Nevada State Energy Reduction Plan (Nevada)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Nevada
Name Nevada State Energy Reduction Plan
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind, Energy Star Appliances, Bio-gas
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Goal Favor the Procurement of "Energy Star" devices unless not cost effective

Requirement 20% reduction in grid-based energy purchases by 2015 for Executive Branch agencies and Departments

Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-29
Last DSIRE Review 2012-06-14

References DSIRE[1]


As mandated by the Nevada statutes, the Nevada Energy Office prepared a state energy reduction plan which requires state agencies, departments, and other entities in the Executive Branch to reduce grid-based energy purchases for state-owned buildings by 20% by 2015. The report suggests a series of immediate, short-term and long-term conservation measures to help the affected agencies meet their energy reduction goals.

Senate Bill 395 of 2009 instructs the Chief of the Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration to establish standards that favor Energy Star products. The bill also puts the State Public Works Board in charge of adopting and implementing guidelines for renewable energy and efficient energy use in all state buildings. The Board must also ensure that its guidelines are cost-effective over the life of the project. The bill suggests LEED, Green Globes, and ASHRAE standards, among others, but these have yet to be formalized by the Board.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Paul Thomsen
Department Nevada Governor's Office of Energy
Address 755 North Roop Street, Suite 202
Place Carson City, Nevada
Zip/Postal Code 89701
Phone (775) 687-1850


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

Authority 1: NRS 701.215 et seq.

Authority 2: NRS 333.4611
Date Effective 2009-07-01
Date Enacted 2009-06-08

Authority 3: NRS 341.144

  • 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)"