PREFILED JAN 08 2015
REFERENCE TITLE: energy conservation; public buildings
State of Arizona
First Regular Session
amending section 34-451, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to energy conservation.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 34-451, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
34-451. Energy conservation standards for public buildings
A. The governor's energy office of energy policy in consultation with persons responsible for building systems shall adopt and publish energy conservation standards for construction of all new capital projects as defined in section 41‑790, including buildings designed and constructed by school districts, community college districts and universities. These standards shall be consistent with the recommended energy conservation standards of the American society of heating, refrigerating and air conditioning engineers and the international energy conservation code.
B. The standards shall be adopted to achieve energy conservation and shall allow for design flexibility.
C. The following state agencies shall reduce energy use in public buildings that they administer by ten per cent percent per square foot of floor area on or before July 1, 2008 and by fifteen per cent percent per square foot of floor area on or before July 1, 2011, using July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002 as the baseline year:
1. The department of administration for its building systems.
2. The Arizona board of regents for its building systems.
3. The department of transportation for its building systems.
D. The governor's energy office of energy policy shall provide technical assistance to the state agencies prescribed in subsection C of this section. On or before July 1 of each year, the energy governor's office of energy policy shall measure compliance with subsection C of this section, compile the results of that monitoring and report to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate as to the progress of attaining the goals prescribed in subsection C of this section. The energy governor's office of energy policy shall include in its report an explanation of the reasons for any failure to achieve energy reductions in specific building systems as prescribed in subsection C of this section.
E. All state agencies shall procure energy efficient products that are certified by the United States department of energy or the United States environmental protection agency as energy star or that are certified under the federal energy management program in all categories that are available unless the products are shown not to be cost‑effective on a life cycle cost basis.
F. On or before July 1, 2020, all state agencies, universities, school districts and community college districts shall purchase at least ten percent of their energy requirements in public buildings that they administer from green sources. For the purposes of this subsection, "green sources" means renewable and nonpolluting energy sources and includes solar, wind, landfill gas and low-impact hydroelectric generation.
G. On or before July 1, 2020, all existing state buildings that are more than fifty thousand square feet shall conform to the leadership in energy and environmental design existing buildings standards, including the green building rating system developed by the United States green building council, in a manner prescribed by the governor's office of energy policy. The governor's office of energy policy shall monitor the United States green building council for changes to the rating system that impact existing state buildings.
H. All new or leased state buildings shall conform to the leadership in energy and environmental design green building rating system developed by the united states green building council in a manner prescribed by the governor's office of energy policy. The governor's office of energy policy shall monitor the United States green building council for changes to the rating system that impact state buildings.