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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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State Building Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/03/2013
Program Overview:
State: Utah
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Specified technologies not identified
Applicable Sectors: State Government
Goal:Each state entity must develop a program to manage energy efficiency and cost conservation
Requirement:Capital development projects that enter the design development phase after June 1, 2009 must be certified LEED Silver
Web Site:
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
HB 80
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
HB 198
On March 17, 2006, House Bill 80 was enacted in Utah, requiring the Division of Facilities Construction and Management to administer the State Building Energy Efficiency Program. The Division is responsible for developing guidelines, incentives and procedures for energy efficiency and reduction of costs in state facilities, and assisting state agencies, commissions, divisions, boards, departments, and institutions of higher education in implementing these procedures into their facilities. The Division is also tasked with procuring energy efficient products when practical, analyzing state agencies’ energy consumption, establishing an advisory group to assist with development and implementation, and providing a yearly energy savings report to both the governor and the legislature.


Life-cycle analysis must address the expected energy efficiency of a given facility. Each state entity must develop a program to manage energy efficiency and cost conservation and to appoint a staff member to coordinate the energy efficiency program. Agencies may enter into an energy savings agreement for a term of up to 20 years. Building Design and Product Requirements documents are located on the website above. The Building Design document requires capital development projects started after June 1, 2009 to be certified LEED Silver.


H.B. 198 of 2008 requires the legislature to appropriate 0.065% of the replacement cost for existing state facilities to the State Building Energy Efficiency Program.  If there is a deficit, the required funding drops to 0.045%.

  John Harrington
State of Utah Department of Administrative Services
Division of Facilities Construction & Management
4110 State Office Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: (801) 538-1477
Phone 2: (801) 538-3018
Fax: (801) 538-3267
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