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- Consider humidity created by warming trays when specifying cooling systems for the serving areas. Inadequate humidity control can lead to moisture on windows, which can cause mold if allowed to drip behind walls and floors.
- Select Energy Star and FEMP-designated appliances.
- Seal any visible steam leaks from warming trays to save energy and avoid excessive humidity in the space.
- Manage plug-load by selecting products that can be powered off completely during non-business hours.
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Products ( <span>Guiding Principles criteria 5.3</span>)
“Procure and utilize construction materials and building supplies that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment over their life cycle when compared with competing products that serve the same purpose.”
See the Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) for federal requirements by product type.
Whole Building Design Guide | Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers
EPA Greener Products and Services
2018 IgCC Section 901
Energy Efficiency ( <span>Guiding Principles criteria 2.1</span>)
“Comply with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements that establish Federal building energy efficiency standards and require the purchase, installation, and use of energy efficient products. Employ strategies that continue to optimize energy performance and minimize energy use throughout the operation and life of the building.”
DOE FEMP | Energy- and Water-Efficient Products
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1
Commissioning ( Guiding Principles criteria 1.5)
"Employ the appropriate commissioning tailored to the size and complexity of the building type and its system components to optimize and verify performance of building systems. Ensure buildings have operational policies that support continued compliance with all relevant statutory requirements for ongoing energy and water audits, where applicable.”
DOE EERE | Commissioning for Federal Facilities
DOE | Facility Energy Management Guidelines and Criteria for Energy and Water Evaluations in Covered Facilities
ANSI / ASHRAE / IES Standard 202
2018 IgCC Section 1001.3.1.2 (10.3.1.2) Building Project Commissioning (CX) Process