Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 33
EDUCATION
CHAPTER 3
SCHOOL DISTRICTS
33-356.  School building design and energy efficiency. 
(1) (a)  School districts may seek to qualify for a reduction in building replacement value calculation for qualified, newly constructed public school buildings pursuant to section 33-1019(4), Idaho Code.
(b)  Each school district that seeks to qualify a newly constructed building for the building replacement value calculation provided for in section 33-1019(4), Idaho Code, shall use integrated design practices and fundamental commissioning in the design and construction of such building.
(c)  Following the first year of operations of a building that was certified in accordance with the provisions of subsection (5)(a) of this section, the germane school district shall perform or cause to be performed an annual optimization review of the qualifying building. Such annual optimization review shall be performed in a manner that is consistent with rules promulgated pursuant to this section. Such school district shall thereafter perform or cause to be performed an annual optimization review each year it seeks to qualify such building for the building replacement value calculation provided in section 33-1019(4), Idaho Code.
(2)  For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a)  "Fundamental commissioning" means the use of a third party to review building design, building system specifications and to specify and monitor preoccupancy system testing to ensure functional integration of specified systems and functional operation of systems at the completion of a project.
(b)  "Integrated design" means a process to develop consensus among the project team and owner as to the energy savings and building performance goals of the project and to identify design strategies to achieve those goals, including documentation strategies for design decisions to ensure accurate implementation of design through construction.
(3)  It shall be the duty and responsibility of the administrator of the division of building safety to provide assistance to school districts to ensure school districts can access the technical and educational support needed to implement the processes of integrated design and fundamental commissioning. It shall further be the duty and responsibility of the administrator of the division of building safety to compile and cause to be made available to school districts a list of all third party building commissioning agents in Idaho and contiguous states. The administrator shall ensure that all commissioning agents that appear on such list are certified by the building commissioning association or other similar certifying entity. The administrator shall ensure that such list is updated annually.
(4)  The administrator of the division of building safety is hereby authorized and directed to promulgate rules in accordance with the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, that provide the guidance, education and technical information necessary for school districts to implement the processes of integrated design and fundamental commissioning. The administrator is authorized to expand upon the terms defined in subsection (2) of this section, and to provide additional definitions as needed. In addition, the administrator shall promulgate rules governing annual optimization review and evaluation of germane building systems to ensure optimal performance of such systems and maximum energy savings and building performance. Such rules shall include, but not be limited to, a definition for the minimum scope of work required for annual optimization.
(5)  (a) The administrator of the division of building safety shall certify to the state department of education when a building has qualified for school building replacement value calculation exclusions as provided for in section 33-1019(4), Idaho Code. As part of such certification, the administrator shall state specifically the school building(s) and the square footage thereof that shall be excluded from the school building replacement value calculations.
(b)  Following the first year of operations of a building that was certified in accordance with the provisions of subsection (5)(a) of this section, the administrator of the division of building safety shall certify to the state department of education when such building has undergone an annual optimization review as provided in subsection (1)(c) of this section. Such certification shall ensure that the qualifying building meets or exceeds the requirements of annual optimization review rules promulgated pursuant to subsection (4) of this section.

History:
[33-356, added 2009, ch. 169, sec. 2, p. 512.]


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