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Part D - Fund For The Improvement Of Education Subpart 18 - Healthy, High-Performance Schools. Local uses of funds.   

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(a) In general

A local educational agency that receives a subgrant under section 7277a(a) of this title shall use the subgrant funds to plan and prepare for healthy, high-performance school building projects that -

(1) reduce energy use to at least 30 percent below that of a school constructed in compliance with standards prescribed in chapter 8 of the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code, or a similar State code intended to achieve substantially equivalent results;

(2) meet Federal and State health and safety codes; and

(3) support healthful, energy efficient, and environmentally sound practices.

(b) Use of funds

A local educational agency that receives a subgrant under section 7277a(a) of this title shall use funds for one or more of the following:

(1) To develop a comprehensive energy audit of the energy consumption characteristics of a building and the need for additional energy conservation measures necessary to allow schools to meet the guidelines set out in subsection (a) of this section.

(2) To produce a comprehensive analysis of building strategies, designs, materials, and equipment that -

(A) are cost effective, produce greater energy efficiency, and enhance indoor air quality; and

(B) can be used when conducting school construction and renovation or purchasing materials and equipment.

(3) To obtain research and provide technical services and assistance in planning and designing healthy, high-performance school buildings, including developing a timeline for implementation of such plans.

(Pub. L. 89-10, title V, Sec. 5583, as added Pub. L. 107-110, title V, Sec. 501, Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1864.)