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Am. Sub. H. B. No. 7 As Passed by the HouseAs Passed by the House
|128th General Assembly|
Representatives Harris, Pillich
Representatives Garrison, Stewart, Williams, B., Phillips, Hagan, Fende, Murray, Ujvagi, Koziura, Newcomb, Szollosi, Bolon, Letson, Yuko, Luckie, Williams, S., Heard, Belcher, Boyd, Brown, Celeste, Chandler, DeBose, Domenick, Driehaus, Dyer, Foley, Garland, Moran, Patten, Pryor, Skindell, Weddington, Winburn, Yates
To enact section 153.013 of the Revised Code to
require a building or structure constructed using
state capital budget moneys to adhere to certain
energy efficiency and building standards and to
encourage the use of Ohio-produced products.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 153.013 of the Revised Code be
enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 153.013. (A) Any building or structure constructed using
any state capital budget moneys, including moneys from the
education facilities trust fund, shall meet both of the following:
(1) Achieve at least one of the following building standards:
(a) Certification at the silver level or higher from the
leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) green
building rating system developed by the U.S. green building
(b) Certification at the two green globes level or higher
from the green globes environmental assessment and rating system
owned and operated in the United States by the green building
(c) A design standard determined by the director of
administrative services to be a nationally recognized green
building rating standard equivalent to the standards listed in
divisions (A)(1)(a) and (b) of this section.
(2) Achieve at least one of the following energy efficiency
(a) Exceed by at least thirty per cent the most current
energy efficiency standards developed by the American society of
heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning engineers (ASHRAE);
(b) Achieve a national energy performance rating of not less
than seventy-seven using the energy star rating system developed
by the United States environmental protection agency as validated
by a professional engineer.
(B) With respect to the award of any contract for
construction of a building or structure using any state capital
budget moneys, including moneys from the education facilities
trust fund, reasonable efforts shall be made to use Ohio products
and materials and to recoup the costs of implementing the
requirements of this section over a period of not more than twenty
years as measured by reduced energy costs.
(C) The following construction projects are exempt from the
requirements of this section:
(1) A building or structure that is less than five thousand
(2) A building or structure that does not consume energy for
heating, ventilating, or air conditioning;
(3) A building or structure that has construction costs less
than five hundred thousand dollars.
(D) The state agency, entity, or person overseeing the
erection or construction of a building or structure using state
capital moneys, including moneys from the education facilities
trust fund, that total ten per cent or less of the total
construction project costs may request a waiver from the
requirements established in divisions (A) and (B) of this section.
(E) Except as otherwise provided by law, each state agency,
entity, or person overseeing the erection or construction of a
building or structure using any state capital budget moneys,
including moneys from the education facilities trust fund, shall
oversee compliance with this section.
(F) The director of administrative services may adopt rules
establishing the following:
(1) Waiver requirements and procedures pertaining to this
(2) A process and criteria for recognizing green building
rating standards equivalent to the standards listed in divisions
(A)(1)(a) and (b) of this section, as required by division
(A)(1)(c) of this section.