16B.165 Energy efficiency in building codes.
Subdivision 1. Energy efficiency. By August 1, 1991, the commissioner of public service, in consultation with the commissioner of administration, shall solicit outside information under section 14.10, on proposed amendments to the Minnesota building code. The commissioner shall begin rulemaking to adopt the amendments by February 1, 1993. So far as is compatible with interests of public health and safety, the amendments must be designed to equal or exceed the most energy-conserving codes adopted by any other state. To the extent practicable, the codes must equal or exceed the model conservation standards proposed by the Pacific Northwest Power Planning Council for climate zones having 8,000 to 10,000 heating degree days.
Subd. 2. Energy efficiency; commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. By August 1, 1991, the commissioner of public service shall solicit outside information under section 14.10, on proposed codes or standards for commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and installations to assure that new and remodeled commercial development in Minnesota is as energy efficient as practicable and compatible with public health and safety. The commissioner shall begin rulemaking to adopt the codes by February 1, 1993.
HIST: 1991 c 149 s 4
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes