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Did You Know?
Oklahoma City, OK, May 10 -- Did you know Oklahoma’s Governor, Mary Fallin, signed into law the Oklahoma State Facilities Energy Conservation Program? This program directs all state agencies and higher education institutions to achieve an energy efficiency and conservation improvement target of at least 20 percent by the year 2020. This will increase the workload at the Department of Central services as every state agency with facilities will be required to provide future and historical utility data. This program is vital because of the anticipated $200-500 million savings the state will realize with the energy savings—at least 20 percent less than current usage.
The Governor credited this initiative to Oklahoma’s recent poor ranking by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy that ranked Oklahoma the 47th state in the nation for energy efficiency. In the building energy code category Oklahoma received a 1.5 out of 10 because the state has no energy code. The newly created Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission submitted a modified 2009 International Mechanical Code referencing the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code in January. If signed into law, this will bring Oklahoma’s energy code inline with the neighboring states of Texas and New Mexico.
Talk with us at ADG about how this new law will impact your future construction projects.
For more information on ADG, contact John Semtner , Director of Engineering Services at 405.232.5700, email: email@example.com | adgokc.com.
Graphic courtesy American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
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