7.8001.3 Refrigerator and Freezer Replacement

Topic: 
Plug Load
Subtopic: 
Refrigerators/Freezers
Desired Outcome: 
Energy efficient appliance installed
For supporting material, see Referenced Standards.
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8001.3a
Assessment

Unit and electrical receptacle will meet requirements of NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70 Article 440

Determine and ensure appropriate device and location

7.8001.3b
Selection

Appliance shall be ENERGY STARĀ® rated

Appliance will fit in the available space without blocking access to light switches, cabinets, etc.

Appliance will carry a minimum 1-year warranty, which will provide a replacement appliance if repeated issues relating to health, safety, or performance occur

Reduce energy use

Ensure device functions properly

Ensure product safety

Ensure occupant satisfaction

7.8001.3c
Installation

Appliance will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and local codes

Where applicable, appliance shall be accessible to the disabled as required by the Federal Fair Housing Act and ICC ICC International Code Council A117.1; the appliance shall not reduce required maneuvering clearances in the kitchen to less than that permitted by the AHJ AHJ Authority having jurisdiction

Any penetrations to the exterior created by the installation of the appliance will be sealed

Specific information on the proper maintenance of the equipment will be provided to the occupant

Warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information will be provided to the occupant

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety

Ensure continued savings

Achieve intended appliance function

Preserve food at low energy use

7.8001.3d
Commissioning

Confirm appliance is operating in accordance with manufacturer specifications indicated in operation and maintenance manuals

Ensure occupant satisfaction

Ensure occupant safety

7.8001.3e
Decommissioning

Appliances replaced by new units will be recycled or disposed of properly

Appliances infested with pests will be enclosed before moving

Protect the environment

Prevent the reuse of inefficient components

7.8001.3f
Safety

All OSHA OSHA U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, www.osha.gov standard practices will be followed

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety

7.8001.3g
Staff education

Warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information will be provided to building operations staff

Educate building operations staff about operation and maintenance of equipment

Ensure continued savings

7.8001.3h
Occupant education

Specific information on the proper maintenance of the equipment will be provided to the occupant

Educate occupants about appliance and benefits

Ensure continued savings