Maine Revised Statutes

§1762. No facility constructed without life-cycle costs

No public improvement, as defined in this chapter, public school facility or other building or addition constructed or substantially renovated in whole or in part with public funds or using public loan guarantees, with an area in excess of 5,000 square feet, may be constructed without having secured from the designer a proper evaluation of life-cycle costs, as computed by a qualified architect or engineer. The requirements of this section with respect to substantial renovation shall pertain only to that portion of the building being renovated. Construction shall proceed only upon disclosing, for the design chosen, the life-cycle costs as determined in section 1764 and the capitalization of the initial construction costs of the facility or building. The life-cycle costs shall be a primary consideration in the selection of the design. As a minimum, the design shall meet the energy efficiency building performance standards promulgated by the Department of Economic and Community Development. [1989, c. 501, Pt. DD, §1 (AMD).]

1977, c. 320, (NEW). 1977, c. 563, §1 (RP). 1977, c. 563, §2 (REEN). 1981, c. 353, §1 (RPR). 1989, c. 501, §DD1 (AMD).