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2006 Florida Statutes

Energy management; buildings occupied by state agencies.
Section 255.257, Florida Statutes 2006

255.257  Energy management; buildings occupied by state agencies.--

(1)  ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND COST DATA.--Each state agency shall collect data on energy consumption and cost. The data gathered shall be on state-owned facilities and metered state-leased facilities of 5,000 net square feet or more. These data will be used in the computation of the effectiveness of the state energy management plan and the effectiveness of the energy management program of each of the agencies.

(2)  ENERGY MANAGEMENT COORDINATORS.--Each state agency, the Florida Public Service Commission, the Department of Military Affairs, and the judicial branch shall appoint a coordinator whose responsibility shall be to advise the head of the agency on matters relating to energy consumption in facilities under the control of that head or in space occupied by the various units comprising that agency, in vehicles operated by that agency, and in other energy-consuming activities of the agency. The coordinator shall implement the energy management program agreed upon by the agency concerned.

(3)  CONTENTS OF THE STATE ENERGY MANAGEMENT PLAN.--The Department of Management Services may develop a state energy management plan consisting of, but not limited to, the following elements:

(a)  Data-gathering requirements;

(b)  Building energy audit procedures;

(c)  Uniform data analysis procedures;

(d)  Employee energy education program measures;

(e)  Energy consumption reduction techniques;

(f)  Training program for agency energy management coordinators; and

(g)  Guidelines for building managers.

The plan shall include a description of actions to reduce consumption of electricity and nonrenewable energy sources used for space heating and cooling, ventilation, lighting, water heating, and transportation.

History.--s. 2, ch. 78-26; s. 115, ch. 79-190; s. 38, ch. 85-349; s. 3, ch. 91-113; s. 17, ch. 98-279; s. 23, ch. 99-399; s. 1, ch. 2001-259.