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West Virginia Lawmakers to Vote on Green Buildings Act

March 9, 2012 — A bill requiring public buildings to be more energy efficient will soon be up for a vote in the West Virginia Senate, reports The State Journal.

Senate Bill 76 would require all new building construction projects of public agencies—and any receiving state funds—to comply with the International Energy Conservation Code and with American National Standards Institute/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers/International Code Council Standard 90.1-2007. The standard calls for all public buildings to have proper insulation and heating systems that are energy efficient

The bill is currently awaiting approval by the West Virginia House of Representatives. If passed, the bill would become effective July 1.

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