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SENATE BILL NO. 49
INTRODUCED BY WANZENRIED
BY REQUEST OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COUNCIL
AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION TO ESTABLISH HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING STANDARDS FOR STATE-OWNED BUILDINGS AND NEW STATE-LEASED BUILDINGS; AMENDING SECTION 17-7-201, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE AND AN APPLICABILITY DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. High-performance building standards. (1) New buildings and major renovations constructed under 17-7-202 and new state-leased buildings must:
(a) be built and operated as high-performance buildings; and
(b) exceed the International Energy Conservation Code most recently adopted by the department of labor and industry by 20% or to the extent that is cost-effective over the life of the building or major renovation.
(2) The department, in collaboration with the Montana university system and other state agencies, shall adopt high-performance building standards. In developing these standards, the department shall consider:
(a) integrated design principles to optimize energy performance, enhance indoor environmental quality, and conserve natural resources;
(b) cost-effectiveness, including productivity, deferred maintenance, and operational considerations;
(c) environmental, economic, and social sustainability of materials and components; and
(d) building functionality, durability, and maintenance.
Section 2. Section 17-7-201, MCA, is amended to read:
"17-7-201. Definitions of building and construction. In this part, the following definitions apply:
(1) (a) "Building" includes a:
(a)(i) building, facility, or structure constructed or purchased wholly or in part with state moneys money;
(b)(ii) building, facility, or structure at a state institution;
(c)(iii) building, facility, or structure owned or to be owned by a state agency, including the department of transportation.
(2)(b) "Building" The term does not include a:
(a)(i) building, facility, or structure owned or to be owned by a county, city, town, school district, or special improvement district;
(b)(ii) facility or structure used as a component part of a highway or water conservation project.
(3)(2) "Construction" includes construction, repair, alteration, and equipping and furnishing during construction, repair, or alteration.
(3) "High-performance building" means a building that integrates and optimizes all major high-performance building attributes, including but not limited to:
(a) energy efficiency;
(c) life-cycle performance; and
(d) occupant productivity."
Section 3. Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 17, chapter 7, part 2, and the provisions of Title 17, chapter 7, part 2, apply to [section 1].
Section 4. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
Section 5. Applicability. [This act] applies to buildings constructed, renovated, or leased after [the effective date of this act].
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