5.3301.1 In-Unit Indoor Ceiling Fan Replacement

Topic: 
Non-Distribution Cooling Systems
Subtopic: 
Ceiling and Other Fans
Desired Outcome: 
Energy used for ceiling fans reduced
Note: 
The authority having jurisdiction may require that a licensed professional perform certain tasks outlined in this detail.
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TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
5.3301.1a
Assessment

Existing outlet box will be inspected for manufacturer marking, indicating the outlet box is suitable for fan mounting [ NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70, Section 314.27(C)]

Work order will be evaluated against site circumstances

Ensure occupant safety

Determine feasibility

5.3301.1b
Selection

Fan will match existing switching and wiring configuration, unless modifications are made to allow for automatic control of the fan (e.g., occupancy or daylight sensors, etc.)

Fan will be ENERGY STARĀ® qualified or better

Existing fan will be replaced with a fan of similar functionality and size

Fan and installation will carry a minimum 1-year warranty

If the lighting is being controlled by a dimmer, ensure replacement lamps are dimming capable; alternatively, the dimmer control can be removed and replaced with an on/off control

Ensure fan usability

Reduce energy use

Ensure occupant satisfaction

5.3301.1c
Installation

Work will be performed by licensed electrical professional

Outlet will be de-energized before work begins

Appropriate lockout procedures will be followed in accordance with OSHA OSHA U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, www.osha.gov 1910 Subpart S and ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70E

Fan will be installed in accordance with NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70, IFC Section 903, NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 13R, and manufacturer specifications

Worker will verify outlet box is secured and supported

Screw base lamps will be ENERGY STAR qualified or exceed Energy Independence and Security Act 2014 standard levels by at least 20%

All penetrations will be sealed ( ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org / ICC ICC International Code Council Fire Code)

Any penetrations created will be patched and painted

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety

Ensure continued energy savings

Optimize fixture performance

Reduce energy use

Ensure integrity of fire barrier

Ensure integrity of building envelope Envelope The separation between the interior and exterior environments of a building that includes a combination of air and thermal barrier

5.3301.1d
Commissioning

Worker will ensure fan operates in accordance with manufacturer specifications and test fan accordingly

Ensure occupant satisfaction

Ensure occupant safety

5.3301.1e
Decommissioning

Lamps will be disposed of in accordance with local ordinances or manufacturer specifications

Protect the environment

Prevent the reuse of inefficient components

5.3301.1f
Safety

Broken lamps containing mercury will be cleaned in accordance with EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov guidelines, unless EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov regulations require qualified personnel to clean broken lamp area

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety

5.3301.1g
Staff education

Building operations staff will be provided with warranty information, product specification, and installer contact information

Educate building operations staff about operation and maintenance of equipment

Ensure continued savings

5.3301.1h
Occupant education

Occupants will be provided with a manual and educated of new fan benefits

Occupant will be provided with lamp disposal procedure determined by building operations staff

If lamps containing mercury are used, occupants will be provided with lamp disposal procedure in accordance with EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov guidelines

Building operations staff will provide education and shall make available one copy of the owner's/operator's manual to the operator of the equipment

Educate occupants about new fan and benefits

Ensure continued savings

Protect the environment

Ensure occupant safety