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HF 2081

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/15/2021 04:58pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/10/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; requiring energy guidelines for state buildings to incorporate
provisions that address resiliency with respect to climate change; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16B.325, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16B.325, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Lowest possible cost; energy conservation.

The guidelines mustnew text begin:
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new text begin (1)new text end focus on achieving the lowest possible lifetime costnew text begin, considering both construction
and operating costs,
new text end for new buildings and major renovationsdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;
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new text begin (2)new text end allow for deleted text beginchanges in the guidelinesdeleted text endnew text begin revisionsnew text end that encourage continual energy
conservation improvements in new buildings and major renovationsdeleted text begin. The guidelines shalldeleted text endnew text begin;
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new text begin (3)new text end define "major renovations" for purposes of this sectiondeleted text begin. The definition may not allow
"major renovations"
deleted text end to encompass new text beginnot new text endless than 10,000 square feet or deleted text beginto encompassdeleted text endnew text begin notnew text end less
than the replacement of the mechanical, ventilation, or cooling system of deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anew text end building or
a new text beginbuilding new text endsection deleted text beginof the building. The design guidelines mustdeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (4)new text end establish sustainability guidelines that include air quality and lighting standards and
that create and maintain a healthy environment and facilitate productivity improvements;

new text begin (5) establish resiliency guidelines to encourage design that allows buildings to adapt to
and accommodate projected climate-related changes reflected in both acute events and
chronic trends, including but not limited to changes in temperature and precipitation levels;
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new text begin (6)new text end specify ways to reduce material costs; and deleted text beginmust
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new text begin (7)new text end consider the long-term operating costs of the building, including the use of renewable
energy sources and distributed electric energy generation that uses a renewable source or
natural gas or a fuel that is as clean or cleaner than natural gas.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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