In January 2008, New Jersey enacted legislation mandating the use of high performance green building standards in new state construction. The standard requires that new buildings larger than 15,000 square feet constructed for the sole use of state entities should be designed and managed to meet high performance green building standards. The law allows for exceptions from specific requirements in cases of practical difficulty. These exceptions only apply to the specific requirement in question and do not extend to all requirements. With some exceptions the state is also required to purchase Energy Star products when available, a provision adopted in 2007.
|Incentive Type:||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Green Building Requirement:||New buildings larger than 15,000 square feet constructed for the sole use of state entities should be designed and managed to meet high performance green building standards. A "high performance green building" must be either attain either a LEED Silver rating, a 2 globe rating from Green Globes, or a comparable rating designated by the Board of Public Utilites.|
|Equipment Efficiency Requirement:||State agencies must use state funds to acquire products bearing the federal Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star label.|
|Name:||N.J. Stat. § 52:32-5.4 et seq.|
|Name:||N.J. Stat. § 52:34-6.4|
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.
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