Procedures for Monitoring the Reduction in Energy Use by State Agencies
(1)Annual energy use per square foot shall be tracked for all state owned buildings over 5,000 square feet with an annual energy use exceeding 10,000 Btus/square foot/year. The department may exempt specific buildings from reporting energy use, if deemed appropriate, i.e., if the building is to be closed or sold in the near future.
(2)Agencies must report energy use on monthly intervals into the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager (ESPM) database, or other database as specified by the department. Energy shall be reported for each separate building or facility. When energy reporting for individual facilities is not possible due to existing energy metering configurations, such as for a campus, facilities may be grouped into a common meter for reporting purposes. Electricity and heating fuels must be tracked separately for each calendar year and entered into the database no later than March 31 of the following year.
(3)When significant changes of facility size or use takes place, each agency must notify the department of the change and is responsible for making revisions to their respective ESPM account.
(4)It is recommended that sub-metering of buildings and/or major energy consuming equipment is added where advisable and feasible in order to get better data on energy use and facilitate better energy management of the facilities.
(5)If the building energy use exceeds the high performance target energy use for that building category, the agency shall investigate the reason for exceeding the target. The agency shall develop a plan that outlines all modifications, procedures and changes that need to be introduced until the target is met and maintained. The agency shall monitor progress and modify the plan as necessary each year until the target is reached and shall report the plan annually to the department.
(6)If a building category does not have an established target EUI, the agency shall work with the department to identify a reasonable energy use target for the building.
Rule 330-130-0080 — Procedures for Monitoring the Reduction in Energy Use by State Agencies,