This UFC provides minimum requirements and guidance to achieve high performance and sustainable buildings. This UFC is organized around the HPSB Guiding Principles. Per Department of Defense Sustainable Buildings Policy, when a building meets the requirements of this UFC, it is considered compliant with the HPSB Guiding Principles.
ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings applies to all projects [except low-rise residential which must comply with International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)]. This UFC incorporates the sections of the IgCC mentioned herein when appropriate and determined to be life cycle cost effective. Where the provisions of the IgCC meet the intent of the HPSB Guiding Principles, the provisions of the IgCC are referenced in this UFC as a means of compliance or provided as an alternative compliance pathway. These requirements are applicable to all new work, comprehensive replacement, and sustainment, restoration, and modernization (SRM) projects, regardless of building type or configuration.