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Senate Bill 0287


Senate Bill 0287

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Building standards. Requires a public works contract that is for the construction of a public building or structure and is entered into after December 31, 2008, to require that the building or structure must meet at least the silver rating under the United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system or an equivalent rating system, such as a Two Globes rating system under the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes rating system. Requires a public works contract that is for the reconstruction, repair, alteration, or retrofitting of a public building or structure and is entered into after December 31, 2008, to require that the building or structure must meet at least the standards for existing buildings under the LEED rating system or an equivalent rating system. Provides that for state agency purchases, there is a 5% price preference for any electronic office equipment, including computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, and copiers, that are compliant with the United States Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star ratings. Allows a county fiscal body to adopt an ordinance providing a deduction from the assessed value of a newly constructed building or a rehabilitated building that is certified to meet the LEED rating system or an equivalent rating system. Requires the ordinance to specify the amount of the deduction. Allows the Indiana economic development corporation to adopt rules allowing the corporation to give priority to economic development projects that meet or surpass the standards of the LEED rating system or the rating system of the Green Building Initiative.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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