Building Design

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Primary Guidance

Discussion

  • The following factors should be considered through this design process:
  • Daylighting and use of energy saving devices such as energy efficient lighting, timers, and dimmers are encouraged to minimize operating costs.
  • Using energy efficient and sustainable materials to minimize operating costs.
  • Use low maintenance materials and finishes to minimize maintenance costs.
  • Use pre-engineered or other cost effective building enclosures to minimize capital costs.
  • Security and access control need to be considered for each location and can vary depending on surroundings and potential threat level.
  • Commissioning and system integration should be considered from the early design stage.
  • Location and orientation should be considered for energy efficiency. For example: Placing a building in a shaded area or away from the sun to reduce cooling costs.