8.300 Energy Conservation
Subject: Energy Conservation
Date Adopted: January 1, 1991, Revised January 25, 2012
All employees of the College are charged with taking all possible steps to conserve energy and utilities. Lights in offices and classrooms should be turned off when the facilities are not in use. Leaks in water lines, gas lines or other service problems should be reported to the Vice President for Financial Affairs as soon as possible.
Thermostats for both heating and cooling should be set within the properly approved State of Arkansas limits.
In compliance with Act 1494 of 2009 and Executive Order 09-07, the College adopts the rules associated with Chapter 4, Sustainable Public Building Standards For a Major Facility or a Major Renovation (A.C.A. § 22-3-2003).
Standards For a Major Facility or a Major Renovation
The following minimum standards apply to a major facility:
The following minimum standards apply to new construction:
If the Arkansas Energy Office or the College determines the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Standard 90.1-2007 is not practicable for a major facility or major renovation, the Arkansas Energy Office or the College shall determine a practicable alternative standard for the design and construction for that major facility or major renovation.
To verify the performance of a building component or system and ensure that design requirements are met upon completion of construction, building or system commissioning practices that are tailored to the size and complexity of the building and its system components shall be employed.
To measure and verify a major facility's performance according to these standards:
a. Compare metered data from the first twelve (12) months of the building's operation with the energy design target; and
b. Report the performance results of that comparison to the Arkansas Energy Office or to the Board of Trustees. If the report shows that the building's average energy or water consumption over the one-year period after the date of beneficial occupancy is more than the baseline consumption determined in accordance with the Performance Rating Method of Appendix G of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Standard 90.1-2007, as it existed on January 1, 2009, the designer, the College, the contractor, the contract manager at risk, and the commissioning agent shall:
ii. Determine the cause for the failure to achieve the performance standards; and
iii. Recommend corrections or modifications to meet the performance standards.