UFC 3 -520-01
June 10, 2002
into all guide specifications and project specifications developed for
new construction and renovation, as well as into product specification
language developed for Basic Ordering Agreements, Blanket
Purchasing Agreements, Government Wide Acquisition Contracts, and
all other purchasing procedures."
2-10.1.2 EO 13123, Part 2 GOALS, lists seven goals for facilities. Six of the seven
specifically emphasize that "life -cycle cost -effective" means are to be used to comply
with these goals. The EO specifically states that: "agencies shall apply such principles
to the siting, design, and construction of new facilities. Agencies shall optimize life -
cycle costs, pollution, and other environmental and energy costs associated with the
construction, life-cycle operation, and decommissioning of the facility." This emphasis
on life-cycle cost effectiveness can, in some instances, make it more difficult to achieve
goals established by this EO.
2-10.1.3 Sustainable design is the design, construction, operation, and reuse/removal
of the built environment (infrastructure as well as buildings) in an environmentally and
energy efficient manner. Sustainable design is intended to meet the needs of today
without compromising the ability of future generations to meet its needs. It includes not
only efficient use of natural resources, but can also translate into better performance,
desirability, and affordability. For the Army, review USACE Engineer Technical Letter
(ETL) 1110-3 -491, Sustainable Design for Military Facilities, for sustainable design
considerations with respect to energy efficiency design criteria. For the Navy, review
the following documents: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Planning and Design
Policy Statements 98-01, Design of Sustainable Facilities and Infrastructure, 98-02,
Criteria Supporting the Design of Sustainable Facilities and Infrastructure, and 98-03,
Procurement of Sustainable Facilities and Infrastructure Through Architect-Engineer
(A-E) and Related Contracts . For the Air Force, review the HQ USAF/ILE memorandum
dated December 19, 2001 , Sustainable Development Policy, available at
2-10.1.4. This manual addresses key electrical-related energy efficiency requirements;
however, it does not address the full scope of potential energy efficiency savings from
non-electrical system modifications.
New Facility Criteria .
2-10.2.1 Include an assessment of energy efficiency and energy costs as part of the
electrical design of all new facilities. The goal of this assessment is to consider
alternative design approaches that demonstrate a life -cycle cost savings attributable to
lower energy costs. Higher initial costs for equipment are acceptable provided that the
energy analysis shows a cost savings over time.
2-10.2.2 Requirements relating to energy efficiency are covered in ASHRAE 90.1 -
1999, including supplements.