|Posted:||March 1, 2021 03:52 PM|
|From:||Representative Christopher B. Quinn|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Green State Buildings Requirement (Former HB183)|
|In the near future, I plan to reintroduce legislation that would require the design, construction, and renovation of state-owned or leased buildings to comply with specified and high-performance building standards. This legislation would establish the High-Performance, State Buildings Standards Act as a freestanding act. It would not require a specific certification but merely encourage green buildings.
When we build a new government building in the Commonwealth, we expect it to serve present and future generations. These are not buildings with a short life span and should be designed for long term efficiency and performance. Energy costs must be a part of this equation, not only for the long term success of the project but also for the part that the Commonwealth must play in our country’s energy independence.
Please consider cosponsoring this legislation.
Introduced as HB1246