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§ 26-2603-J. High-performance building standards

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 1, 2020

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XXVI-J. Construction and Renovation of Buildings by School Entities (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2020
24 P.S. § 26-2603-J
§ 26-2603-J. High-performance building standards
(a) Recognition of standards.--
(1) The secretary shall recognize the United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system or two, three or four Green Globes under the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes green building rating system as high-performance building standards and the department shall use the standards in the administration of this article.
(2) The secretary may recognize other high-performance building standards, in addition to those under paragraph (1), that meet or exceed the standards outlined under paragraph (1).
(3) The department shall use only the recognized standards provided for in this section in the administration of this article.
(4) Prior to recognizing a high-performance building standard under paragraph (2), the secretary shall transmit notice to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and on the department's publicly accessible Internet website 90 days prior to recognizing the new standard.
(b) Reimbursement enhancement.--
(1) A school entity that utilizes the high-performance building standards for a project under subsection (a) and satisfies the requirement under paragraph (2) shall receive a 10% increase above the amount calculated under section 2606-J.1
(2) For a school entity to receive the reimbursement incentive for a project under paragraph (1), the school entity must provide the department with a projection showing a positive return on investment over the building's lifetime for utilizing the high-performance building standards when compared to regular construction practices.
(3) The department shall develop standards and a process, in coordination with the application process in section 2602-J,2 for awarding an enhanced reimbursement for compliance with high-performance building standards.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XXVI-J, § 2603-J, added 2019, July 2, P.L. 417, No. 70, § 1, effective July 1, 2020.


24 P.S. § 26-2606-J.
24 P.S. § 26-2602-J.
24 P.S. § 26-2603-J, PA ST 24 P.S. § 26-2603-J
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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