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New Jersey

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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High Performance Building Standards in New State Construction   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/01/2013
Program Overview:
State: New Jersey
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric
Applicable Sectors: State Government
Equipment/Products:Products purchased by state entities using state funds must be Energy Star labeled
Requirement:New construction of state buildings with more than 15,000 square feet must be designed and constructed to achieve at least the LEED Silver rating, a two-globe rating on the Green Globes scale, or comparable rating under an accredited sustainable building certification program.
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
N.J. Stat. § 52:32-5.3 et seq.
01/13/2008
01/13/2008
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
N.J. Stat. § 52:34-6.4
08/06/2007
08/06/2007
Summary:

In January 2008, New Jersey enacted legislation mandating the use of high performance green building standards in new state construction. The standard requires that new buildings larger than 15,000 square feet constructed for the sole use of state entities achieve US Green Building Council LEED Silver rating, a two-globe rating on the Green Building Initiative Green Globe rating system, or a comparable numeric rating from another accredited sustainable building certification program. The law exempts free-standing parking facilities, multiple use maintenance facilities, and storage facilities from the requirement. The law will be enforced by director of the Division of Property Management and Construction in the Department of the Treasury in cooperation with the New Jersey Building Authority. With some exceptions the state is also required to purchase Energy Star products when available, a provision adopted in 2007.


 
Contact:
  Raymond Arcario
Department of Treasury
Property Management and Construction
PO Box 235
Trenton, NJ 08625-0235
Phone: (609) 943-3365
Phone 2: (800) 852-7899
Web Site: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/dpmc/
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