A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 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.
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.
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