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Chapter 22  |  Article 22 - 29
WVC 22- CHAPTER 22. ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES.
ARTICLE 29 - GREEN BUILDINGS MINIMUM ENERGY STANDARDS ARTICLE 29. GREEN BUILDINGS MINIMUM ENERGY STANDARDS. WVC 22 - 29 - 1 §22-29-1. Short title and effective date.

     This article is called the Green Buildings Act and is effective July 1, 2012. WVC 22 - 29 - 2 §22-29-2. Findings and purpose.

     (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. WVC 22 - 29 - 3 §22-29-3. Definitions.

     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. WVC 22 - 29 - 4 §22-29-4. Minimum energy standards for new building construction projects of public agencies.

     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.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§22 - 15 - 10 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 601
PASSED - Regular Session

SB601 SUB1 enr2  (Uploaded - 03/23/2016)
SB601 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/18/2016)
Relating to exception from jurisdiction of PSC for materials recovery facilities or mixed waste processing facilities
§22 - 5 - 20 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 691
PASSED - Regular Session

SB691 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
Modifying certain air pollution standards
§22 - 15 A- 22 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4540
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4540 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/07/2016)
Removing prohibition of disposal of certain electronics in landfills
§22 - 1 - 7 - (Amended Code)
§22 - 3 - 2 - (Amended Code)
§22 - 3 - 4 - (Amended Code)
§22 - 3 - 13 - (Amended Code)
§22 - 3 - 13 A - (Amended Code)
§22 - 3 - 22 A - (Amended Code)
§22 - 3 - 30 A - (Amended Code)
§22 - 3 - 34 - (New Code)
§22 - 3 - 35 - (New Code)
§22 - 3 - 36 - (New Code)
§22 - 3 - 37 - (New Code)
§22 - 3 - 38 - (New Code)
§22 - 3 A- 1 - (Repealed Code)
§22 - 3 A- 2 - (Repealed Code)
§22 - 3 A- 3 - (Repealed Code)
§22 - 3 A- 4 - (Repealed Code)
§22 - 3 A- 5 - (Repealed Code)
§22 - 3 A- 6 - (Repealed Code)
§22 - 3 A- 7 - (Repealed Code)
§22 - 3 A- 8 - (Repealed Code)
§22 - 3 A- 9 - (Repealed Code)
§22 - 3 A- 10 - (Repealed Code)
§22 - 11 - 6 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4726
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4726 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Relating to coal mining generally
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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