Substitute Senate Bill No. 1074

Public Act No. 99-152

An Act Concerning Life-Cycle Cost Analyses of Energy Consumption in State Buildings.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 16a-38j of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

The Department of Public Works, in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, establishing criteria to be used by each state agency in selecting equipment for use in state buildings. Such criteria shall include a life-cycle cost analysis. [which considers the full avoided capacity and energy infrastructure costs and risks associated with the source British thermal unit requirements of the selected equipment.] Such criteria for equipment for which energy performance standards have been established pursuant to subsection (j) of section 16a-38 shall include such energy performance standards.

Sec. 2. Subsection (c) of section 16a-38 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(c) No state agency shall obtain preliminary design approval for a major capital project unless [(1) the project meets or exceeds the standards established pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section, (2) the agency has prepared a life-cycle cost analysis for such project, and (3) the Commissioner of Public Works and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management have jointly determined that such analysis complies with the standards established pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section. Such analysis shall be part of the design plan of the project. This subsection shall not apply to projects which have been finally approved prior to October 1, 1977.] the Commissioner of Public Works makes a written determination that the design is cost effective on a life-cycle cost basis. To make such a determination, the commissioner (1) shall require documentation that the design meets or exceeds the standards set forth in the National Bureau of Standards Handbook 135, or subsequent corresponding handbook of the United States Department of Commerce and the State Building Code, and (2) may require additional documentation, including, but not limited to, a life-cycle cost analysis that complies with the standards established pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section.

Approved June 23, 1999

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