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Energy Efficiency Goals and Requirements for Public Entities (Texas)
DSIRE/DtAdd 2006-09-27  +
DSIRE/LstUpdt July 17, 2013  +
Incentive/Active true  +
Incentive/ApplDsc Institutional  + , Local Government  + , Schools  + , State Government  +
Incentive/ApplDscOther State-Funded Housing  +
Incentive/Auth2Code Tex. Educ. Code § 44.902 et seq.  +
Incentive/Auth2DtEff 2007-09-01  +
Incentive/Auth2DtEnact 2007-06-15  +
Incentive/Auth2Link  +
Incentive/Auth3Code Tex. Gov't Code § 2306.187  +
Incentive/Auth3DtEff 2007-09-01  +
Incentive/Auth3DtEnact 2007-06-15  +
Incentive/Auth3Link  +
Incentive/Auth4Code S.B. 59  +
Incentive/Auth4DtEff 2013-09-01  +
Incentive/Auth4DtEnact 2013-06-14  +
Incentive/Auth4Link  +
Incentive/Auth5Code S.B. 700  +
Incentive/Auth5DtEff 2013-09-01  +
Incentive/Auth5DtEnact 2013-06-14  +
Incentive/Auth5Link  +
Incentive/AuthCode Tex. Health and Safety Code § 388.005  +
Incentive/AuthDtEff 2001-09-01  +
Incentive/AuthDtEnact 06/15/2001 (subsequently amended)  +
Incentive/AuthLink  +
Incentive/ContAddr 111 E. 17th Street  +
Incentive/ContAddr2 LBJ State Office Building, Room #111  +
Incentive/ContDept State Energy Conservation Office  +
Incentive/ContEmail  +
Incentive/ContName Stephen Ross  +
Incentive/ContPhone (800) 531-5441 Ext:1770  +
Incentive/ContPhone2 (512) 463-1770  +
Incentive/ContPlace Austin, Texas  +
Incentive/ContWebsite  +
Incentive/ContZip 78701  +
Incentive/DsireLstSubModSummaryUpdt July 20, 2011  +
Incentive/DsireSyncDate 2011-04-30 19:52:07  +
Incentive/EnergyCat Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs  + , Renewable Energy Incentive Programs  +
Incentive/EquipProducts Requirements vary by sector (see list in summary below)  +
Incentive/Goal General: Reduce electricity consumption by 5% each year for ten years, beginning September 1, 2011<br /> School districts: 5% energy consumption reduction from FY 2008  +
Incentive/ImplSector State/Territory  +
Incentive/Name Energy Efficiency Goals and Requirements for Public Entities  +
Incentive/Summary In 2001, Texas Senate Bill 5 ([http://www.
In 2001, Texas Senate Bill 5 ([ S.B. 5]), was enacted to help the state comply with federal Clean Air Act standards. S.B. 5 amended the state’s Health and Safety Code to require that each political subdivision in 38 (later amended to 41) Texas counties: * Implement all energy efficiency measures that meet the standards established for a contract for energy conservation measures under Section 302.004(b), Local Government Code, to reduce electricity consumption by existing facilities; * Establish a goal to reduce electricity consumption by 5% each year for ten years, beginning September 1, 2011; * Report efforts and progress annually to the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). The political subdivisions affected by the mandate include most major cities and represent approximately 70% of the state's population. The program was renewed in 2007 with the passage of [ H.B. 3693]*, which directed political subdivisions to continue reducing their electricity use by 5% annually for six more years beginning Sept. 1, 2007. In addition, H.B. 3693 expanded the list of covered entities to include institutions of higher education, state agencies, and public school districts, provided such entities have not already adopted a goal oriented energy efficiency plan. In 2011, S.B. 898 extended the directive for political subdivisions to continue reducing their electricity use by 5% annually for ten more years beginning Sept. 1, 2011. The provision detailing these requirements for school districts was an amendment to the Education Code rather than the Health and Safety Code referenced above. This section (Tex. Educ. Code § 44.902) was subsequently amended yet again in June 2009 to instead require school districts to develop long-range energy plans to reduce energy use by 5% beginning in fiscal year 2008. Thus the 5% annual electricity use reduction goal from 2007 to 2013 has been replaced with a less stringent requirement to establish a plan to reduce electricity use overall by 5% beginning in FY 2008. A further provision of H.B. 3693 (Tex. Gov't Code § 2306.187) prescribes energy efficiency standards for new and rehabilitated single and multi-family dwellings that receive assistance from the state Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA). The DHCA is directed to establish minimum standards for such buildings that may include the use of Energy Star appliances and products; energy efficient alternative construction materials; air conditioning or heat pump equipment that exceeds the energy code under Tex. Health and Safety Code § 388.003; and air ducting systems inside the conditioned space. The standards will not apply to dwellings that receive weatherization assistance money from the department or money provided under the first-time home buyer program. Finally, the law made also several specific efficiency related requirements for different sectors: * State owned or leased: Energy Star appliances and equipment (general), low wattage light bulbs, vending machines with non-perishable contents equipped with energy saving devices * Institutes of Higher Education: Low wattage light bulbs for housing and educational buildings * Schools: Low wattage light bulbs for instructional facilities * Political Subdivisions: No specific technology requirements The Texas Energy Partnership (TEP), consisting of SECO, the U.S. Department of Energy's Rebuild America Program and ENERGY STAR®, was formed to help the counties and cities affected by S.B. 5 and subsequent legislation. The TEP holds workshops on energy-efficient building technologies, energy management and other energy issues, and has created a [ website] for affected political subdivisions to report their energy savings data and to access information on benchmarking, best practices for energy efficient buildings, and green building techniques. SECO evaluates the effectiveness of the energy efficiency programs and submits a report of its evaluation annually to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Click [ here] to view the 2007 annual progress report. ''*A separate piece of legislation (SB 12]), was signed by the Governor a week before HB 3693 and contains a number of provisions identical to those discussed above in reference to HB 3693.''
discussed above in reference to HB 3693.''  +
Incentive/TechDsc Lighting +
Incentive/TechDscOther Vending Machines (state)  + , Others not specified  + , Yes; specific technologies not specified  +
Incentive/Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings +
OpenEI/PageDescription Energy Efficiency Goals and Requirements for Public Entities: energy incentive program.  +
OpenEI/PageKeyword Energy Incentives  + , Texas  + , Energy Standards for Public Buildings  +
Place Texas: Energy Resources +
Website  +
Categories Rules Regulations Policies Incentive Programs , Incentive with Contacts , Incentive with Authorities
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