senate Bill S967

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 05, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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S967 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A96
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Buildings Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §83, Pub Bldg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5038C, A7293C

S967 - Bill Texts

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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 NUMBER:S967 REVISED 01/10/2011

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 conditioning. 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   967

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, DIAZ, HUNTLEY, OPPENHEIMER, SAMP-
  SON, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government 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.
                                                           LBD01557-01-1

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