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  8.800.  Definitions. — As used in sections 8.800 to 8.825, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Builder", the prime contractor that hires and coordinates building subcontractors or if there is no prime contractor, the contractor that completes more than fifty percent of the total construction work performed on the building.  Construction work includes, but is not limited to, foundation, framing, wiring, plumbing and finishing work;

  (2)  "Department", the department of economic development;

  (3)  "Designer", the architect, engineer, landscape architect, builder, interior designer or other person who performs the actual design work or is under the direct supervision and responsibility of the person who performs the actual design work;

  (4)  "District heating and cooling systems", heat pump systems which use waste heat from factories, sewage treatment plants, municipal solid waste incineration, lighting and other heat sources in office buildings or which use ambient thermal energy from sources including temperature differences in rivers to provide regional heating or cooling;

  (5)  "Division", the division of facilities management, design and construction;

  (6)  "Energy efficiency", the increased productivity or effectiveness of energy resources use, the reduction of energy consumption, or the use of renewable energy sources;

  (7)  "Gray water", all domestic wastewater from a state building except wastewater from urinals, toilets, laboratory sinks, and garbage disposals;

  (8)  "Life cycle costs", the costs associated with the initial construction or renovation and the proposed energy consumption, operation and maintenance costs over the useful life of a state building or over the first twenty-five years after the construction or renovation is completed;

  (9)  "Public building", a building owned or operated by a governmental subdivision of the state, including, but not limited to, a city, county or school district;

  (10)  "Renewable energy source", a source of thermal, mechanical or electrical energy produced from solar, wind, low-head hydropower, biomass, hydrogen or geothermal sources, but not from the incineration of hazardous waste, municipal solid waste or sludge from sewage treatment facilities;

  (11)  "State agency", a department, commission, authority, office, college or university of this state;

  (12)  "State building", a building owned by this state or an agency of this state;

  (13)  "Substantial renovation" or "substantially renovated", modifications that will affect at least fifty percent of the square footage of the building or modifications that will cost at least fifty percent of the building's fair market value.


(L. 1993 H.B. 195 § 1, A.L. 2008 S.B. 1181, et al., A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision, A.L. 2018 S.B. 975 & 1024 Revision)

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