TITLE 37
Public Property and Works

CHAPTER 37-24
The Green Buildings Act

SECTION 37-24-4


   § 37-24-4  Green building standards. – (a) All major facility projects of public agencies shall be designed and constructed to at least the LEED certified or an equivalent high performance green building standard. This provision applies to major facility projects that have not entered the design phase prior to January 1, 2010.

   (b) All major facility projects of a public school district, where the project receives any funding from the state shall be designed, and constructed to at least the LEED certified standard, or the Northeast Collaborative for High-Performance Schools Protocol, Version 1.1 or above. This provision applies to major facility projects that have not entered the design phase prior to January 1, 2010.

   (c) A major facility project does not have to meet LEED certified standard or an equivalent high-performance green building standard if:

   (1) There is no appropriate LEED standard or other high-performance green building standard for that type of building or renovation project. In such case, the department will set lesser green building standards that are appropriate to the project.

   (2) There is no practical way to apply the LEED standard or other high-performance green building standard to a particular building or renovation project. In such case, the department will set lesser green building standards that are appropriate to the project.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 212, § 1.)