Chapter 5. General Powers And Authority Of The Governor, Secretary Of State And Attorney General; Board Of Public Works; Miscellaneous Agencies, Commissions, Offices, Programs, Etc


Published: 2015

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WVC 5-

CHAPTER 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR, SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS, OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC.

WVC -21-

ARTICLE 21. ENERGY COST REDUCTION GUIDELINES.







WVC 5-21-1

§5-21-1. Definitions.

As used in this article:

(a) "ASHRAE" means the organization known as the American

Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.

(b) "Director" means the director of the governor's office of

economic and community development.







WVC 5-21-2

§5-21-2. Establishment of energy cost reduction guidelines;

certification; training.

The director shall develop statewide energy cost reduction

guidelines to be applicable to new and significantly renovated

buildings for which a building permit is issued. In developing the

guidelines, the director shall establish as the minimum criterion

the ASHRAE 90-75 standard energy conservation in new building

design.

Based on the state guidelines each local jurisdiction in the

state having a building code shall require each permit application

to be accompanied by sufficient information to determine that the

energy conservation measures under the guidelines are met. A

letter of certification from an architect or a registered

professional engineer may provide adequate certification that the

new construction or renovation is in compliance with the minimum

criteria as established by the director.

The director shall provide training to local jurisdictions on

the application of the state guidelines, which may include training

programs developed by agencies of the federal government.







WVC 5-21-3

§5-21-3. Advisory commission.

To assist in the development and implementation of statewide

energy guidelines under this article, the director shall appoint an

advisory commission of seven members who shall serve without

compensation. In appointing the commission, the director shall

include representatives of building code enforcement agencies, the

architectural and engineering professions, public utilities, the

construction industry, legislative bodies of local units of

government and the general public.







WVC 5-21-4

§5-21-4. Exemptions.

The following shall be exempt from compliance with the energy

cost reduction guidelines developed under this article:

(a) Any type or class of building specifically made exempt by

the local jurisdiction;

(b) Mobile homes;

(c) Any structure neither heated nor cooled, nor designed for

human occupancy; and

(d) Any building specifically designated by a local

jurisdiction as being of historical significance.







WVC 5-21-5

§5-21-5. Effective date of guidelines on permit applications.

The provisions of this article shall not apply to any

application for a building permit made before the first day of

January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-one.





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