The purpose of this one-time bid is to contract for the delivery and installation of five agricultural buildings to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Ohio Penal Industries (OPI) farming locations to meet the Ohio Basic Building Code
SEED rules require that all new state buildings be at least 20 percent more energy efficient than the basic building code requires, a requirement echoed in the UO's own policies on sustainability.
The state analysis estimated the annual energy cost for the building at $33,416 a year, a bit less than the $36,150 it would be if the building just met the basic building code requirements.
And these critics say some buildings are shooting for bare-minimum "certified" ratings -- below silver, gold and platinum -- which in many cases is just a half-step above basic building code
According to the Basic Building Code
, set by Building Officials & Code Administrators International (BOCA), a minimum tread of 9 inches and maximum riser of 8.