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File #: R-20-89   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 8/17/2020 In control: Finance & Government Operations Committee
Final action: 9/21/2020
Enactment date: 10/2/2020 Enactment #: R-2020-096
Title: Creating A Grace Period For The Implementation Of The 2018 International Energy Conservation Code; And Designating Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations To Provide For An Energy Efficiency Retrofit Assistance Program For Low Income Households (Pe?a)
Attachments: 1. R-89.pdf, 2. R-89Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
10/2/2020 City Clerk Published  Action details
10/1/2020 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
9/25/2020 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
9/21/2020 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
9/21/2020 City Council AmendedPass Action details
9/9/2020 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation  Action details
8/24/2020 Finance & Government Operations Committee Amended  Action details
8/24/2020 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council for Immediate ActionFail Action details
8/24/2020 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council Without RecommendationPass Action details
8/17/2020 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
8/17/2020 President Referred  Action details
8/17/2020   Postponed  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-89 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa J. Pe?a


RESOLUTION
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Creating A Grace Period For The Implementation Of The 2018 International Energy Conservation Code; And Designating Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations To Provide For An Energy Efficiency Retrofit Assistance Program For Low Income Households (Pe?a)
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CREATING A GRACE PERIOD FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE; AND DESIGNATING FISCAL YEAR 2021 APPROPRIATIONS TO PROVIDE FOR AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFIT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS.
WHEREAS, on August 3rd the City of Albuquerque adopted the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to replace their 2009 version of the IECC via O-20-12; and
WHEREAS, this code was adopted without a grace period; and
WHEREAS, builders who are currently designing projects under the 2009 IECC may not be aware that their projects now need to be designed to the 2018 IECC standard; and
WHEREAS, a grace period will allow builders time to adapt to the new code requirements; and
WHEREAS, there will be cost savings over time related to energy efficiency for a home built to the 2018 IECC standard in terms of utility bills; and
WHEREAS, Nationwide, low-income households spend a much greater share of their income on energy utility bills, referred to as "energy burden." In New Mexico, low-income households below the federal poverty level (FPL) pay an average of 13% of their income towards energy utility bills. Households that pay more than 12% of income on utility bills are referred to as being in "energy poverty"; and
WHEREAS, some New Mexico counties, including Bernalillo County, have census tracts where the average low-income or middle-income family has an energy burden of over 18%; and
WHEREAS, Federal cash assistance programs available for qualifying low-income households...

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