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TITLE V-FEDERAL ENERGY

INITIATIVE

PART 1-EXECUTIVE AGENCY

CONSERVATION PLAN

SEC. 501. CONSERVATION PLAN AUTHORIZATION.

Section 381 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6361) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsections:

“(d) The plan developed by the President pursuant to subsection (a) (2) shall be applicable to Executive agencies as defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code, and to the United States Postal Service.

“(e) In addition to funds authorized in any other law, there is authorized to be appropriated to the President for fiscal year 1978 not to exceed $25,000,000, and for fiscal year 1979 not to exceed $50,000,000, to carry out the purposes of subsection (a) (2).”.

PART 2-DEMONSTRATION OF SOLAR HEATING AND COOLING IN FEDERAL BUILDINGS

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SEC. 521. DEFINITIONS.
As used in the part-
(1) The term “Federal agency" means-

(A) an Executive agency as defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code; and

(B) each entity specified in paragraphs (B) through (H) of subsection (1) of section 5721

of title 5, United States Code. (2) The term “Federal building” means any building or other structure owned in whole or part by the United States or any Federal agency, including any such structure occupied by a Federal agency under a lease-acquisition agreement under which the United States or a Federal agency will receive fee simple title under the terms of such agreement without further negotiation.

(3) The term "solar heating” means, with respect to any Federal building, the use of solar energy to meet all or part of the heating needs of such building (including hot water), or all or part of the needs of such building for hot water.

(4) The term “solar heating and cooling” means the use of solar energy to provide all or part of the heating needs of a Federal building (including hot water) and all or part of the cooling needs of such building, or all or part of the needs of such building for hot water.

(5) The term “solar energy equipment” means equipment for solar heating or solar heating and cooling

(6) The term "Secretary” means the Secretary of

Energy
SEC. 522. FEDERAL SOLAR PROGRAM.

The Secretary, in consultation with the Administrator of the General Services Administration, shall develop and carry out a program to demonstrate the application to buildings of solar heating and solar heating and cooling technology in Federal buildings. SEC. 523. DUTIES OF SECRETARY.

(a) DUTIES.-In exercising the authority provided by section 522, the Secretary, in consultation with the Administrator of the General Services Administration, shall

(1) promulgate, by rule

(A) requirements under which Federal agencies shall submit proposals for the installation of solar energy equipment in Federal buildings which are under their control and which are selected in accordance with procedures set forth in such rule, and

(B) criteria by which proposals under subparagraph (A) will be evaluated, which criteria shall provide for the inclusion in each proposal of a complete analysis of the present value, as determined by the Secretary, of the costs and benefits of the proposal to the Federal agency, and for the demonstration, to the maximum extent practicable, of innovative and diverse applications to a variety of types of Federal buildings of solar heating and solar heating and cooling technology, and for location of demonstration projects in areas where a private sector market for solar energy equipment is likely to develop; (2) evaluate in writing each such proposal pursuant to the criteria promulgated pursuant to paragraph (1) (B), and make such evaluation available to the agency and, upon request, to any person;

(3) provide technical and financial assistance by interagency agreement for implementing a proposal evaluated under paragraph (2) and approved by the Secretary; except that such assistance shall be limited to the design, acquisition, construction, and installation of solar energy equipment;

(4) provide, by rule, that Federal agencies report to the Secretary periodically such information as they acquire respecting maintenance and operation

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of solar energy equipment for which assistance is provided under paragraph (3);

(5) require that a life cycle cost analysis in accordance with part 3 be done for any Federal building for which a proposal is submitted under this section and the results of such analysis be included in such proposal; and

(6) if solar energy equipment for which assistance is to be provided under paragraph (3) is not the minimum life-cycle cost alternative, require the Federal agency involved to submit a report to the Secretary stating the amount by which the life-cycle cost of such equipment exceeds the minimum life-cycle

cost. (b) CONTENTS OF PROPOSALS.- Proposals under paragraph (1) (A) of subsection (a) shall include a list of the specific Federal buildings proposed to be provided with solar energy equipment, the funds necessary for the acquisition and installation of such equipment, the proposed implementation schedule, maintenance costs, the estimated savings in fossil fuels and electricity, the estimated payback time, and such other information as may be required by the Secretary.

(c) INITIAL SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS.—Under the requirements established under subsection (a)(1)(A), initial proposals for the installation of solar energy equipment in Federal buildings selected under subsection (a) (1)(A) shall be submitted not later than 180 days after the date of promulgation of the rule under subsection (a) (1). SEC. 524. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary through fiscal year ending September 30, 1980, to carry out the purposes of this part not to exceed $100,000,000. Funds so appropriated may be transferred by the Secretary to any Federal agency to the extent necessary to carry out the purposes of section 523(a) (3). PART 3-ENERGY CONSERVATION AND SOLAR

ENERGY IN FEDERAL BUILDINGS

SEC. 541. FINDINGS.
The Congress finds that,

(1) there is an urgent need to promote the design, construction, and operation of buildings to conserve and make more efficient use of fuels and energy;

(2) a shift from dependence on nonrenewable to renewable energy sources would have a beneficial effect on the Nation's overall energy supply;

(3) programs for energy conservation in buildings, , along with the use of renewable energy sources, would stimulate industries and create new job opportunities for supply and servicing new or improved energy-conserving and energy-supplying systems and equipment;

(4) in the construction or renovation of buildings, the cost of energy consumed over the life of such buildings must be considered as well as the initial cost of such construction or renovation; and

(5) the Federal Government, the largest energy consumer in the United States, should be in the forefront in implementing energy conservation measures and in promoting the use of solar heating and cooling

and other renewable energy sources. SEC. 542. POLICY.

It is the policy of the United States that the Federal Government has the opportunity and responsibility, with the participation of industry, to further develop, demonstrate, and promote the use of energy conservation, solar heating and cooling, and other renewable energy sources in Federal buildings. SEC. 543. PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this part to promote

(1) the use of commonly accepted methods to establish and compare the life cycle costs of operating Federal buildings, and the life cycle fuel and energy requirements of such buildings, with and without special features for energy conservation, and

(2) the use of solar heating and cooling and other

renewable energy sources in Federal buildings. SEC. 544. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this part

(1) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Energy.

(2) The term “life cycle cost” means the total costs of owning, operating, and maintaining a building over its useful life, including its fuel and energy costs, determined on the basis of a systematic evaluation and comparison of alternative building systems; except that in the case of leased buildings, the life cycle cost shall be calculated over the effective remaining term of the lease.

(3) The term “preliminary energy audit” means a determination of the energy consumption characteristics of an existing Federal building, including the size, type, rate of energy consumption and major energy using systems of such building and the climate characterizing the region where such building is located.

(4) The term "energy survey” means a procedure to be used in determining energy conservation and

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cost savings likely to result from appropriate energy conserving maintenance and operating procedures and modifications, including the purchase and installation of particular energy-related fixtures to a Federal building:

(5) The term "Federal Building" means any building, structure, or facility which is constructed, renovated or leased or purchased in whole or in part for use by the United States, and which includes a heating system, a cooling system, or both.

(6) The term "construction" means construction and substantial reconstruction or renovation, as determined under rules prescribed by the Secretary.

(7) The term "energy performance target” means a rate of energy consumption which is the minimum practically achievable, taking into account life cycle cost, by adjusting maintenance and operating procedures, or by modifying a Federal building's equip

ment or structure, or both. SEC. 545. ESTABLISHMENT AND USE OF LIFE CYCLE

COST METHODS. (a) ESTABLISHMENT OF LIFE CYCLE Cost METHODS.— The Secretary, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Director of the National Bureau of Standards, and the Administrator of the General Services Administration, shall

(1) establish practical and effective methods for estimating and comparing life cycle costs for Federal buildings; and

(2) develop and prescribe the procedures to be followed in applying and implementing the methods so established and in conducting preliminary energy

audits required by section 547. (b) USE OF LIFE CYCLE Costs.-All new Federal buildings shall be life cycle cost effective as determined in accordance with the methods established under subsection (a). In the design of new Federal buildings, cost evaluation shall be made on the basis of life cycle cost rather than initial cost.

(c) USE IN NON-FEDERAL STRUCTURES.---The Secretary shall make available to the public information on the use of life cycle cost methods in the construction of buildings, structures, and facilities in all segments of the economy. SEC. 546. ENERGY PERFORMANCE TARGETS FOR FED.

ERAL BUILDINGS. The Secretary, in consultation with the Administrator of the General Services Administration, the Director of the National Bureau of Standards, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, shall establish and publish energy performance targets for Federal build

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