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Leroy F. Greene Facilities Act of 1998; Article 10.5. Energy Efficiency   

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(a) As part of the requirements for submission of an application to the State Allocation Board for funding pursuant to this chapter for any new construction or modernization project, the applicant school district may, at the time of submission of the final drawings to the Division of the State Architect, certify that an energy analysis and report has been prepared that sets forth the utility savings that would be generated if the facilities were designed, constructed, and equipped, with the energy efficiency and renewable technologies that would make the facilities exceed the minimum building energy-efficiency standards mandated for new public buildings pursuant to the latest edition of the California Building Standards Code through the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

(b) The energy analysis and report shall include a verifiable life-cycle cost analysis for each proposed energy conservation measure and renewable energy that may include, but need not be limited to, photovoltaic parking lot and security lighting, and solar swimming pool and domestic water heating, showing a return on investment of less than 15 years.

(c) The cost of the energy analyses and reports shall not exceed:

(1) Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) per project for elementary schools.

(2) Ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per project for middle schools.

(3) Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) per project for high schools.

(d) An applicant school district may count the following funds or expenditures toward meeting the local matching funds requirement under this chapter:

(1) The amount from any local sources actually expended on the project by the applicant school district for an energy audit.

(2) The amount actually applied to the project from any incentive, grant, or rebate, received by the applicant school district from a program funded pursuant to Section 381 of the Public Utilities Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 33, Sec. 21.)