Energy Efficiency Standards for Public Buildings

November 13, 2014


Note: Per the original legislation, the provisions in Idaho's Energy Efficient State Building Act expired July 1, 2013.

In May 2008, Idaho enacted HB 422 (the Energy Efficient State Building Act) to reduce the amount of energy consumed by state facilities. To the extent feasible and practical, all major facility projects must be designed, constructed and certified to meet a target of at least 10% to 30% better efficiency than a comparable building on a similar site. A major facility project is defined as those constructed by a state agency or for use by a state agency that are larger than 5,000 gross square feet of conditioned space. Also included in the definition are building renovation projects greater than 5,000 gross square feet with a project cost greater than 50% of the assessed value of the existing building.


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building


Name: Idaho Code § 39-2901 et seq.
Date Enacted: 3/25/2008
Effective Date: 07/01/2008
Expiration Date: 7/1/2013


Name: Information Specialist OER
Organization: Office of Energy Resources
Address: 304 N. 8th Street, Suite 250
Boise ID 83720-0199
Phone: (208) 332-1660

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.