09/28/1987 Meeting (2)
City of Eugene
09/28/1987 Meeting (2)
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<br /> to the roof on ly. Changing the eight-foot regulation to ten or 12 feet would <br /> result in more of the south wall being shaded. <br /> e 4. Make slope adjustments at five or six percent increments. <br /> Mr. Croteau said the ordinance would not have to be amended to make this <br /> change because the slope adjustment increments can be changed <br /> administratively. <br /> Answering a question from Ms. Schue, Laurie Power, EWEB Governmental Affairs <br /> Coordinator, said the Northwest Power Pl anni ng Council adopted regional <br /> conservation goals and it seems unlikely that the State will adopt the Model <br /> Conservation Standards. Therefore, EWEB must meet an equivalency of the Model <br /> Conservation Standards to avoid a ten percent surcharge. She said the Super <br /> Good Cents Program will save about half of the equivalency, the proposed solar <br /> access regulations would save about 10 percent of the equivalency, and EWEB <br /> will have to fine other ways to save the rest of the equivalency. EWEB has <br /> three years to meet the equivalency. <br /> Ms. Power said a change in the solar fence and a change to January 21 will <br /> considerably lessen the equivalency EWEB hopes the solar access regulations <br /> wi 11 save. <br /> Mr. Mill er sa i d the current code requi res a five-foot setback from the <br /> property line and the concern about the south wall involves sun penetration <br /> into windows. He wondered how many houses with south walls five feet from the <br /> property line have windows or patio doors on the south side. Mr. Croteau <br /> responded that he will try to obtain the information but it may not be <br /> e available. Steve Still, EWEB Residential Solar Energy Analyst, said a 1982 <br /> Eugene/Springfield Solar Report indicated that about 44 percent of the homes <br /> (25,000) have windows and living spaces on the south wall. <br /> Answering a question from Mayor Obie, Mr. Still said data about the percentage <br /> of windows on the south walls of homes is not available. <br /> Mr. Holmer said the EWEB evaluation of the compromises seemed to indicate that <br /> adopting one of the changes would eliminate over eight percent of the energy <br /> savings the existing solar access regulations would save. Consequently, the <br /> solar access protections would save only about one percent of the energy EWEB <br /> hoped the solar access regulations would save to avoid the 10 percent <br /> surcharge. <br /> Mayor Obie reviewed the council's options. <br /> Mr. Miller said he appreciated the work on the compromises of the EWEB and <br /> City s ta f f s . However, he would like a provision added to the ordinance to <br /> assure that houses built in existing subdivisions can be constructed so that <br /> they are like other houses in the subdivision. <br /> Replying to a question from Ms. Bascom, Mr. Croteau said a mandatory council <br /> review of the ordinance in a year could be included. <br /> e MINUTES--Eugene City Council September 28, 1987 Page 3 <br />
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