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c. Identify environmental goals and requirements from paragraph 3A and 3B above
to be implemented during the design process, and include them in the project
development document. Integrate into the project planning and goal setting process
applicable requirements from the installation Pollution Prevention (P2) Program. Make
decisions during the planning and design process to support installation-wide reduction
in the release of ozone depleting chemicals (ODC) and greenhouse gases; reduction in
the use of hazardous materials and pesticides, and the generation of solid wastes; and
support the EPA 33/50 Program (a voluntary program targeting 17 chemicals for
d. Where possible, budget for environmental and energy-efficient equipment,
systems, and design solutions based on life cycle cost assessment (LCCA). Consider
potential for cost-effective use of photovoltaics, on-site wastewater treatment, and
graywater systems. Generally the potential for these is greatest in remote areas.
Where those technologies show promise, include as special requirements in the project
description, and budget accordingly.
e. While developing the DD1391, identify funding sources for sustainable features
that cannot be addressed within the Programmed Amount (PA). Also identify, by line
item, resources required for desired level of Systems Commissioning and for the
preparation of O&M Manuals.
4. Project Design Team
a. Only through an interdisciplinary approach can true sustainability be achieved.
Technical Manual 5-803-14, Site Planning and Design, describes the design team.
Guidelines set forth in the AEI on Installation Support should be followed in establishing
the design team. The makeup of the team will be determined by the particular type of
project, but members must achieve a common understanding of environmental and
energy conservation concerns. All members of the design team should participate in
initial goal setting and should also attend the design charette.
b. Set clear and specific environmental and energy conservation goals for the
project. Quantify goals wherever possible; for example, energy use, water use,
allowable levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions, etc. The
Environmental members of the design team shall educate the entire team about
opportunities for incorporating sustainable design.
c. Consideration of many more system options will require extensive training,
criteria, policy, additional computer modeling software, and additional experience to
enable the selection of the most Life-Cycle Cost Effective solutions. Building
Commissioning will be necessary to initiate proper operation of these more complex
systems. Facilities will require the installation, periodic calibration, maintenance, and
repair of additional meters.