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Title: INL High-Performance and Sustainable Building Strategy

Abstract

High-performance buildings are reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable structures that minimize energy and water use, reduce solid waste and pollutant emissions, and limit the depletion of natural resources while also providing a thermally and visually comfortable working environment that increases productivity for building occupants. As Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is the nation’s premier nuclear energy research laboratory, the physical infrastructure requires continual updating and re-purposing to help accomplish that mission. INL’s infrastructure must incorporate high-performance sustainable design features to be fiscally responsible and reflect an image of innovation to the public and prospective employees. INL is a large consumer of energy with annual energy costs exceeding $9M. In the current fiscal reality and with energy costs constantly increasing, this High-Performance and Sustainable Building Strategy will help engineering and construction project teams design facilities that are sustainable and will help to reduce life-cycle operating costs while providing INL employees with a safe and healthy working environment. With these goals in mind, the recommendations described in this document are intended to form INL’s foundation for sustainable and high-performance building standards. This strategy incorporates the latest federal and Department of Energy (DOE) orders and directives including Executive Order (EO) 13834, “Efficient Federal Operations” andmore » its associated implementing instructions, DOE Order 436.1, “Departmental Sustainability,” the DOE Sustainability Report and Implementation Plan (SRIP), the INL Site Sustainability Plan (SSP), and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This document identifies the requirements of the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings (Guiding Principles) and briefly highlights the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification. LEED Gold certification, while optional, can be used to meet many of the requirements of the Guiding Principles.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1570853
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-10-17808-Rev002
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 - ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; green building; high performance building; sustainable building; LEED; Guiding Principles; New Construction; Leases; Sustainability; Energy Efficiency; building design; 436.1; water efficiency; ASHRAE 90.1; 13834

Citation Formats

Fisher, Maryl D, Fossum, Ernest, and Ischay, Chris. INL High-Performance and Sustainable Building Strategy. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Fisher, Maryl D, Fossum, Ernest, & Ischay, Chris. INL High-Performance and Sustainable Building Strategy. United States.
Fisher, Maryl D, Fossum, Ernest, and Ischay, Chris. Mon . "INL High-Performance and Sustainable Building Strategy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1570853.
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abstractNote = {High-performance buildings are reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable structures that minimize energy and water use, reduce solid waste and pollutant emissions, and limit the depletion of natural resources while also providing a thermally and visually comfortable working environment that increases productivity for building occupants. As Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is the nation’s premier nuclear energy research laboratory, the physical infrastructure requires continual updating and re-purposing to help accomplish that mission. INL’s infrastructure must incorporate high-performance sustainable design features to be fiscally responsible and reflect an image of innovation to the public and prospective employees. INL is a large consumer of energy with annual energy costs exceeding $9M. In the current fiscal reality and with energy costs constantly increasing, this High-Performance and Sustainable Building Strategy will help engineering and construction project teams design facilities that are sustainable and will help to reduce life-cycle operating costs while providing INL employees with a safe and healthy working environment. With these goals in mind, the recommendations described in this document are intended to form INL’s foundation for sustainable and high-performance building standards. This strategy incorporates the latest federal and Department of Energy (DOE) orders and directives including Executive Order (EO) 13834, “Efficient Federal Operations” and its associated implementing instructions, DOE Order 436.1, “Departmental Sustainability,” the DOE Sustainability Report and Implementation Plan (SRIP), the INL Site Sustainability Plan (SSP), and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This document identifies the requirements of the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings (Guiding Principles) and briefly highlights the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification. LEED Gold certification, while optional, can be used to meet many of the requirements of the Guiding Principles.},
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