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SECTION 5-108-A
Energy efficient appliances
Energy (ENG) CHAPTER 17-A, ARTICLE 5
§ 5-108-a. Energy efficient appliances. 1. The president of the New
York state energy research and development authority, in consultation
with the commissioner of the office of general services, shall
promulgate minimum energy efficiency standards for appliances and energy
using products purchased by or for the state or any agency thereof in
accordance with the following schedule: by April first, two thousand
two, fluorescent lamp ballasts, central air conditioners, room air
conditioners, package terminal air conditioners and heat pumps; by
October first, two thousand two, electric motors, refrigerators,
freezers, refrigerator-freezers, water heaters, lamps and luminaries;
and by April first, two thousand three, dishwashers, clothes washers,
clothes dryers, furnaces, boilers and chillers. Additional minimum
energy efficiency standards for appliances and energy using products may
be added by the president of the New York state energy research and
development authority, in consultation with the commissioner of the
office of general services. Establishing minimum energy efficiency
standards for appliances and energy using products shall be based on
cost-effectiveness criteria and may be waived in the event that such
appliances or products are not widely available, or for other reasons as
determined by the president of the New York state energy research and
development authority, in consultation with the commissioner of the
office of general services. Such standards shall be designed to achieve
cost effective savings to the maximum extent practicable, taking into
account market availability.

2. New or replacement appliances or products purchased by or for the
state or any agency thereof shall meet or exceed standards promulgated
pursuant to this section, and all building designs or specifications for
new construction or substantial renovation for any building owned or
leased in whole by the state or any agency thereof shall incorporate
appliances or products which meet or exceed such standards.