
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Waterfronts Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Waterfronts Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Parks and Recreation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Environmental Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/24/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/24/2013*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 1087
 
By Council Members Garodnick, Brewer, Chin, Comrie, Ferreras, Fidler, Gonzalez, James, Koo, Koppell, Lander, Mark-Viverito, Mendez, Rose, Van Bramer and Ulrich  
 
 
A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to using cool roof surfaces to reduce summer heat.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Section BC 1504.8 of the New York city building code is amended to read as follows:
1504.8 Reflectance. Roof coverings on roofs or setbacks with slope equal to or less than two units vertical in 12 units horizontal (17 percent) shall have:
      1. a minimum initial solar reflectance of 0.7 in accordance with ASTM C1549 or ASTM E 1918, and a minimum thermal emittance of 0.75 as determined in accordance with ASTM C1371 or ASTM E 408; or
      2. a minimum SRI of 78 as determined in accordance with ASTM E 1980.
      Roof coverings on roofs or setbacks with slope greater than two units vertical in 12 units horizontal (17 percent) shall have a minimum SRI of 25 as determined in accordance with ASTM E1980.
      ยง 2. This local law shall take effect on January 1, 2014.
 
JCH
6/21/2013 12:48 PM