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Region 2

Serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Eight Tribal Nations.

Construction and Renovation: Energy Efficiency

Desired Core Competencies

  • Understand strategies to reduce energy usage and increase energy efficiency.

Example Topics to Explore

  • Verify that the project's energy-related systems are installed and calibrated to perform according to the owner's project requirements, basis of design, and construction documents.
  • Establish a minimum level of energy efficiency for the proposed building and systems to reduce environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use.
  • Use local design features and materials which respond to local climatic conditions.
  • Ensure proper refrigerant management when re-using existing HVAC systems.
  • Investigate options for onsite generation of renewable energy.
  • Investigate purchase of renewable energy.


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