AN ACT TO REQUIRE NET SAVINGS IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAJOR FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION PROJECTS AND PROTECT USE OF NORTH CAROLINA PRODUCTS IN MAJOR FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION PROJECTS UNDER THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM. Enacted July 3, 2013. Effective October 1, 2013, and applies to construction and renovation projects for which the bidding process is initiated on or after that date.
Summary date: Jul 8 2013 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 17 2013 - View summary
Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 4th edition. Makes renovation projects that (1) include guaranteed energy savings contractsas defined by GS 143-64.17, and are (2) executed in accordance with the provisions of Part 2 of Article 3B of GS Chapter 143, exempt from the net savings requirements of new subsection (a1) of GS 143-135.37.
Summary date: Jun 11 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amends the short and long title of this act.
Deletes changes to subsection (b) of GS 143-135.37, which permitted a construction project to use a nationally recognized high-performance environmental building rating system meeting certain qualifications to achieve sustainable building standards. Instead, adds two new subsections, (a1) and (f), to GS 143-135.37.
Enacts new subsection (a) to provide that the requirements of GS 143-135.37 only apply to a major facility construction or renovation project if the Department of Administration determines that the application of the requirements to the project will result in an anticipated net savings. Defines what constitutes an anticipated net savings. Specifies that all third-party certification costs are to be included in determining construction and operating costs.
Enacts new subsection (f)authorizing a major facility construction or renovation project to use a building rating system to achieve sustainable building standards as required by this section, providing that the rating system meets fourspecified criteria.
Summary date: May 13 2013 - View summary
House amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Changes the act's effective date from when the act becomes law to October 1, 2013.
Summary date: May 7 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute to the 1st edition make the following changes. Makes a clarifying change. Provides that the act applies to construction and renovation projects for which the bidding process is initiated on or after the date that the act becomes law.
Summary date: Apr 9 2013 - View summary
Amends GS 143-135.37 (Energy and water use standards for public major facility construction and renovation projects; verification and reporting energy and water use), providing that to achieve sustainable building standards, construction projects can utilize a nationally recognized high performance environmental building rating system provided that such system (1) does not use a material or product-based credit system disadvantaging materials or products from NC; (2) gives certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured, and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the American Tree Farm System, and the Forest Stewardship Council; (3) is developed in conformity with American National Standards Institute procedures; and (4) must either be approved as American National Standards or developed by a designator audited by the American National Standards Institute.