Use Energy Design Guidance
Refine the design strategies and confirm that energy use and CO2 goals are achievable. Include the energy performance goal in specification language.
- Confirm 2030 goal and ENERGY STAR certification using EPA's Target Finder.
- Identify energy-efficient design elements that require careful specification, and assemble resources that explain installation, operation, and any other requirements.
- Gather manufacturers' technical literature for energy systems and components to include in construction documents and for use during building commissioning. Supplement literature with the design team's summaries of intended operation and energy use.