West Virginia Code
1 - DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRO
1A - PRIVATE REAL PROPERTY PROTECTI
2 - ABANDONED MINE LANDS AND RECLAM
3 - SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMA
3A - OFFICE OF EXPLOSIVES AND BLAST
4 - QUARRY RECLAMATION ACT
5 - AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
6 - OFFICE OF OIL AND GAS; OIL AND
6A - NATURAL GAS HORIZONTAL WELL CO
6B - OIL AND GAS HORIZONTAL WELL PR
7 - OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION DAMAGE C
8 - TRANSPORTATION OF OILS
9 - UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE RESERVO
10 - ABANDONED WELL ACT
11 - WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT
11A - CARBON DIOXIDE SEQUESTRATION
12 - GROUNDWATER PROTECTION ACT
13 - NATURAL STREAMS PRESERVATION
14 - DAM CONTROL ACT
15 - SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT
15A - THE A
16 - SOLID WASTE LANDFILL CLOSURE
17 - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK ACT
18 - HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT AC
19 - HAZARDOUS WASTE EMERGENCY RES
20 - ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATE
21 - COALBED METHANE WELLS AND UNI
22 - VOLUNTARY REMEDIATION AND RED
22A - WEST VIRGINIA LIMITED LIABIL
22B - UNIFORM ENVIRONMENTAL COVENA
23 - KYOTO PROTOCOL; ENFORCEMENT P
23A - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEME
24 - SMALL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL
25 - ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE PROG
26 - WATER RESOURCES PROTECTION AC
27 - ENVIRONMENTAL GOOD SAMARITAN
28 - COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE INVE
30 - THE ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK
31 - THE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY PROTE
CHAPTER 22. ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES.
ARTICLE 29. GREEN BUILDINGS MINIMUM ENERGY STANDARDS.
This article is called the Green Buildings Act and is effective July 1, 2012.
(a) The Legislature finds that:
(1) Encouraging the construction of energy-efficient public buildings is in the public interest and promotes the general welfare of the people of the state.
(2) Efficient energy use by public buildings contributes substantially to improving the environment.
(3) Public buildings can be built in accordance with energy- efficient standards.
(b) This article is enacted to more efficiently spend public funds and protect the health and welfare of West Virginia residents.
As used in this article:
(a) "ANSI" means the American National Standards Institute;
(b) "ASHRAE" means the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers;
(c) "IESNA" means the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America;
(d) "ICC" means the International Code Council; and
(e) "Public agency" means an agency of the state and political subdivisions, public institutions of higher education and boards of education.
All new building construction projects of public agencies that have not entered the schematic design phase prior to July 1, 2012, or any building construction project receiving state grant funds and appropriations, including public schools, that have not entered the schematic design phase prior to July 1, 2012, shall be designed and constructed complying with the ICC International Energy Conservation Code, adopted by the State Fire Commission, and the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007: Provided, That if any construction project has a commitment of federal funds to pay for a portion of such project, this section shall only apply to the extent such standards are consistent with the federal standards.