Technical Design Assistance

Technical Design Assistance

The UI-IDL does not provide comprehensive design services, construction documents, or specifications for project execution. All services and recommendations provided by the UI-IDL require due diligence by a licensed professional of record. It is the intent of the UI-IDL to supplement contracted design activity in private practice and not to compete with billable services provided by professional design teams. Therefore, the scope of services for each project my vary depending on need and availability of services withing the contracted design team. If desired, the UI-IDL will support and educate design teams on relevant practices and services to support market transformation.

Target Audience:

    Engineering & Architectural Firms

    Building Owners

    Facility Managers

Sponsored by Idaho Power

Phase I

For projects with scope of work less than $2,000. Including but not limited too:

Phase II

For project with scope of work between $2,000 to $4,000. Must submit simple scope of work to Idaho Power for review. Please allow one week for approval. Including but not limited too:

Phase III

For projects with scope of work greater than $4,000. Cost share contract with IDL on detailed scope of work. 25% cost covered by owner & 75% cost covered by IPC. Including but not limited to:

    Project intake and coordination
    Basic walkthrough and reviews
    Preliminary energy efficiency recommendations
    Basic simulation and analysis
    Detailed walkthrough and review
    Basic recommendations and report
    In-depth analysis and simulation
    Detailed design assistance
    Detailed recommendations and report

Integrated Design Services


Pre-Design Climate Analysis
Pre-Design Energy Benchmarking
(Energy) Charrette Facilitation
Criteria Definition (Owner Project Requirements)
Precedents and Case Studies
Occupant Survey and Analysis

Comfort and Energy Criteria Design

Energy Programming
Level 1 Energy Audit
Measurement and Verification of Existing Systems
Daylight and Lighting Criteria Design
Energy Systems Research
Conceptual Energy Systems Design
Passive Systems Analysis
Commissioning Plan Development

Detailed Design

Daylighting Details - Shading and peak load reduction, Glare and visual comfort, Electric Lighting Integration and Control
Energy Analysis - Iterative whole building energy simulation, Thermal comfort analysis (PMV, PPD, etc.), Passive systems integration, Natural ventilation and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), HVAC analysis, Life cycle cost analysis.
Envelope Design - 2D heat flow modeling, Hygrothermal modeling and moisture management, Fenestration design and analysis, Assembly detailing and specification.

Implementation Documents

Consultants coordination and plan review of energy services
ASHRAE appendix G energy model
LEED Daylight and view verification model

Construction Phase

Site Observation and systems commissioning
Life cycle cost targeting
Review change order requests for energy systems

Post Occupancy Phase

System Measurement and verification
Post occupancy comfort survey and analysis
Monthly/Yearly energy bench marking and reporting
Monitoring-based operation and maintenance