7.8101.5 In-Unit Dishwasher Replacement

Topic: 
Water Heating
Subtopic: 
Water Use Reduction
Desired Outcome: 
Energy used for dishwashing 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)
7.8101.5a
Assessment

Assessment will determine if dishwasher connection is cord and plug or directly connected; if directly connected, a means to disconnect the appliance should be provided in accordance with NEC NEC National Electrical Code 422.31

Appliance electrical connection shall determine if NEC NEC National Electrical Code 422.16 or NEC NEC National Electrical Code 422.31 applies

Work order will be evaluated against site circumstances

Determine appropriate appliance

7.8101.5b
Selection

Appliance will be ENERGY STAR® qualified or better

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

Appliance will carry a minimum 1-year warranty

Reduce energy use

Ensure occupant satisfaction

7.8101.5c
Installation

Directly connected dishwasher will be installed by licensed electrical professional

Directly connected appliance will be de-energized before beginning work

For directly connected appliance, 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

Directly connected dishwasher will comply with ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70

Cord and plug connected dishwasher will comply with ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70 Section 422.16

Plumbing connections will be sealed to prevent leaks

Plumbing supply lines will be installed with the shortest length possible

Appliance will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Water quality will be evaluated via pH and hardness tests

The occupant will be informed on detergent levels and type to optimize performance

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety

Ensure proper appliance performance

Limit water use of appliance

7.8101.5d
Commissioning

Dishwasher will be run for one full cycle

Worker will inspect for water leaks during operation

Hot water temperature will be confirmed to be a maximum of 125 °F or according to local code

Ensure proper appliance performance

Prevent property damage

7.8101.5e
Decommissioning

Dishwasher will be recycled or disposed of in accordance with local ordinances

Dishwashers infested with pests will be enclosed before moving

Protect the environment

Prevent the reuse of inefficient components

Ensure worker safety

7.8101.5f
Staff education

Building operations staff will be provided with warranty information, operation manuals, water shut off valve location, and installer contact information

Educate building operations staff about operation and maintenance of equipment

Ensure continued savings

7.8101.5g
Occupant education

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

Education will be provided by building operations staff

Dishwasher detergent levels shall be determined per owner's manual

Educate occupants about new controls and benefits

Ensure continued savings