As used in this chapter:
“Contracting entity” means any public body as defined in § 2.2-4301.
“Energy conservation measures and facility technology infrastructure” means the methods, techniques, application of knowledge, installation of devices, including an alteration or betterment to an existing facility, that reduce energy consumption or operating costs, and includes, but is not limited to:
2. Storm windows and doors, caulking or weatherstripping, multiglazed windows and doors, heat-absorbing, or heat-reflective, glazed and coated window and door systems, additional glazing, reductions in glass area, and other window and door system modifications that reduce energy consumption.
3. Automatic energy control systems including related software. Required network communication wiring, computer devices, wiring, and support services. Additionally, designing and implementing major building technology infrastructure with operational improvements.
5. Replacement or modifications of lighting fixtures to increase the energy efficiency of the lighting system which, at a minimum, shall conform to the applicable provisions of the Uniform Statewide Building Code (§ 36-97 et seq.).
“Energy cost savings” means a measured reduction in fuel, energy, or operation and maintenance costs created from the implementation of one or more energy conservation measures when compared with an established baseline for previous fuel, energy, or operation and maintenance costs. When calculating “energy cost savings” attributable to the services performed or equipment installed pursuant to a performance-based efficiency contract, maintenance savings shall be included.”Energy performance-based contract” means a contract for the evaluation, recommendation, and implementation of energy conservation measures and facility technology infrastructure upgrades and modernization that includes, at a minimum:
“Maintenance savings” means the operating expenses eliminated and future capital replacement expenditures avoided as a result of new equipment installed or services performed by the performance contractor.”Performance guarantee bond” means for each year of the energy program, the energy performance contractor shall provide a performance bond in an amount equal to, but no greater than, the guaranteed measured and verifiable annual savings set forth in the program.
2001, c. 219.