Nevada State Energy Reduction Plan

August 12, 2019


As mandated by the Nevada statutes, the Nevada Energy Office prepared a state energy reduction plan which required state agencies, departments, and other entities in the Executive Branch to reduce grid-based energy purchases for state-owned buildings by 20% by 2015. The report suggests a series of immediate, short-term and long-term conservation measures to help the affected agencies meet their energy reduction goals. 

Senate Bill 395 of 2009 instructs the Chief of the Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration to establish standards that favor Energy Star products. The bill also puts the State Public Works Board in charge of adopting and implementing guidelines for renewable energy and efficient energy use in all state buildings. The Board adopted regulations in 2010 requiring construction projects of 20,000 square feet or greater to comply with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 and Energy Star.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Nevada
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Other EE
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
Green Building Requirement: Construction projects of 20,000 square feet or greater must comply with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 and Energy Star.


Name: NRS 701.215 et seq.
Name: NRS 333.4611
Date Enacted: 06/08/2009
Effective Date: 07/01/2009
Name: NRS 341.144
Name: NAC 341.301 et seq.
Effective Date: 10/15/2010


Name: Public Works
Address: 515 East Musser St., Suite 102
Carson City NV 89701
Phone: (775) 684-4141

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.