A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE APPLICABILITY OF THE ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE TO CERTAIN EXISTING NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, TO CLARIFY STORMWATER PROGRAM IMPERVIOUS SURFACE CALCULATIONS FOR REDEVELOPMENT, TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT FOR THE REOCCUPATION OF AN EXISTING BUILDING OR FACILITY, AND TO AMEND THE STATUTE GOVERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIVISION.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Changes the long title.
Adds the requirement that the Building Code Council (Council) adopt a North Carolina State Building Code Residential Energy Conservation Code, applying to residential buildings, that is identical to the portions of the 2012 North Carolina State Building Code Energy Conservation Code that apply to residential buildings.
Requires the Council to adopt a North Carolina State Building Code Non-Residential Energy Conservation Code, applying to non-residential buildings, that is identical to the portions of the 2009 North Carolina State Building Code Energy Conservation Code that apply to non-residential buildings (was, adopt an energy conservation building code identical to the 2009 North Carolina State Building Code Energy Conservation Code).
Prohibits specified corrective and punitive actions from being taken because of a violation of the 2012 State Building Code Energy Conservation Code by a non-residential building if it would not have also been a violation of the 2009 State Building Code Energy Conservation Code.
Makes conforming changes to the enactment clause.
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