Request for Information (RFI) for High-Performance Energy Efficiency Measures in Separate Spaces, 45647-45648 [2015-18868]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 147 / Friday, July 31, 2015 / Notices Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library, Guam; (6) Nieves M. Flores Memorial Library, Guam. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Joint Military Training Department of the Navy, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On April 03, 2015, the Department of Navy (DoN) published a Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Joint Military Training. A notice extending the public comment period by 60 days was published on May 14, 2015. The purpose of this notice is to announce an additional 14-day extension of the public comment period to August 17, 2015 Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.) [August 18, 2015, Chamorro Standard Time (ChST)]. This extension is made in recognition of the communications disruptions in the CNMI caused by the damage to the undersea cable between Guam and Saipan. DATES: The public comment period for the Draft EIS began on April 03, 2015, EDT [April 04, 2015, ChST) with the publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and with this extension, will end on August 17, 2015, EDT [August 18, 2015, ChST] for a total of 134 days. Mailed comments should be postmarked no later than August 17, 2015, EDT [August 18, 2015, ChST] to ensure they are considered. ADDRESSES: The public may provide comments through the project Web site at www.CNMIJointMilitaryTraining EIS.com, or by mail at: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Attn: 09PA, Public Affairs Office, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, JBPHH, HI 96860–3134. The Draft EIS/OEIS was distributed to federal and local agencies, elected officials, and other interested individuals and organizations. The Draft EIS/OEIS is available for public review at www.CNMIJointMilitaryTraining EIS.com, and at the following libraries: (1) Joeten Kiyu Public Library, Saipan; (2) Northern Marianas College Olympio T. Borja Memorial Library, Saipan; (3) Tinian Public Library, Tinian; (4) Antonio C. Atalig Memorial Rota Public Library, Rota; (5) University of Guam asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 On April 03, 2015, the Department of Navy (DoN) published a Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Joint Military Training (80 FR 18385, April 03, 2015). A notice extending the public comment period by 60 days was published on May 14, 2015 (80 FR 27678). The purpose of this notice is to announce an additional 14-day extension of the public comment period to August 17, 2015 Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.) [August 18, 2015, Chamorro Standard Time (ChST)]. This extension is made in recognition of the communications disruptions in the CNMI caused by the damage to the undersea cable between Guam and Saipan. The DoN’s proposed action is to establish live-fire Range Training Areas (RTAs) within the CNMI to address the U.S. Pacific Command Service Components’ unfilled unit level and combined level training requirements in the Western Pacific. The DoN recognizes that public comments are an essential part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Accordingly, the DoN established a 60day public comment period in lieu of the minimum 45-day period required by NEPA implementing regulations. A notice extending the public comment period by 60 days was published on May 14, 2015 (80 FR 27678). Due to a break in an undersea cable and associated communications disruptions in the CNMI, the DoN is further extending the Draft EIS public comment period by 14 days to August 17, 2015, EDT [August 18, 2015, ChST] for a total of 134 days. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CNMI Joint Military Training EIS/OEIS Project Manager by email via the project Web site (www.CNMIJointMilitary TrainingEIS.com). Dated: July 27, 2015. N.A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–18858 Filed 7–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45647 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [Docket Number EERE–2015–BT–BLDG– 0012] Request for Information (RFI) for HighPerformance Energy Efficiency Measures in Separate Spaces Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Request for Information (RFI). AGENCY: As part of the requirements of Section 103 of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public comment regarding effective methods, measures, and practices for the design and construction of separate building spaces (also known as tenant spaces) to create high-performance, energy efficient spaces. In preparation for completing a study required by the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, DOE is requesting information on the feasibility of significantly improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings through the design and construction, by owners and tenants, of separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency measures; and encouraging owners and tenants to implement high-performance energy efficiency measures in separate spaces. The term ‘high-performance energy efficiency measure’ means a technology, product, or practice that will result in substantial operational cost savings by reducing energy consumption and utility costs while maintaining indoor air quality, appropriate light levels and occupant comfort. DOE will use input from this Federal Register notice to inform the study, to be completed by April 30, 2016. SUMMARY: Written comments and information are requested on or before September 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: The content that we are requesting your feedback on is located at http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=EERE-2015-BT-BLDG0012. Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments electronically. Interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE–2015–BT–BLDG–0012. Your response should be limited to 8 pages. Email: SeparateSpaces2015BLDG0012@ ee.doe.gov. Include EERE–2015–BT– BLDG–0012 in the subject line of the message. Submit electronic comments DATES: E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 45648 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 147 / Friday, July 31, 2015 / Notices in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption. Or Mail to: U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Mailstop EE–5B, Washington, DC 20585. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number. Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, including Federal Register notices, comments, and other supporting documents/materials (search EERE– 2015–BT–BLDG–0012). All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. A link to the docket Web page can be found at: http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=EERE-2015-BT-BLDG0012. This Web page contains a link to the docket for this notice on the www.regulations.gov site. The www.regulations.gov Web page contains instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. See section II, Public Participation for further information on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information may be sent to Mr. Jason Hartke, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: 202–586–9632. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Discussion DOE is seeking public input on questions that will help inform a study on the feasibility of significantly improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings through the design and construction, by owners and tenants, of separate tenant spaces using high-performance energy efficiency measures; and encouraging owners and tenants to implement high-performance energy efficiency measures in separate spaces. This request seeks comments related to the following: (1) High-performance energy efficiency measures that should be considered as part of the initial design and construction of separate spaces; (2) actual energy savings measured as a result of implementing energy efficiency measures in tenant space design and construction; (3) processes that owners, tenants, architects, engineers and other building experts may replicate when designing and constructing separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 measures, and the cost-effectiveness and scalability of such processes; (4) policies and best practices to achieve reductions in energy intensities for lighting, plug loads, heating, cooling, cooking, laundry, and other systems that support the commercial building tenant; (5) financial metrics like return on investment and payback analyses of the incremental cost and projected energy savings of the proposed set of highperformance energy efficiency measures, including consideration of available incentives; (6) models and simulation methods that predict the quantity of energy used by separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency measures and that compare predicted quantity to the quantity of energy used by separate spaces without high-performance energy efficiency measures but that would otherwise comply with applicable code requirements; (7) measurement and verification platforms and methods that allow measurement of the impact of high-performance energy efficiency measures installed in separate spaces, including metering configurations and data access; (8) best practices and existing systems or programs that encourage an integrated approach to designing and constructing separate spaces to perform at optimum energy efficiency in conjunction with the central systems of a commercial building; (9) any impact on employment and job creation resulting from the design and construction of separate spaces using high-performance energy efficiency measures; (10) case studies or other analyses or studies that report the economic and energy savings returns in the design and construction of separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency measures; (11) best practices for encouraging owners and tenants to implement high-performance energy efficiency measures in separate spaces; and; (12) prevalence and configuration of energy sub metering nationwide at the level of individual tenant spaces in commercial buildings, including information about whether critical consumption activities such as HVAC, data storage, or lighting are separately sub metered; (13) identification of data on key determinants of energy performance in tenant spaces that could be used to guide the development of wider national data collection and most feasible approaches for collecting such data; and (14) availability of hourly data and information on specific energy management programs in place in tenant spaces. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Public Participation All interested parties are invited to submit in writing by the date specified in the DATES section of this RFI, comments and information on all elements listed in the discussion section above. Comments may be submitted on or before September 30, 2015. Please submit comments only and cite docket number EERE–2015–BT–BLDG–0012, in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. Visit http:// www.doe.gov/cbi for more information. Please limit comments to no more than a total of 8 pages. Issued in Washington, DC, July 27, 2015. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 147 (Friday, July 31, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45647-45648]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-18868]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

[Docket Number EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012]


Request for Information (RFI) for High-Performance Energy 
Efficiency Measures in Separate Spaces

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy.

ACTION: Request for Information (RFI).

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SUMMARY: As part of the requirements of Section 103 of the Energy 
Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
is requesting public comment regarding effective methods, measures, and 
practices for the design and construction of separate building spaces 
(also known as tenant spaces) to create high-performance, energy 
efficient spaces. In preparation for completing a study required by the 
Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, DOE is requesting 
information on the feasibility of significantly improving energy 
efficiency in commercial buildings through the design and construction, 
by owners and tenants, of separate spaces with high-performance energy 
efficiency measures; and encouraging owners and tenants to implement 
high-performance energy efficiency measures in separate spaces. The 
term `high-performance energy efficiency measure' means a technology, 
product, or practice that will result in substantial operational cost 
savings by reducing energy consumption and utility costs while 
maintaining indoor air quality, appropriate light levels and occupant 
comfort. DOE will use input from this Federal Register notice to inform 
the study, to be completed by April 30, 2016.

DATES: Written comments and information are requested on or before 
September 30, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The content that we are requesting your feedback on is 
located at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EERE-2015-BT-
BLDG-0012. Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments 
electronically. Interested persons may submit comments, identified by 
docket number EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012. Your response should be limited 
to 8 pages.
    Email: SeparateSpaces2015BLDG0012@ee.doe.gov. Include EERE-2015-BT-
BLDG-0012 in the subject line of the message. Submit electronic 
comments

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in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, and avoid the use of special 
characters or any form of encryption.
    Or Mail to: U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., 
Mailstop EE-5B, Washington, DC 20585.
     Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency 
name and docket number.
    Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, 
including Federal Register notices, comments, and other supporting 
documents/materials (search EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012). All documents in 
the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index.
    A link to the docket Web page can be found at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012. This Web 
page contains a link to the docket for this notice on the 
www.regulations.gov site. The www.regulations.gov Web page contains 
instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, 
in the docket. See section II, Public Participation for further 
information on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information may be sent to Mr. Jason Hartke, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies 
Program, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121. Telephone: 202-586-9632.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Discussion

    DOE is seeking public input on questions that will help inform a 
study on the feasibility of significantly improving energy efficiency 
in commercial buildings through the design and construction, by owners 
and tenants, of separate tenant spaces using high-performance energy 
efficiency measures; and encouraging owners and tenants to implement 
high-performance energy efficiency measures in separate spaces.
    This request seeks comments related to the following: (1) High-
performance energy efficiency measures that should be considered as 
part of the initial design and construction of separate spaces; (2) 
actual energy savings measured as a result of implementing energy 
efficiency measures in tenant space design and construction; (3) 
processes that owners, tenants, architects, engineers and other 
building experts may replicate when designing and constructing separate 
spaces with high-performance energy efficiency measures, and the cost-
effectiveness and scalability of such processes; (4) policies and best 
practices to achieve reductions in energy intensities for lighting, 
plug loads, heating, cooling, cooking, laundry, and other systems that 
support the commercial building tenant; (5) financial metrics like 
return on investment and payback analyses of the incremental cost and 
projected energy savings of the proposed set of high-performance energy 
efficiency measures, including consideration of available incentives; 
(6) models and simulation methods that predict the quantity of energy 
used by separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency 
measures and that compare predicted quantity to the quantity of energy 
used by separate spaces without high-performance energy efficiency 
measures but that would otherwise comply with applicable code 
requirements; (7) measurement and verification platforms and methods 
that allow measurement of the impact of high-performance energy 
efficiency measures installed in separate spaces, including metering 
configurations and data access; (8) best practices and existing systems 
or programs that encourage an integrated approach to designing and 
constructing separate spaces to perform at optimum energy efficiency in 
conjunction with the central systems of a commercial building; (9) any 
impact on employment and job creation resulting from the design and 
construction of separate spaces using high-performance energy 
efficiency measures; (10) case studies or other analyses or studies 
that report the economic and energy savings returns in the design and 
construction of separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency 
measures; (11) best practices for encouraging owners and tenants to 
implement high-performance energy efficiency measures in separate 
spaces; and; (12) prevalence and configuration of energy sub metering 
nationwide at the level of individual tenant spaces in commercial 
buildings, including information about whether critical consumption 
activities such as HVAC, data storage, or lighting are separately sub 
metered; (13) identification of data on key determinants of energy 
performance in tenant spaces that could be used to guide the 
development of wider national data collection and most feasible 
approaches for collecting such data; and (14) availability of hourly 
data and information on specific energy management programs in place in 
tenant spaces.

II. Public Participation

    All interested parties are invited to submit in writing by the date 
specified in the DATES section of this RFI, comments and information on 
all elements listed in the discussion section above. Comments may be 
submitted on or before September 30, 2015. Please submit comments only 
and cite docket number EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012, in all correspondence 
related to this case. All comments received will be posted without 
change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or 
business confidential information provided. Visit http://www.doe.gov/cbi for more information.
    Please limit comments to no more than a total of 8 pages.

    Issued in Washington, DC, July 27, 2015.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2015-18868 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P