WHEREAS, in recognition of the importance of energy efficiency and the use of clean, domestic energy resources, and of the importance of the leadership role of state government; and
WHEREAS, the State of Missouri commits to managing operational costs and sustaining resources for future generations; and
WHEREAS, the prudent utilization of energy conservation is of prime importance for the continued economic and environmental progress of the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, the energy required for the operation of state government buildings is a significant portion of the energy consumption of Missouri State Government; and
WHEREAS, the reduction of energy use in state government buildings will result in cost savings and the preservation of valuable natural resources; and
WHEREAS, the State of Missouri has the duty and opportunity to moderate energy use.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby order that all state agencies whose building management falls under the direction of the Office of Administration shall institute policies in consultation with the Division of Facilities Management, Design and Construction and the Department of Natural Resources’ Energy Center that will result in reductions of energy consumption by two percent per year for each of the next 10 years.
All new state construction, buildings being constructed for lease by the state, and significant renovations and replacement of energy-using equipment shall be at least as stringent as the most recent energy efficiency standards of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Exemptions shall be limited to those listed in the IECC and exemptions approved by the Director of Facilities Management, Design and Construction.
Energy efficiency shall be made a priority in design, construction and operation of state government buildings. The Office of Administration shall develop and adopt a State Building Energy Efficiency Design Standard that establishes and prioritizes energy efficient design techniques specific to the needs and operations of state facilities. The State Building Energy Efficiency Design Standard shall incorporate as goals the energy recommendations and practices presented in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings. The State Building Energy Efficiency Design Standard shall also be made available for adoption by other state agencies whose building management does not fall under the direction of the Office of Administration.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 23rd day of April, 2009.