Certification Requirements for Energy Conservation
Data and Operations Manual
The architect/engineer (lead designer) must provide
An operations manual shall be prepared and training
certification that the project has been designed and is in
provided for the building Operations and Maintenance
compliance with ASHRAE 90.1 (latest approved version),
personnel describing the design objectives and how to
and will meet GSA energy goal requirements.
operate the building. The manual shall include: as-built
drawings, equipment data, model numbers for the
Certification will also indicate that the architectural/
equipment, parts lists, equipment options, operating
engineering design elements have been integrated with the
manuals for each piece of equipment, testing and
overall project design, and that the building can meet the
balancing reports and certifications, maintenance
programmed LEED rating.
schedules, videos, and warranty schedules. The manual
The architect/engineer certification must be signed and
must be reviewed and certified complete by the GSA
sealed by a principal of the architectural/engineering firm
project manager before submission to the Facilities
in charge of the project.
Construction Documents Cost Estimate
GSA Design Awards Submission
A cost estimate must be provided. It should comply with
All prospectus level projects shall be submitted to the GSA
the requirements for construction documents phase
Design Awards Program for consideration.
estimate stated in the Cost Estimating Requirements of the
The submission must clearly communicate, in visual and
Appendix's Section A.1 of this Facilities Standard.
narrative form, the scope and outstanding features of the
Cost estimate must separate costs for interior tenant
project and be organized to facilitate easy review by the
buildout from core/shell cost items as described in the
GSA New Pricing Guide. The interior buildout costs must
Materials must be in transparent sleeves inside a standard
be divided by each building tenant.
10 by 11-1/2 inch three-ring binder that is no more than
1-1/2 inches thick. The project name and category must
appear on the front and the spine of the binder. No
deviations from these requirements are permitted.
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Revised March 2005 PBS-P100