Building Requirements for State-Funded Buildings

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place New Hampshire

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
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
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

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information
Department New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services

Address 25 Capital Street

Place Concord, New Hampshire
Zip/Postal Code 03301
Phone (603) 271-3201


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: RSA 155-A:13
Date Effective 2011-07-01
Date Enacted 2010-07-20

Authority 2: New Hampshire High-Performance Design Standard
Date Effective 2011-07-01

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"