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New Hampshire

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 11/13/2012
Program Overview:
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Unspecified Technologies
Applicable Sectors: State Government
Requirement:Major construction must meet high-performance energy and design standard established by state
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Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
RSA 155-A:13
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Date Effective:
New Hampshire High-Performance Design Standard

New Hampshire enacted legislation (SB 409) in July 2010 stipulating that "major" construction and maintenance projects that receive state funding must meet a high-performance energy and design standard determined by the Department of Environmental Services and the Department of Administrative Services, in consultation with the Division of Historic Resources and the state's community college system. The standard, effective July 1, 2011, specifies that the building or structure can recoup the incremental costs of this requirement through reduced energy costs over 10 years.

This requirement does not apply to buildings or structures less than 25,000 square feet; buildings and structures that do not consume energy for heating, ventilating or air conditioning; renovations or modifications estimated to cost less than $1 million; temporary structures; certain public school facilities; the state's university system; or projects employing new, innovative, or experimental energy-efficient technology that might not recoup their incremental costs within 10 years.

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New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services
25 Capital Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3201
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