Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
OACSIM Issues Guidance Regarding ASHRAE Standards for UEPH
On 4 December 2006, DOE published interim energy conservation policy in the Federal Register (.pdf 110Kb). EPAct 2005 states that low-rise buildings are to follow the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). EPAct 2005 also states that high-rise buildings (e.g., 4 stories and higher) must follow ASHRAE Standard 90.1. OACSIM policy establishes that the single energy efficiency standard for ALL new construction, regardless of building height, be 30% better than ASHRAE 90.1 as set forth by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. View the OACSIM guidance memo (.pdf 61Kb).
10 CFR 434 - "Energy Code for New Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High Rise Residential Buildings" applies to new Federal multi-family high rise residential buildings and new Federal commercial buildings.
10 CFR 435 - Subpart C "Energy Conservation Voluntary Performance Standards for New Buildings; Mandatory for Federal Buildings - Mandatory Standards for New Federal Residential Buildings" applies to the design of all new residential buildings except multi-family buildings more than three stories above grade.
10 CFR 436 - "Federal Energy Management and Planning Programs" sets the rules for Federal energy management and planning programs to reduce Federal energy consumption and to promote life cycle cost effective investments in building energy systems, building water systems and energy and water conservation measures for Federal buildings.
41 CFR - "Public Contracts and Property Management," Subtitle C "Federal Property Management Regulations System."