§ 143‑135.40.  Monitor construction standards and sustainable building standards.

(a) The Department shall monitor the development of construction standards and sustainable building standards to determine whether there is any standard that the Department determines would better fulfill the intent of the Sustainable Energy‑Efficient Buildings Program to achieve sustainable, energy‑efficient public buildings than the standards under G.S. 143‑135.37, and, if so, whether this Article should be amended to provide for the use of any different standards or the use of any additional standards to address additional aspects of sustainable, energy‑efficient buildings. Additional standards monitored shall address consideration of site development, material and resource selection, and indoor environmental quality to enhance the health or productivity of building occupants. Also, the Department shall monitor the development of improved energy‑efficiency standards developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air‑Conditioning Engineers, the ASHRAE standards, shall monitor whether the State Building Code Council adopts any other energy‑efficiency standards for inclusion in the State Building Code that result in greater energy efficiency and increased energy savings in major facility construction and renovation projects under this Article, and shall monitor other standards for sustainable, energy‑efficient buildings that are based upon recognized, consensus standards based on science and demonstrated performance.

(b) Repealed by Session Laws 2017‑10, s. 4.2(b), effective May 4, 2017. (2008‑203, s. 1; 2017‑10, s. 4.2(b).)