2012 Arkansas Code
Title 22 - Public Property
Chapter 3 - Public Buildings and Other Facilities
Subchapter 18 - -- Arkansas Energy and Natural Resource Conservation Act
§ 22-3-1803 - Definitions.


AR Code § 22-3-1803 (2012) What's This?

As used in this subchapter:

(1) "Adaptive reuse" means the modification to accommodate a function other than its original intent of any building site and existing inhabited structure;

(2) (A) "Building project" means any inhabited physical structure and project building site. The phrase includes any structure in which any individual spends more than an hour of time within the structure such as residences, offices, visitors centers, classrooms, administration buildings, etc.

(B) "Building project" does not include ancillary structures or buildings with temporary occupancy such as park restrooms, pavilions, storage facilities, or similar structures;

(3) "Grant applicant" means any individual, institution, governmental jurisdiction, or other organization recognized by the granting department or agency as qualified to apply for financial assistance from any state department, agency, or office for the purpose of planning, designing, or constructing a new or rehabilitated building;

(4) (A) "Green Globes" means the online environmental assessment tool developed by the Green Building Initiative as of December 2004.

(B) "Green Globes" allows designers, property owners, and managers to evaluate and rate buildings against best sustainable building design and practices and integrate principles of sustainable architecture at every stage of project delivery in order to design and construct buildings that will be energy-efficient and resource-efficient, achieve operational savings, and provide healthier environments in which to live and work;

(5) (A) "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" means the following building rating systems developed by the United States Green Building Council:

(i) LEED-NC 2.1, as it exists on January 1, 2005;

(ii) LEED-EB, as it exists on January 1, 2005; or

(iii) LEED-CI, as it exists on January 1, 2005.

(B) "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" allows designers, property owners, and managers to evaluate and rate buildings against best sustainable building design and practices and to integrate principles of sustainable architecture at every stage of project delivery in order to design and construct buildings that will be energy-efficient and resource-efficient, achieve operational savings, and provide healthier environments in which to live and work;

(6) "Newly designed construction project" means any building and its building site for which a contract has been entered into beginning July 1, 2005, to construct a building and building site improvements as outlined in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or Green Globes rating systems;

(7) "Project building site" means all property associated with a building, including the defined legal description of the property or the defined project limits;

(8) (A) "Project limits" means the physical boundaries of a construction project within which all construction activity must occur.

(B) "Project limits" includes material and equipment storage space, lay-down or prefabrication space, clearing, grubbing, and drainage improvements;

(9) "Project team" means the persons or individuals representing the state agency or owner, professional design consultants, and building contractor, if a contractor is determined prior to design;

(10) "Proposed construction project" means all building construction projects in the conceptual planning stages for which a design contract has been executed after July 1, 2005;

(11) "Public and private partnerships" means any private development that uses state money to assist in the planning, design, or construction of a building project, such as a building project providing economic incentives for development;

(12) "Public funding" means federal or state funds that are allocated for a state building project;

(13) "Rehabilitation project" means any building project involving the modification or adaptive reuse of an existing facility in which twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the physical structure, facade, or interior space of a facility is being changed or modified;

(14) "State agency" means all departments, offices, boards, commissions, and institutions of the state, including the state-supported institutions of higher education;

(15) "State building project" means any inhabited physical structure and project building site in which:

(A) A state agency secures the design or construction contract; and

(B) Public funding is used in whole or in part to design or construct the project; and

(16) "Sustainable" means that:

(A) A building integrates building materials and methods that promote environmental quality, energy conservation, economic vitality, and social benefit through the design, construction, and operation of the built environment;

(B) A building merges sound, environmentally responsible practices into one (1) discipline that looks at the environmental, economic, and social effects of a building or built project as a whole; and

(C) The design encompasses the following broad topics:

(i) Efficient management of energy and water resources;

(ii) Management of material resources and waste;

(iii) Protection of environmental quality;

(iv) Protection of health and indoor environmental quality;

(v) Reinforcement of natural systems; and

(vi) Integrating the design approach.

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