This UFC provides minimum requirements and guidance to achieve high performance and sustainable facilities that comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, EO 13693, and the implementation requirements found in “Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions” (HPSB Guiding Principles). This UFC is organized around the HPSB Guiding Principles. Per DOD Sustainable Buildings Policy, when a building meets the requirements of this UFC, it is considered compliant with the HPSB Guiding Principles.
ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings applies to all projects (except low-rise residential which must comply with IECC) in its entirety. ASHRAE 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings is an industry standard created to consolidate and address sustainability and energy requirements. This UFC incorporates the sections of ASHRAE 189.1 mentioned herein when appropriate and determined to be life cycle cost effective. Where the provisions of ASHRAE 189.1 meet the intent of the HPSB Guiding Principles, the provisions of ASHRAE 189.1 are referenced as a means of compliance or provided as an alternative compliance pathway. When other standards are referenced in ASHRAE 189.1, use the publication date of the standard referenced in Appendix A of this document.