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Title: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, OFFICE OF CONSERVATION AND SOLAR ENERGY - ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR NEW BUILDINGS - PROPOSED RULEMAKING AND PUBLIC HEARINGS
Journal: FEDERAL REGISTER  Volume:44  Issue:230  Dated:(WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1979)  Pages:68120-68181
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Federal Register
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 62
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Register
Washington, DC 20005
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR NEW BUILDINGS ARE PROPOSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) TO ACHIEVE THE MAXIMUM PRACTICABLE IMPROVEMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND INCREASES IN RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES.
Abstract: THE STANDARDS WILL APPLY TO THE DESIGNS OF NEW RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, AND CONSIST OF THREE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS: (1) ENERGY BUDGET LEVELS FOR DIFFERENT CLASSIFICATIONS OF BUILDINGS IN DIFFERENT CLIMATES EXPRESSED AS AN ANNUAL RATE OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION; (2) A METHOD FOR APPLYING THESE ENERGY BUDGET LEVELS TO A SPECIFIED BUILDING DESIGN TO OBTAIN A SPECIFIC ANNUAL RATE OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION OR DESIGN ENERGY BUDGET; AND (3) A METHOD FOR CALCULATING THE ESTIMATED ANNUAL RATE OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A BUILDING DESIGN OR A DESIGN. THE PROPOSED RULE REQUIRES THAT THE DESIGN ENERGY CONSUMPTION FOR A NEW BUILDING NOT EXCEED ITS DESIGN ENERGY BUDGET. THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING HAS TWO PARTS. THE PREAMBLE DESCRIBES THE STANDARDS PROGRAM AND THE CONTENTS OF THE PROPOSED RULE, PRESENTS IN SUMMARY FORM A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM TO DEVELOP THE PROPOSED RULE, AND DISCUSSES ISSUES SURROUNDING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STANDARDS. IN ADDITION, IT SUMMARIZES THE DRAFT REGULATORY ANALYSIS PROPOSED BY DOE, GIVES THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE STANDARDS AND FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE PROPOSED RULE, AND ILLUSTRATES HOW THE PROPOSED RULE COULD BE APPLIED TO A BUILDING DESIGN PROCESS. THE RULE, CONSISTING OF FOUR APPENDIXES AND THREE SUBPARTS, FOLLOWS THE PREAMBLE. ENERGY BUDGET TABLES FOR SINGLE RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING DESIGNS ARE GIVEN. TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--AOP)
Index Term(s): Consumption rates; Energy conservation; Energy requirements; Fuels; Gases; Heating fuels; Long range planning; Oils
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