The design and construction of either a new facility or the major renovation of an existing facility shall start with meeting the requirements of the OSA building code compliance policy.
The High Performance Certification Program policy (HPCP) is required for all general funded or academic designated projects greater than 5,000 square feet and include a HVAC system. The Colorado Department of Education, Building Excellent Schools Today grant program, and the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund prgram provide state funds to a building that may need to meet the HPCP policy. Refer to their web site for additional information. Forms for all HPCP projects, state funded or other departments are available on the New Construction/Major Renovations web page.
State statute, CRS 24-30-1304 and 1305, requires that all state agencies and state institutions of higher education to analyze the life-cycle cost (LLC) of all real property constructed or renovated, over its economic life, in addition to the initial construction or renovation cost (Life-Cycle Cost Policy).
For existing facilities, agencies should incorporate energy/water management plans, active maintenance strategies, and proactive oversight of all the systems to sustain overall efficient operations and provide for occupant comfort (Energy-Water Management Existing Buildings Policy).
An energy performance contract (EPC) provides an alternative funding source for a state agency to repair and/or upgrade its facilities. Energy performance contracts use avoided future utility costs from increased facility energy/water efficiency as the method to fund facility improvements over the life of the lease-purchase energy performance contract. OSA provides program, technical, and contract review support to the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) in developing and implementing energy performance contracts. On the CEO web site, follow the links within energy efficiency, commercial buildings web pages to the energy performance contract web page. Selecting an Energy Service Company following the OSA Request for Proposal process. The EPC ESCO Selection Process document explains in detail for procedure to select a qualified ESCO.
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