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08/12/2008

Florida Energy Bill to Boost Renewable Energy

 
A wide-ranging energy bill that intends to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy within the state of Florida was recently approved by Florida Governor Charlie Crist.

House Bill 7135 requires the Florida Public Service Commission to establish a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that will specify a minimum percentage of retail electricity sales that must be supplied by renewable energy. A draft rule must be prepared by February 2009. The bill also requires the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to create a cap-and-trade regulatory program to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from major emitters.

Because major emitters include commercial buildings, the bill expands the state's Innovation Incentive Program to include renewable energy projects, creates a grant program to help local governments achieve green standards, and expands the state's Renewable Energy Technology Grants Program to include energy-efficiency technologies for commercial buildings and vehicles.

Regarding buildings, the bill requires the Florida Building Commission to prepare a 2010 edition of the Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction that increases the energy performance of new buildings by at least 20 percent relative to the 2007 code, increasing to a 50-percent performance improvement by the 2019 edition. The bill also requires new buildings constructed and financed by the state to be designed and built to meet nationally recognized green-building standards. The same standards apply to renovations of existing state buildings.
 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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