AB 627, as amended, Gorell. State government.
Existing law generally regulates energy conservation and efficiency in state buildings.
This bill would
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require state begin delete agencies, departments, and commissions, when they areend delete evaluating the construction of a new building or facility, or the transfer or renewal of a lease for a building or facility, to consider as a top priority in making that decision whether a net-zero energy consumption building or facility, also begin delete knowend delete as an energy-independent building or facility, can be constructed or occupied, as specified.
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
It is the intent of the Legislature to require state
15agencies, departments, and commissions, when they are evaluating
16the construction of a new building or facility, or the transfer or
17renewal of a lease for a building or facility, to consider as a top
18priority in making that decision whether a net-zero energy
19consumption building or facility, also know as an
20energy-independent building or facility, can be constructed or
21occupied if that construction or occupancy can be accomplished
22at or at about the same market rate as a traditional building or
23facility, and the building or facility meets all of the location, size,
24and logistical requirements set forth in the agency’s, department’s,
25or commission’s site selection process.