What is the Replacement Required?
On the bottom right of some input screens (windows, lighting, heating, cooling, hot water, and motors) is a check box labeled "replacement required". The purpose of this selection is to tell FEDS that this particular building component or technology must be replaced. Whether it has failed (for example, windows are broken, or the furnace has stopped working), or a replacement or upgrade is planned, checking this box will force a replacement to be evaluated and selected when the FEDS optimization analysis is run. If a replacement option is cost effective, FEDS will work as normal; however, if one is not, FEDS will still provide the recommendation even though it may not be otherwise cost effective. FEDS will still report the most cost-effective option and all of the standard details to help users make informed decisions. This option is also known as replace on failure economics.