Intro. Res. No. 1500-2008                                                                  Laid on Table 6/10/2008

Introduced by Legislators Viloria-Fisher, Stern and D’Amaro

 

RESOLUTION NO.      551        –2008, TO AMEND THE LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT DESIGN (LEED) PROGRAM

 

                        WHEREAS, Resolution No. 126-2006 implemented the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Program for County construction projects; and 

 

                        WHEREAS, the LEED program sets standards for environmental and economic performance of commercial buildings, using established and/or advanced building principles, practices, materials and standards; and

 

                        WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 126-2006, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works was directed to apply the principles of the LEED Building Rating System 2.1 when planning the construction or renovation of County buildings with a construction cost of $1,000,000.00 or more; and

 

                        WHEREAS, the Suffolk County Office of Budget Review has recommended that the County of Suffolk amend Resolution No. 126-2006 to require the Department of Public Works to apply the principles of the LEED Building Rating System 2.2 for new building projects and major renovations; and

 

                        WHEREAS, adhering to the higher standards of the LEED Building Rating System 2.2 will enable the County of Suffolk to take advantage of incentives offered by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA); now, therefore be it

 

1st                    RESOLVED, that the 1st RESOLVED clause of Resolution No. 126-2006 is hereby amended as follows:

 

            1st        RESOLVED, that the County Department of Public Works is hereby authorized, empowered, and directed, pursuant to Section C8-2(W) of the SUFFOLK COUNTY CHARTER, to apply the principles of the LEED Building Rating System [2.1] 2.2, 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 project occurring on or after the effective date of this Resolution, with a construction cost of $1,000,000.00 or more; [or]

 

b.)    planning of renovation of an existing County building occurring on or after the effective date of this Resolution, which requires the expenditure of $1,000,000.00 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 resolution; and be it further

 

and be it further

 

2nd                   RESOLVED, that the 6th RESOLVED clause of Resolution No. 126-2006 is hereby amended as follows:

 

                        6th        RESOLVED, that the Suffolk County Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) shall consider the LEED Building Rating System [2.1] 2.2 set forth in Exhibit “A”, attached hereto and made a part hereof, in its review of County action under SEQRA and Section 279 of the SUFFOLK COUNTY CODE; and be it further

 

and be it further

 

3rd                    RESOLVED, that all other provisions of Resolution No. 126-2006 shall remain in full force and effect; and be it further

 

4th                    RESOLVED, that this Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) lead agency, hereby finds and determines that this resolution constitutes a Type II action pursuant to Section 617.5(c)(20), (21) and (27) of Title 6 of the NEW YORK CODE OF RULES AND REGULATIONS (6 NYCRR) and within the meaning of Section 8-0109(2) of the NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW as a promulgation of regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and legislative decisions in connection with continuing agency administration, management and information collection, and the Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is hereby directed to circulate any appropriate SEQRA notices of determination of non-applicability or non-significance in accordance with this resolution.

 

[    ]  Brackets denote deletion of existing language

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DATED: June 24, 2008

 

                        APPROVED BY:

 

 

                        /s/ Steve Levy

                        County Executive of Suffolk County

 

                        Date: July 7, 2008