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Education Code - EDC


  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )


  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 10. SCHOOL BONDS [15100 - 17199.6]

  ( Part 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 12.5. Leroy F.Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 [17070.10 - 17079.30]

  ( Chapter 12.5 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 4. )

ARTICLE 10.5. Energy Efficiency [17077.30 - 17077.35]
  ( Heading of Article 10.5 renumbered from Article 10 (as added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 981) by Stats. 2002, Ch. 33, Sec. 20. )


(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.

(Added by renumbering Section 17077.10 (as added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 981) by Stats. 2002, Ch. 33, Sec. 21. Effective April 29, 2002.)


(a) An applicant school district may include plan design and other project components that seek school facility energy efficiency approaching the ultimate goal of school facility energy self-sufficiency, and may seek a grant adjustment for the state’s share of the increased costs associated with those components.

(b) Energy efficiency components that are eligible for inclusion into a project pursuant to this section include, but are not limited to, conservation, load reduction technologies, peakload shifting, solar water heating technologies as described in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 25619 of the Public Resources Code and as rated and certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation, the use of ground source temperatures for heating and cooling, photovoltaics, and technologies that meet the emerging technology eligibility criteria established by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission pursuant to Section 383.5 of the Public Utilities Code. A project that received funding from the renewable energy program administered by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission is not eligible for a grant adjustment under this section.

(c) In order to be eligible for the grant adjustment pursuant to this section, the building proposed for the project, including the energy-efficiency and renewable energy measures utilized pursuant to this section, shall exceed the nonresidential building energy-efficiency standards specified in Part 6 (commencing with Section 100) of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations by an amount not less than 15 percent for new construction projects and not less than 10 percent for modernization projects, and shall be shown to provide sufficient energy savings to return the cost of the initial investment in the project over a period not to exceed seven years. The applicant shall certify that the cost for the project exceeds the amount of funding otherwise available to the applicant under this chapter.

(d) The board shall provide an applicant for a new construction or modernization project with a grant adjustment to provide an increase not to exceed 5 percent of its state grants authorized by Sections 17072.10 and 17074.10 for the state’s share of costs associated with design and other plan components related to school facility energy efficiency as set forth in this article.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 33, Sec. 22. Effective April 29, 2002.)

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