Incorporate the following planning and evaluation into the integrated design, as described in ASHRAE 189.1\1\ Section F1.1.1 (Charrette Process), with the exception that subparagraph b. does not apply.
Use a collaborative, integrated planning and design team, composed of user, government support staff, and appropriate professionals, to identify requirements and to establish performance goals for siting, energy, water, materials, indoor environmental quality, and other comprehensive design goals. Ensure incorporation of these goals throughout design and construction.
Evaluation for Design Strategies.
Evaluate the site and building components to determine whether passive and natural design strategies and features are cost effectively incorporated before the active and mechanical systems are designed. Incorporate these features where applicable.
Take into account site attributes, including climate and local and regional context, which impact the design of the building.
Evaluation of the Site.
During the site selection process, meet the requirements of UFC 2-100-01. See Appendix B “Best Practices” for desirable site characteristics. Site Integration and Design of the Building. During the planning and design process meet the requirements of applicable UFCs, and use the following site development considerations and passive strategies:
- Site design elements that ensure safe and convenient pedestrian access.
- Meet the requirements of UFC 3-201-02.
- Incorporate results of site analysis, in order to design the building, focusing on orientation, configuration and massing.
- Orient building to maximize energy efficiency, passive solar and daylighting potential.
- Select, design and integrate into the overall building, high performance and sustainable systems (e.g., HVAC, plumbing, water heating systems, lighting systems, control systems, elevators, building envelope and fire protection systems).
- Promote opportunities for occupants to voluntarily increase physical activity.
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