Florida Senate - 2020                                     SB 338
       By Senator Rodriguez
       37-00487-20                                            2020338__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to energy efficiency savings in state
    3         agencies; amending s. 255.257, F.S.; revising the
    4         energy consumption information each state agency is
    5         required to provide to the Department of Management
    6         Services to include transportation fleet energy
    7         consumption information; requiring the state energy
    8         management plan to include recommendations for state
    9         agencies to improve energy efficiency by
   10         transitioning, retrofitting, or replacing certain
   11         inefficient facilities and fleets; requiring the
   12         department, in consultation with the Department of
   13         Agriculture and Consumer Services, to develop a
   14         formula to calculate the savings to taxpayers as a
   15         result of state agencies implementing the
   16         recommendations in the state energy management plan;
   17         requiring that such savings be used to encourage and
   18         fund other energy efficiency and climate change
   19         resiliency efforts in this state; making technical
   20         changes; providing an effective date.
   22  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   24         Section 1. Section 255.257, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   25  read:
   26         255.257 Energy management; buildings occupied by state
   27  agencies.—
   28         (1) ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND COST DATA.—Each state agency
   29  shall collect data on energy consumption and cost for all state
   30  owned facilities, and metered state-leased facilities, and state
   31  transportation fleets. Such These data will be used in the
   32  computation of the effectiveness of the state energy management
   33  plan and the effectiveness of the energy management program of
   34  each of the state agencies. Each state agency shall report the
   35  collected data shall be reported annually to the department in a
   36  format prescribed by the department.
   37         (2) ENERGY MANAGEMENT COORDINATORS.—Each state agency, the
   38  Florida Public Service Commission, the Department of Military
   39  Affairs, and the judicial branch shall appoint a coordinator
   40  whose responsibility shall be to advise the head of the state
   41  agency on matters relating to energy consumption in facilities
   42  under the control of that head or in space occupied by the
   43  various units comprising that state agency, in vehicles operated
   44  by that state agency, and in other energy-consuming activities
   45  of the state agency. The coordinator shall implement the energy
   46  management program agreed upon by the state agency concerned and
   47  assist the department in the development of the state energy
   48  management plan.
   50  Department of Management Services, in coordination with the
   51  Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, shall include
   52  at least all of the following elements in Further develop the
   53  state energy management plan consisting of, but not limited to,
   54  the following elements:
   55         (a) Data-gathering requirements.;
   56         (b) Building energy audit procedures.;
   57         (c) Uniform data analysis and reporting procedures.;
   58         (d) Employee energy education program measures.;
   59         (e) Energy consumption reduction techniques.;
   60         (f) A training program for state agency energy management
   61  coordinators.; and
   62         (g) Guidelines for building managers.
   63         (h)The plan shall Include A description of actions that
   64  state agencies shall take to reduce consumption of electricity
   65  and nonrenewable energy sources used for space heating and
   66  cooling, ventilation, lighting, water heating, and
   67  transportation.
   68         (i)Recommendations for state agencies to use new
   69  technology to reduce energy usage by transitioning,
   70  retrofitting, or replacing government-owned and government
   71  leased facilities and transportation fleets.
   72         (4)ENERGY SAVINGS FORMULA.—The department, in consultation
   73  with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, shall
   74  develop a formula to determine the savings to this state’s
   75  taxpayers through the implementation of the state energy
   76  management plan and recommendations under subsection (3). The
   77  department shall use the calculated value of such savings to
   78  encourage and fund other energy efficiency and climate change
   79  resiliency efforts within this state.
   80         (5)(4) ADOPTION OF STANDARDS.—
   81         (a) Each state agency shall use a sustainable building
   82  rating system or a national model green building code for each
   83  new building and renovation to an existing building.
   84         (b) A No state agency may not shall enter into new leasing
   85  agreements for office space that does not meet Energy Star
   86  building standards, except when the appropriate state agency
   87  head determines that no other viable or cost-effective
   88  alternatives do not exist alternative exists.
   89         (c) Each All state agency agencies shall develop energy
   90  conservation measures and guidelines for new and existing office
   91  space where state agencies occupy more than 5,000 square feet.
   92  These conservation measures shall focus on programs that may
   93  reduce energy consumption and, when established, provide a net
   94  reduction in occupancy costs.
   95         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.