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					               U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS
       Assessment and Compliance Tool for
              Existing Buildings




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                                      Introduction


The Department of Energy's Transformational Energy Action Management (TEAM) Initiative was
launched in August of 2007. The TEAM Initiative laid out a plan for the Department of Energy (DOE) to
meet or exceed the goals outlined in Executive Order (EO) 13423, “Strengthening Environmental, Energy,
and Transportation Management.” DOE Order 430.2B, Departmental Energy, Renewable Energy and
Transportation Management, is transforming the way DOE manages its energy, water and petroleum use,
while moving to a more healthy and sustainable workplace.

High performance and sustainable buildings represent one of the key areas in DOE Order 430.2B. DOE is
required to: (1) ensure that new construction and major renovation of agency buildings comply with the
Guiding Principles set forth in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Federal Leadership in High
Performance and Sustainable Buildings (HPSB); and (2) ensure that 15 percent of the agency’s existing
building inventory, including leased space, as of the end of fiscal year 2015 incorporate the Guiding
Principles.

The MOU referenced above establishes a common set of Guiding Principles to:

1) Employ integrated assessment, operation, and management principles
2) Optimize energy performance
3) Protect and conserve water
4) Enhance indoor air quality
5) Reduce environmental impacts of materials

In addition, pursuant to DOE Order 430.2B, as of October 1, 2008, all new buildings and major building
renovations at Critical Decision One (CD-1) or lower with a value exceeding $5 million, must implement
the Guiding Principles of the Executive Order and attain U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED®
Gold certification. All new buildings and major building renovations with a value below $5 million, must
implement the Guiding Principles.


The HPSB Assessment and Compliance Tool for Existing Buildings is a resource for implementing and
documenting compliance with the Guiding Principles. Instructions for using this Tool are located on a
subsequent tab. For new buildings refer to the HPSB Assessment and Compliance Tool for New Buildings.




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                                                      Key to Tabs


   1. Cover                                                           17.     Water Efficient Products
   2. Introduction                                                    18.     Ventilation Thermal Comfort
   3. Key to Tabs                                                     19.     Moisture Control
   4. Instructions for Existing Buildings                             20.     Daylighting and Lighting Controls
   5. Building Information Page                                       21.     Low-Emitting Materials
   6. Compliance Summary Checklist EB                                 22.     Integrated Pest Management
   7. Integrated Assessment, Operation, and Management                23.     Tobacco Smoke Control
   8. Commissioning                                                   24.     Recycled Content
   9. Energy Efficiency                                               25.     Biobased Content
  10. On-Site Renewable Energy                                        26.     Environmentally Preferable Products
  11. Measurement and Verification                                    27.     Waste and Materials Management
  12. Benchmarking                                                    28.     Ozone Depleting Compounds
  13. Indoor Water                                                    29.     LEED® Checklist for Existing Buildings
  14. Outdoor Water                                                   30.     Frequently Asked Questions
  15. Measurement of Water Use                                        31.     DOE List of LEED APs
  16. Process Water


                                                  Table of Contents
                                                 (pages if Tool is printed)

Cover                                                        1        Water Efficient Products                             23
Introduction                                                 2        Ventilation Thermal Comfort                          24
Table of Contents                                            3        Moisture Control                                     25
Instructions for Existing Buildings                          4        Daylighting and Lighting Controls                    26
Building Information Page                                    8        Low-Emitting Materials                               27
Compliance Summary Checklist EB                              9        Integrated Pest Management                           28
Integrated Assessment, Operation, and Management           13         Tobacco Smoke Control                                29
Commissioning                                              14         Recycled Content                                     30
Energy Efficiency                                          15         Biobased Content                                     31
On-Site Renewable Energy                                   16         Environmentally Preferable Products                  32
Measurement and Verification                               17         Waste and Materials Management                       33
Benchmarking                                               18         Ozone Depleting Compounds                            34
Indoor Water                                               19         LEED® Checklist for Existing Buildings               35
Outdoor Water                                              20         Frequently Asked Questions                           38
Measurement of Water Use                                   21         DOE List of LEED APs                                 42
Process Water                                              22




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                                    Instructions for Existing Buildings
Pursuant to DOE Order 430.2B the Department of Energy Real Property Owning Programs shall support the application
of HPSB Guiding Principles in 15% of the existing building portfolio. Building assessments should be conducted to
implement the Guiding Principles in existing buildings. An assessment is the entire process by which buildings in the
portfolio are identified to meet the 15% requirement and by which actions are taken to meet the goal and document
compliance. The assessment includes five steps: assembling the project team, the initial assessment to identifying
suitable buildings, the final assessment to comply and document, reassessment as needed, and reporting. Each step is
explained herein.

To help you comply with DOE Order 430.2B, please refer to the tabs titled “Compliance Summary Checklist EB” and
“LEED® Checklist EB” and the various tabs titled for the Guiding Principle Assessment Compliance Forms (Compliance
Forms) they reflect.

The Compliance Summary Checklist for Existing Buildings (Summary Checklist) provides a quick view of the Guiding
Principles. It can be used as a stand alone or in partnership with the Compliance Forms and vice versa. The Summary
Checklist includes a quick list of the Guiding Principles, the actions required to achieve them, the necessary compliance
documents and a notes section.


Use the Yes/No drop down boxes on the Summary Checklist to indicate the status of each Guiding Principle. As
completion of each Guiding Principles is documented with the necessary paperwork, marking the 'On File?' checkbox
on the Summary Checklist will populate a total percentage of Guiding Principles achieved. Marking the 'On File?'
checkbox on the Summary Checklist will also populate relevant fields on the Compliance Forms and vice versa.

The Compliance Forms provide detailed information about how to achieve and document compliance with the Guiding
Principles. Each Compliance Form references LEED EB credits that are related to the Guiding Principles.


DOE does not require LEED® accreditation for existing buildings unless it meets the requirements under DOE Order
430.2B . LEED® promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of
human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection
and indoor environmental quality. If a site chooses to obtain a LEED® rating, additional credits above and beyond the
Guiding Principles must be achieved. Additional documentation and a separate process are required for official USGBC
LEED® Certification. Program Secretarial Offices are encouraged to exceed the requirements of the Guiding Principles
for existing buildings by obtaining LEED® Certification.

I. THE EXISTING BUILDING ASSESSMENT
Only buildings (for this purpose, the term building includes real property trailers) should be assessed. The universe of
buildings includes all buildings owned and leased by the Department of Energy. However, certain buildings are exempt
from the assessment requirement. These include:

• Any buildings that are under 1,000 gross square feet.
• Any building that is excess, shutdown and the utility service disconnected.
• Buildings that are out-granted in their entirety to an entity outside the Department who is wholly responsible for all
costs as long as the out grant exists beyond FY2015.
• Any building in a shutdown pending disposition status as long as the disposition is planned to occur before
FY2015.




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Instructions for Existing Buildings - Continued
Step 1: Project Team

The first step in the building assessment should be to assemble a Project Team. The Project Team under the direction of
the Site Manager or their designee may include one or more of the following to conduct an existing building
assessment:

• A licensed professional engineer or architect,
• A USGBC LEED® Accredited Professional (AP) or access to LEED® AP within the Department of Energy,
• A Construction, Facilities, Infrastructure or Maintenance Manager,
• A Procurement specialist knowledgeable in construction and building procurement,
• A FIMS/CAS specialist,
• A third party contractor experienced in sustainable green building practices and energy performance, or
• An Energy Service Company (ESCO) or other third party contractor familiar with the site facilities.

The key to successfully assessing the existing building portfolio is to assemble a Project Team with experience that is
familiar with the systems and operations of the identified buildings. A knowledgeable team can quickly determine
which buildings may or may not meet the Guiding Principles by 2015. To maximize the knowledge base, the Project
Team should involve other operational staff and administrators from the start to provide input and to help gather
important documents and information. The Project Team should look for opportunities to coordinate data collection
that may provide information about multiple sites. Some documents or resources that are useful for completing the
assessments, especially during the formal assessment phase, are:

• Past and current building and ground plans/blueprints
• Past and current energy/water bills; metered buildings
• Energy Star® rating – Portfolio Manager Benchmark
• Sustainability plans or policies in effect
• Waste/recycling service provider contracts and bills
• Operation and maintenance manuals for heating and cooling systems
• Inventory lists
• Purchasing procedures
• DOE orders and guidance documents
• Federal inventories of property assets
• Policy manuals
• Energy and utility usage annual reports

Step 2: Initial Assessment/Planning & Identifying Building Sites


Once assembled, the Project Team can use the Summary Checklist to conduct an initial assessment to target buildings
that have the greatest likelihood of meeting the Guiding Principles. An initial assessment is an abbreviated evaluation
of a building’s potential for meeting the Guiding Principles which may involve a visual inspection of the building and
document reviews. While all buildings should be considered in the initial assessment, it is not expected that all
buildings will meet all of the Guiding Principles during this step. The purpose of the initial assessment is to identify the
buildings most suitable for achieving compliance with the Guiding Principles by 2015 for 15% of the existing building
portfolio. As a secondary result of this process, buildings that do not have immediate potential for meeting the Guiding
Principles are also identified. If a building’s suitability for meeting any of the Guiding Principles is in question, the
Project Team can refer to the Compliance Forms for a detailed explanation of the intent of each Guiding Principle.


Examples of sites that may rank as a higher priority for the next step, formal assessment, include but are not limited to
buildings that:
• Have an ESCO contract in place,
• Already have energy efficiency projects underway,
• Have had or are slated to receive energy and/or water efficiency upgrades to improve performance, and/or
• Have had or are slated to receive lighting or daylighting upgrades.

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Instructions for Existing Buildings - Continued

If the Program Secretarial Office chooses to consider LEED® Certification, the Project Team can also use the LEED®
Checklist EB to mark existing and potential LEED® credits at this time. The Guiding Principles are highlighted in yellow
from among the other LEED® credits listed. To the left of each credit there are three columns. The Yes column is used
to identify all Guiding Principles or LEED® credits that are achieved or are targeted to be achieved. The Maybe column
is used to identify the Guiding Principles or LEED® credits that are potentially achievable. These are credits where
more research may be required. The No column is for Guiding Principles or credits that cannot be achieved or that are
non-applicable.

The Project Team may compare each building’s Summary Checklist to determine which buildings have a greater
probability of meeting all of the Guiding Principles. The Project Team may continue with the initial assessment until
they have identified buildings that in aggregate total approximately 15% or more of the existing building portfolio (by
GSF). Having a catalog of buildings in excess of 15% gives the Project Team flexibility during the formal assessment
phase, in the event that one or more identified buildings cannot meet 100% of the Guiding Principles. In this case, the
Project Team can select a different building from the list to fill the gap.

Finally, the Project Team may prioritize the list of suitable buildings and create a schedule for conducting formal
assessments and documenting compliance.

Step 3: Formal Assessment, Compliance and Documentation

The formal assessment is a more detailed evaluation of each building identified in the initial assessment. It may involve
a visual inspection of the building, document reviews and measurements to determine performance levels. The formal
assessment can be accomplished by using the Summary Checklist and/or the Compliance Forms (integrated design,
commissioning, energy efficiency, etc.). The Compliance Forms explain the intent and documentation requirements for
each Guiding Principle. The Compliance Forms also provide related references and on-line resources available to help
throughout the process. For each building, the Project Team may use the Summary Checklist or the Compliance Forms
to evaluate and document each Guiding Principle already in place and to consider the feasibility of implementing the
ones that are not. For each building where Guiding Principles are not met, the Project Team may develop a schedule for
implementing the necessary upgrades.

When a particular Guiding Principle is complete and the required documentation is collected, clicking the
corresponding check box on any of the Compliance Forms will automatically update the relevant field on the Summary
Checklist and vice versa. As check boxes are marked, the percentage of the Guiding Principles achieved populates at
the top of the Summary Checklist.

Any document that can be used to demonstrate compliance should be kept at the site level. Documents such as
contracts, purchasing specifications, construction plans and DOE directives may pertain to more than one building site.
If so, separate files may not be required but it is recommended that a master file be maintained by the Real Property
Owning Program. For example, a storm water management plan may impact multiple buildings on one site. In this case
individual storm water plans are not needed. However, it is recommended that the plan should identify the site
boundaries that it impacts.

When 100% of the Guiding Principles are met and documented for a building, the formal assessment is complete and
individual building compliance is achieved. The process can be followed until 15% of the building portfolio has met the
requirements of the Guiding Principles. However, the formal assessment process is not static. Compliance may take
several years and periodic building reassessment may be needed.




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Instructions for Existing Buildings - Continued
Step 4: Periodic Reassessment


A building assessment may occur as needed to re-evaluate a building’s status until the Guiding Principles are met. For
example, the initial or formal assessment may reveal that a building meets 50% of the Guiding Principles. The Project
Team identifies the building for inclusion in its plan to meet the 15 % HPSB requirement and re-evaluates the building
in the future to account for planned or completed upgrades that overtime will bring the percentage up to 100 by 2015.
To stay on track, the Project Team may choose to establish a schedule for future reassessments. Changes to a building’s
operations or major buildings systems may be triggers for reassessing a building’s progress.

Step 5: Reporting

Compliance with the Guiding Principles will be reported in FIMS. FIMS can record data at the building level and data
that is aggregated at the site and program levels. FIMS can track data overtime, meaning that data entry can begin after
the initial assessment and continue through project completion. FIMS data fields will capture estimated completion
dates, the percentage of Guiding Principles met/and or the level of LEED® certification attained. FIMS will upload data
to the Federal Real Property Profile as necessary to satisfy the requirements of the Federal Real Property Council.

Pursuant to DOE Order 430.2B all programs that own or lease real property must develop and implement a plan, as
part of the Executable Plan, to ensure that 15% of existing buildings are compliant with the Guiding Principles.
Implementation of the plan must be documented within the programs' Ten Year Site Plans.
II. ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW

           HPSB Assessment
     Step 1: Project Team                             (may include the following)
                     •   Site Manager or designee      • FIMS specialist
                     •   Facility Energy Manager
                     •   LEED AP (meets DOE compliance method)
                     •   Construction or Operations Manager
                     •   Third party

           Step 2: Initial Assessment
                             • Determine Appropriate Buildings
                             • Quick Targeting of existing building
                               performance—LEED EB,
                                   •Current and past bills, polices, recent
                                   audits, ESCO contracts

                Step 3: Formal Assessment, Compliance & Documentation
                                   • Visual inspection, pictures, policies and
                                     calculations
                                   • Complete Checklists & Compliance
                                     Forms
                                   • Maintain documentation on site

                         Step 4: Periodic Reassessment
                                          As needed for identified buildings to
                                          reevaluate a building’s status until the
                                          Guiding Principles are met


                           Step 5: Reporting
                                           • Facilities Information Management System (FIMS)
                                           • Implement a plan, as part of the Executable Plan, to ensure compliance with
                                             the Guiding Principles and include in Ten Year Site Plans




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                 High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Assessment and Compliance Tool
                                     Building Information and Project Team Page

                           Federal Real
                           Property Building ID
                           Building Name
                           Agency/Site
                           PSO
   Building Information
                           Department
                           Address
                           City
                           State
                           Zip Code
*Information entered above will auto-populate the appropriate fields on subsequent tabs

                                                                   Name                   Phone           Email

                                    Main Contact:
                                    Project Team
                                       Members:




      Project Team




Project Lead Signature:                                                                           Date:




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                                                            HPSB Guiding Principle
                                                      Summary Checklist for Existing Buildings

                                                                                                                                                           % Guiding Principles Complete

Building Name:                                                                                       This field will populate as compliance verification

Federal Real Property ID:
                                                                                                               documents are marked as being on file.
                                                                                                                                                                    0.0%
* For a detailed explanation of each Guiding Principle and required actions please refer to the corresponding Compliance Tab.

                                                                                      Complete        Suggested Compliance
      Guiding Principle                         Action Required                                                                                 On File?              Notes
                                                                                      Yes/No          Verification Documents
1. Employ Integrated Assessment, Operation, and Management Principles
                                   Use an integrated team to develop and
                                                                                                 Building Information Tab or equivalent
                                   implement policy regarding sustainable
                                                                                                 document, e.g., a team roster
                                   operations and maintenance.

                                   Incorporate sustainable operations and
                                   maintenance practices within the appropriate                  EMS Manual
                                   Environmental Management System (EMS).


                                   Assess existing condition and operational                     Complete HPSB assessment to meet
                                   procedures of the building and major building                 guiding principles and/or Energy and
                                   systems and identify areas for improvement.                   Water Building Evaluation.

    Integrated Assessment,         Establish operational performance goals for                   The establishment of 430.2B and
  Operation, and Management        energy, water, material use and recycling, and                450.1A meet the goal setting
                                   indoor environmental quality, and ensure                      requirement. Use this checklist or
                                   incorporation of these goals throughout the                   equivalent to demonstrate
                                   remaining lifecycle of the building.                          incorporation.
                                   Incorporate a building management plan to
                                                                                                 Develop a strategy to ensure building
                                   ensure that operating decisions and tenant
                                                                                                 management and occupants are
                                   education are carried out with regard to
                                                                                                 informed (such as training, seminars, or
                                   integrated, sustainable building operations
                                                                                                 newsletters).
                                   and maintenance.

                                   Augment building operations and maintenance                   Conduct survey with at least 30% of
                                   as needed using occupant feedback on work                     building occupants to assess work
                                   space satisfaction.                                           space satisfaction.


                                   Employ recommissioning (see Commissioning                     Commissioning/Recommissioning/
                                   Compliance Tab for detailed information)                      Retro-commissioning report

        Commissioning                                                                            Commissioning/Recommissioning/
                                                                                                 Retro-commissioning report, Energy
                                   Meet the requirements of EISA 2007, Section
                                                                                                 and Water Building Evaluation, and
                                   432 and associated FEMP guidance.
                                                                                                 Portfolio Manager Statement of Energy
                                                                                                 Performance or equivalent
2. Optimize Energy Performance
                                   Use one of the following three options to
                                   measure energy efficiency performance:

                                     Option 1: Receive an ENERGY STAR®
                                                                                                 Portfolio Manager Statement of Energy
                                     rating of 75 or higher or an equivalent
                                                                                                 Performance or ENERGY STAR®
                                     Labs21 Benchmarking Tool score for
                                                                                                 Label or Labs21 equivalent
                                     laboratory buildings.
                                     Option 2: Reduce energy use by 20%
                                     compared to building energy use in 2003 or                  Energy consumption meter comparison
        Energy Efficiency            a year thereafter with quality energy use                   data
                                     data.
                                     Option 3. Reduce energy use by 20%
                                     compared to the ASHRAE 90.1 2007                            Design calculations, energy modeling,
                                     baseline building design if design                          or statement from architect or engineer
                                     information is available.
                                                                                                 Standard purchasing policy/policies,
                                   Use ENERGY STAR® and FEMP-designated
                                                                                                 construction specifications, or retain
                                   Energy Efficient Products, where available.
                                                                                                 proof of purchase.

                                   Per Executive Order 13423, implement                          Any of the following or equivalent:
                                   renewable energy generation projects on                       design specs, statement of work,
   Onsite Renewable Energy
                                   agency property for agency use, when                          photos, etc. If not lifecycle cost effective
                                   lifecycle cost effective.                                     provide justification.
                                   Per the Energy Policy Act of 2005
                                   (EPAct2005) Section 103, install building level
                                   electricity meters to track and continuously                  Any of the following or equivalent:
                                   optimize performance. Per the Energy                          statement of work, billing records,
 Measurement and Verification
                                   Independence and Security Act (EISA) 2007,                    photos, ENERGY STAR® label
                                   the utility meters must also include natural gas              certification if applicable.
                                   and steam, where natural gas and steam are
                                   used.
                                   Compare annual performance data with
                                   previous years’ performance data, preferably
                                   by entering annual performance data into the                  ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager
                                   ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager. For                           Statement of Energy Performance or
         Benchmarking              building and space types not available in                     Labs21 benchmarking analysis or
                                   ENERGY STAR®, use an equivalent                               equivalent.
                                   benchmarking tool such as the Labs21 for
                                   laboratory buildings.




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                                                                                                  Suggested Compliance
     Guiding Principle                        Action Required                       Yes/No                                                 On File?   Notes
                                                                                                  Verification Documents
3. Protect and Conserve Water
                                Use one of the following two options to
                                measure indoor potable water use
                                performance:

                                                                                             Documentation from tools such as
                                 Option 1: Reduce potable water use by 20%                   Watergy, the LEED water calculator or
        Indoor Water             compared to a water baseline calculated for                 similar, to establish baseline usage and
                                 the building.                                               calculated savings and/or provide
                                                                                             documentation based on metering/bills.

                                 Option 2: Reduce building measured                          Establish baseline usage and calculate
                                 potable water use by 20% compared to                        savings based on metering/bills and/or
                                 building water use in 2003 or a year                        use the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio
                                 thereafter with quality water data.                         Manager for water savings.
                                Use one of the following three options to
                                measure outdoor potable water use
                                performance:

                                                                                             Documentation from tools such as
                                                                                             Watergy, the LEED water calculator, or
                                 Option 1: Reduce potable irrigation water
                                                                                             similar to establish baseline usage and
                                 use by 50% compared to conventional
                                                                                             calculated savings and/or provide
                                 methods, or
                                                                                             documentation based on metering/bills,
       Outdoor Water                                                                         or certification from a licensed irrigator.

                                                                                             Establish baseline usage and calculate
                                 Option 2: Reduce building related potable
                                                                                             savings based on metering/bills and/or
                                 irrigation water use by 50% compared to
                                                                                             use ENERGY STAR® Portfolio
                                 measured irrigation water use in 2003 or a
                                                                                             Manager for water savings or
                                 year thereafter with quality water data, or
                                                                                             equivalent,
                                                                                             Document no potable irrigation water
                                 Option 3: Use no potable irrigation water.                  due to nominal or native landscape or
                                                                                             the usage of recycled water.
                                                                                             Install building water meters. Retain
                                Install a water meter for the building or if only
                                                                                             statement of work, or billing records.
                                one meter is installed for the site, reduce the
                                                                                             Guiding Principles for Indoor and
                                potable water use (indoor and outdoor
                                                                                             Outdoor water meet the reduction
                                combined) by at least 20% compared to
                                                                                             requirement. Provide water usage
                                building water use in 2003 or a year
                                                                                             reduction documentation based on
                                thereafter.
                                                                                             metering/bills.
                                Employ strategies that reduce storm water                    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
  Measurement of Water Use
                                runoff and discharges of polluted water offsite.             as required by the Clean Water Act.
                                Per EISA Section 438, where redevelopment                    May include technologies such as rain
                                affects site hydrology, use site planning,                   gardens, pervious pavement, rainwater
                                design, construction, and maintenance                        recycling, settling ponds, etc. A site plan
                                strategies to maintain hydrologic conditions                 for managing storm-water runoff is
                                during development, or to restore hydrologic                 acceptable (campus setting) or
                                conditions following development, to the                     document local code compliance if
                                maximum extent that is technically feasible.                 applicable.

                                                                                             Document water conservation strategy
                                                                                             or that conservation measure is not life
                                Per EPAct 2005 Section 109, when potable
                                                                                             cycle cost effective. Document(s)
                                water is used to improve a building’s energy
       Process Water                                                                         should be verified by on-site engineer
                                efficiency, deploy lifecycle cost effective water
                                                                                             or through an energy service provider.
                                conservation measures.
                                                                                             Guiding principle is met if no potable
                                                                                             water is used.
                                Where available, use EPA’s WaterSense-                       Any of the following or equivalent:
                                labeled products or other water conserving                   purchasing and design specs,
                                products.                                                    statement of work, receipts, etc.
   Water Efficient Products
                                Choose irrigation contractors who are certified
                                                                                             Same as above.
                                through a WaterSense-labeled program.




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                                                                                                   Suggested Compliance
     Guiding Principle                         Action Required                       Yes/No                                               On File?   Notes
                                                                                                   Verification Documents
4. Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality

                                  Meet ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 Thermal                        Document compliance with ASHRAE
                                  Environmental Conditions for Human                          Standards by licensed architect or
Ventilation and Thermal Comfort
                                  Occupancy and ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007:                    engineer or retain ENERGY STAR®
                                  Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.              label certification.

                                  Provide policy and illustrate the use of an
                                                                                              Document appropriate inspection (audit)
                                  appropriate moisture control strategy to
                                                                                              driven moisture prevention strategy that
                                  prevent building damage, minimize mold
                                                                                              includes maintenance of the roof and
                                  contamination, and reduce health risks related
       Moisture Control                                                                       the foundation system, or document that
                                  to moisture. For façade renovations, Dew
                                                                                              your building does not have a moisture
                                  Point analysis and a plan for cleanup or
                                                                                              problem, or document strategy through
                                  infiltration of moisture into building materials
                                                                                              a recommissioning report.
                                  are required.

                                  Provide automated lighting controls                         Not all offices will be considered
                                  (occupancy/vacancy sensors with manual-off                  appropriate. Document schematic of
                                  capability) for appropriate spaces including                floor layout showing automated lighting
                                  restrooms, conference and meeting rooms,                    controls, statement based upon visual
                                  employee lunch and break rooms, training                    audit that automated controls are being
                                  classrooms, and offices.                                    used.

                                  Two options can be used to meet additional
                                  daylighting and lighting controls performance
                                  expectations:
   Daylighting and Lighting
           Controls                Option 1 : Achieve a minimum daylight factor               Document a site audit by energy
                                   of 2 percent (excluding all direct sunlight                manager, site manager or designee or
                                   penetration) in 50 percent of all space                    energy service provider or third party
                                   occupied for critical visual tasks, or                     contractor.

                                                                                              Document that individual lighting control
                                   Option 2: Provide occupant controlled                      is available for the occupants by using
                                   lighting, allowing adjustments to suit                     schematic of floor layout, showing
                                   individual task needs, for 50% of regularly                locations of manual lighting controls
                                   occupied spaces.                                           (such as task lighting) or statement
                                                                                              based upon visual audit.

                                                                                              Establish contract(s), design
                                                                                              specifications, purchasing specifications
                                  Use low emitting materials for building                     or solicitations with specific language
    Low-Emitting Materials
                                  modifications, maintenance, and cleaning.                   for the purchase of low emitting
                                                                                              materials, durable goods, consumables
                                                                                              and for green cleaning.

                                                                                              Establish contract with specification
                                                                                              language for the purchase of EPA
                                  Use integrated pest management techniques                   Registered pesticides or statement of
                                  as appropriate to minimize pesticide usage.                 work that contractor uses only EPA
 Integrated Pest Management
                                  Use EPA-registered pesticides only when                     Registered pesticides. Ensure that
                                  needed.                                                     language is explicit. Retain, purchase
                                                                                              specifications, receipts, or statement of
                                                                                              work as applicable.
                                                                                              Establish environmental tobacco smoke
                                                                                              control policy. Policy may be for entire
                                  Prohibit smoking within the building and within
                                                                                              site, PSO or for Agency. Bulletin leased
   Tobacco Smoke Control          25 feet of all building entrances, operable
                                                                                              or owned space under the jurisdiction,
                                  windows, and building ventilation intakes.
                                                                                              custody or
                                                                                              control of GSA.




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                                                                                                 Suggested Compliance
     Guiding Principle                      Action Required                        Yes/No                                                On File?   Notes
                                                                                                 Verification Documents
5. Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials
                               Per section 6002 of RCRA, for EPA-
                                                                                            Incorporate the FAR requirements for
                               designated products, meet or exceed EPA's
                                                                                            the purchase of EPA-designated
                               recycled content recommendations for building
                                                                                            products into contracts, bid solicitations
                               modifications, maintenance, and cleaning. If
                                                                                            and purchasing specifications and use
                               EPA-designated products meet performance
      Recycled Content                                                                      products meeting or exceeding EPA's
                               requirements and are available at a
                                                                                            recycled content recommendations.
                               reasonable cost, include a preference for
                                                                                            Provide construction, purchasing or bid
                               purchasing them in all solicitations relevant to
                                                                                            specifications, and/or affirmative
                               construction, operation, maintenance of or use
                                                                                            procurement report.
                               in the building.

                                                                                            Incorporate the FAR requirements for
                               Per section 9002 of FSRIA, for USDA-
                                                                                            the purchase of USDA-designated
                               designated products, use products with the
                                                                                            products into contracts and use
                               highest content level per USDA's biobased
                                                                                            products meeting or exceeding USDA's
                               content recommendations. Use biobased
                                                                                            biobased content recommendations. In
                               products made from rapidly renewable
      Biobased Content                                                                      addition, use biobased products made
                               resources and certified sustainable wood
                                                                                            from rapidly renewable resources and
                               products. Include a preference for purchasing
                                                                                            certified sustainable wood products.
                               them in all solicitations relevant to
                                                                                            Provide construction, purchasing or bid
                               construction, operation, maintenance of or use
                                                                                            specifications, and/or affirmative
                               in the building.
                                                                                            procurement report.

                                                                                            Establish purchasing contracts, bids
                                                                                            construction documents with
                               Use products that have a lesser or reduced                   specification language for the purchase
                               effect on human health and the environment                   of environmentally preferable materials,
  Environmentally Preferable
                               over their lifecycle when compared with                      durable goods, cleaning supplies, and
          Products             competing products or services that serve the                consumables. Ensure that language is
                               same purpose.                                                explicit and clear regarding such
                                                                                            considerations as VOC limits and Green
                                                                                            Seal requirements.

                                                                                            Documentation may be in the form of
                                                                                            receipts, agreements or contracts with
                                                                                            local recycling and product reclaiming
                                                                                            services. Documentation may include
                                                                                            contract specifications with vendors, for
                               Provide reuse and recycling services for                     example, outlining carpet recycling
     Waste and Materials
                               building occupants, where markets or on-site                 programs through the
        Management             recycling exist.                                             manufacturer/distributer or may include
                                                                                            photos, or polices that illustrate
                                                                                            recycling initiatives for batteries,
                                                                                            computers, and beverage containers.
                                                                                            Building or site recycling program
                                                                                            documentation except able.


                                                                                            Document zero use of CFC-refrigerants
                                                                                            (policy, equipment specification,
                               Eliminate the use of ozone depleting                         procurement specification or contract)
                               compounds where alternative environmentally                  unless a third party audit shows that a
                               preferable products are available, consistent                replacement or conversion is not
 Ozone Depleting Compounds     with either the Montreal Protocol and Title VI               economically feasible - in which case
                               of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, or                  show that a phase out plan is in place.
                               equivalent overall air quality benefits that take            Do not use halons in fire suppression.
                               into account lifecycle impacts.                              Use all alternatives consistent with
                                                                                            EPA's Significant New Alternatives
                                                                                            Policy (SNAP) regulatory requirements.




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                                                           High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                      Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                       Integrated Assessment, Operation and Management
Building Name:                                                                      Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                        Title:


  Guiding Principle I. Employ Integrated Assessment, Operation
                                                                                             Suggested Guidance to Achieve               Documents
      and Management Principles: Integrated Assessment,                                                                                   On File?
                                                                                                                                                        Related LEED ® Credit
                                                                                                     Compliance
                  Operations, and Management

                                                                                    Create an integrated Team (see Tab: Instructions
Use an integrated team to develop and implement policy regarding sustainable        Existing Buildings Step 1: Project Team). Complete                IO Credit 2: LEED Accredited
operations and maintenance.                                                         Building Information Tab or equivalent document,                  Professional
                                                                                    e.g., a team roster.

Incorporate sustainable operations and maintenance practices within the appropriate Incorporate within the appropriate Environmental
Environmental Management System (EMS).                                              Management System (EMS) per DOE Order 450.1A.

                                                                                    Complete HPSB assessment to meet guiding
Assess existing condition and operational procedures of the building and major
                                                                                    principles and/or Energy and Water Building
building systems and identify areas for improvement.
                                                                                    Evaluation.

Establish operational performance goals for energy, water, material use and          The establishment of 430.2B and 450.1A meet the
recycling, and indoor environmental quality, and ensure incorporation of these goals goal setting requirement. Use this checklist or
throughout the remaining lifecycle of the building.                                  equivalent to demonstrate incorporation.

Incorporate a building management plan to ensure that operating decisions and       Develop a strategy to ensure building management
tenant education are carried out with regard to integrated, sustainable building    and occupants are informed (such as training,                     IO Credit 1.1: Tenant Education
operations and maintenance.                                                         seminars, or newsletters).

Augment building operations and maintenance as needed using occupant feedback       Conduct survey with at least 30% of building                      EQ Credit 2.1 Occupant Comfort:
on work space satisfaction.                                                         occupants to assess work space satisfaction.                      Occupant Survey

                                                                                   Related References
DOE Order 430.2B: DEPARTMENTAL ENERGY, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT, Sec. 4.d
DOE Order 450.1A requires each EMS to incorporate the sustainable practices of EO 13423.
EO 13423 Section 3. (b) implement within the agency environmental management systems (EMS) at all appropriate organizational levels to ensure (i) use of EMS as the primary
management approach for addressing environmental aspects of internal agency operations and activities, including environmental aspects of energy and transportation functions, (ii)
establishment of agency objectives and targets to ensure implementation of this order, and (iii) collection, analysis, and reporting of information to measure performance in the
implementation of this order.
OMB Circular A-112002, OMB revised Circular A-11, Section 55—Energy and Transportation Efficiency Management—to encourage Federal agencies to incorporate ENERGY STAR®
and/or the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ into up-front design concepts for new
construction and/or building renovation.
                                                                                   On-line Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_id.php
http://www.wbdg.org/design/engage_process.php
http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/info/design/integratedbuilding/
www.usgbc.org                                                                                                                                                               Page 13
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                                                      Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                                  Commissioning
Building Name:                                                                         Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                           Title:


  Guiding Principle I. Employ Integrated Assessment, Operation                                  Suggested Guidance to Achieve                  DocumentsO
                                                                                                                                                 n File?
                                                                                                                                                              Related LEED ® Credit
          and Management Principles: Commissioning                                                      Compliance

                                                                                       Conduct commissioning/recommissioning/retro-
Employ recommissioning, tailored to the size and complexity of the building and its
                                                                                       commissioning and list operating problems and
system components, in order to optimize and verify performance of fundamental
                                                                                       identify operating improvements. In-house personnel
building systems. Commissioning must be performed by an experienced
                                                                                       or team acceptable. Final report should Identify that                EA Credit 2.1: Existing Building
commissioning provider. When building commissioning has been performed, the
                                                                                       building systems are working according to                            Commissioning; Investigation &
commissioning report, summary of actions taken, and schedule for
                                                                                       specifications. Address humidity control moisture                    Analysis.
recommissioning must be documented. Building recommissioning must have been
                                                                                       prevention strategy as appropriate (provides
performed within four years prior to reporting a building as meeting the Guiding
                                                                                       compliance for GP IV. Enhance Indoor Environmental
Principles.
                                                                                       Quality: Moisture Control)
                                                                                                                                                            EA Prereq. 1. Energy Efficiency
                                                                                       Energy managers shall complete Commissioning/                        Best Management Practices
                                                                                       Recommissioning/ Retro-commissioning report,
In addition, meet the requirements of EISA 2007, Section 432 and associated
                                                                                       Energy and Water Building Evaluation, and Portfolio
FEMP guidance.                                                                                                                                              EA Credit 2.2: Existing Building
                                                                                       Manager Statement of Energy Performance or
                                                                                       equivalent.                                                          Commissioning; Implementation


                                                                                      Related References
DOE Order 413.3A Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets: Issue a Checkout, Testing, and Commissioning Plan that identifies subtasks, systems, and
equipment. The Commissioning Plan ensures that the equipment, systems, and facilities including High Performance Sustainable Building systems, perform as designed and are optimized
for greatest energy efficiency, resource conservation, and occupant satisfaction. The Commissioning Plan includes checkout and testing criteria required for initial operations.
EISA 2007. Section 432 (3) Energy and water evaluations.(A) Evaluations. Effective beginning on the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection and annually
thereafter, energy managers shall complete, for each calendar year, a comprehensive energy evaluation for approximately 25 percent of the facilities of each agency that meet the criteria
under paragraph (2)(B) in a manner that ensures that an evaluation of each such facility is completed at least once every 4 years. (B) Recommissioning and retrocommissioning.As part of
the evaluation under subparagraph (A), the energy manager shall identify and assess recommissioning measures (or, if the facility has never been commissioned, retrocommissioning
measures) for each such facility.
EISA 2007 Section 432 (4) Implementation of identified energy and water efficiency measures not later than 2 years after the completion of each evaluation under paragraph (3), each
energy manager may (A) implement any energy- or water-saving measure that the Federal agency identified in the evaluation conducted under paragraph (3) that is life cycle cost-effective;
and (B) bundle individual measures of varying paybacks together into combined projects.
EISA 2007 Section 432 (5) Follow-up on implemented measures.For each measure implemented under paragraph (4), each energy manager shall ensure that(A) equipment, including
building and equipment controls, is fully commissioned at acceptance to be operating at design specifications;(B) a plan for appropriate operations, maintenance, and repair of the
equipment is in place at acceptance and is followed;(C) equipment and system performance is measured during its entire life to ensure proper operations, maintenance, and repair; and (D)
energy and water savings are measured and verified.

                                                                                      On-line Resources
www.ashrae/org
www.bcxa.org
http://www.wbdg.org/design/greenspec_msl.php?s=019100
http://www.wbdg.org/project/buildingcomm.php




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                                                   Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                             Energy Efficiency
Building Name:                                                                     Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                       Title:


        Guiding Principle II. Optimize Energy Performance:                                  Suggested Guidance to Achieve            Documents
                                                                                                                                      On File?
                                                                                                                                                   Related LEED ® Credit
                        Energy Efficiency                                                           Compliance
                                                                                                                                                 EA Prereq 1. Energy Efficiency
Three options can be used to measure energy efficiency performance:                                                                              Best Management Practices

                                                                                   Provide Portfolio Manager Statement of Energy                 EA Credit 1.1-1.15: Energy
Option 1: Receive an ENERGY STAR® rating of 75 or higher or an equivalent
                                                                                   Performance or Energy Star® Label or Labs21                   Optimization: Document a 75
Labs21 Benchmarking Tool score for laboratory buildings,
                                                                                   equivalent.                                                   Energy Star rating
Option 2: Reduce energy use by 20% compared to building energy use in 2003 or a
                                                                                   Provide energy consumption comparison data.
year thereafter with quality energy use data,

Option 3. Reduce energy use by 20% compared to the ASHRAE 90.1 2007 baseline Provide design calculations, energy modeling, or
building design if design information is available.                          statement from Architect or engineer.

                                                                                   Provide standard purchasing policy/policies,
Use ENERGY STAR® and FEMP-designated Energy Efficient Products, where
                                                                                   construction specifications, or retain proof of
available
                                                                                   purchase.
                                                                                  Related References
DOE Order 430.2b Section 4.b.(1)
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA)
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT)
                                                                                  On-line Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_ee.php
http://www.wbdg.org/pdfs/10cfr435.pdf
http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/REGS/doe435.pdf
http://www.energystar.gov/benchmark
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/superespcs_fempassist.html
http://www.energystar.gov/ia/business/evaluate_performance/pm_pe_guide.pdf




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                                                     Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                         On-Site Renewable Energy
Building Name:                                                                       Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                         Title:


    Guiding Principle II. Optimize Energy Performance: On-Site                                Suggested Guidance to Achieve                  Documents
                                                                                                                                              On File?
                                                                                                                                                            Related LEED ® Credit
                          Renewable Energy                                                            Compliance

                                                                                     Implement onsite renewable energy and retain design                 EA Credit 4. 1-4 On-Site and Off-
Per Executive Order 13423, implement renewable energy generation projects on
                                                                                     specs, statement of work, or photos, etc. If not                    Site Renewable Energy
agency property for agency use, when lifecycle cost effective.
                                                                                     lifecycle cost effective provide justification.

                                                                                   Related References
EO 13423 Section 2(b) ensure that (i) at least half of the statutorily required renewable energy consumed by the agency in a fiscal year comes from new renewable sources, and (ii) to the
extent feasible, the agency implements renewable energy generation projects on agency property for agency use.
DOE 430.2B Section 4.b.(2) Maximize installation of on-site renewable energy projects at all Sites where technically and economically feasible to acquire at least 7.5 percent
of each site’s annual electricity and thermal consumption from on-site renewable sources by FY 2010.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA)
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) Section 203 (A)
                                                                                    On-line Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_ee.php
http://www.wbdg.org/pdfs/10cfr435.pdf
http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/REGS/doe435.pdf
http://www.energystar.gov/benchmark
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/superespcs_fempassist.html
http://www.energystar.gov/ia/business/evaluate_performance/pm_pe_guide.pdf




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                                                           High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                      Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                        Measurement & Verification
Building Name:                                                                       Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                         Title:


         Guiding Principle II. Optimize Energy Performance:                                   Suggested Guidance to Achieve                       Documents
                                                                                                                                                   On File?
                                                                                                                                                                Related LEED ® Credit
                   Measurement and Verification                                                       Compliance

Per the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct2005) Section 103, install building level
                                                                                     Install building utility level meters. Retain statement of               EA Credit 3.2 and 3.3
electricity meters to track and continuously optimize performance. Per the Energy
                                                                                     work, billing records, photos, etc and/or provide                        Performance Measurement:
Independence and Security Act (EISA) 2007, the utility meters must also include
                                                                                     ENERGY STAR® label certification if applicable.                          system-level metering
natural gas and steam, where natural gas and steam are used.

                                                                                    Related References
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA)
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT)
                                                                                    On-line Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/pdfs/10cfr435.pdf
http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/REGS/doe435.pdf
http://www.energystar.gov/benchmark
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/superespcs_fempassist.html
http://www.energystar.gov/ia/business/evaluate_performance/pm_pe_guide.pdf




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                                                            High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                       Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                                     Benchmarking
Building Name:                                                                          Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                            Title:


         Guiding Principle II. Optimize Energy Performance:                                      Suggested Guidance to Achieve                   Documents
                                                                                                                                                  On File?
                                                                                                                                                                Related LEED ® Credit
                           Benchmarking                                                                  Compliance


Compare annual performance data with previous years’ performance data,
                                                                                        Retain ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager Statement                       EA Credit 1.1-1.15: Energy
preferably by entering annual performance data into the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio
                                                                                        of Performance or Labs21 benchmarking analysis or                     Optimization: Document a 75
Manager. For building and space types not available in ENERGY STAR®, use an
                                                                                        equivalent. Update information each year.                             Energy Star rating
equivalent benchmarking tool such as the Labs21 for laboratory buildings.


                                                                                     Related References

EISA 2007 Section 432 (8) Benchmarking of federal facilities. (A) In general the energy manager shall enter energy use data for each metered building that is (or is a part of) a facility that
meets the criteria established by the Secretary under paragraph (2)(B) into a building energy use benchmarking system, such as the Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
EISA 2007 Section 432 (8) (C) Public disclosure.--Each energy manager shall post the information entered into, or generated by, a benchmarking system under this subsection, on the web-
based tracking system under paragraph (7)(B). The energy manager shall update such information each year, and shall include in such reporting previous years' information to allow
changes in building performance to be tracked over time.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT)
                                                                                      On-line Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/pdfs/10cfr435.pdf
http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/REGS/doe435.pdf
http://www.energystar.gov/benchmark
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/superespcs_fempassist.html
http://www.energystar.gov/ia/business/evaluate_performance/pm_pe_guide.pdf




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                                                             High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                        Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                                        Indoor Water
Building Name:                                                                           Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                             Title:


                                                                                                  Suggested Guidance to Achieve                    Documents
 Guiding Principle III. Protect and Conserve Water: Indoor Water                                                                                    On File?
                                                                                                                                                                 Related LEED ® Credit
                                                                                                          Compliance

Two options can be used to measure indoor potable water use performance:                                                                                       WE Credit 2.1: Additional Indoor
                                                                                                                                                               Plumbing Fixture Efficiency, 10 %
Option 1: Reduce potable water use by 20% compared to a water baseline
calculated for the building. The water baseline, for buildings with plumbing fixtures
                                                                                         Retain documentation from tools such as Watergy, the
installed in 1994 or later, is 120% of the Uniform Plumbing Codes 2006 or the
                                                                                         LEED water calculator or similar, to establish baseline               WE Credit 2.2: Additional Indoor
International Plumbing Codes 2006 fixture performance requirements. The water
                                                                                         usage and calculated savings and/or provide                           Plumbing Fixture Efficiency, 20 %
baseline for plumbing fixtures older than 1994 is 160% of the Uniform Plumbing
                                                                                         documentation based on metering/bills.
Codes 2006 or the International Plumbing Codes 2006 fixture performance
requirements, or
                                                                                         Establish baseline usage and calculate savings based
Option 2: Reduce building measured potable water use by 20% compared to
                                                                                         on metering/bills and/or use the ENERGY STAR®
building water use in 2003 or a year thereafter with quality water data.
                                                                                         Portfolio Manager for water savings.
                                                                                        Related References

EO 13423 Section 2.(c) Beginning in 2008, Federal agencies must reduce water consumption intensity through life-cycle cost-effective measures, relative to the baseline of the agency’s
water consumption in fiscal year 2007 by 2 percent annually through the end of FY 2015 or 16 percent by the end of FY 2015.

DOE Supplemental Guidance To The Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423 ―Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management‖ Establishing
Baseline and Meeting Water Conservation Goals of Executive Order 13423. Executive Order 13423 requires all Federal agency heads to develop a water-use baseline based on FY 2007
water consumption. All potable water use in covered facilities should be reported, whether used for human consumption, building process, power plant or building cooling, landscape
watering, irrigation, or industrial uses.

                                                                                        On-line Resources
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/water_guidance.pdf
http://ofee.gov/eo/eo13423_WaterGuidance200801.pdf
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/information/download_watergy.html
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/water/water_fedrequire.html
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/index.htm
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/index.html
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_iw.php




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                                                          High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                     Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                                  Outdoor Water
Building Name:                                                                       Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                         Title:


                                                                                              Suggested Guidance to Achieve                    Documents
Guiding Principle III. Protect and Conserve Water: Outdoor Water                                                                                On File?
                                                                                                                                                             Related LEED ® Credit
                                                                                                      Compliance


Three options can be used to measure outdoor potable water use performance:
                                                                                     Retain documentation from tools such as Watergy,
                                                                                     the LEED water calculator or similar to establish
Option 1: Reduce potable irrigation water use by 50% compared to conventional
                                                                                     baseline usage and calculated savings and/or provide
methods, or
                                                                                     documentation based on metering/bills, or certification               WE Credit 3.1 Water Efficient
                                                                                     from a licensed irrigator.                                            Landscaping, Reduce by 50%
                                                                                       Establish baseline usage and calculate savings based
Option 2: Reduce building related potable irrigation water use by 50% compared to
                                                                                       on metering/bills and/or use the ENERGY STAR®
measured irrigation water use in 2003 or a year thereafter with quality water data, or
                                                                                       Portfolio Manager for water savings.
                                                                                     Document no potable irrigation water due to nominal
Option 3: Use no potable irrigation water.                                           or native landscape or the usage of recycled water.
                                                                                  Related References

EO 13423 Section 2.(c) Beginning in 2008, Federal agencies must reduce water consumption intensity through life-cycle cost-effective measures, relative to the baseline of the agency’s
water consumption in fiscal year 2007 by 2 percent annually through the end of FY 2015 or 16 percent by the end of FY 2015.

DOE Supplemental Guidance To The Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423 ―Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management‖ Establishing
Baseline and Meeting Water Conservation Goals of Executive Order 13423. Executive Order 13423 requires all Federal agency heads to develop a water-use baseline based on FY 2007
water consumption. All potable water use in covered facilities should be reported, whether used for human consumption, building process, power plant or building cooling, landscape
watering, irrigation, or industrial uses.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA)
                                                                                   On-line Resources
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/information/download_watergy.html
http://www.us.kohler.com/waterconservation/calculator.jsp?section=2&nsection=2&nsubsection=1&nitem=article1
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/water/water_fedrequire.html
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/index.htm
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_ow.php




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                                                             High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                        Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                             Measurement of Water Use
Building Name:                                                                             Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                               Title:


 Guiding Principle III. Protect and Conserve Water: Measurement                                     Suggested Guidance to Achieve                     Documents
                                                                                                                                                       On File?
                                                                                                                                                                    Related LEED ® Credit
                            of Water Use                                                                    Compliance

                                                                                           Install building water meters. Retain statement of
The installation of water meters for building sites with significant indoor and outdoor
                                                                                           work, or billing records. Guiding Principles for Indoor                WE Credit 1.1 Water
water use is encouraged. If only one meter is installed, reduce potable water use
                                                                                           and Outdoor water meet the reduction requirement.                      Performance Measurement -
(indoor and outdoor combined) by at least 20% compared to building water use in
                                                                                           Provide water usage reduction documentation based                      Whole Building Water Meter
2003 or a year thereafter with quality water data.
                                                                                           on metering/bills.

                                                                                           Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan as required by                   SS Credit 6. Storm Water
Employ strategies that reduce storm water runoff and discharges of polluted water
                                                                                           the Clean Water Act. May include technologies such                     Management
offsite. Per EISA Section 438, where redevelopment affects site hydrology, use site
                                                                                           as rain gardens, pervious pavement, rainwater
planning, design, construction, and maintenance strategies to maintain hydrologic
                                                                                           recycling, settling ponds, etc. A site plan for managing               SS Credit 3. Integrated Pest
conditions during development, or to restore hydrologic conditions following
                                                                                           storm-water runoff is acceptable (campus setting) or                   Management, Erosion Control
development, to the maximum extent that is technically feasible.
                                                                                           document local code compliance if applicable.                          and Landscape Management Plan

                                                                                          Related References

DOE Order 430.2B Section 6.d. Metering. To the maximum extent practicable, the contractor must install metering for devices that measure consumption of potable water, electricity,
steam, and natural gas in each building and other facilities and grounds. A Departmental centralized tracking system for collecting advanced metering data for electrical energy will be
developed following a feasibility study. Once developed, data from all Departmental advanced metering devices must be collected for incorporation into this centralized tracking system.
Access to this system will be made available to facility/site personnel. All facilities/sites must incorporate the inclusion of metering requirements in all ESPCs and UESCs, as appropriate.

EO 13423 Section 2.(c) Beginning in 2008, Federal agencies must reduce water consumption intensity through life-cycle cost-effective measures, relative to the baseline of the agency’s
water consumption in fiscal year 2007 by 2 percent annually through the end of FY 2015 or 16 percent by the end of FY 2015.

DOE Supplemental Guidance To The Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423 ―Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management‖ Establishing
Baseline and Meeting Water Conservation Goals of Executive Order 13423. Executive Order 13423 requires all Federal agency heads to develop a water-use baseline based on FY 2007
water consumption. All potable water use in covered facilities should be reported, whether used for human consumption, building process, power plant or building cooling, landscape
watering, irrigation, or industrial uses.

                                                                                          On-line Resources
http://www.epa.gov/watertrain/cwa/
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/water_guidance.pdf
http://ofee.gov/eo/eo13423_WaterGuidance200801.pdf
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/information/download_watergy.html
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/water/water_fedrequire.html
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/index.htm
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/index.html
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_iw.php

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                                                     Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                                  Process Water
Building Name:                                                                       Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                         Title:


                                                                                              Suggested Guidance to Achieve                   Documents
Guiding Principle III. Protect and Conserve Water: Process Water                                                                               On File?
                                                                                                                                                           Related LEED ® Credit
                                                                                                      Compliance

                                                                                     Document water conservation strategy or that
                                                                                     conservation measure is not life cycle cost effective.
Per EPAct 2005 Section 109, when potable water is used to improve a building’s
                                                                                     Document(s) should be verified by on-site engineer or
energy efficiency, deploy lifecycle cost effective water conservation measures.
                                                                                     through an energy service provider. Guiding principle
                                                                                     is met if no potable water is used.

                                                                                  Related References

EO 13423 Section 2.(c) Beginning in 2008, Federal agencies must reduce water consumption intensity through life-cycle cost-effective measures, relative to the baseline of the agency’s
water consumption in fiscal year 2007 by 2 percent annually through the end of FY 2015 or 16 percent by the end of FY 2015.

DOE Supplemental Guidance To The Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423 ―Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management‖ Establishing
Baseline and Meeting Water Conservation Goals of Executive Order 13423. Executive Order 13423 requires all Federal agency heads to develop a water-use baseline based on FY 2007
water consumption. All potable water use in covered facilities should be reported, whether used for human consumption, building process, power plant or building cooling, landscape
watering, irrigation, or industrial uses.

                                                                                   On-line Resources
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/water_guidance.pdf
http://ofee.gov/eo/eo13423_WaterGuidance200801.pdf
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/information/download_watergy.html
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/water/water_fedrequire.html
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/index.htm
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/index.html
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_iw.php




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                                                                           Water Efficient Products
Building Name:                                                                       Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                         Title:


Guiding Principle III. Protect and Conserve Water: Water Efficient                            Suggested Guidance to Achieve                 Documents
                                                                                                                                             On File?
                                                                                                                                                           Related LEED ® Credit
                              Products                                                                Compliance
                                                                                 Any of the following or equivalent: purchasing and
Where available, use EPA’s WaterSense-labeled products or other water conserving design specs, statement of work, receipts, etc., to
products.                                                                        prove the installation of WaterSense-labeled products
                                                                                 or other water conserving products.

Choose irrigation contractors who are certified through a WaterSense-labeled
                                                                                     Same as above.
program.

                                                                                  Related References

EO 13423 Section 2.(c) Beginning in 2008, Federal agencies must reduce water consumption intensity through life-cycle cost-effective measures, relative to the baseline of the agency’s
water consumption in fiscal year 2007 by 2 percent annually through the end of FY 2015 or 16 percent by the end of FY 2015.

DOE Supplemental Guidance To The Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423 ―Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management‖ Establishing
Baseline and Meeting Water Conservation Goals of Executive Order 13423. Executive Order 13423 requires all Federal agency heads to develop a water-use baseline based on FY 2007
water consumption. All potable water use in covered facilities should be reported, whether used for human consumption, building process, power plant or building cooling, landscape
watering, irrigation, or industrial uses.

                                                                                   On-line Resources
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/water_guidance.pdf
http://ofee.gov/eo/eo13423_WaterGuidance200801.pdf
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/information/download_watergy.html
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/water/water_fedrequire.html
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/index.htm
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/index.html
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_iw.php




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                                                  Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                 Ventilation and Thermal Comfort
Building Name:                                                                 Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                   Title:


  Guiding Principle IV. Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality:                           Suggested Guidance to Achieve            Documents
                                                                                                                                  On File?
                                                                                                                                               Related LEED ® Credit
               Ventilation and Thermal Comfort                                                  Compliance

                                                                                                                                             EQ Prereq 1: Outside Air and
Meet ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human        Document compliance with ASHRAE Standards by                  Exhaust
Occupancy and ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air licensed architect or engineer or retain ENERGY
Quality.                                                                       STAR label certification.                                     EQc2.3 Occupant Comfort
                                                                                                                                             Thermal Comfort Monitoring

                                                                             Related References
41 CFR § 102-74.195
41 CFR § 102-74.185(b)
                                                                             On-line Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_vtcomfort.php
www.epa.gov/iaq/largebldgs/I-beam/index.html
http://www.ashrae.org/
http://www.energystar.gov/ia/business/evaluate_performance/pm_pe_guide.pdf




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                                                            High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                       Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                                       Moisture Control
Building Name:                                                                           Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                             Title:

   Guiding Principle IV. Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality:                                    Suggested Guidance to Achieve                 Documents
                                                                                                                                                 On File?
                                                                                                                                                              Related LEED ® Credit
                          Moisture Control                                                                Compliance
                                                                                         Establish an appropriate procedure for preventing                  EQ Prereq 1: Outside Air and
                                                                                         moisture accumulation and mold in the building. Have               Exhaust
                                                                                         an appropriate inspection-driven moisture prevention
Provide policy and illustrate the use of an appropriate moisture control strategy to     strategy that includes maintenance of the roof                     EQc2.3 Occupant Comfort
prevent building damage, minimize mold contamination, and reduce health risks            drainage and the foundation system, or document that               Thermal Comfort Monitoring
related to moisture. For façade renovations, Dew Point analysis and a plan for           your building does not have a moisture problem, or
cleanup or infiltration of moisture into building materials are required.                document strategy through a recommissioning plan
                                                                                                                                                            EA Credit 2.1: Existing Building
                                                                                         (reference GP I. Employ Integrated Assessment,
                                                                                                                                                            Commissioning: Investigation &
                                                                                         Operation, and Management Principles:
                                                                                                                                                            Analysis.
                                                                                         Commissioning).
                                                                                        On-line Resources

http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_mc.php




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                                                                        Daylighting and Lighting Controls
Building Name:                                                                             Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                               Title:


   Guiding Principle IV. Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality:                                      Suggested Guidance to Achieve                   Documents
                                                                                                                                                     On File?
                                                                                                                                                                  Related LEED ® Credit
                Daylighting and Lighting Controls                                                           Compliance

                                                                                   Not all offices will be considered appropriate.
Automated lighting controls (occupancy/vacancy sensors with manual-off capability)
                                                                                   Document schematic of floor layout showing
are provided for appropriate spaces including restrooms, conference and meeting
                                                                                   automated lighting controls, statement based upon
rooms, employee lunch and break rooms, training classrooms, and offices.
                                                                                   visual audit that automated controls are being used.

Two options can be used to meet additional daylighting and lighting controls
performance expectations:                                                                                                                                       EQ Credit 2.4 Daylight & Views:
                                                                                           Conduct a site audit by energy manager, site manager                 50 % Daylight/ 45% Views
Option 1: Achieve a minimum daylight factor of 2 percent (excluding all direct
                                                                                           or designee or energy service provider or third party
sunlight penetration) in 50 percent of all space occupied for critical visual tasks, or
                                                                                           contractor (see below for options).
                                                                                           Document that individual lighting control is available
Option 2: Provide occupant controlled lighting, allowing adjustments to suit               for the occupants by using schematic of floor layout,                EQ Credit 2.2 Occupant
individual task needs, for 50% of regularly occupied spaces.                               showing locations of manual lighting controls (such as               Controlled Lighting
                                                                                           task lighting) or statement based upon visual audit.

                                                                 To document Option 1 conduct a Site Audit at Existing Buildings
Conduct a visual site audit of the critical visual task areas and offices (not including spaces that daylighting hinders mission objective) and provide summary statement that daylighting
requirements are met by either indoor light measurements, glazing factor calculations or by computer simulation. The following are typical methods to document daylighting performance
(see the LEED Daylighting method in the LEED EB Operations and Maintenance Reference Guide for more information):

Measurement
Demonstrate through records of indoor light measurements, that a minimum daylight illumination level of 25 foot-candles has been achieved in at least 50% of all regularly occupied areas.

Calculation
Achieve a minimum glazing factor of 2% of at least 50% of all regularly occupied areas. Calculate the glazing factor as follows:




Computer Simulation
Demonstrate through computer simulation that a minimum daylight level of 25 foot-candles has been achieved in at least 50% of all regularly occupied areas. Modeling must demonstrate
25 horizontal foot-candles under clear sky conditions, at noon on the equinox, at 30 inches above the floor.

                                                                                          On-line Resources

http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/info/design/integratedbuilding/passivedaylighting.html
                                                                                                                                                                                      Page 26
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                                                      Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                             Low-Emitting Materials
Building Name:                                                                          Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                            Title:


  Guiding Principle IV. Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality:                                    Suggested Guidance to Achieve                     Documents
                                                                                                                                                    On File?
                                                                                                                                                                 Related LEED ® Credit
                     Low Emitting Materials                                                              Compliance
                                                                                                                                                               MR Prerequisite 1. Sustainable
                                                                                                                                                               Purchasing Policy

                                                                                                                                                               MR Credit 2.2 Sustainable
                                                                                                                                                               Purchasing, Durable goods,
                                                                                                                                                               Furniture,

                                                                                                                                                               IEQ Prerequisite 3. Green
                                                                                        Establish contract(s), design specifications,                          Building Policy
                                                                                        purchasing specifications or solicitations with specific
Use low emitting materials for building modifications, maintenance, and cleaning. In
                                                                                        language for the purchase of low emitting materials,                   MR Credit 3. Sustainable
particular, specify the following materials and products to have low pollutant
                                                                                        durable goods, consumables and for green cleaning.                     Purchasing –Facility Alterations
emissions: composite wood products, adhesives, sealants, interior paints and
                                                                                        Ensure that language is explicit, such as VOC limits                   and Additions
finishes, solvents, carpet systems, janitorial supplies, and furnishings.
                                                                                        for paints and adhesives, mercury limits, and Green
                                                                                        Seal requirements are clearly specified.                               MR Credit 4.1 Sustainable
                                                                                                                                                               Purchasing Toxic material Source
                                                                                                                                                               reduction- Reduced mercury Light
                                                                                                                                                               Bulbs 90pg/lum-hr

                                                                                                                                                               EQ Credit 3.1 Green Cleaning:
                                                                                                                                                               High Performance Cleaning
                                                                                                                                                               Program

                                                                                       On-line Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/design/greenspec.php
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_lem.php




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                                                        High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                   Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                     Integrated Pest Management
Building Name:                                                                    Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                      Title:


  Guiding Principle IV. Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality:                              Suggested Guidance to Achieve                    Documents
                                                                                                                                             On File?
                                                                                                                                                          Related LEED ® Credit
                  Integrated Pest Management                                                       Compliance

                                                                                  Establish contract with specification language for the
                                                                                  purchase of EPA Registered pesticides or statement
                                                                                                                                                        SS Credit 3. Integrated Pest
Use integrated pest management techniques as appropriate to minimize pesticide    of work that contractor uses only EPA Registered
                                                                                                                                                        Management, Erosion Control
usage. Use EPA-registered pesticides only when needed.                            pesticides. Ensure that language is explicit. Retain,
                                                                                                                                                        and Landscape Management Plan
                                                                                  purchase specifications, receipts, or statement of work
                                                                                  as applicable.

                                                                                 On-line Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/design/greenspec.php
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_lem.php




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                                                             High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                        Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                   Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
Building Name:                                                                          Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                            Title:


  Guiding Principle IV. Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality:                                    Suggested Guidance to Achieve                    Documents
                                                                                                                                                   On File?
                                                                                                                                                                 Related LEED ® Credit
            Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control                                                          Compliance


Prohibit smoking within the building and within 25 feet of all building entrances,      Establish environmental tobacco smoke control policy.                 EQ Prerequisite 2: Environmental
operable windows, and building ventilation intakes                                      Policy may be for entire site, PSO or for Agency.                     Tobacco Smoke Control


                                                                                      Related References
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [FMR Bulletin 2009-B1] Federal Register: December 22, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 246)]Protecting Federal Employees and the Public From
Exposure to Tobacco Smoke in the Federal Workplace: As ordered by EO 13058, it is the policy of the executive branch to establish a smoke-free environment for federal employees and
members of the public visiting or using federal facilities. In furtherance of this policy, executive agencies must prohibit the smoking of tobacco products in all interior space owned, rented or
leased by the executive branch of the Federal Government, and in any outdoor areas under executive branch control in front of air intake ducts. In addition, effective [insert date 6 months
after publication of FMR amendment on smoking, FMR Case 2008-102-3], smoking is prohibited in courtyards and within 25 feet of doorways and air intake ducts on outdoor space under
the jurisdiction, custody or control of GSA. This date provides a six- month phase-in period. d. EO 13058 encourages the heads of executive agencies to evaluate the need to further restrict
smoking at doorways and in courtyards under executive branch control and authorizes the agency heads to restrict smoking in these areas in light of this evaluation. e. The policy
requirements announced by this bulletin are applicable to leased or owned space under the jurisdiction, custody or control of GSA.
                                                                                      On-line Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/design/greenspec.php
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_lem.php




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                                                          High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                     Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                               Recycled Content
Building Name:                                                                        Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                          Title:

 Guiding Principle V. Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials:                                Suggested Guidance to Achieve                 Documents
                                                                                                                                              On File?
                                                                                                                                                           Related LEED ® Credit
                        Recycled Content                                                               Compliance

                                                                                                                                                         MR Prerequisite 1: Sustainable
Per section 6002 of RCRA, for EPA-designated products, use products meeting or
                                                                                                                                                         Purchasing Policy
exceeding EPA's recycled content recommendations for building modifications,
maintenance, and cleaning. For other products, use materials with recycled content    Incorporate the FAR requirements for the purchase of
                                                                                                                                                         MR Prerequisite .1.1-1.3:
such that the sum of postconsumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-          EPA-designated products into contracts, bid
                                                                                                                                                         Sustainable Purchasing -
consumer content constitutes at least 10% (based on cost or weight) of the total      solicitations and purchasing specifications and use
                                                                                                                                                         Ongoing Consumables
value of the materials in the project. If EPA-designated products meet performance    products meeting or exceeding EPA's recycled
requirements and are available at a reasonable cost, a preference for purchasing      content recommendations. Provide construction,                     MR Credit 2.2 Sustainable
them shall be included in all solicitations relevant to construction, operation,      purchasing or bid specifications and/or affirmative                Purchasing, Durable goods,
maintenance of or use in the building. EPA’s recycled content product designations    procurement report.                                                Furniture
and recycled content recommendations are available on EPA’s Comprehensive
Procurement Guideline web site at <www.epa.gov/cpg>.                                                                                                     MR. Credit 3. Facility Alterations
                                                                                                                                                         and Additions, 50%

                                                                                Related References
40 CFR 247. Section 6002 of RCRA requires Federal agencies to give preference in their procurement to the purchase of specific EPA-designated recycled content products. Implement
the provisions of 40 CFR 247. Section 6002 of RCRA (For EPA-designated products, use products meeting or exceeding EPA’s recycled content recommendations).
FAR 52.223-1 and -2 Biobased Products Preference Provision and Clause
FAR 52.223-4 and -9 Estimate of Percent of Recovered Material Content for EPA designated Products.
                                                                                     On-line Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_rc.php
http://www.epa.gov/cpg/products.htm




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                                                          High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                     Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                               Biobased Content
Building Name:                                                                      Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                        Title:

 Guiding Principle V. Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials:                              Suggested Guidance to Achieve                   Documents
                                                                                                                                              On File?
                                                                                                                                                           Related LEED ® Credit
                        Biobased Content                                                             Compliance
                                                                                   Incorporate the FAR requirements for the purchase of                  MR Prerequisite 1: Sustainable
                                                                                   USDA-designated products into contracts and use                       Purchasing Policy (sustainable
Per section 9002 of FSRIA, for USDA-designated products, use products with the     products meeting or exceeding USDA's biobased                         purchases of at least 40% of total
highest content level per USDA's biobased content recommendations. For other       content recommendations. In addition, use biobased                    purchases on cost basis)
products, use biobased products made from rapidly renewable resources and          products made from rapidly renewable resources and
certified sustainable wood products. If these designated products meet performance certified sustainable wood products. Any procurement                  MR Credit 1.1 Sustainable
requirements and are available at a reasonable cost, a preference for purchasing   that is subject to RCRA Section 6002 shall not be                     Purchasing, Ongoing
them should be included in all solicitations relevant to construction, operation,  subject to the requirements of this section should they               Consumables
maintenance of or use in the building. USDA’s biobased product designations and    be in conflict. Provide construction, purchasing or bid
biobased content recommendations are available on USDA’s BioPreferred web site specifications, and/or affirmative procurement report.                    MR Credit 2.2 Sustainable
at <www.usda.gov/biopreferred>.                                                                                                                          Purchasing, Durable goods,
                                                                                                                                                         Furniture


                                                                                  Related References
FAR 52.223-1and -2 Biobased Products Preference Provision and Clause
                                                                                   On-line Resources
http://www.hss.doe.gov/pp/epp/epspecs.html
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_bc.php
http://www.biopreferred.gov/Default.aspx?SMSESSION=NO
http://www.biopreferred.gov/Catalog.aspx




                                                                                                                                                                                Page 31
                                                      High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                 Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                             Environmentally Preferable Products

Building Name:                                                                      Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                        Title:


 Guiding Principle V. Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials:                       Suggested Guidance to Achieve              Documents
                                                                                                                                  On File?
                                                                                                                                               Related LEED ® Credit
              Environmentally Preferable Products                                             Compliance
                                                                                                                                             MR Prerequisite 1: Sustainable
                                                                                                                                             Purchasing Policy
                                                                                                                                             MR Prerequisite .1.1-1.3:
                                                                                                                                             Sustainable Purchasing -
                                                                                                                                             Ongoing Consumables
                                                                                                                                             MR Credit 2.2 Sustainable
                                                                                                                                             Purchasing, Durable goods,
                                                                                                                                             Furniture
                                                                                     Establish purchasing contracts, bids                    MR. Credit 3. Facility Alterations
                                                                                     construction documents with specification               and Additions, 50%
Use products that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the
                                                                                     language for the purchase of
environment over their lifecycle when compared with competing products or services
                                                                                     environmentally preferable materials,                   EQ Credit 3.4 Green Cleaning:
that serve the same purpose. A number of standards and ecolabels are available in                                                            Sustainable Cleaning Products 30%
                                                                                     durable goods, cleaning supplies, and
the marketplace to assist specifiers in making environmentally preferable decisions.
                                                                                     consumables. Ensure that language is
For recommendations, consult the Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers
                                                                                     explicit and clear regarding such                       EQ Credit 3.5 Green Cleaning:
at <www.wbdg.org/design/greenspec.php>.
                                                                                     considerations as VOC limits and Green                  Sustainable Cleaning Products 60%
                                                                                     Seal requirements.
                                                                                                                                             EQ Credit 3.6 Green Cleaning:
                                                                                                                                             Sustainable Cleaning Products 90%

                                                                                                                                             EQ Credit 3.7 Green Cleaning:
                                                                                                                                             Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
                                                                                                                                             WE Credit Cooling Tower Water
                                                                                                                                             Management - Chemical
                                                                                                                                             Management
                                                                              Related References
FAR 52.223-1and -2 Biobased Products Preference Provision and Clause
                                                                               On-line Resources
http://www.hss.doe.gov/pp/epp/epspecs.html
www.wbdg.org/design/greenspec.php
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_bc.php
http://www.biopreferred.gov/Default.aspx?SMSESSION=NO
http://www.biopreferred.gov/Catalog.aspx


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                                                       Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                       Waste and Materials Management
Building Name:                                                                          Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                            Title:


 Guiding Principle V. Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials:                                  Suggested Guidance to Achieve                     Documents
                                                                                                                                                    On File?
                                                                                                                                                                 Related LEED ® Credit
                Waste and Materials Management                                                           Compliance
                                                                                                                                                               MR Credit 7.1 Solid waste
                                                                                    Documentation may be in the form of receipts,                              Management - Ongoing
Provide reuse and recycling services for building occupants, where markets or on-   agreements or contracts with local recycling and                           Consumables 50%
site recycling exist. Provide salvage, reuse and recycling services for waste       product reclaiming services. Documentation may
generated from building operations, maintenance, repair and minor renovations, and include contract specifications with vendors, for                           MR Credit 7.2 Solid waste
discarded furnishings, equipment and property. This could include such things as    example, outlining carpet recycling programs through                       Management - Ongoing
beverage containers and paper from building occupants, batteries, toner cartridges, the manufacturer/distributer or may include photos, or                     Consumables 70%
outdated computers from an equipment update, and construction materials from a      polices that illustrate recycling initiatives for batteries,
minor renovation.                                                                   computers, and beverage containers. Building or site                       MR Credit 9. Solid Waste
                                                                                    recycling program documentation exceptable.                                Management – Facility Alterations
                                                                                                                                                               & Additions 70%

                                                                                      On-line Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_cw.php
http://www.wbdg.org/design/greenspec_msl.php?s=017419
http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/debris-new/pubs.htm




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                                                          High Performance Sustainable Buildings
                                                     Assessment Compliance Form for Existing Buildings
                                                                        Ozone Depleting Compounds
Building Name:                                                                         Approved By:

Building ID:                                                                           Title:


 Guiding Principle V. Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials:                                 Suggested Guidance to Achieve                   Documents
                                                                                                                                                 On File?
                                                                                                                                                              Related LEED ® Credit
                  Ozone Depleting Compounds                                                             Compliance
                                                                                       Document zero use of CFC-refrigerants (policy,
                                                                                       equipment specification, procurement specification or
                                                                                       contract) unless a third party audit shows that a                    EA Prerequisite 3. Refrigerant
                                                                                       replacement or conversion is not economically                        Management - Ozone Protection
                                                                                       feasible - in which case show that a phase out plan is
                                                                                       in place.

Eliminate the use of ozone depleting compounds where alternative environmentally       Follow the provisions of the following: FAR 52.223-11
                                                                                                                                                            EA Credit 5. Refrigerant
preferable products are available, consistent with either the Montreal Protocol and    Ozone Depleting Substances, FAR 52.223-12
                                                                                                                                                            Management
Title VI of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, or equivalent overall air quality    Refrigeration Equipment and Air conditioners.
benefits that take into account lifecycle impacts.
                                                                                       Do not use halons in fire suppression. Use all
                                                                                       alternatives consistent with EPA's Significant New
                                                                                       Alternatives Policy (SNAP) regulatory requirements.

                                                                                       Do not purchase aerosols or foam products except for
                                                                                       those permitted by 40 CFR part 82 subpart C.

                                                                                      On-line Resources
Ozone: http://www.arnet.gov/far/0219/html/Subpart_23_8.html
http://www.wbdg.org/references/mou_odc.php
http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/
Refrigeration: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/archive/Far/1997-11_cd99o5/52_220.htm#P1283_141632




                                                                                                                                                                                  Page 34
                     High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guiding Principles
                                      LEED® Checklist for Existing Buildings

Building Name:
Building ID:
  This field will populate as
                                                                           % HPSB Guiding Principles Achieved*     0%
   guiding principles are
completed in the compliance
             tabs                                                  Total Achievable LEED Credits (Yes column)      0
                                                         Assessment
      Initial                           ** Yellow highlights relate to HPSB Guiding Principles **
      LEED®          Sustainable Sites                                                                 12 Points
YES    Maybe    No

                     SSc1       LEED® Certified Design and Construction                                        1
                     SSc2       Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan                                1
                                Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control and Landscape Management
                                                                                                               1
                     SSc3       Plan
                                                                           1
                     SSc4.1     Alternative Commuting Transportation - 10%                                     1
                     SSc4.2     Alternative Commuting Transportation - 25% 1                                   1
                     SSc4.3     Alternative Commuting Transportation - 50% 1                                   1
                     SSc4.4     Alternative Commuting Transportation - 75% or greater 1                        1
                     SSc5.      Reduced Site Disturbance - Protect or Restore Open Space                       1
                     SSc6       Storm Water Management                                                         1        `
                     SSc7.1     Heat Island Reduction - Non-Roof                                               1
                     SSc7.2     Heat Island Reduction Roof                                                     1
                     SSc8       Light Pollution Reduction                                                      1
 0       0      0 Subtotal
      LEED®          Water Efficiency                                                                  10 Points
YES    Maybe    No

                     Prereq 1   Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture Efficiency2                             LEED Rqd
                     WEc1.1     Water Performance Measurement - Whole Building Water Meter                     1
                     WEc1.2     Water Performance Measurement - Subsystem Metering                             1
                     WEc2.1     Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture Efficiency - 10%                            1
                     WEc2.2     Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture Efficiency - 20% 2                          1
                     WEc2.3     Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture Efficiency - 30%                            1
                     WEc3.1     Water Eff Landscape - Reduce Potable Water by 50%                              1
                     WEc3.3     Water Eff Landscape - Reduce Potable Water by 75%                              1
                     WEc3       Water Eff Landscape - Reduce Potable Water by 100%                             1
                     WEc4.1     Cooling Tower Water Management - Chemical Management                           1
                     WEc4.2     Cooling Tower Water Management - Non-Potable Water Source Use 3                1
 0       0      0 Subtotal




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                    High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guiding Principles
                                     LEED® Checklist for Existing Buildings

Building Name:

Address:
      LEED®         Energy & Atmosphere                                                                     30 Points
YES    Maybe   No

 Y                  Prereq 1   Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices                                   LEED Rqd
                                                              4
 Y                  Prereq 2   Minimum Energy Performance                                                    LEED Rqd
 Y                  Prereq 3   Ozone Protection                                                              LEED Rqd
                    EAc1.1-15 Optz Energy - EStar:67/69/71/73/75*/77/79/81/83/85/87/89/91/93/95                1 to 15
                    EAc2.1     Existing Building Commissioning: Investigation & Analysis                             2
                    EAc2.2     Existing Building Commissioning: Implementation                                       2
                    EAc2.3     Existing Building Commissioning: Continuous Commissioning                             2
                               Measurement & Verification: Building Utility level metering and tracking 5
                    EAc3.1     Performance Measurement: Building Automation System                                  1
                    EAc3.2     Performance Measurement: System-Level Metering, 40%                                  1
                    EAc3.2-3   Performance Measurement: System-Level Metering, 80%                                  1
                    EAc4.1-4   Renewable Energy 3% On-site / 25% Off-Site 6                                         1
                    EAc4.1-4   Renewable Energy 6% On-site / 50% Off-Site 6                                         1
                    EAc4.1-4   Renewable Energy 9% On-site / 75% Off-Site 6                                         1
                    EAc4.1-4   Renewable Energy 12% On-site /100% Off-Site 6                                        1
                    EAc5       Refrigerant Management                                                               1
                    EAc6       Emission Reduction Reporting                                                         1
 0      0      0 Subtotal
      LEED®         Materials & Resources                                                                   14 Points
YES    Maybe   No

                    Prereq 1   Sustainable Purchasing Policy 7                                               LEED Rqd
                    Prereq 2   Solid Waste Management Policy                                                 LEED Rqd
                    MRc1.1     Sustainable Purchasing - Ongoing Consumables, 40%                                    1
                    MRc1.2     Sustainable Purchasing - Ongoing Consumables, 60%                                    1
                    MRc1.3     Sustainable Purchasing - Ongoing Consumables, 80%                                    1
                    MRc2.1     Sustainable Purchasing - Durable Goods, Electric Powered Equipment 8                 1
                    MRc 2.2    Sustainable Purchasing - Durable Goods, Furniture                                    1
                    MRc3       Sustainable Purchasing - Facility Alterations & Additions 50%                        1
                    MRc4.1     Toxic Material Source Reduction - Reduced Mercury Light Bulbs 90 pg/lum-hr           1
                    MRc4.2     Toxic Material Source Reduction - Reduced Mercury Light Bulbs 70 pg/lum-hr           1
                    MRc5       Sustainable Food Purchasing                                                          1
                    MRc6       Solid Waste Management - Waste Stream Audit                                          1
                    MRc7.1-2   Solid Waste Management - Ongoing Consumables, 50%/70%                                2
                    MRc8       Solid Waste Management - Durable Goods, 75%                                          1
                                                                                                 9
                    MRc9       Solid Waste Management - Facility Alterations & Additions 70%                        1
 0      0      0 Subtotal




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                      High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guiding Principles
                                  LEED® Checklist for Existing Buildings
Building Name:
Address:
       LEED®          Indoor Environmental Quality                                                                     19 Points
 YES    Maybe    No

                      Prereq 1     Outside Air and Exhaust                                                               LEED Rqd
                      Prereq 2     Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control                                                   LEED Rqd
                      Prereq 3     Green Cleaning: Green Cleaning Policy                                                 LEED Rqd
                      EQc1.1       IAQ Best Management Practices: IAQ Management Program                                           1
                      EQc1.2       IAQ Best Management Practices: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring                                  1
                      EQc1.3       IAQ Best Management Practices: Increased Ventilation                                            1
                      EQc1.4       IAQ Best Management Practices: Reduce Particulates-Air Distr                                    1
                      EQc1.5       IAQ Best Management Practices for Facility Alterations&Additions                                1
                      EQc2.1       Occupant Comfort: Occupant Survey                                                               1
                      EQc2.2       Occupant Comfort: Occupant Controlled Lighting                                                  1
                      EQc2.3       Occupant Comfort: Thermal Comfort Monitoring                                                    1
                      EQc2.4-5     Daylight and Views 50,% Daylight / 45% Views                                                    1
                      EQc2.4-5     Daylight and Views, 75% Daylight/ 90% Views                                                     1
                      EQc3.1       Green Cleaning: High Performance Cleaning Program                                               1
                      EQc3.2-3     Green Cleaning: Custodial Effectiveness Assessment Score 3/2                                    2
                      EQ c3.4      Green Cleaning: Sustainable Cleaning Products 30%                                               1
                      EQ c3.5      Green Cleaning: Sustainable Cleaning Products 60%                                               1
                      EQ c3.6      Green Cleaning: Sustainable Cleaning Products 90%                                               1
                      EQc3.7       Green Cleaning: Sustainable Cleaning Equipment                                                  1
                      EQc3.8       Green Cleaning: Entryway Systems10                                                              1
                      EQc3.9       Green Cleaning: Indoor Integrated Pest Management                                               1
  0       0      0 Subtotal
       LEED®          Innovation                                                                                         7 Points
 YES    Maybe    No
                                                                    11
                      IOc1.1-4     Innovation: Tenant Education                                                                    1
                      IOc1.1-4     Innovation:                                                                                     1
                      IOc1.1-4     Innovation:                                                                                     1
                      IOc1.1-4     Innovation:                                                                                     1
                      IOc2         LEED® Accredited Professional                                                                   1
                      IOc3         Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts                                                   2
  0       0      0 Subtotal
  0        0   0 Total YES/Maybe/No
LEED® Certification Rating System 12
Certified: 34-42 points, Silver: 43-50 points, Gold: 51-67 points, Platinum: 68-92 points
Note: 1. Relates to EO 13423 Sec. 2(g) Goal for Agencies
Note: 2. Relates to EO 13423 Sec. 2(c) Goal for Agencies
Note: 3. Relates to EO 13423 Sec. 2(e)(i) Goal for Agencies
Note: 4. Relates to EO 13423 Sec. 2(a) Goal for Agencies
Note: 5. Guiding Principle requirement, no LEED® Credit associated
Note: 6. Relates to EO 13423 Sec. 2(b) Goal for Agencies and EPAct 2005- Sec 203 (a) to the extent economically feasible and technically
practicable; and, DOE 430.2B 4. Requirements b.(2)
Note: 7. Relates to EO 13423 Sec. 2(d) Goal for Agencies
Note: 8. Relates to EO 13423 Sec. 2(h) Goal for Agencies
Note: 9. For minor renovations when applicable
Note: 10. Relates to EO 13423 Sec. 2(e)(i) Goal for Agencies
Note 11. Tenant Education is an option to submit as an innovation credit.
Note 12. Guiding Principles highlighted in yellow equivalent to 36 LEED® EB credits and 8 prerequisites.


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                                 Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Guiding Principles?
The Guiding Principles are found in: "Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU)." The MOU is the Federal effort to define guiding principles of green building and to provide
leadership in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of high performance and sustainable buildings.

The five Guiding Principles address:
· Employing integrated Assessment, Operation, and Management;
· Optimizing energy performance;
· Protecting and conserving water;
· Enhancing indoor environmental quality; and
· Reducing the environmental impact of materials.

President Bush signed Executive Order 13423, "Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation
Management," on January 24, 2007. The EO makes mandatory the five Guiding Principles of the MOU for all new
construction and major renovations and sets an aggressive goal for applying these practices to 15 percent of the existing
building portfolio by 2015.

How are the Guiding Principles to be applied?
Pursuant to DOE Order 430.2B, all new construction and major renovations are required to meet the Guiding Principles
unless waived by the Acquisition Executive. The Guiding Principles are to be applied to 15% of the Department of Energy’s
Existing Building Portfolio by 2015.

All new buildings will incorporate the Guiding Principles of EO 13423 to the extent practical and lifecycle cost effective. As of
October 1, 2008, all new buildings and major buildings renovations at Critical Decision 1 (CD-1) or lower, with a value
exceeding $5 million, must implement the Guiding Principles of the Executive Order and attain U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC) LEED® Gold certification. All new construction or major renovation projects must incorporate renewable energy
equipment into building design to the maximum extent feasible.

Existing buildings: Pursuant to DOE Order 430.2B Section 4d(1) all programs that own or lease real property must develop
and implement a plan, as part of the Executable Plan, to ensure that 15 % of existing buildings are compliant with the
Guiding Principles of Executive Order 13423. Implementation of the plan must be documented within the programs' Ten
Year Site Plans.

When should sustainable design criteria be considered?
DOE Order 413.3A requires the Federal Project Director to identify in the conceptual design report and the acquisition
strategy how the project will meet or contribute to meeting the HPSB principles. The key to successfully incorporating HPSB
into a project is to use integrated design principles, as early as possible, and throughout the life of the project to both
establish expectations up front and provide the framework for tracking progress throughout the project.

Can a waiver be attained?
The process and procedures required for obtaining a waiver, exemption, or exclusion are set forth in DOE Order 430.2B,
Departmental Energy, Renewable Energy and Transportation Management.

In the event that a project manager has compelling reasons for attaining a certification other than LEED ® Gold for new
constructions, or believes that a certification can be attained from a nationally recognized certification program that exceeds
LEED® Gold requirements, or to claim any exemptions, such project manager may seek to obtain a waiver from the
Acquisition Executive made in consultation with the Senior Agency Official (SAO).

A waiver for exemptions should be submitted as early as reasonable in the CD-process and not later than CD-1 to minimize
the impact from HPSB decision-making and changes on the project.




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FAQ - Continued
The Federal project director should explain, in the conceptual design report and the acquisition strategy, the rationale for
claiming any exemptions to incorporating some or all of the HPSB principles into the project. This includes buildings
categorically excluded under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 for energy performance requirements, projects that are waived by
the acquisition executive, or building components and practices determined and documented by the
integrated project team as not being life-cycle cost-effective.

In no case will a waiver permit any construction or renovation project that does not meet or exceed statutory goals, including
the achievement of credits to exceed the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 standard by at least 30 percent, and that does not address
each of the five elements of the Guiding Principles. Progress in meeting this requirement will be tracked by the cognizant
Acquisition Executive.

What is a major building renovation?
Major building renovation is defined as a construction activity that results in: 1) replacement of the real property record, or 2)
renovation to change of the building usage code (conversion), or 3) significant restoration of an existing building to bring it up
to current codes and standards. In the case of option 3 - reasonable interpretation should be made by the prudent facility
manager. In general, such a significant renovation typically performs wholesale replacement of building retirement units such
as restoration of multiple floors; or wholesale replacement of at least four major building systems (HVAC, electrical,
plumbing, fire protection, life safety, security, building envelop). These activities either return a building to like new or other
significantly extend its useful life.

What is the USGBC?
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable, energy efficient and
environmentally friendly buildings through a performance based rating system known as Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED®).

What are the LEED® rating systems?
The LEED® rating systems are voluntary, consensus-based, market-driven and performance-oriented systems developed to
provide owners with a mechanism to evaluate the design and performance of their buildings. The ratings systems are divided
into several categories, including:

 LEED®    NC – New Construction
 LEED®    CI – Commercial Interiors
 LEED®    CS – Core and Shell
 LEED®    EB – Existing Building, Operations and Maintenance

When should I be considering LEED®?
Pursuant to DOE Order 430.2B all new buildings will incorporate the Guiding Principles of EO 13423 to the extent practical
and lifecycle cost effective. As of October 1, 2008, all new buildings and major buildings renovations at Critical Decision One
(CD-1) or lower, with a value exceeding $5 million, must implement the Guiding Principles of the Executive Order and attain
U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Gold certification. Follow USGBC LEED® guidelines and submittal requirements located
at www.usgbc.org.

Is LEED® certification required for Existing Buildings?
No, LEED® certification is not required.

Does an existing USGBC LEED® certified building meet the Guiding Principles?
Yes. Department of Energy LEED® certified projects complete or under construction by October 2008 can be applied to the
goal of meeting the Guiding Principles.

By meeting the Guiding Principles do we meet the criteria for LEED® Gold?
No. Additional LEED® credits will need to be achieved.

What is a LEED® AP?
LEED® AP stands for LEED® Accredited Professional.




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FAQ - Continued
What is the difference between LEED® registration and certification?
LEED® registration is the first step to getting your project LEED® certified. Projects can register with the USGBC online at
www.USGBC.org and are eligible to download credit templates and other resources once registration has been complete.
LEED® registration notifies the USGBC that you plan to attempt LEED® certification, and requires general information about
your project scope and budget.

LEED® certification is the independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the performance requirements of
the USGBC rating system. Certified projects receive a LEED® plaque and national recognition by having the project featured
within a USGBC publication or online.

What is the process for LEED® certification?
- Register Project via www.USGBC.org
- Identify points in each category by performing a checklist provided by the USGBC
- Design and Construct to meet the point requirements
- Submit certification application to the USGBC for review and comment
- Receive LEED® certification

Do we need to use the Compliance Summary Checklist, the HPSB LEED® Checklist for Existing Buildings and the
Assessment Compliance Forms?
DOE has provided these forms to serve as an assessment tool to evaluate whether a building has met the Guiding Principles
and to assess potential LEED® points. Using either the Summary Checklist or LEED® Checklist EB gives you a quick
snapshot of the percentage of Guiding Principles and LEED® credits achievable or achieved. The checklists can be used for
final assessment to verify that you have met 100% of the Guiding Principles and have documentation that complies with the
Guiding Principles or LEED® credits. The Assessment Compliance Forms contain detailed information about the intent of
each Guiding Principle and explain how to document compliance.

How should we do an assessment?
An assessment is the entire process by which existing buildings in the portfolio are identified to meet the 15% requirement
and by which actions are taken to meet the goal and document compliance. The assessment includes five steps: assembling
the project team, the initial assessment to identifying suitable buildings, the final assessment to comply and document,
reassessment as needed, and reporting. Each step is explained on the Instructions for Existing Buildings tab.

Only buildings (for this purpose, the term building includes real property trailers) should be assessed. The universe of
buildings includes all buildings owned and leased by the Department of Energy. However, certain buildings are exempt from
the assessment requirement. These include:

· Any buildings that are under 1,000 gross square feet.
· Any building that is excess, shutdown and utility service disconnected.
· Buildings that are out-granted in their entirety to an entity outside the Department who is wholly responsible for all costs as
long as the out grant exists beyond FY2015.
· Any building in a shutdown pending disposition status as long as the disposition is planned to occur before FY2015.

What documentation is required?
Each Guiding Principle on either the Compliance Summary Checklist or the LEED Checklist for Existing Buildings
corresponds to an Assessment Compliance Form that describes the documentation required to verify compliance.

The Real Property Owning Program should develop and sponsor the establishment of guidance and procedures as required
for the organization to ensure compliance with DOE policies. The guidance and procedures should include the controls
necessary to ensure that the Assessment Compliance Forms are kept current including any related database, and that the
records are reconciled based on periodic inventories. The records should include the appropriate documents to meet
reporting requirements. The records on site should include the appropriate back-up documents to meet reporting
requirements.




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FAQ - Continued
How does the Assessment Compliance Tool relate to FIMS?
The Secretary's memorandum of February 29, 2008 on DOE Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
states that progress will be tracked in DOE's Facilities Information Management System (FIMS) for meeting the EO 13423
requirement to ensure that 15% of the existing buildings are in compliance with the Guiding Principles by 2015 for both DOE
existing owned and leased space. Results of site sustainability assessments for compliance with the Guiding Principles will
be reported in FIMS at the building level and aggregated to the site and program levels.

Can a PSO prepare one Summary Checklist for multiple buildings as a base template?
Yes, a PSO may consider completing one Compliance Summary Checklist as a base template for multiple buildings that
exist on one site as a means to facilitate the assessments. The Site may have a single purchasing policy for paints and
adhesives or have standard construction specifications. If these correspond to Guiding Principles, then they may be
documented once on a "campus" template. However, documentation should be on file or those measures that are building
specific.

What happens if the Guiding Principles change?
The Guiding Principles may change as the Interagency Sustainable Buildings Working Group reviews building practices.
DOE's High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Working Group will provide updated guidance as appropriate.

What is the Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG)?
The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG) was established in September 2001 in response to Executive Order
13123–Greening the Government Through Efficient Energy Management. Under the new executive order, Executive Order
13423–Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, issued in January 2007, the ISWG
is charged by the executive order Steering Committee to provide interagency assistance for implementing the EO 13423
sustainable building design requirements.

Is there a website that describes Executive Order 13423 and the High Performance and Sustainable Building
Guiding Principles?
Yes. The Whole Building Design Guide at: http://www.wbdg.org

Who do I contact at the Department of Energy for assistance?
Your Program's Headquarters Energy or Real Property Points of Contact.




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   Department of Energy's USGBC LEED® Accredited Professionals as of June 2008
Name                  City             State DOE Affiliation
Alber, Russell        Naperville       IL    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Anglin, Rob           Livermore        CA    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Bodelson, Michael     Sante Fe         NM    Los Alamos National Laboratory
Carlisle, Nancy       Golden           CO    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Daulton, Jennifer     Idaho Falls      ID    Idaho National Laboratory
Diamond, Richard      Berkeley         CA    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dixon, Steven         Lombard          IL    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Dyer, Beverly         Washington       DC    Department Of Energy Headquarters
Eenberg, Steve        Berkeley         CA    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Farrar-Nagy, Sara     Golden           CO    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Flett, Gregory        Upton            NY    Brookhaven National Laboratory
Fowler, Kim           Richland         WA    Battelle - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Gowri, Krishnan       Richland         WA    Battelle Northwest
Gray, Matthew         Washington       DC    Department Of Energy Headquarters - FEMP
Greenberg, Steve      Berkeley         CA    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Gregg, Michael        Oak Ridge        TN    UT-Battelle
Hayter, Sheila        Golden           CO    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Holaday, S. Rene      Los Alamos       NM    Los Alamos National Laboratory
Humble, David         Albuquerque      NM    Sandia National Laboratories
Iadach, Michael       Los Alamos       NM    Los Alamos National Laboratory
Indelicato, Anthony   Laweranceville   NJ    U. S. Department Of Energy
Kandt, Alicen         Boulder          CO    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
King, Karin           Livermore        CA    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Kirk, Gregory         Richland         WA    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kumar, Satish         Washington       DC    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ladach, Michael       Los Alamos       NM    Los Alamos National Laboratory
Liu, Bing             Richland         WA    Battelle - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Maltin, Marla         Los Alamos       NM    Los Alamos National Laboratory
Mathew, Paul          Washington       DC    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
McGeachen, Thomas     Princeton        NJ    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
McMordie, Kate        Richland         WA    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mizner, Jack          Albuquerque      NM    Sandia National Laboratories
Morse, John           Golden           CO    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Morton, Jennifer      Idaho Falls      ID    Idaho National Laboratory
Norek, George         Argonne          IL    Argonne National Laboratory
Payne, Christopher    Washington       DC    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Peters, R. Cecil      Oak Ridge        TN    UT-Battelle
Pittman, Jeff         Richland         WA    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pless, Shanti         Golden           CO    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Richman, Eric         Richland         WA    Battelle - Pacific Northwest National Lab
Robichaud, Robert     Boulder          CO    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Rosenberg, Michael    Eugene           OR    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Seiter, Doug          Golden           CO    Golden Project Management Center

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DOE LEED AP's - Continued

Solana, Amy           Portland       OR      Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Tanner, Stephanie     Washington     DC      National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Terrill, Alison       Livermore      CA      Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Thomas, Warren        Oak Ridge      TN      Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Trychta, Keith        Argonne        IL      Argonne National Laboratory
Van Geet, Otto        Golden         CO      National Renewable Energy Laboratory
VanZandbergen, Gary   Batavia        IL      Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Walton, Rodney        Batavia        IL      Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Watkins, Gary         Richland       WA      Battelle - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Watson, Ian           Livermore      CA      Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Wiegand, Peter        Oak Ridge      TN      UT-Battelle
Wilcher, Kirby        Oak Ridge      TN      UT-Battelle
Yuan, Wenbo           Livermore      CA      Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory




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