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. All projects greater than 5,000 square feet, have a HVAC system, and based on the funding source, shall incorporate the High Performance Certification Program policy (HPCP).
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 energy costs from increased facility energy 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.
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