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TITLE 34PUBLIC FINANCE
PART 1COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
CHAPTER 19STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION OFFICE
SUBCHAPTER CENERGY CONSERVATION DESIGN STANDARDS
RULE §19.32Energy and Water Conservation Design Standards

(a) The State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) adopts by reference the following standards for new construction or major renovation projects:

  (1) for any new construction or major renovation project, except low-rise residential buildings, with a design assignment made prior to September 1, 2011, the energy conservation design standard of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), Energy Standard for Buildings, ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999;

  (2) for any new construction or major renovation project of a public low rise residential buildings with a design assignment made prior to June 1, 2011, the energy conservation design standard of the International Code Council as published in the International Energy Conservation Code for 2000;

  (3) for any new construction or major renovation project, except low-rise residential buildings, with a design assignment made on or after September 1, 2011, the energy conservation design standard of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), Energy Standard for Buildings, ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010, provided however the following buildings or structures are exempt from compliance with this section:

    (A) a building or structure that is listed in the State or National Register of Historic Places;

    (B) a building or structure that is designated as a historic property under local or state designation law or survey;

    (C) a building or structure that is certified as a contributing resource with a National Register listed or locally designated historic district; or

    (D) with an opinion or certification by the State Historic Preservation Officer or Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, a building or structure that is eligible to be listed on the National or State Registers of Historic Places either individually or as a contributing building to a historic district;

  (4) for any new construction or major renovation project of a low-rise residential building with a design assignment made on or after June 1, 2011, the residential chapter of the International Code Council as published in the International Energy Conservation Code for 2009.

(b) Effective September 1, 2011, SECO adopts by reference the "Water Efficiency Standards for State Buildings and Institutions of Higher Education Facilities" prepared by the Office of the Comptroller, State Energy Conservation Office dated January 2011 as the water conservation design standards for new state buildings and major renovation projects.

(c) Copies of the standards are published by the comptroller and are available at the offices of SECO, 111 E. 17th Street, LBJ State Office Building, Suite 1114, Austin, Texas 78774, where they may be viewed during normal office hours as well as on the comptroller's website www.txbuildingenergycode.com.


Source Note: The provisions of this §19.32 adopted to be effective August 13, 2002, 27 TexReg 7174; amended to be effective September 28, 2011, 36 TexReg 6303

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