Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What types of rebates and financial incentives are available to support my project?

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What are some best practices for planning the procurement process?

A project energy efficiency goal is the foundation for the energy-performance-based procurement process described in this guide. The goal, though, is not sufficient for success. A project delivery approach that incentivizes an innovative design and construction team to meet the energy goal in design and operations is also critical. Using a well-planned energy-performance-based procurement process, which includes an energy goal and an appropriate project delivery approach, owners can be confident that their projects will have system-integrated, cost-effective efficiency strategies and renewable technologies that will perform as intended. Owner confidence in reduced operational costs and emissions is necessary if an energy efficiency focus is to prevail as a common project requirement; this guide aims to close the loop between industry expectations and results. Read more from the links below:

 

What if my building has water or moisture damage? 

Avoiding moisture in buildings is not as simple as it may seem, as evidenced by the large number of commercial and residential buildings with moisture problems. Experts agree that by far the most effective manner of avoiding problems associated with moisture such as mold, bacteria, and allergens, is to prevent the unplanned wetness in the first place.

 

FAQ’s on Federal Buildings: 2016 Guiding Principles 

FAQs for the Guiding Principles for New Construction and Modernization and for the Guiding Principles for Existing Buildings are found on separate tabs. Each tab includes a section for general topic areas and a section broken out by Guiding Principle. To provide feedback on these questions or to ask a new question, contact Nic Baker, nicolas.baker@ee.doe.gov. These FAQs will be updated quarterly.

 

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