3318-3-02 Definitions as used in this chapter.

(A) "Facility" shall have the same meaning as division (A)(4) of section 123.011 of the Revised Code.

(B) "State funded" shall have the same meaning as division (A)(7) of section 123.011 of the Revised Code.

(C) "State institution of higher education" shall have the same meaning as set forth in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Political subdivision" shall have the same meaning as set forth in division (A)(6) of section 123.011 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Office of energy services" means the office created in the department of administrative services by division (B) of section 123.011 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Life cycle cost" means the total energy related costs of owning, operating and maintaining the facility over the economic life of the facility.

(G) "Life cycle cost analysis" shall have the same meaning as set forth in division (A)(5) of section 123.011 of the Revised Code.

(H) "Energy consumption analysis" shall have the same meaning as set forth in division (A)(2) of section 123.011 of the Revised Code..

(I) "Energy performance index" shall have the same meaning as division (A)(3) of section 123.011 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Passive alternative" means a design consideration that affects energy consumption but does not use energy in its operation.

(K) "Active alternative" means a design consideration including a system or component that uses energy in its operation.

(L) "CBECS" means the commercial building energy consumption survey national average source energy use and performance comparisons conducted in 2003 and subsequently published by the United States department of energy's energy information agency.

(M) "Clean energy" means an energy source such as waste heat recovery, solar energy, wind energy, biomass fuel energy, or geothermal energy.

(N) "Designated building operator" means a person or persons, certified by an approved training program and designated by a state agency, to be responsible for overseeing the energy-efficient maintenance and operational practices of one or more facilities managed by a state funded entity.

(O) "Building operator certification" means a nationally recognized professional development program, administered with oversight from a committee of advisors representing public and private sector employers of building operators. The building operator certification program is designed to provide training and certification on energy-efficient maintenance, operation, safety, and other best practices, including but not limited to indoor environmental quality and occupational safety and health administration regulations.

(P) "Energy audit tool" means the web-based energy consumption tracking software adopted by the department of administrative services, which is currently energy star portfolio manager developed jointly the U.S. department of energy and the U.S. environmental protection agency.

(Q) "Energy target tool" means the web-based energy consumption design goal setting software adopted by the department of administrative services, which is currently energy star target finder developed jointly the U.S. department of energy and the U.S. environmental protection agency.

(R) "Baseline year" means the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2007. For a facility acquired or placed into service after this date, the baseline year shall be the first twelve-month period for which utility bill data is available.

Effective: 04/02/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/16/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 123.011(D)
Rule Amplifies: 123.011
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/1980, 02/16/2010