Directives focusing on energy efficiency in state facilities were created by the Utah State Legislature in amendments made to UCA §63-9-638 and UCA §63-9-679 during the 2006 General Session. With regard to energy efficiency in state facilities, the Legislature declared in UCA §63-9-63 that it is the policy of the state to:
- Undertake aggressive programs to reduce energy use in state facilities in order to reduce operating costs of government and to set an example for the public.
- Utilize alternative funding sources and methods of financing to minimize state appropriations. Employ private sector management incentive principles.
- Develop incentives to encourage state entities to conserve energy, reduce energy costs and utilize renewable energy sources where practical.
- Procure and use energy efficient products.