13 July 2006
CHAPTER 8 ENERGY AND WATER CONSERVATION
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND WATER CONSERVATION
Energy and water conservation standards and policies for new construction have been
established to minimize energy and water consumption through applications of
developed sustainable energy-efficient designs, construction, improvement, and
appliance equipment selections and replacement. Building systems operation should
not require special attention by unit occupants. Materials and equipment should be
readily available and manufactured by firms of established performance in their field. If
it is not practical to meet Energy Star standards in foreign locations, Host Nation
energy conservation requirements shall be used.
Design, construct, and improve family housing to comply with Energy Star standards
and UFC 3-400-01, Design: Energy Conservation. Uncontrolled air leakage (infiltration)
should be limited to a maximum of 2.5 ACPH at 50 Pascals, in accordance with
ASHRAE 119. Use of renewable forms of energy should be considered for all projects,
when life cycle cost effective.
Energy Star Qualified Home Inspections.
Contractors must provide certification that all new homes have an Energy Star label. If
a sampling protocol is used for post-construction inspections, and a sample home does
not pass, inspection and testing of all homes in the group is required. The Contractor is
responsible for any repairs necessary to ensure all homes pass inspection.
Energy and Water Conservation.
Executive Order 13123, Greening the Government through Efficient Energy
Management (June 1999)--which superseded E.O. 12902, Energy Efficiency and
Water Conservation at Federal Facilities (March 1994)--established guidelines that
apply to Military Family Housing. This Order was designed to improve energy
management in the Federal Government, thereby saving taxpayer dollars. Specific
requirements include a thirty percent (30%) reduction of energy use per gross square
foot by 2005;and a thirty-five percent (35%) reduction by 2010, compared to 1985
levels; use of renewable energy, and support of the Million Solar Roofs Initiative. Apply
all DOE Water Conservation Best Management Practices (BMPs) appropriate to family
Building Products and Appliances.
New and replacement building products and appliances should be Energy Star
qualified and labeled.