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House Bill 1620


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House Bill 1620

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB1620 (Updated February 25, 2009 11:46 am - DI 84)

Energy efficient buildings. Requires certain government buildings to be designed and constructed to achieve or exceed the level of energy efficiency required under certain rating systems. Provides that Indiana hardwood lumber may be considered for use as a local source material in any project in which the use of Indiana hardwood lumber is practicable. Specifies that the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star rating system is an optional standard permissible only for the renovation or reconstruction of a government building. Deletes the $10,000,000 maximum on the amount of bonds that may be outstanding for a state educational institution's qualified energy savings projects. Provides that in order to establish the reasonable expectation of savings for purposes of the statutes governing bonds for energy cost savings contracts, a state educational institution must enter into a qualified energy savings contract in which the qualified provider guarantees in writing that the guaranteed savings achieved will at least equal the annual debt service requirements on the bonds. Requires the fire prevention and building safety commission to adopt the most recent edition of the International Energy Conservation Code before July 1, 2010. Requires the commission to adopt any subsequent editions of the code not later than two years after the effective date of the subsequent edition
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 In Committee - 2nd House
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