ENERGY CODE What should you expect to see different in your facility?
REQUIRED? State vs. Municipality ASHRAE 90.1 vs. IECC Small Renovations Beware
LIGHTING POWER Fluorescent vs. LED Outlawed Lighting Styles
LIGHTING CONTROL Occupancy Sensors Auto On vs. Manual On Daylighting Control Receptacle Control Exterior Lighting Control
LIGHTING CONTROL Traditional vs. Modern Infrastructure Addressable Systems
FGI GUIDELINES What should you expect to see different in your facility?
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPACES Minimum dimensions of 12’x14’ Minimum 1 room per floor Server room must have UPS Only equipment and systems serving telecommunications space are allowed in the space Direct corridor access is required
GENERATORS Limit sound level to 70 dBA at nearest building façade Minimum 24 hours worth of on-site fuel Can share fuel source with other systems
POWER DISTRIBUTION New panelboards not permitted in means of egress Receptacle requirement increases
NURSE CALL Nurse call required to be UL listed Duty stations are still required May be required for outpatient clinics Certain applications have very specific requirements
DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Beware of obscure departmental requirements. No coves in Oncology Telephone in Obstetrical Unit Indirect lighting in the NICU And others…
NFPA-99 What should you expect to see differently in your facility?
COMM CLOSETS Larger Space Requirements Rack Equipment New Systems
BRANCH SEPARATION Critical Branch Changes Data Rooms Clarified No other Changes Vertical Separation in Switchboard Separate Branches
GENERATOR REQUIREMENTS Care Triggers Self Preservation Anesthetizing Locations Ventilators Dialysis Future Space Uses? Prepare in Advance
LEVELS OF CARE Occupancy Types Eliminated Levels of Care (Categories) Critical Care (Category 1) General Care (Category 2) Basic Care (Category 3) Support Rooms (Category 4) Non-Patient Care (None)
CIRCUIT BREAKER COORDINATION Coordinate with Upstream Localize Faults Unnecessary Outages How to Achieve Fused Panelboards
SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICES Also known as TVSS or SPD Required on Life Safety Beneficial on Other Branches
WET PROCEDURE LOCATIONS Operating Rooms Wet Procedure Procedure Rooms Wet Procedure? Risk Assessment ASHE How to Comply: Isolated Power System
OTHER CODE REFRESHERS Accessible GFCI Testing Large Equipment Redundant Grounding Metal Raceway Dedicated Generator Rooms Stairwells Systems In Stair Only
MAINTAIN BRANCH SEPARATION You have branch separation, now how do you maintain it?
EXTENDING ORGANIZATION TO THE FACILITY Color code conduit Match colors on oneline Panelboard nameplate Panel Name Branch and Color code System Voltage Fed From Panel naming convention Junction box labeling/Mechanical Equipment Labeling/Device Plates/Other Electrical Distribution
PANEL DIRECTORIES Typewritten Incorporate final room numbers Update as changes occur Do not use transitory conditions Spare breaker marking
FACILITY ENFORCEMENT Branch Separation Document Engage your Engineer Standard Procedures Contractor Knowledge Contractor As-Builts How Facility Maintains Beware of “Little Projects” Benefits on Future Projects