High-Performance Building Requirements for State Buildings (South Dakota)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||High-Performance Building Requirements for State Buildings|
|Incentive Type||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Applicable Sector||State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Daylighting, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Requirement||New construction and renovations of state-owned buildings must achieve at least LEED Silver certification, a two-globe rating on the Green Globes scale, or a comparable rating under an accredited sustainable building certification program|
|Date added to DSIRE||2008-07-18|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-05-20|
In March 2008, South Dakota enacted legislation mandating the use of high-performance building standards in new state construction and renovations. This policy requires that new and renovated state buildings achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver rating, a two-globe rating under the Green Building Initiative's (GBI) Green Globe rating system, or a comparable numeric rating from another accredited sustainable building certification program. The law applies to all new construction projects and renovations by state agencies, departments, or institutions that cost more than $500,000 or include more than 5,000 square feet of space. The standard only applies to buildings with heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
The Office of the State Engineer may issue a waiver to this requirement if:
- The building will have minimal human occupancy;
- The increased capital cost will not be recouped within 15 years from decreased operational costs;
- The standard would conflict with existing historic properties laws;
- The square footage of a renovation project is less than 50% of the total square footage of the building; or
- The South Dakota Bureau of Administration (BOA) determines that the standard is impractical for a given project.
The BOA must adopt rules for determining compliance and issuing waivers under the standard. Any waivers issued by the BOA must be reported annually to the state legislature.
|Contact Name||Michele Farris|
|Department||Office of the State Engineer|
|Address||523 E. Capitol Avenue|
|Place||Pierre, South Dakota|
|Phone 2||(605) 773-5980|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||SDCL § 5-14-32 et seq.|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.