CSAC Bulletin Article

Request for Feedback: SB 48 (Becker) Building Energy Savings Act

June 29, 2023

The Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources (AENR) Policy Committee continues to track legislation as they move through the committee process.

A bill garnering interest to the AENR team is SB 48 (Becker), which would require relevant state agencies to develop a strategy to track and manage the energy usage and emissions of greenhouse gases of covered buildings by January 1, 2026. A covered building under this bill is one with no residential utility accounts and any building with five or more active utility accounts, residential or nonresidential. The intent is to focus on larger buildings and not those with less than 50,000 square feet of gross floor space and are smaller building owners or single family homes.

CSAC is especially interested in hearing how this bill could impact county buildings. Please send any feedback to Ada Waelder (awaelder@counties.org).

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