PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
NEW HAMPSHIRE BUILDING CODE
155-A:13 Building Requirements for State Funded Buildings.
I. Any new construction, reconstruction, alteration, or maintenance in any state owned building, plant, fixture, or facility, meeting the definition of "project" in RSA 21-I:78, considered a major project under RSA 21-I:80, and constructed using any state funding, shall meet a high performance, energy efficient, sustainable design standard determined by the commissioners of the department of environmental services and the department of administrative services, in consultation with the division of historic resources and the community college system, that shows the building or structure can recoup the incremental costs of implementing the requirements of this section as measured by reduced energy costs over a 10-year period of time.
II. The following construction or renovation projects shall be exempt from the requirements of paragraphs I:
(a) A building or structure that is less than 25,000 square feet.
(b) A building or structure that does not consume energy for heating, ventilating, or air conditioning.
(c) A renovation or modification that is estimated to cost less than $1,000,000.
(d) Temporary structures.
(e) Public school facilities that are subject to RSA 198:15-c.
(f) The university system of New Hampshire.
(g) Projects employing new, innovative, or experimental energy efficient technology that may not recoup their incremental costs within 10 years, as may be determined by the commissioner of the department of administrative services to be in the best interest of the state.
Source. 2010, 347:1, eff. July 1, 2011.