STAND. COM. REP. NO. 717-20
RE: H.B. No. 1846
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1846, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Require all state facilities, except smaller state facilities and facilities at Aloha Stadium, to undergo an energy audit no later than January 1, 2022;
(2) Set deadlines for state facilities to begin implementation of efficiency measures or enter into performance contracts for efficiency measures;
(3) Authorize the Hawaii State Energy Office to have access to all utility bills and energy usage data for state-owned facilities, collect this information monthly, and make the data publicly accessible; and
(4) Beginning July 1, 2020, require the design of all new state building construction to meet certain energy efficiency requirements.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Energy Office, Department of Education, Ulupono Initiative, Hawaii Energy, Climate Protectors Coalition, Elemental Excelerator, Mitsubishi Corporation, CarbonCure Technologies, Blue Planet Foundation, and five individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services, Department of Transportation, 350Hawaii.org, and eight individuals.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1846, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair