1. Quality Assurance: EP 415-1-261, Volume 1 & EP 415-1-261, Volume 4
  3. Federal Sustainable Acquisition Items/Requirements
  4. DoD Green Procurement Policy (Aug 27 2004)
  5. DoD Green Procurement Strategy (Nov 2008)
  6. Army Green Procurement Policy (Nov 22 2006)
  7. Federal Acquisition Regulation, Part 23  
  8. Energy Star
  10. EPA Final Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
  11. UFC 1-200-2 (High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Requirements)
  12. ASA IE&E Sustainable Design and Development Policy (Jan 17 2017)
  13. 10 CFR 436 Subpart A (Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Energy- and -Water Related Projects)
  14. NIST 135 (Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Energy- and -Water Related Projects)
  15. HJB Form 225 (JBLM Sustainable Acquisition Exception Form)
  16. HJB Form 226 (RUL Exemption Request)

Changes or Criteria Notes to Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS)

Paragraph # and Title (if any)

Note to Designer

Change Text


Delete reference to 01 33 29, unless it is incorporated in the specs



[NOTE: In the column to the right, select 01 33 29 when it is incorporated into the specifications, otherwise select 01 57 19.01 20 and ensure it includes added language at paragraphs "Submittals" and "Sustainable Acquisition."]


Under SD-01, add a category for "Energy Star- or FEMP-Eligible Materials" (as applicable: and include the following:

Submit documentation demonstrating that items are Energy Star or FEMP qualified, per Section [01 33 29 SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING][01 57 19.01 20 SUPPLEMENTAL TEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS] paragraph ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS.


Under SD-01, create a category for "Refrigerants" and add the following:

Submit a list of proposed refrigerants and the Safety Data Sheet for each per Section 01 57 19.01 20 SUPPLEMENTAL TEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS.


NOTE: Per the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Section 104), items shall meet the applicable Energy Star or FEMP standard. Specify materials accordingly.



Replace the main paragraph with the following:

Refrigerants shall have number designations and safety classifications in accordance with ASHRAE 15 & 34. Refrigerants shall meet the requirements of AHRI 700 as a minimum.  Refrigerants shall have an Ozone Depletion Factor (ODF) of 0.05 or less. The ODF shall be in accordance with the "Montreal Protocol On Substances That Deplete The Ozone Layer," September 1987, sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme.  CFCs[and HCFCs] shall not be permitted.  Refrigerant shall be an approved alternative refrigerant per EPA's Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) listing. [Use HCFC-22 refrigerant.]  Provide and install a complete charge of refrigerant for the installed system as recommended by the manufacturer. Lubricating oil shall be of a type and grade recommended by the manufacturer for each compressor. Where color leak indicator dye is incorporated, charge shall be in accordance with manufacturer's recommendation.  Copies of the Safety Data Sheets(SDS) for all hazardous materials shall be submitted in accordance with Section 01 57 19.01 20 SUPPLEMENTAL TEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS.

All ozone depleting substances are restricted on JBLM. Any use of such substances on JBLM requires submission of an exemption request form and prior written approval from the JBLM Pollution Prevention Program for actions on JBLM Lewis-Main, Lewis-North, McChord Field, or supported external facilities; or from JBLM-YTC Environmental Compliance for actions on JBLM-YTC. The exemption form can be obtained at ./doc_files/0226%20Restricted%20Chemical%20Exemption%20Request.pdf. In addition, any use of a class I ozone depleting substance requires Army Acquisition Executive approval and will be coordinated through the JBLM Air Program via the Contracting Officer or their representative.


Design Requirements

  1. Ductboard is not to be used.  
  2. Filters: 2" thick, 30% efficient, pleated throw-away type are standard filters. Use other types only for unique situations.  
  3. Filter Gauge: Provide filter gauges on filter banks. See DDC standards for requirement for separate device indicating pressure drop to control system.  
  4. Heat Pumps: Provide with cold weather controls and back-up heat.  
  5. AC Units: Provide with low ambient cooling capability.



Notes to Designers on Drawing Content

  1. Accessibility: Unit and maintainable components must be located so as to be accessible for maintenance. Units, coils, actuated components and similar items shall not be located more than 12 feet above the floor unless a catwalk, mezzanine or similar platform is designed at the units to allow for proper maintenance. Units, coils, actuated components and similar items above ceilings shall be accessible from properly sized access doors or removable ceiling panels and be no more than 3 feet above the ceiling.
  2. Removal: Allow adequate room for removal of equipment without removing portions of the building. Allow room for coil pull.
  3. Follow International Mechanical Code Section 306 for Access and Service Space.



Standard Details



Applicable Points of Contact

Design Standards