Senate
House
Joint
Bill Status
WV Code
Audits/ Reports
Educational
Contact
home
home

West Virginia Code

Search

Chapter 5     Entire Code
‹ Chapter 04  |  Chapter 05A › Printer Friendly Versions
Chapter 5  |  Article 5 - 21  |  Section 4

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 AC

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

21 - ENERGY COST REDUCTION GUIDELI
    5 - 21 - 1
    5 - 21 - 2
    5 - 21 - 3
    5 - 21 - 4
    5 - 21 - 5

22 - GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTION CONTR

22 A - WEST VIRGINIA MUNICIPAL POL

22A - DESIGN-BUILD PROCUREMENT ACT

23 - COMMISSION ON MASS TRANSPORTA

24 - WEST VIRGINIA FOREST MANAGEME

25 - RESIDENT TRUSTEE ACCOUNTS

26 - GOVERNOR'S CABINET ON CHILDRE

26 - HERBERT HENDERSON OFFICE OF M

26A - WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR

27 - SEVERABILITY

28 - COMMISSION ON HOLOCAUST EDUCA

29 - EXPEDITIOUS ISSUANCE OF LICEN

WVC 5- 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.
WVC -21- ARTICLE 21. ENERGY COST REDUCTION GUIDELINES.

WVC 5-21-1 §5-21-1. Definitions.
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.

WVC 5-21-2 §5-21-2. Establishment of energy cost reduction guidelines; certification; training.
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.

WVC 5-21-3 §5-21-3. Advisory commission.
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.

WVC 5-21-4 §5-21-4. Exemptions.
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.

WVC 5-21-5 §5-21-5. Effective date of guidelines on permit applications.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to any application for a building permit made before the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-one.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special 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.
This Web site is maintained by the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information.  |  Terms of Use  |   Web Administrator   |   © 2014 West Virginia Legislature ****