SECTION 1 (TITLE):
This act shall be known as the Energy Efficiency Benchmark Act.

SECTION 2 (PURPOSE):
To assist large and state-owned buildings to save money through increased energy efficiency

SECTION 3 (PROVISIONS):

(a) STATE is dedicated to the mutually compatible goals of environmental protection, energy security, and economic growth; that increasing energy efficiency has been identified as among the most cost-effective methods for reducing greenhouse gases and other environmental emissions, and for increasing energy security; and that increasing energy efficiency can lead to increased jobs and a reduction in building operating expenses.

(b) Improving energy efficiency of state buildings.

(c) Improving energy efficiency of private buildings. [The applicable body of laws in STATE] is amended to read as follows: