Bill Summaries: S492 (2013-2014 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 27 2013 - View summary

    Enacts new Article 8D (Energy and Water Use Benchmarking for Public Buildings), in GS Chapter 143. Requires that all public buildings be annually benchmarked (as defined) for building energy use and building water use for the previous fiscal year. Requires the Department of Administration (Department) to request from owners of public leased buildings for annual benchmarking and include an annual benchmarking requirement in any lease renewal for a public leased building or in any Request for Proposal issued to potential lessors. Sets out the schedule for benchmarking. Requires the Department, no later than April 1 after benchmarking, to create a plan of action to unlock the cost savings potential of information gathered during benchmarking. Requires the Department publish (include posting on its website) benchmarking information no later than one month after the date required for benchmarking completion.