Energy Efficiency Standards for Public Buildings (Idaho)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Idaho
Name Energy Efficiency Standards for Public Buildings
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Goal 10% to 30% more efficient than a building of equal size, function and orientation

Date added to DSIRE 2008-06-04
Last DSIRE Review 2013-02-13

References DSIRE[1]


In May 2008, Idaho enacted HB 422 (the Energy Efficient State Building Act) to reduce the amount of energy consumed by state facilities. To the extent feasible and practical, all major facility projects must be designed, constructed and certified to meet a target of at least 10% to 30% better efficiency than a comparable building on a similar site. A major facility project is defined as those constructed by a state agency or for use by a state agency that are larger than 5,000 gross square feet of conditioned space. Also included in the definition are building renovation projects greater than 5,000 gross square feet with a project cost greater than 50% of the assessed value of the existing building.

This provision has a sunset clause of July 1, 2013.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information Specialist OER
Department Idaho Office of Energy Resources
Address 304 N. 8th Street, Suite 250
Address 2 PO Box 83720
Place Boise, Idaho
Zip/Postal Code 83720-0199
Phone (208) 332-1660


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Idaho Code § 39-2901 et seq.
Date Effective 2008-07-01
Date Enacted 2008-03-25
Expiration Date 2013-07-01

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"