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Sustainable Design

Technical Information Library (TIL) - The source for VA's electronic Design and Construction Information
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CFM’s Sustainable Design Program strives to enhance VA’s mission by incorporating sustainable design practices into the design and construction of VA facilities.  Driven by numerous Federal mandates and VA policies, the program encourages design strategies that reduce energy and water consumption, integrate cost-effective renewable energy, promote healthy work environments, and protect vital natural resources.  For more information on VA’s Sustainable Design program, contact sustainabledesign@va.gov.

Current VA Sustainable Design Standards

Publication TitleEffective Date 
VA Sustainable Design Manual     Change Summary May 6, 2014
Standards Alert 009 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System Requirement August 1, 2015
Standards Alert 012 ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Adopted by VA October 12, 2016
Master Construction Specification
Section 01 81 13 Sustainable Construction Requirements
September 1, 2015
Master Construction Specification
Section 01 81 13.01 Sustainability Certification Requirements - LEED NC V3
September 1, 2015
Master Construction Specification
Section 01 81 13.02 Sustainability Certification Requirements - LEED NC V4
September 1, 2015
Master Construction Specification
Section 01 81 13.11 Sustainability Certification Requirements - LEED HC V3
September 1, 2015
Master Construction Specification
Section 01 81 13.21 Sustainability Certification Requirements - Green Globes
September 1, 2015
Guiding Principles Checklist for
Green Globes-New Construction
May 6, 2014
Guiding Principles Checklist for
LEED-Healthcare 2009
May 6, 2014
Guiding Principles Checklist for
LEED-New Construction 2009
May 6, 2014
Guiding Principles Checklist for
LEED-New Construction v4
September 10, 2015

Federal Mandates & VA Policies

Other Documents

 

For more information on VA’s Sustainable Design program,
contact sustainableDesign@va.gov.