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Design Guidance

Overall Strategies


Best Practices

  • Use switches, timers, and automatic turn-off settings on equipment that does not need to be left running when not being used for extended periods.
  • Compare power consumption of different equipment models when making new equipment purchases. Even when high-efficiency models are not available, energy use can vary significantly across models and operating settings, so check before buying.
  • Look for equipment with automatic shut-off settings when purchasing new equipment.
  • Place clear signs on equipment with standard operating procedures and times for start-up and shut-down.

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Federal Requirements

Guiding Principles

  • Energy Efficiency ( <span>Guiding Principles criteria 2.1</span>)
    Section: <span>Guiding Principle 2:&nbsp; Optimize Energy Performance</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.”

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