MCL - Section 460.1133

Act 295 of 2008

460.1133 Department of management and budget; duties.

Sec. 133.

    The department of management and budget, after consultation with the energy office in the department of labor and economic growth, shall do all of the following:
    (a) Establish a program for energy analyses of each state building that identifies opportunities for reduced energy use, including the cost and energy savings for each such opportunity, and includes a completion schedule. Under the program, the energy star assessment and rating program shall be extended to all buildings owned or leased by this state. An energy analysis of each such building shall be conducted at least every 5 years. Within 1 year after the effective date of this act, an energy analysis shall be conducted of any such building for which an energy analysis was not conducted within 5 years before the effective date of this act. If building or facility modifications are allowed under the terms of a lease, the state shall undertake any recommendations resulting from an energy audit to those facilities if the recommendations will save money.
    (b) Examine the cost and benefit of using LEED building code standards when constructing or remodeling a state building.
    (c) Before the state leases a building, examine the cost and benefit of leasing a building that meets LEED building codes standards, or remodeling a building to meet such standards. The state shall take into consideration whether a building has historical, architectural, or cultural significance that could be harmed by a lease not being renewed solely based on the building's failure to meet LEED criteria.
    (d) Assist each state department in appointing an energy reduction coordinator to work with the department of management and budget and the state energy office to reduce state energy use.
    (e) Ensure that, during any renovation or construction of a state building, energy efficient products are used whenever possible and that the state purchases energy efficient products whenever possible.
    (f) Implement a program to educate state employees on how to conserve energy. The energy office and the department of management and budget shall update the program every 3 years.
    (g) Use more cost-effective lighting technologies, geothermal heat pumps, and other cost-effective technologies to conserve energy.
    (h) Reduce state government energy use during peak summer energy use seasons with the goal of achieving reductions beginning in 2010.
    (i) Create a web-based system for tracking energy efficiency and energy conservation projects occurring within state government.

History: 2008, Act 295, Imd. Eff. Oct. 6, 2008
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 1 of Act 295 of 2008 provides: "Enacting section 1. As provided in section 5 of 1846 RS 1, MCL 8.5, this act is severable."