- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
- Chapter 11. Conservation of Energy and Materials
- Section 900. Definitions.
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AS 46.11.900. Definitions.
In this chapter
- (1) "alternative energy system"
- (A) means a source of thermal, mechanical, or electrical energy that is not dependent on oil or gas or a nuclear fuel for
the supply of energy for space heating and cooling, refrigeration and cold storage, electrical power, mechanical power,
or the heating of water;
- (B) includes
- (i) an alternative energy property as defined by 26 U.S.C. 48(a)(3)(A); and
- (ii) a method of architectural design and construction that provides for the collection, storage, and use of direct
radiation from the sun;
- (2) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;
- (3) "energy audit" means a determination and written summary prepared under 42 U.S.C. 8216(b) of
- (A) the energy consumption characteristics of a building, including the size, type, and rate of energy consumption of
major energy consuming systems of the building and the climate characterizing the region where the building is located;
- (B) the energy conservation and cost savings likely to result from appropriate energy-conserving maintenance and operating
procedures and modifications, including the purchase and installation of energy-related fixtures; for purposes of this
subparagraph when a fossil fuel is the energy source, the energy cost savings shall be determined with reference to the
projected price of that fossil fuel over a 10-year period;
- (4) "financial institution" means a bank, trust company, savings bank, savings and loan association, or credit union;
- (5) "life-cycle cost" means the total cost of owning, operating, and maintaining a building over its useful life,
including its energy and fuel costs, determined on a basis of a systematic evaluation and comparison of alternative
building systems, except that in the case of leased buildings the life-cycle cost shall be calculated over the
effective remaining term of the lease;
- (6) "public building" means a building owned or controlled and held by the state for government or public use;
- (7) "state financial assistance" means a loan, grant, guarantee, insurance, payment, rebate, subsidy, or other form of
state assistance other than aid under AS 05.35.010
- 05.35.070, AS 14.11, and AS 29.60, including the purchase by a state agency of a loan to finance
the construction or purchase of a residential building;
- (8) "thermal and lighting energy standards" means the thermal and lighting energy standards
- (A) established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers
as revised by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for buildings and structures that are not public facilities; or
- (B) developed in regulations adopted by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for buildings and
structures that are not public facilities.
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