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§ 2-1601. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironmentEffective: June 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 2. Ambient Air Quality Control (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 16. Building Energy Performance Standards (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2022
MD Code, Environment, § 2-1601
§ 2-1601. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Agricultural building
(b)(1) “Agricultural building” means a structure that is used primarily to cultivate, manufacture, process, or produce agricultural crops, raw materials, products, or commodities.
(2) “Agricultural building” includes a greenhouse.
(c) “Building” has the meaning stated in the International Building Code.
Commercial building
(d) “Commercial building” means a building that is subject to the commercial provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code.
Covered building
(e)(1) “Covered building” means a building that:
(i) 1. Is a commercial or multifamily residential building in the State; or
2. Is owned by the State; and
(ii) Has a gross floor area of 35,000 square feet or more, excluding the parking garage area.
(2) “Covered building” does not include:
(i) A building designated as a historic property under federal, State, or local law;
(ii) A public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school building;
(iii) A manufacturing building; or
(iv) An agricultural building.
Direct greenhouse gas emissions
(f) “Direct greenhouse gas emissions” means greenhouse gas emissions produced on-site by covered buildings.
District energy
(g) “District energy” means thermal energy generated at one or more central facilities that produce hot water, steam, or chilled water that then flows through a network of insulated underground pipes to provide hot water, space heating, air conditioning, or chilled water to nearby buildings.


Added by Acts 2022, c. 38, § 4, eff. June 1, 2022.
MD Code, Environment, § 2-1601, MD ENVIR § 2-1601
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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