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building energy consumption shall not exceed the Department of Defense (DOD)
energy budget figures.
Design HVAC systems to comply with the requirements of the most current edition of
the International Mechanical Code (IMC). Utilize MIL-HDBK 1003/3, Heating,
Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Dehumidifying Systems as supplemental guidance
until it is replaced. Comply with AT/FP requirements in the design of HVAC systems.
Consider climate conditions, high humidity, industrial atmosphere, salt water exposure,
or other adverse conditions when selecting exterior HVAC components to ensure
Design building HVAC systems to accommodate long-term flexibility, renovations, and
Incorporate energy efficiency as a primary design consideration, including consideration
of passive solar design applications. Consider the impact of computers on the HVAC
designs and accommodate the possibility of adding additional computers in the future.
Consider optimum sized active solar space heating and domestic hot water heating
systems, if the MAJCOM's solar assessment shows a benefit/cost ratio of greater than
one. The HVAC system shall be designed and constructed for easy maintainability, with
all controls on one panel in the mechanical room. Provide for hook-ups to base energy
management and control system (EMCS), if applicable.
Provide domestic hot and cold water, sanitary and storm drainage, plus propane or
natural gas systems (if required), in accordance with design requirements established in
UFC 3-420-01, Design: Plumbing Systems and AFH 32-1084, Facility Requirements,
International Building Code (IBC), local requirements, and additional technical
information provided on the AFCESA website. Copies of the IBC may be purchased
janitor's closets, and coffee cafs. Hot water temperature shall not exceed 40 degrees
C (105 degrees F) at the outlet. Provide floor drains in restrooms and janitor's closets.
Provide shut-off valves at all fixtures. Provide frost-free hose bibs on all exterior walls if
local climatic conditions justify them. Provide metering for gas service. Consider
providing water metering where water conservation measures are in effect.
Provide electrical service and distribution equipment, wiring receptacles and grounding,
interior and exterior lighting and controls, emergency lighting, telephones,
communication systems, fire alarms, and intrusion systems in accordance with UFC 3-
520-01, Design: Interior Electrical Systems, National Fire Protection Association NFPA
70, National Electrical Code; and the latest installation design requirements. See the
latest edition of Electric Current Abroad provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce,
to determine voltages and cycles in overseas locations. Service grounding system and
all wiring methods must meet the current NFPA 70 requirements. All electrical
and performance from an approved independent testing laboratory shall be provided.
Provide a sufficient number of floor and wall electrical outlets to accommodate current