NA7.1  Purpose and Scope

This appendix defines acceptance procedures that must be completed on certain controls and equipment before the installation is deemed to be in compliance with the Standards. These requirements apply to all newly installed equipment for which there are acceptance requirements in new and existing buildings. The procedures apply to nonresidential, high-rise residential, hotel/motel buildings and covered processes as defined by the California Energy Commission’s Energy Efficiency Standards for Nonresidential Buildings (Standards). The purpose of the acceptance tests is to assure:

(a)  The presence of equipment or building components according to the specifications in the compliance documents.

(b)  Installation quality and proper functioning of the controls and equipment to meet the intent of the design and the Standards.

Modifications and additions to these acceptance requirements needed to improve clarity or to better ensure proper installation and functionality may be approved by the Energy Commission.