2017 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 17 - Energy Efficient Schools Initiative (Eesi) of 2008
§ 49-17-104. Authority and powers of energy efficient schools council.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 49-17-104 (2017)
  • (a) The council may award grants or loans to school systems for qualifying capital outlay projects as provided in § 49-17-103 after reviewing and approving:
    • (1) An energy audit performed by a qualified professional that is either chosen by the council or approved by the council; or
    • (2) A cost-benefit analysis that shows that incorporating energy efficient technologies provides a reasonable payback period.
  • (b) The council has the authority to adopt a charter and bylaws and shall promulgate rules, regulations and policies the council deems necessary to further the purposes and duties of the energy efficient schools council as defined in § 49-17-103 and this section. Any rules and regulations proposed by the council shall be promulgated in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5.
  • (c) It is the legislative intent that the council establish and operate its programs in a manner that makes funds available on an equitable basis for the benefit of LEAs of all sizes, characteristics and geographical locations.
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