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216C.195 Energy Code amendments; new commercial building.

Subdivision 1. Commissioner to adopt. The commissioner of administration, in consultation with the commissioner of public service, shall adopt amendments to the Energy Code portion of the Minnesota Building Code to implement energy-efficient standards for new commercial buildings.

Subd. 2. Adoption of ASHRAE/IES 90.1 standard. The standards adopted under subdivision 1 must require energy efficiency at least as stringent as:

(1) the "minimum performance" standards for opaque building envelopes; and

(2) the January 1, 1992, standards for heating, ventilating and air conditioning, and water heating as proposed in ASHRAE/IES standard 90.1.

Subd. 3. Lighting standards. The standards adopted under subdivision 1 must be at least as stringent as lighting standards for new federal buildings in Code of Federal Regulations, title 10, section 435.103.

HIST: 1991 c 235 art 1 s 5; 1997 c 206 s 10; 1999 c 135 s 6

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