Authorizes the use of cool roofs on new construction or substantially renovated state-owned buildings; relates to establishing the state green building construction act.
BILL NUMBER:S967 REVISED 01/10/2011
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public buildings law, in relation to authorizing the use of cool roofs on new or substantially renovated state-owned buildings
PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to conserve energy through a cool roofs program.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation amends the section heading and subdivision 1 of section 83 of the public buildings law, as added by chapter 380 of the laws of 2009, amending the public buildings law relating to establishing the state green building construction act.
JUSTIFICATION: The temperature of a cool roof is lower on hot sunny days than that of a conventional roof, and therefore reduces the energy required to take down the temperature of the building via air conditioning. While dark surfaces absorb the sun's energy and become hot, light-colored surfaces reflect solar energy and stay cooler. Reducing energy loads through simple and cost effective methods, such as cool roofing, will save the state money for the escalating long term costs of energy.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Senate 2009-10: S.5038C - Referred to Finance Assembly 2009-10: A.7293 (Hevesi) - Passed Assembly
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 967 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, DIAZ, HUNTLEY, OPPENHEIMER, SAMP- SON, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the public buildings law, in relation to authorizing the use of cool roofs on new or substantially renovated state-owned build- ings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 83 of the public buildings law, as added by chapter 380 of the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows: Agency green building AND COOL ROOF construction requirements. 1.
[The](A) FOR PURPOSES OF MINIMIZING THE CONSUMPTION OF ENERGY AND PROVIDING FOR THE EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES EXPENDED IN THE USE AND OCCUPANCY OF STATE BUILDINGS, THE construction of new buildings and the substantial renovation of existing buildings shall comply with such green construction requirements and procedures as shall have been estab- lished by the office in regulations pursuant to subdivision two of this section. (B) FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING SOLAR REFLECTANCE AND THERMAL EMIT- TANCE OF AGENCY BUILDINGS, NEW CONSTRUCTION OF AGENCY BUILDINGS WITH FLAT ROOFS OR SUBSTANTIAL RENOVATION OF THE ROOF SUBSYSTEM OF AGENCY BUILDINGS WITH FLAT ROOFS SHALL COMPLY WITH THE COOL ROOF STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE OFFICE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. SUCH STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS SHALL REQUIRE THE USE OF MATERIALS AND/OR METHODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (I) INHERENTLY COOL ROOFING MATERIALS SUCH AS WHITE VINYL; (II) COATED ROOFS AND WHITE PAINT BASED PRODUCTS; (III) GREEN ROOFS USING PLANT-BASED MATERIALS FOR INSULATION COVER. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01557-01-1