Public Property and Works

The Green Buildings Act

SECTION 37-24-5

§ 37-24-5 Administration and reports.

(a) The department shall promulgate such regulations as are necessary to enforce this section. Those regulations shall include how the department will determine whether a project qualifies for an exception from the LEED certified or equivalent high-performance green building standard, and the lesser green building standards that may be imposed on projects that are granted exceptions.

(b) The department shall monitor and document ongoing operating savings that result from major facility projects designed, constructed and certified as meeting the LEED certified standard and annually publish a public report of findings and recommended changes in policy. The report shall also include a description of projects that were granted exceptions from the LEED certified standard, the reasons for exception, and the lesser green building standards imposed.

(c) The department shall create a green buildings advisory committee composed of representatives from the design, construction, lumber and building materials industries involved in public works contracting, personnel from affected public agencies and school boards that oversee public works projects, and others at the department's discretion to provide advice on implementing this section. The advisory committee shall make recommendations regarding an education and training process and an ongoing evaluation or feedback process to help the department implement this section.

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