Building Requirements for State-Funded Buildings
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Building Requirements for State-Funded Buildings|
|Incentive Type||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Applicable Sector||State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Unspecified technologies|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Requirement||Major construction must meet high-performance energy and design standard established by state|
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-07-30|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-11-13|
New Hampshire enacted legislation (SB 409) in July 2010 stipulating that "major" construction and maintenance projects that receive state funding must meet a high-performance energy and design standard determined by the Department of Environmental Services and the Department of Administrative Services, in consultation with the Division of Historic Resources and the state's community college system. The standard, effective July 1, 2011, specifies that the building or structure can recoup the incremental costs of this requirement through reduced energy costs over 10 years.
This requirement does not apply to buildings or structures less than 25,000 square feet; buildings and structures that do not consume energy for heating, ventilating or air conditioning; renovations or modifications estimated to cost less than $1 million; temporary structures; certain public school facilities; the state's university system; or projects employing new, innovative, or experimental energy-efficient technology that might not recoup their incremental costs within 10 years.
|Contact Name||Public Information|
|Department||New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services|
|Address||25 Capital Street|
|Place||Concord, New Hampshire|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||RSA 155-A:13|
|Authority 2:||New Hampshire High-Performance Design Standard|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.