Federal agencies are required to target and report annual progress toward HPSB Guiding Principles compliance, with the ultimate goal of 15% compliance of the existing building inventory by 2025.
COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS.
The focus of compliance with the HPSB Guiding Principles is to meet the requirements of Table 1-1 "Compliance Requirements/Thresholds". HPSB Checklist requirements are met (marked “YES”) when each requirement demonstrates one of the following:
- Fully compliant – the requirement is in full compliance and is marked “Yes”.
- Partially compliant – the requirement is compliant to the greatest degree possible, based on LCCE (e.g., SDHW serves only 20% of water use, per LCCE); mission restriction (e.g., 24/7 operation); location/regional restriction (e.g., availability of high-efficiency equipment service); locale restriction (e.g., proximity of existing buildings restricts daylighting), or safety (e.g., building orientation restriction for anti-terrorism due to existing infrastructure), and is marked “Yes" with justification.
- Not applicable – the requirement is not applicable, based on LCCE (e.g., LCCE excludes use of Alternate Water); mission exclusion (e.g., no daylighting in a theater); location/regional exclusion (e.g., Host Nation Agreement or no local recycling facility); locale exclusion (e.g., there is no steam to meter), or safety (e.g., building orientation restriction for AT/FP due to existing infrastructure), and is marked “Not Applicable” with justification.
Per Department of Defense “Sustainable Buildings Policy”, 10 November 2013, if a newly constructed building or renovated existing building complies with all the requirements of this UFC, it is considered compliant with all federal sustainability requirements.
Compliance HPSB Checklists.
Use the following DOD Component-level HPSB checklists to track compliance with the requirements of this UFC.
- Air Force –[use “AF Sustainability Requirements Scoresheet, GP version” for applicable projects with design starts 01DEC16 and after] https://www.wbdg.org/ffc/af-afcec/sustainable-design-developmentsdd/sustainability-tracking-reporting
- Army – ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY RECORD CARD http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/browse_cat.php?c=275
- Navy – NAVFAC High Performance and Sustainable Building Checklist ( http://www.wbdg.org/ffc/navy-navfac/sustainable-developmentprogram/required-tracking)
Use the Checklist of the Component who will maintain the building asset in their Real Property Record. Check with the user Command for additional requirements.
Compliance documentation demonstrates appropriate analysis and compliance with each of the HPSB requirements. Examples of compliance documentation include the Energy Compliance Analysis requirements of paragraphs 4-188.8.131.52 and 4-184.108.40.206. Provide and update Compliance documentation in the design phase with each design submittal, preferably consolidated into a "sustainability" chapter in the Basis of Design, Scope of Work, or Design Analysis, and retained in the project folder.
Compliance documentation also includes the “S” submittals. The “S” Submittal is a required specification submittal that proves a particular sustainability requirement has been met by the post-award construction contractor. These submittals support the requirements in UFGS 01 33 29, are part of the electronic organization system called the Sustainability eNotebook, and are also used to obtain required documentation for third party certifications. Many of the UFGS templates contain the standard language and tagging for the “S” submittals, with notes on how to edit each tagged submittal phrase. “S” submittals appear on the Submittal Register.
Energy Compliance Analysis (ECA).
In the design analysis, include an ECA that demonstrates compliance with all energy related requirements in this UFC. Identify the specific energy efficiency criteria that apply to the project, the software used to prepare the necessary calculations, a summary of all input to and output from the calculations, and the calculated baseline and as-designed building energy consumption of the proposed design. Include in the ECA a completed "Performance Rating Report" as shown in Appendix G of the ASHRAE 90.1 "User's Manual." Building-level energy consumption calculations \4\(typically the responsibility of the design mechanical engineer)/4/ must be performed using a computer program or programs that integrate architectural features such as windows for daylighting, air-conditioning, heating, lighting, and other energy producing or consuming systems. These programs must be capable of simulating the features, systems, and thermal loads used in the design. Include the energy savings and any parasitic energy loads associated with the utilization of recovered energy, solar heat, solar photovoltaic energy and other renewable or waste heat applications. The program must be capable of performing 8,760 hourly calculations. The Department of Energy (DoE) maintains a list of building energy tools for design (such as eQuest).
ECA Narrative Requirements.
ECA LCCA narratives must be prepared by each of the following individuals: the Lead Project Architect, Lead Project Mechanical Engineer, and the Lead Project Electrical Engineer. List in each of the three narratives the conservation features considered for that discipline; conservation measures adopted in the design; and any supporting LCCA calculations. Use the results of this analysis for design decision-making in reducing total Life Cycle Cost, while meeting mission objectives.
Existing Buildings, HPSB Assessment.
Existing building assessment is detailed in Chapter 3. Code an existing building meeting the HPSB Guiding Principles (all “Required” and 40% of “Additional” elements) as “Yes (1)”. Indicate the appropriate sustainability status when the asset record is created, assessed, or updated.
For reporting requirements, refer to the paragraph entitled, “Compliance Reporting”.
Refer to Table 1-1 for compliance tracking thresholds. During the project definition, design, and construction phases of a project, compliance with requirements is tracked using DOD Component HPSB checklist referenced in the paragraph entitled, “Compliance Checklists”. Individual building performance is reported in the Annual Energy Management and Resilience Report to Congress. Refer to each DOD Component for guidance on reporting systems and instructions.
Once the project is complete, track the final status for each building’s HPSB Guiding Principles compliance in each Service’s reporting system as detailed above. A new building or renovation meeting the HPSB Guiding Principles also meets the existing building HPSB Guiding Principles and can be coded as “Yes (1)”. Indicate the appropriate sustainability status at the completion of the project when the asset record is created or updated.
Compliance with this UFC is considered compliance with the HPSB Guiding Principles. DOD Components report their compliance with HPSB Guiding Principles via the Real Property Inventory Submission, as provided in guidance promulgated by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) Energy, Installations & Environment (EI&E), Business System Integration Directorate (BSI). View policy regarding this reporting requirement in DODI 4165.14.
BSI maintains the real property inventory data standards needed for the Enterprise Energy Information Management capability in the Real Property Information Model. The specific data element identified with this reporting requirement is “RPA Sustainability Code”. The Air Force, Army, and Navy are responsible for reporting this information.
The reporting codes are:
- Yes (1) – asset has been evaluated and meets HPSB Guiding Principles
- No (2) – asset has been evaluated and does not meet HPSB Guiding Principles
- Not Yet Evaluated (3) – asset has not yet been evaluated on whether or not it meets HPSB Guiding Principles
- Not Applicable (4) – One of the following:
- Buildings that have a status of Report of Excess (ROE) submitted, ROE accepted, or Determination to Dispose: OR ARE
- Unoccupied: The building is occupied one hour or less per person per day on average; AND
- Low/ No Energy Use: The total building energy consumption from all sources is less than 12.7/kBTU; AND
- Low/ No Water Use: Annual average water consumption is less than 2 gallons per day for the building.
Code existing buildings ≥10,000 GSF (929 SM) that have not had an HPSB Guiding Principles assessment “Not yet evaluated (3)”. Code existing buildings ≥10,000 GSF (929 SM) that have had an HPSB Guiding Principles assessment as either “Yes (1)” or “No (2)” using the guidance herein. Existing buildings that are less than 10,000 GSF (929 SM)/4/ are not subject to Existing building HPSB Guiding Principles Assessment Federal reporting.
DOD SUSTAINABILITY POLICY REQUIREMENTS.
Office of Secretary of Defense Guidance.
OUSD AT&L Memorandum, “Department of Defense Sustainable Buildings Policy”, 10 November 2013, https://www.denix.osd.mil/sustainability/policy-and-guidance requires compliance with UFC 1-200-02, in alignment with Federal policy. The memo also requires the use of auditable processes to track this compliance.
Sustainable Third Party Certification (TPC).
The requirement for TPC is in addition to tracking HPSB Guiding Principles Compliance. Per “Department of Defense Sustainable Building Policy”, 10 November 2013, DOD projects must “…include green-building certification of those buildings through any of the systems approved for federal use…” The green-building rating system is also known as Third Party Certification (TPC), and is an additional requirement to UFC 1-200-02 compliance and tracking. TPC is the generic term for a third party product that provides either certification of the third party’s specific product, or a validation program by the third party that this UFC’s requirements have been met. TPC is required for applicable DOD component buildings in the US and US territories. For all other DOD building locations, apply TPC to the greatest extent practical, when not in conflict with mission objectives and Host Nation agreements. Apply TPC to each applicable building in a project. See individual Component policy for more stringent Component thresholds for applying TPC. Use the TPC of the supporting Service who will maintain the building asset in their Real Property Record. Guidance for supporting Service can be found in DOD policy.
Prohibition to Share Energy and Water Usage Data.
No energy or water usage data sharing with private, sustainable third party certification vendors is allowed for any DOD project. The DOD has complete exemption from sharing energy or water with any third party certifier. Some certifiers have specific procedure for registering projects to include waiver language. Contact DOD component or Third Party Certification provider for specific procedures.
Air Force Guidance.
Air Force sustainability implementing guidance documents may be viewed at: http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/browse_cat.php?c=265.
Army Supplemental Guidance to Designers and Policy Statements may be viewed at: http://www.wbdg.org/ffc/army-coe/sustainable-design-program
Navy and Marine Corps Guidance.
NAVFAC ECB is No. 2014-02 “NAVFAC Sustainability and Energy Building Requirements”, Revised 23 March 2016, http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/browse_cat.php?c=268.
DOD SUSTAINABILITY REPORT AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.
EO 13834 requires each Federal agency to “report…agency implementation and progress toward the goals of this order and relevant statutory requirements.” The DoD SRIP provides an organized approach to meeting the requirements of the EO, including HPSB.
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