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Connecticut Laws | Title 4b State Real Property
CHAPTER 59 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND STATE REAL PROPERTY
Sec. 4b-15b. Indoor air quality in buildings purchased or leased by the state.

Sec. 4b-15b. Indoor air quality in buildings purchased or leased by the state. (51)(Text)

(a) Prior to acceptance of all or part of any building under a lease, lease renewal or purchase, where such premises are to be occupied by state employees or others, each state department shall provide for an inspection of the premises and shall develop a protocol for periodic assessment and remediation of indoor air quality issues in such facility. Such protocol shall include the best practices for commercial office space and shall include all applicable provisions of the Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Program. (52)

(b) Each lease agreement entered into on and after July 1, 2007, by any state department to lease all or part of any building to be occupied by state employees or others shall contain a provision requiring the lessor to make all necessary efforts during the term of the lease agreement to maintain the structure and mechanical systems of the building as necessary to sustain the indoor air quality in the building to the levels in existence at the time the premises were accepted and to carry out the indoor air quality protocol established under subsection (a) of this section. (53)

(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any building leased or owned by the Department of Transportation that the department does not use for office space. (54)

Sec. 4b-16. Outdoor luminaires on the grounds of state buildings or facilities. (55)(Text)

(a) As used in this section: (56)

(1) "Fixture" means the assembly that holds a lamp and may include an assembly housing, a mounting bracket or pole socket, a lamp holder, a ballast, a reflector or mirror and a refractor or lens; (57)

(2) "Restricted uplight luminaire" means a luminaire that allows no direct light emissions above a horizontal plane through the luminaire's lowest light-emitting part other than a 0.5 per cent maximum incidental uplight from reflection off mounting hardware; (58)

(3) "Glare" means direct light emitting from a luminaire that causes reduced vision or momentary blindness; (59)

(4) "Illuminance" means the level of light measured at a surface; (60)

(5) "Lamp" means the component of a luminaire that produces the light; (61)

(6) "Light trespass" means light emitted by a luminaire that shines beyond the boundaries of the property on which the luminaire is located; (62)

(7) "Lumen" means a unit of measurement of luminous flux; (63)

(8) "Luminaire" means the complete lighting unit, including the lamp and the fixture; (64)

(9) "Permanent outdoor luminaire" means any luminaire or system of luminaires that is outdoors and intended to be used for seven days or longer; and (65)

(10) "State funds" means any bond revenues or any money appropriated or allocated by the General Assembly. (66)

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, no state funds shall be used to install or replace a permanent outdoor luminaire for lighting on the grounds of any state building or facility unless (1) the luminaire is designed to maximize energy conservation and to minimize light pollution, glare and light trespass, (2) the luminaire's illuminance is equal to the minimum illuminance adequate for the intended purpose of the lighting, and (3) for a luminaire with a rated output of more than one thousand eight hundred lumens, such luminaire is a restricted uplight luminaire. (67)

(c) The provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to luminaires located on the grounds of any correctional institution or facility administered by the Commissioner of Correction, required by federal regulations, required for storm operation activities performed by the Department of Transportation, required to illuminate either the state flag or the flag of the United States or in a lighting plan for a Department of Transportation facility where less than twenty-five per cent of the luminaires are to be replaced. The Commissioner of Public Works, or the commissioner's designee, may waive the provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section with respect to luminaires on the grounds of any other state building or facility when, after a request for such a waiver has been made and reviewed, the commissioner or the commissioner's designee determines that such a waiver is necessary for the lighting application. Requests for such a waiver shall be made to the commissioner or the commissioner's designee in such form as the commissioner shall prescribe and shall include, without limitation, a description of the lighting plan, a description of the efforts that have been made to comply with the provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section and the reasons such a waiver is necessary. In reviewing a request for such a waiver, the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall consider design safety, costs and other factors deemed appropriate by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee. (68)

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to the installation or replacement of luminaires for which the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management (1) conducts a life-cycle cost analysis of one or more luminaires that meet the requirements set forth in subsection (b) of this section and one or more luminaires that do not meet such requirements, and (2) certifies that a luminaire which meets such requirements is not cost effective and is not the most appropriate alternative based on the life-cycle cost analysis. (69)

Sec. 4b-17. Capitol Area System. Purchase by state. Nonwaiver of sovereign immunity. Operation of system. Authority of commissioner. Public works heating and cooling energy revolving account. Invoice and collection of costs. Review of purchase. Resale to third party. (70)(Text)

(a) The Commissioner of Public Works, on behalf of the state, may purchase from TEN Companies, Inc., in accordance with the Asset Purchase Agreement dated November 4, 2008, by and among the state, acting by and through the Commissioner of Public Works, and TEN Companies, Inc., which Asset Purchase Agreement is hereby ratified and approved, the district heating and cooling system that provides heating and cooling service to state facilities within the Capitol District and to other nonstate facilities, as listed in the Asset Purchase Agreement dated November 4, 2008, and which is known as the Capitol Area System, including all assets and property necessary for the operation of said system, as described in the Asset Purchase Agreement dated November 4, 2008. The commissioner may assume all vendor contracts, customer contracts, supplier agreements, and third-party contracts with regard to said system. The commissioner may undertake any obligation and enter into any agreement to accomplish any transaction that is necessary to carry out the provisions of this section or said Asset Purchase Agreement, including the grant or acceptance of any release set forth in said Asset Purchase Agreement. (71)

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