18- 554 C.M.R. ch. 3, § II - GENERAL

II.A. General Instructions
(1) All public improvement projects must have life cycle analysis developed by the Architect and/or Engineer to select the best alternative total energy system that will serve the project needs at the minimum energy cost over the project life.
(2) Designer has the option of selecting designated band calculation method or computer system to provide the desired comparative information, In the event the designer desires to use other alternative system(s), he must secure prior approval from the Bureau of General Services.
(3) Copies of sample calculations and base data tables showing typical comparative information can be obtained by request from the B.P.I.
II.B. Life Cycle Costs
(1) Other factors to be considered influencing life cycle costs shall include, but not be limited to:
A. Design Code for the State of Maine: As a minimum, energy conservation standards as called for in "The BOCA Basic Energy Conservation Code" or its approved successor. This code is a part of the BOCA Code or its approved successor which is the design code for the State of Maine and implements the recommendations contained in the ASHRAE, Energy Conservation Standards.
B. Maine Office of Energy Resources: As a minimum, the design shall meet the building performance standard set for in O.E.R. "Maine Energy Conservation Building Standards".
C. For these studies, the useful life of the building structure will be assumed at 30 years unless otherwise approved by the Bureau of General Services and/or the Department of Education. The study will reflect the parts of the building such as roof, mechanical and electrical system, exterior finishes and other components as applicable with the appropriate life in accordance with industry standards.
(2) Alternate Conformance: All General Services under 5,000 square feet and leased space under 5,000 square feet, if certified to B.P.I. that construction is in conformance with the "Manual of Accepted Practices" issued by the Maine Office of Energy Resources, will be acceptable in lieu of life cycle analysis.
II.C. Energy Performance Index

See Section III.B. for energy performance indexes to be used in the evaluation of design proposals submitted for public improvement and for public school construction.


18- 554 C.M.R. ch. 3, § II

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