Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Act of 2008: Senate Bill 130 (Georgia)
This law establishes a set of rules for creating a sustainable construction act. It also requires that state-funded buildings exceed ASHRAE 90.1.-2004 by 30% when it is determined by a life cycle cost analysis that payback will not exceed 10 years. All major facilities must achieve a 15% water use reduction based on the Energy Policy Act of 1992. ENERGY STAR designation is encouraged. Buildings should account for siting, local and renewable source use, and pollutant discharge.