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23.24.020 Local Amendment to Definitions

Subchapter 1, "All Occupancies – General Provisions," Section 100.1(b), of the 2019 state Energy Code is amended to add the following definitions:

Affordable unit means housing that meets either of the following criteria:

(a) housing that is affordable to very low-income, low-income, or moderate-income households, or designated as 100% for senior households. Very low-income, low-income, and moderate-income households have the meaning set forth in the Health and Safety Code sections 50105, 50079.5, 50093, respectively. Senior households means households composed of qualifying residents as defined in Section 51.3 of the Civil Code; or

(b) housing that meets the criteria of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Project or Department of Housing and Urban Development programs that assist low-income and moderate-income households.

All-electric building or all-electric design is a building or building design that uses a permanent supply of electricity as the only source of energy for space conditioning (including heating and cooling), water heating (including pools and spas), cooking appliances, and clothes drying appliances, and has no natural gas or propane plumbing installed at the building.

Mixed-fuel building or mixed-fuel design is a building or building design that uses natural gas or propane as fuel for space heating, water heating (including pools and spas), cooking appliances or clothes drying appliances or is plumbed for such equipment.