Amended in Assembly March 21, 2013

California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 627


Introduced by Assembly Member Gorell

February 20, 2013


An actbegin insert to add Section 15814.45 to the Government Code,end insert relating to state government.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 627, as amended, Gorell. State government.

Existing law generally regulates energy conservation and efficiency in state buildingsbegin insert, requires that all new public buildings in which energy costs exceed $10,000 per year be models of energy efficiency that are designed, constructed, and equipped with all energy efficiency measures, materials, and devices that are feasible and cost-effective over the life of the building or the life of the energy efficiency measure, and requires that all existing buildings in which energy costs exceed $10,000 per year, when renovated or remodeled, be retrofitted to meet specified standardsend insert.

This bill wouldbegin delete state the intent of the Legislature toend delete requirebegin insert aend insert statebegin delete agencies, departments, and commissions, when they areend deletebegin insert agency, department, or commission, if it isend insert 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, alsobegin delete knowend deletebegin insert knownend insert as an energy-independent building or facility, can be constructed or occupied, as specified.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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begin insertSection 15814.45 is added to the end insertbegin insertGovernment
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begin insert15814.45.end insert  

A state agency, department, or commission, if it is
4evaluating the construction of a new building or facility, or the
5transfer or renewal of a lease for a building or facility, shall
6consider as a top priority in making that decision whether a
7net-zero energy consumption building or facility, also known as
8an energy-independent building or facility, can be constructed or
9occupied if that construction or occupancy can be accomplished
10at or at about the same market rate as a traditional building or
11facility, and the building or facility meets all of the location, size,
12and logistical requirements set forth in the agency’s, department’s,
13or commission’s site selection process.

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SECTION 1.  

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.

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