Green Energy Standards for Public Buildings

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place West Virginia
Name Green Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Fed. Government, Local Government, State Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Requirement New buildings must comply with International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007

Last DSIRE Review 2013-04-19
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

Incentive Source


In March 2012, West Virginia enacted the Green Buildings Act, which applies to all new construction of public buildings, buildings receiving state grant funds, and buildings receiving state appropriations. For those buildings that have not entered the schematic design phase prior to July 1, 2012, buildings must be designed and construction to comply with the ICC International Energy Conservation Code, and the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007. If a building is also receiving federal funds, the ICC and ASHRAE standards only apply if the are consistent with federal standards.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Contact
Department West Virginia Department of Administration
Division General Services Division
Address Capitol Complex, Building 1 Room MB-60
Address 2 1900 Kanawha Blvd E
Place Charleston, West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 25305
Phone (304) 558-2317
Fax (304) 558-1928

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

Authority 1: W. Va. Code § 22-29-1 et seq.
Date Effective 2012-07-01
Date Enacted 2012-03-16

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