2012 Arkansas Code
Title 22 - Public Property
Chapter 3 - Public Buildings and Other Facilities
Subchapter 20 - -- Energy Conservation in Public Buildings
§ 22-3-2001 - Legislative findings.
The General Assembly finds that:
(1) (A) Public buildings can be built and renovated using sustainable, energy-efficient methods that save money, reduce negative environmental impacts, improve employee and student performance, and make employees and students more productive.
(B) The main objectives of sustainable, energy-efficient designs are to:
(i) Avoid resource depletion of energy, water, and raw materials;
(ii) Prevent environmental degradation caused by facilities and infrastructure throughout their life cycle; and
(iii) Create buildings that are livable, comfortable, safe, and productive; and
(2) State-owned buildings and buildings owned by an institution of higher education can be improved by establishing specific performance criteria and goals for sustainable, energy-efficient public buildings that are based on recognized, consensual standards with a scientifically proven basis and a history of successful performance.
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