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TITLE 34PUBLIC FINANCE
PART 1COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
CHAPTER 19STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION OFFICE
SUBCHAPTER CENERGY CONSERVATION DESIGN STANDARDS
RULE §19.32Energy and Water Conservation Design Standards

(a) SECO adopts by reference the following minimum energy standards for state agencies and institutions of higher education:

  (1) for any new construction or major renovation project, except low-rise residential buildings, with a design assignment made on or after June 1, 2016, the energy conservation design standard of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), Energy Standard for Buildings, ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2013, and any errata sheet for 90.1-2013 that is published by the ASHRAE Standards Committee or the 2015 International Conservation Code as published by the International Code Council, provided however the following buildings or structures are exempt from compliance with this section:

    (A) a building or structure that is listed in the State or National Register of Historic Places;

    (B) a building or structure that is designated as a historic property under local or state designation law or survey;

    (C) a building or structure that is certified as a contributing resource with a National Register listed or locally designated historic district; or

    (D) with an opinion or certification by the State Historic Preservation Officer or Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, a building or structure that is eligible to be listed on the National or State Registers of Historic Places either individually or as a contributing building to a historic district;

  (2) for any new construction or major renovation project of a low-rise residential building with a design assignment made on or after June 1, 2016, the residential chapter of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code as published by the International Code Council.

(b) Effective June 1, 2016, SECO adopts by reference the "Water Conservation Design Standards for State Buildings and Institutions of Higher Education Facilities" prepared by SECO, dated April 2016, as the water conservation design standards for any new construction or major renovation project.


Source Note: The provisions of this §19.32 adopted to be effective August 13, 2002, 27 TexReg 7174; amended to be effective September 28, 2011, 36 TexReg 6303; amended to be effective April 7, 2016, 41 TexReg 2495

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