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requirements for innovative energy and/or water conservation features and nominated as a
Showcase facility prior to or during the preparation of the RFP. A Design-Build project may
also be nominated as a Showcase facility based on the selected contractor proposal. The
point of contact for this effort is HQUSACE, CEMP-ET, (202) 761-8619, DSN 763-8619.
EO 12902 emphasizes demand side management, shared energy savings, utility
incentive opportunities, and similar innovative contracting initiatives. Design Criteria
Professionals should consider all opportunities, to the maximum extent practicable, to ensure
that these opportunities for savings are included in Design-Build projects. The point of contact
for this effort is Mr. Bobby Starling, CEHNC-PM-CR, (205) 895-1531, DSN 760-1531.
(2) Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-486) and Federal Regulation 10 CFR
436. This law and 10 CFR 436 mandates energy and water conservation and requires that, to
the maximum extent practicable, all life cycle cost effective energy and water conservation
features be implemented into new construction.
(3) Code of Federal Regulations 10 CFR Part 435. This Federal regulation is the
basis for most energy conservation requirements and is mandatory for Federal facilities.
Materials, U-factors, building orientation, glass ratings, energy efficient equipment including
electric motors, temperature control systems, economizer cycles, heat reclaim, shading, etc.,
shall be used to the extent practicable and life cycle cost effective to provide an energy
efficient facility in full compliance with 10 CFR 435. In design-bid-build projects, compliance is
assured by use of Corps criteria and by achieving a design energy use less than the stated
design energy target. The design energy targets are defined in Chapter 11 of the
"Architectural and Engineering Instructions - Design Criteria" and are established in
accordance with the specific weather region for each installation. For Design-Build projects, a
similar approach may be used and the design energy use calculated by the criteria
professionals if the RFP is to include sufficient design and prescriptive/performance
requirements to insure that the completed facility will meet the requirements of 10 CFR 435. In
most cases the RFP will not include sufficient detailed design requirements to allow effective
calculation of the design energy use prior to evaluation of proposals and design by the
successful Design-Build contractor. In this case, the RFP will include a requirement that the
design and construction comply with ASHRAE Standard 90.1 in lieu of calculating a design
energy use that is less than a given design energy target. ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is
essentially identical to 10 CFR 435 and, like 10 CFR 435, presents several alternative
conformance paths with the exception of a design energy target. It is the basis for local energy
conservation building codes and should be familiar to private sector design and construction
professionals. This approach will require that the Design Criteria Professionals be familiar with
ASHRAE Standard 90.1, that they carefully evaluate each proposal and carefully review each
design submittal, and that construction oversight and monitoring be provided by properly
trained quality assurance professionals. In either case, the RFP will also include all of the
minimum performance/prescriptive energy and water conservation requirements of public law,
federal regulation, executive orders, etc.
c. The HVAC systems shall be designed and specified to the latest industry standards,
codes, and Government regulations. The RFP shall ensure high quality, life cycle cost
effective HVAC equipment and systems with minimum maintenance. Design documents shall
be submitted and reviewed prior to commencing work on the HVAC system.