Suffolk County, NY
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Air-conditioning systems — See Ch. 12.
Purchasing and contracts — See Chs. 189 and 893.
Building construction — See Ch. 344.
Carbon dioxide emissions — See Ch. 357.
Environmental protection — See Chs. 446 and 943.
Environmental quality review — See Ch. 450.
Recycling — See Ch. 692.
[Adopted 5-19-1992 by Res. No. 315-1992 (Ch. 939, Art. I, of the 1985 Code)]

§ 939-1 Written evaluation of feasibility required. [1]

The County Department of Public Works is hereby authorized, empowered and directed, pursuant to § C8-2W of the Suffolk County Charter, to prepare a written evaluation of the economic and physical feasibility of installing or utilizing energy conservation or energy-saving measures prior to the commencement of the construction of any County-owned or County-funded facilities on or after the effective date of this article.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV).

§ 939-2 Incorporation of energy-saving measures into bid specifications.

Any such measures determined to be economically and physically feasible by the County Department of Public Works shall be incorporated into and made a part of bid specifications for such construction project.
[Adopted 2-7-2006 by Res. No. 126-2006]

§ 939-3 Applicable projects.

[Amended 6-24-2008 by Res. No. 551-2008; 6-7-2011 by Res. No. 458-2011]
The County Department of Public Works is hereby authorized, empowered, and directed, pursuant to § C8-2W of the Suffolk County Charter, to apply the principles of the current LEED Building Rating System as a standard that meets environmental and economic performance of commercial buildings, using established and/or advanced building principles, practices, materials and standards, for:
A. 
Planning of new construction projects occurring on or after the effective date of this article with a construction cost of $1,000,000 or more;
B. 
Planning of renovation of an existing County building occurring on or after the effective date of this article which requires the expenditure of $1,000,000 or more; or
C. 
Planning of new construction or renovation "built to suit" for long-term lease by the County of Suffolk occurring on or after the effective date of this article.

§ 939-4 Project checklist.

The project checklist, attached hereto and made a part hereof as Exhibit A,[1] shall be followed by the County Department of Public Works in implementing the provisions of § 939-3 of this article.
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file in the County offices.

§ 939-5 Ranking system.

Any capital project meeting the criteria set forth in § 939-3 shall be ranked in accordance with the certified silver, gold and platinum ranking system set forth in Exhibit A,[1] separate and apart from the ranking system contained in Resolution No. 571-1998, as amended, which established a formalized priority ranking system for capital projects.
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file in the County offices.

§ 939-6 Certified ranking required for appropriations.

No appropriations for construction may be made for a capital project covered by this article unless it receives a "certified" ranking under the project checklist.

§ 939-7 Waivers.

Compliance with the requirements herein may only be waived if:
A. 
The Commissioner of the County Department of Public Works files a certification with the Suffolk County Legislature and the Suffolk County Executive setting forth the existence of federal and/or state engineering design standards or historic district or preservation requirements or the existence of special or extraordinary engineering design circumstances which would prevent compliance with the LEED program; and
B. 
Such certification is accepted and compliance with LEED is waived by a duly enacted resolution of the County of Suffolk.

§ 939-8 Council of Environmental Quality review.

[Amended 6-24-2008 by Res. No. 551-2008; 6-7-2011 by Res. No. 458-2011]
The Suffolk County Council of Environment Quality (CEQ) shall consider the current LEED Building Rating System in its review of County action under SEQRA and Chapter 450, Environmental Quality Review, of the Suffolk County Code.

§ 939-9 Rules and regulations.

The County Department of Public Works is hereby further authorized, empowered, and directed, pursuant to § C8-2W of the Suffolk County Charter, to promulgate such rules and regulations as it deems necessary and appropriate for the implementation and enforcement of any provisions of this article.