State Building Energy Efficiency Program (Utah)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||State Building Energy Efficiency Program|
|Incentive Type||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Applicable Sector||State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Specified technologies not identified|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Goal||Each state entity must develop a program to manage energy efficiency and cost conservation|
|Requirement||Capitol development projects that enter the design development phase after June 1, 2009 must be certified LEED Silver|
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-08-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-06-03|
|References||Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)|
On March 17, 2006, House Bill 80 was enacted in Utah, requiring the Division of Facilities Construction and Management to administer the State Building Energy Efficiency Program. The Division is responsible for developing guidelines, incentives and procedures for energy efficiency and reduction of costs in state facilities, and assisting state agencies, commissions, divisions, boards, departments, and institutions of higher education in implementing these procedures into their facilities. The Division is also tasked with procuring energy efficient products when practical, analyzing state agencies’ energy consumption, establishing an advisory group to assist with development and implementation, and providing a yearly energy savings report to both the governor and the legislature.
Life-cycle analysis must address the expected energy efficiency of a given facility. Each state entity must develop a program to manage energy efficiency and cost conservation and to appoint a staff member to coordinate the energy efficiency program. Agencies may enter into an energy savings agreement for a term of up to 20 years. Building Design and Product Requirements documents are located on the website above. The Building Design document requires capitol development projects started after June 1, 2009 to be certified LEED Silver.
H.B. 198 of 2008 requires the legislature to appropriate the State Building Energy Efficiency Program at 0.065% of the replacement cost for existing state facilities to that agency unless there is a deficit, in which case funding drops to 0.045%. An application should be completed and sent to the Division of Facilities Construction and Management for approval. The interest rate is 0% for improvements made from these loans.
|Contact Name||John Harrington|
|Department||State of Utah Department of Administrative Services|
|Division||Division of Facilities Construction and Management|
|Address||4110 State Office Building|
|Place||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Phone 2||(801) 538-3018|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||HB 80|
|Authority 2:||HB 198|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.