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Florida Senate - 2008 (Reformatted) SB 562

By Senator Constantine

22-00429-08 2008562__

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A bill to be entitled

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An act relating to building standards for educational

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facilities; creating s. 1013.375, F.S.; requiring that

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educational facilities of a school district, a community

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college, a university, or the Florida School for the Deaf

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and the Blind meet specified minimum standards for energy

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efficiency and sustainability; providing that the

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standards apply to a facility that is newly constructed or

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that undergoes renovation costing more than a specified

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amount; providing an exception for projects approved

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before a specified date; providing an effective date.  

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Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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     Section 1.  Section 1013.375, Florida Statutes, is created

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to read:

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     1013.375 New or renovated educational facilities; standards

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for energy efficiency and sustainability.--Each new educational

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facility, and each renovation of an educational facility which

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costs more than $100,000, must achieve, at minimum, a silver-

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level certification in the rating system used by the United

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States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and

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Environmental Design or a two-globe rating in the Green Globe

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rating system used by the Green Building Initiative. This section

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does not apply to a facility if the board approves the design for

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the construction or renovation before July 1, 2009.

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     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.

CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.

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