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b. Describe how the space efficiently and effectively meets the operational needs
of the customer/activity.
c. Describe how all the elements of engineering and architecture have been
integrated so the interior-exterior elements of the facility are energy efficient,
functional, aesthetically pleasing, harmonious and compatible (i.e., materials,
colors, textures, lighting, furnishing, equipment, spatial relationship, scale, graphics,
signage, landscaping, etc.).
d. Describe how the design complies with MIL -HDBK-1190, "Facility Planning and
Design Guide", the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards, the Americans with
Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, whichever provides the greatest
accessibility requirements, and in accordance with the Architectural Barriers Act, 42
U.S.C. 4151-4157.
6.7.1 Sustainable Development
It is the policy of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to incorporate
sustainability principles and concepts in the design of all facilities and infrastructure
projects to the fullest extent possible, consistent with budget constraints and customer
requirements. It is further the policy of NAVFAC to seek to do this with no increase in first
cost. This policy, which will lead to substantial improvements in life-cycle operations and
reduce life-cycle costs, applies to renovation and alteration projects as well as new
construction; applies to projects regardless of funding source or amount; applies to
projects accomplished for all customers; applies to projects accomplished both in-house
and through A-E contracts; and applies to design associated with all procurement
methods, including design-build.
NAVFAC's definition of "Sustainable Design," incorporates the following sustainability
Increased energy conservation and efficiency
Increased use of renewable energy resources
Reduction or elimination of toxic and harmful substances in facilities and their
surrounding environments
Improvements to interior and exterior environments leading to increased
productivity and better health
Efficiency in resource and materials utilization, especially water resources
Selection of materials and products based on their life-cycle environmental
Increased use of materials and products with recycled content
Recycling of construction waste and building materials after demolition
Reduction in harmful waste products produced during construction


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