130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 306  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
H. B. No. 306


Representative Pillich 

Cosponsors: Representatives Antonio, Hagan, R., Letson, Murray, Phillips, Yuko 



A BILL
To enact section 153.014 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 153.014 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 153.014. (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 council;
(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 initiative;
(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 standards:
(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 square feet;
(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 section;
(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.
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