West Virginia Code
1 - THE GOVERNOR
1A - ITEMIZATION OF PROPOSED APPROP
1B - CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
1C - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
1D - GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF FISCAL RI
1E - HEALTHY WEST VIRGINIA PROGRAM
2 - SECRETARY OF STATE
3 - ATTORNEY GENERAL
4 - BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
5 - SALARY INCREASE FOR STATE EMPLO
6 - STATE BUILDINGS
7 - SOCIAL SECURITY AGENCY
8 - PUBLIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND P
9 - DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
10 - WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE
10A - DISQUALIFICATION FOR PUBLIC
10B - GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DEFERRE
10C - GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES RETIREM
10D - CONSOLIDATED PUBLIC RETIREME
11 - HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
11A - WEST VIRGINIA FAIR HOUSING A
11B - PREGNANT WORKERS' FAIRNESS A
12 - WEST VIRGINIA ANTIQUITIES COM
13 - PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' AND TEACHER
14 - WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR
14A - WEST VIRGINIA INTERPRETER FO
15 - WHITE CANE LAW
16 - WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE
16A - THE WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH CAR
16B - WEST VIRGINIA CHILDREN'S HEA
16C - PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST MANAG
16D - WEST VIRGINIA RETIREMENT HEA
17 - WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION ON E
18 - WEST VIRGINIA CABLE TELEVISIO
18A - TENANTS' RIGHTS TO CABLE SER
19 - DOMESTIC ALUMINUM, GLASS AND
20 - THE GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON
22 - GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTION CONTR
22A - DESIGN-BUILD PROCUREMENT ACT
23 - COMMISSION ON MASS TRANSPORTA
24 - WEST VIRGINIA FOREST MANAGEME
25 - RESIDENT TRUSTEE ACCOUNTS
26 - HERBERT HENDERSON OFFICE ON M
26A - WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR
27 - SEVERABILITY
28 - COMMISSION ON HOLOCAUST EDUCA
29 - EXPEDITIOUS ISSUANCE OF LICEN
CHAPTER 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR, SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS, OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC.
ARTICLE 21. ENERGY COST REDUCTION GUIDELINES.
As used in this article:
(a) "ASHRAE" means the organization known as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.
(b) "Director" means the director of the Governor's office of economic and community development.
The director shall develop statewide energy cost reduction guidelines to be applicable to new and significantly renovated buildings for which a building permit is issued. In developing the guidelines, the director shall establish as the minimum criterion the ASHRAE 90-75 standard energy conservation in new building design.
Based on the state guidelines each local jurisdiction in the state having a building code shall require each permit application to be accompanied by sufficient information to determine that the energy conservation measures under the guidelines are met. A letter of certification from an architect or a registered professional engineer may provide adequate certification that the new construction or renovation is in compliance with the minimum criteria as established by the director.
The director shall provide training to local jurisdictions on the application of the state guidelines, which may include training programs developed by agencies of the federal government.
To assist in the development and implementation of statewide energy guidelines under this article, the director shall appoint an advisory commission of seven members who shall serve without compensation. In appointing the commission, the director shall include representatives of building code enforcement agencies, the architectural and engineering professions, public utilities, the construction industry, legislative bodies of local units of government and the general public.
The following shall be exempt from compliance with the energy cost reduction guidelines developed under this article:
(a) Any type or class of building specifically made exempt by the local jurisdiction;
(b) Mobile homes;
(c) Any structure neither heated nor cooled, nor designed for human occupancy; and
(d) Any building specifically designated by a local jurisdiction as being of historical significance.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to any application for a building permit made before January 1, 1981.