Implementation in the Design Process:
List anticipated equipment types in the project planning and early design phases that are covered under Energy Star Certified Product Categories. Some large process loads may be eligible to exclude from the SB 2030 project scope. If any such loads exist, contact the SB 2030 Review Team at SB2030@b3mn.org.The team will review all requests to exclude specific process load(s) from consideration under SB 2030. Note that any energy consumption excluded from the SB 2030 project scope must be separately metered to permit adequate energy tracking under SB2030 requirements. Ensure that Energy Star and process load systems meeting E.3B are budgeted as part of the project.
If project teams pursue the 15-year payback path to document non-SB 2030 efficiency measures, each piece of equipment or system should list the following for all alternatives examined:
- Equipment type
- Equipment cost
- Runtime estimates
- Expected annual energy use
- Expected annual energy cost
- O&M costs (if costs vary between options)
- Any other information required to calculate the simple payback
During the construction documents phase, provide drawings, cut sheets, and specifications highlighting compliance of equipment and appliances with Energy Star requirements. Document efficiency ratings of motors and drives, water service equipment, and other electrical load components. During construction administration, review shop drawings to assure compliance with energy-efficient equipment specifications.
Ensure that all alternatives permitted as part of the project meet the requirements for the relevant guideline and monitor final equipment selection and purchasing to ensure compliance is achieved.