senate Bill S3359

Authorizes the use of cool roofs on new or substantially renovated state-owned buildings

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  • 01 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Summary

Authorizes the use of cool roofs on new construction or substantially renovated state-owned buildings; relates to establishing the state green building construction act.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A51
Versions:
S3359
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Buildings Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §83, Pub Bldg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S967, A96
2009-2010: S5038C, A7293C

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BILL NUMBER:S3359 REVISED 2/12/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public buildings law, in relation to
authorizing the use of cool roofs on new or substantially renovated
state-owned buildings

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to conserve energy through a cool
roofs program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation amends the section heading and
subdivision 1 of section 83 of the public buildings law, as added by
chapter 380 of the laws of 2009, amending the public buildings law
relating to establishing the state green building construction act.

JUSTIFICATION: The temperature of a cool roof is lower on hot sunny
days than that of a conventional roof, and therefore reduces the energy
required to take down the temperature of the building via air condition-
ing. While dark surfaces absorb the sun's energy and become hot, light-
colored surfaces reflect solar energy and stay cooler. Reducing energy
loads through simple and cost effective methods, such as cool roofing,
will save the state money for the escalating long term costs of energy.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Senate 2009-10: S.5038C - Referred to Finance
Assembly 2009-10: A.7293 (Hevesi) - Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3359

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, DIAZ, DILAN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY,
  PARKER, SAMPSON, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the public buildings law, in relation to authorizing the
  use of cool roofs on new or substantially renovated state-owned build-
  ings

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 83 of the
public buildings law, as added by chapter 380 of the laws of  2009,  are
amended to read as follows:
  Agency  green  building  AND  COOL  ROOF construction requirements. 1.
[The] (A) FOR PURPOSES OF  MINIMIZING  THE  CONSUMPTION  OF  ENERGY  AND
PROVIDING FOR THE EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES EXPENDED IN THE USE
AND  OCCUPANCY OF STATE BUILDINGS, THE construction of new buildings and
the substantial renovation of existing buildings shall comply with  such
green construction requirements and procedures as shall have been estab-
lished  by the office in regulations pursuant to subdivision two of this
section.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING SOLAR REFLECTANCE AND THERMAL  EMIT-
TANCE  OF  AGENCY  BUILDINGS,  NEW CONSTRUCTION OF AGENCY BUILDINGS WITH
FLAT ROOFS OR SUBSTANTIAL RENOVATION OF THE  ROOF  SUBSYSTEM  OF  AGENCY
BUILDINGS  WITH FLAT ROOFS SHALL COMPLY WITH THE COOL ROOF STANDARDS AND
REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE OFFICE PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF
THIS  SECTION.  SUCH  STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS SHALL REQUIRE THE USE OF
MATERIALS AND/OR METHODS INCLUDING, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) INHERENTLY COOL ROOFING MATERIALS SUCH AS WHITE VINYL;
  (II) COATED ROOFS AND WHITE PAINT BASED PRODUCTS;
  (III) GREEN ROOFS USING PLANT-BASED MATERIALS FOR INSULATION COVER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03358-01-3

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