Minnesota - Design Requirements for State Funded Buildings (Minnesota)

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Place Minnesota
Name Minnesota - Design Requirements for State Funded Buildings
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Space Cooling
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2007-07-11
Last DSIRE Review 2008-06-19

References DSIRE[1]


The commissioner must review and study geothermal and solar thermal applications as possible uses for heating or cooling for all building projects subject to a predesign review under section 16B.335 that receive any state funding for replacement of heating or cooling systems. When practicable, geothermal and solar thermal heating and cooling systems must be considered when designing, planning, or letting bids for necessary replacement or initial installation of cooling or heating systems in new or existing buildings that are constructed or maintained with state funds. The predesign review must include a written plan for compliance with this section from a project proposer. For the purposes of this section, "solar thermal" means a flat plate or evacuated tube with a fixed orientation that collects the sun's radiant energy and transfers it to a storage medium for distribution as energy for heating and cooling.

EFFECTIVE DATE. This section is effective July 1, 2007, and applies to cooling or heating systems replacement or installation in buildings that are constructed or maintained with state funds that are subject to predesign review on or after that date.

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

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. § 16B.326
Date Effective 2007-07-01
Date Enacted 2007-05-17

  • 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)"