An act relating to building standards for educational
facilities; creating s. 1013.375, F.S.; requiring that
educational facilities of a school district, a community
college, a university, or the Florida School for the Deaf
and the Blind meet specified minimum standards for energy
efficiency and sustainability; providing that the
standards apply to a facility that is newly constructed or
that undergoes renovation costing more than a specified
amount; providing an exception for projects approved
before a specified date; providing an effective date.
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. Section 1013.375, Florida Statutes, is created
1013.375 New or renovated educational facilities; standards
for energy efficiency and sustainability.--Each new educational
facility, and each renovation of an educational facility which
costs more than $100,000, must achieve, at minimum, a silver-
level certification in the rating system used by the United
States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design or a two-globe rating in the Green Globe
rating system used by the Green Building Initiative. This section
does not apply to a facility if the board approves the design for
the construction or renovation before July 1, 2009.
Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.