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Executive Summary
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... Its preamble states that with more than 500,000 buildings, the Federal Government can lead-the Nation in energy efficient building design, construction, and operation. As a major consumer that spends $200 billion annually on products and services, the Federal Government can promote energy efficiency, water conservation, and the use of renewable energy products, and help foster markets for emerging technologies.
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... However, specific concerns were raised that when federal agencies apply value engineering in the final stages of design or during construction in response to cost overruns, design features that support sustainable development may be eliminated. The primary objective of this study, therefore, was to develop a framework to show how federal agencies can use value engineering and life-cycle costing to support sustainable development for federal facilities and meet the objectives of Executive Order 13123.
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... architects, engineers, planners, value engineers, environmental designers/engineers, interior designers, contracting officers, constructors, and facility managers responsible for operating and maintaining the facility. Using an integrated project team approach will better enable the primary stakeholders to establish objectives for sustainability, functionality and performance and make informed decisions about tradeoffs among resources, materials, mission objectives, and building performance for the short and long term.
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... At the beginning ofthe acquisition process, when agencies are setting goals and objectives for a facility's performance, it is important to establish measures and methods for determining how well those goals and objectives are being met. Establishing quantifiable and qualitative objectives and measures at the beginning of the acquisition process and measuring performance after occupancy is a key component of acquiring sustainable facilities.

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