For purposes of this part, the following terms, phrases and words are defined as follows:
ANSI means the American National Standards Institute.
ASHRAE means the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
ASHRAE Baseline Building 2004
means a building that is otherwise identical to the proposed building but is designed to meet, but not exceed, the energy efficiency specifications in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, January 2004 (incorporated by reference, see § 433.3
ASHRAE Baseline Building 2007
means a building that is otherwise identical to the proposed building but is designed to meet, but not exceed, the energy efficiency specifications in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, December 2007 (incorporated by reference, see § 433.3
Commercial and multi-family high-rise residential building means all buildings other than low-rise residential buildings.
Design for construction means the stage when the energy efficiency and sustainability details (such as insulation levels, HVAC systems, water-using systems, etc.) are either explicitly determined or implicitly included in a project cost specification.
DOE means the U.S. Department of Energy.
Federal agency means any department, agency, corporation, or other entity or instrumentality of the executive branch of the Federal Government, including the United States Postal Service, the Federal National Mortgage Association, and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.
IESNA means Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.
means the total cost related to energy conservation measures of owning, operating and maintaining a building over its useful life as determined in accordance with 10 CFR part 436
means that the proposed building has a lower life-cycle cost than the life-cycle costs of the baseline building, as described by 10 CFR 436.19
, or has a positive estimated net savings, as described by 10 CFR 436.20
; or has a savings-to-investment ratio estimated to be greater than one, as described by 10 CFR 436.21
; or has an adjusted internal rate of return, as described by 10 CFR 436.22
, that is estimated to be greater than the discount rate as listed in OMB Circular Number A-94 (Guidelines and Discount Rates for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Federal Programs.”
Low-rise residential building means any building three stories or less in height above grade that includes sleeping accommodations where the occupants are primarily permanent in nature (30 days or more).
New Federal building means any building to be constructed on a site that previously did not have a building or a complete replacement of an existing building from the foundation up, by, or for the use of, any Federal agency which is not legally subject to State or local building codes or similar requirements.
Process load means the load on a building resulting from energy consumed in support of a manufacturing, industrial, or commercial process. Process loads do not include energy consumed maintaining comfort and amenities for the occupants of the building (including space conditioning for human comfort).
Proposed building means the building design of a new Federal commercial and multi-family high-rise building proposed for construction.
Receptacle load means the load on a building resulting from energy consumed by any equipment plugged into electrical outlets.