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216C.38 Building Energy Research Center.

Subdivision 1. Energy partnership. To improve the energy efficiency of buildings, the commissioner shall administer a Building Energy Research Center that shall be a cooperative effort among the commissioner, the University of Minnesota, technical colleges, and certain associations and businesses from the private sector. The center's goal is to become a nationally recognized center for building research.

Subd. 2. Purpose. The purpose of the Building Energy Research Center is to:

(1) conduct studies of Minnesota building experience;

(2) disseminate information acquired relating to building energy efficiency;

(3) conduct continuing education courses;

(4) provide limited energy and design consultation services for innovative projects;

(5) coordinate and stimulate research efforts; and

(6) seek private sector pledges to match appropriations for this program.

HIST: 1983 c 301 s 133; 1987 c 258 s 12; 1987 c 312 art 1 s 10 subd 1; 1989 c 246 s 2