Virginia Law Article 3: Public School Building and Facilities Modernization Standards

Construction, Design, Policies, Zero Energy

In the State of Virginia Acts of Assembly 2019 – the General Assembly requires that new public school buildings and facilities and improvements and renovations to existing public school buildings and facilities be designed, constructed, maintained, and operated to generate more electricity than consumed and that such energy-positive building design be based on industry standards (i) contained in the design guide of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), entitled “Achieving Zero Energy—Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings,” dated February 1, 2018, and any subsequent updates or (ii) similar industry standards.

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