• Many Glacier Hotel at Glacier National Park, Montana

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Sustainability QA Checklist

Predesign

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All required deliverables submitted.
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Consistent with DSC Sustainability Design Standards.
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Class C cost estimate accurate and correct for major sustainability and energy features (i.e turbines, PV, geothermal wells, solar hot water, etc.).
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For building project, review building orientation and siting impact on sustainability and energy usage.
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If available, EUI or anticipated energy performance is appropriate for the building type, location and anticipated usage.
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NPS Project Sustainability Checklist submitted with PD Phase completed and an Integrated Design Narrative has been completed.

Schematic Design

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All required deliverables submitted.
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Consistent with DSC Sustainability Design Standards
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Mechanical, plumbing, irrigation and electrical systems (including lighting) are selected to achieve projects energy performance and water efficiency goals / Federal requirements.
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Architectural design incorporates appropriate wall types, roof types, glazing, moisture protection and insulation U/R values for space use and climate zone.
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Energy analysis and life cycle analysis for mechanical, electrical, and energy systems selection accurate and correct and includes NPS input on occupancy schedules.
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Design narrative includes descriptions of all proposed sustainability and energy related features as well as architectural, mechanical, plumbing, irrigation and electrical systems (including lighting).
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Class B estimate accurate and correct for major sustainability and energy features (i.e turbines, PV, geothermal wells, solar hot water, etc.).
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NPS Project Sustainability Checklist submitted with SD Phase completed.
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For renewable energy systems, instruct AE Team of potential grid tied issues.

Design Development (DBB or DB)

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All required deliverables submitted.
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Consistent with DSC Sustainability Design Standards.
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Architectural design incorporates appropriate wall types, roof types, glazing, moisture protection and insulation U/R values for space use and climate zone.
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Outline specifications for all proposed mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy systems. Items related to LEED or Federal Sustainability Requirements have been included in the appropriate sections.
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Heating and cooling load calculations accurate and correct.
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Lighting power density calculations accurate and correct.
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Energy analysis and life cycle analysis for mechanical, electrical, and energy systems selection accurate and correct. ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide may be used in lieu of computer simulated energy analysis.
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Plumbing fixture and irrigation water efficiency calculations accurate and correct.
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Revised Class B estimate accurate and correct for major sustainability and energy features (i.e turbines, PV, geothermal wells).
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All energy systems equipment (PV Inverters, Hydro Electric Turbines, solar hot water, etc.) are rated for the locations in which they are installed.
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NPS Project Sustainability Checklist submitted with DD Phase completed. All items, products, and strategies identified on the checklist have been incorporated into the drawings and specifications.
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LEED Credit Support Info if project is pursuing formal/informal certification (material or equipment product files, LEED Scorecard, LEED specific drawings, etc.)
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Any items not available or provided at DD Phase will be reviewed in 100% Draft CD Phase.

100% Draft Construction Documents (DBB) or 100% Draft Design-Build Construction Documents (DB)

General

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All required deliverables submitted.
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Consistent with DSC Sustainability Design Standards.
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All required specification sections provided. Cx Specification includes the appropriate systems and equipment to be commissioned.
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Equipment and materials conform to NPS standards.
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All energy system components/equipment has adequate service clearance.
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Specifications thoroughly coordinated with drawings and product files.
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Class A estimate accurate and correct for major sustainability and energy features (i.e turbines, PV, geothermal wells).
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NPS Project Sustainability Checklist submitted with CD Phase completed. All items, products, and strategies identified on the checklist have been incorporated into the drawings and specifications.
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LEED Credit Support Info if project is pursuing formal/informal certification (material or equipment product files, LEED Scorecard, LEED specific drawings, etc.).

HVAC

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HVAC systems designed to conform to all applicable energy codes and standards.
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Ventilation air provided per ASHRAE 62.
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Thermal comfort provided per ASHRAE 55.
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Overall general review of HVAC systems, design and equipment selection.

Plumbing

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Plumbing systems designed to conform to all applicable codes and standards.
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Low-flow fixtures and fittings specified.
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Overall general review of plumbing systems, design, and equipment selection.

Electrical

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Exterior light fixtures are IESNA Full Cut-Off.
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Interior light power density and lighting type(s) is appropriate.

Architecture

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Thermal breaks included at fenestration; manufactured components and custom installations.
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Thermal barriers included at rim joists, and at exposed foundations (between ground line and insulated exterior wall systems).
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Perimeter insulation is continuous along foundation extending to sub-grade.
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Dew point locations in walls, roofs, and terraces have been determined, and vapor retarders have been provided where required.
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Sustainable design principles, framing techniques, materials, etc. have been incorporated into the design to the greatest extent technically feasible and within budget.

100% Complete Construction Documents (DBB) or 100% Complete Design-Build Construction Documents (DB)

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All required deliverables submitted.
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All review comments from 100% Draft Review satisfactorily resolved.