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Energy Efficiency Standards for State Facilities   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/20/2014
Program Overview:
State: Mississippi
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Unspecified Technologies
Applicable Sectors: State Government
Equipment/Products:Mandates rules that encourage procurement of materials produced in-state
Requirement:The Department of Finance and Administration and the Bureau of Building Grounds and Real Property Management have been charged with requiring minimum building efficiency standards.
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Miss. Code Ann. ยง 31-11-35
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
SB 2521
Authority 3:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
HB 1296

Mississippi's Energy Efficiency Standards for State Facilities has emerged out of a series of state laws passed in the 2013 and 2014 sessions.

HB 1266 (July 2013) requires that newly constructed state buildings meet or exceed ASHRAE 90.1-2010 requirements or any other more stringent efficient building requirements selected by the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management and the Department of Finance and Administration. This law also applies to renovation projects and/or additions for buildings of a certain size constructed after 2009.

HB 1296 (July 2013) created the Energy Development Fund and authorized the Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA) Energy and Natural Resource Division to coordinate energy reduction efforts across the state and periodically author a State Energy Management Plan. A key mandate of the MDA’s Energy and Natural Resource Division is to coordinate with other government entities to gather energy related data from state facilities into a central database for the purpose of benchmarking energy consumptions and cost.

SB 2521 (July 2014) allows public entities to enter into energy performance contracts to pay for energy efficiency and renewable energy equipment with terms of 20 years or less. Public entities explicitly authorized to enter into these contracts include school districts, junior college, institutions of higher learning, publicly owned hospitals, state agencies, and governing authorities.

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