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Energy efficient best management practices

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Schools-EBOM-v4 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices Required

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Intent

To promote continuity of information to ensure that energy-efficient operating strategies are maintained and provide a foundation for training and system analysis.

Requirements

Establishment

Conduct an energy audit that meets both the requirements of the ASHRAE preliminary energy use analysis and an ASHRAE Level 1 walk-through assessment identified in the ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits or equivalent. [Europe ACP: EN 16247]

Prepare and maintain a current facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan that contains the information necessary to operate the building efficiently. The plan must include the following:

  • a current sequence of operations for the building
  • the building occupancy schedule;
  • equipment run-time schedules;
  • setpoints for all HVAC equipment;
  • setpoints for lighting levels throughout the building;
  • minimum outside air requirements;
  • any changes in schedules or setpoints for different seasons, days of the week, and times of day;
  • a systems narrative describing the mechanical and electrical systems and equipment in the building; and
  • a preventive maintenance plan for building equipment described in the systems narrative.

Performance

None.

Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs)

Europe ACP: EN 16247

Projects in Europe may use the energy audit procedure defined in EN 16247-2:2014.

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© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To promote continuity of information to ensure that energy-efficient operating strategies are maintained and provide a foundation for training and system analysis.

Requirements

Establishment

Conduct an energy audit that meets both the requirements of the ASHRAE preliminary energy use analysis and an ASHRAE Level 1 walk-through assessment identified in the ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits or equivalent. [Europe ACP: EN 16247]

Prepare and maintain a current facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan that contains the information necessary to operate the building efficiently. The plan must include the following:

  • a current sequence of operations for the building
  • the building occupancy schedule;
  • equipment run-time schedules;
  • setpoints for all HVAC equipment;
  • setpoints for lighting levels throughout the building;
  • minimum outside air requirements;
  • any changes in schedules or setpoints for different seasons, days of the week, and times of day;
  • a systems narrative describing the mechanical and electrical systems and equipment in the building; and
  • a preventive maintenance plan for building equipment described in the systems narrative.

Performance

None.

Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs)

Europe ACP: EN 16247

Projects in Europe may use the energy audit procedure defined in EN 16247-2:2014.

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