553.901 Purpose of thermal efficiency code.—The Department of Business and Professional Regulation shall prepare a thermal efficiency code to provide for a statewide uniform standard for energy efficiency in the thermal design and operation of all buildings statewide, consistent with energy conservation goals, and to best provide for public safety, health, and general welfare. The Florida Building Commission shall adopt the Florida Building Code-Energy Conservation, and shall modify, revise, update, and maintain the code to implement the provisions of this thermal efficiency code and amendments thereto, in accordance with the procedures of chapter 120. The department shall, at least triennially, determine the most cost-effective energy-saving equipment and techniques available and report its determinations to the commission, which shall update the code to incorporate such equipment and techniques. The proposed changes shall be made available for public review and comment no later than 6 months before code implementation. The term “cost-effective,” as used in this part, means cost-effective to the consumer.
History.—s. 1, ch. 77-128; s. 2, ch. 80-193; s. 78, ch. 81-167; s. 1, ch. 81-226; s. 1, ch. 82-197; s. 81, ch. 83-55; s. 3, ch. 84-273; s. 1, ch. 88-213; s. 5, ch. 93-249; s. 93, ch. 2000-141; s. 34, ch. 2001-186; s. 3, ch. 2001-372; s. 418, ch. 2011-142; s. 18, ch. 2013-193.