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(Effective until March 15, 2024)

PDFWAC 51-11R-40610

Section R406.1Scope.

R406.1 Scope. This section establishes additional energy efficiency requirements for all new construction covered by this code, including additions subject to Section R502 and change of occupancy or use subject to Section R505 unless specifically exempted in Section R406. Credits from both Sections R406.2 and R406.3 are required.
R406.2 Carbon emission equalization. This section establishes a base equalization between fuels used to define the equivalent carbon emissions of the options specified. The permit shall define the base fuel selection to be used and the points specified in Table R406.2 shall be used to modify the requirements in Section R406.3. The sum of credits from Tables R406.2 and R406.3 shall meet the requirements of Section R406.3.
TABLE R406.2
FUEL NORMALIZATION CREDITS
System Type
Description of Primary Heating Source
Credits
All Other
Group R-2
1
Combustion heating equipment meeting minimum federal efficiency standards for the equipment listed in Table C403.3.2(4) or C403.3.2(5)
0
0
2
For an initial heating system using a heat pump that meets federal standards for the equipment listed in Table C403.3.2(1)C or C403.3.2(2)
or
Air to water heat pump units that are configured to provide both heating and cooling and are rated in accordance with AHRI 550/590
1.0
1.0
3
For heating system based on electric resistance only (either forced air or Zonal)
-1.0
-1.0
4
For heating system based on electric resistance with a ductless mini-split heat pump system in accordance with Section R403.7.1 including the exception
0.5
N/A
5
All other heating systems
-1
-0.5
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045, 19.27A.160 and chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 20-01-047, § 51-11R-40610, filed 12/9/19, effective 7/1/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.025, 19.27A.045, 19.27A.160, and 19.27.074. WSR 17-10-063, § 51-11R-40610, filed 5/2/17, effective 6/2/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045 and chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 13-04-055, § 51-11R-40610, filed 2/1/13, effective 7/1/13.]
(Effective March 15, 2024)

PDFWAC 51-11R-40610

Section R406.1Scope.

R406.1 Scope. This section establishes additional energy efficiency requirements for all new construction covered by this code, including additions subject to Section R502 and change of occupancy or use subject to Section R505 unless specifically exempted in Section R406. Credits from both Sections R406.2 and R406.3 are required.
R406.2 Carbon emission equalization. This section establishes a base equalization between fuels used to define the equivalent carbon emissions of the options specified. The permit shall define the base fuel selection to be used and the points specified in Table R406.2 shall be used to modify the requirements in Section R406.3.
TABLE R406.2
ENERGY EQUALIZATION CREDITS
System Type
Description of Heating Sources
Credits
All Other
Group R-2a
1
For combustion heating system using equipment meeting minimum federal efficiency standards for the equipment listed in Table C403.3.2(5) or C403.3.2(6)
0
0
2
For an initial heating system using a heat pump that meets federal standards for the equipment listed in Table C403.3.2(2) and supplemental heating provided by electric resistance or a combustion furnace meeting minimum standards listed in Table C403.3.2(5)b
1.5
0
3
For heating system based on electric resistance only (either forced air or zonal)
0.5
-0.5
4c
For a heating system using a heat pump that meets federal standards for the equipment listed in Table C403.3.2(2) or C403.3.2(9)
or
Air to water heat pump units that are configured to provide both heating and cooling and are rated in accordance with AHRI 550/590
3.0
2.0
5
For heating system based on electric resistance with:
1. Inverter-driven ductless mini-split heat pump system installed in the largest zone in the dwelling
or
2. With 2 kW or less total installed heating capacity per dwelling
2.0
0
a
See Section R401.1 and residential building in Section R202 for Group R-2 scope.
b
The gas back-up furnace will operate as fan-only when the heat pump is operating. The heat pump shall operate at all temperatures above 38°F (3.3°C) (or lower). Below that "changeover" temperature, the heat pump would not operate to provide space heating. The gas furnace provides heating below 38°F (3.3°C) (or lower).
c
Additional points for this HVAC system are included in Table R406.3.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045, 19.27A.160, and chapter 19.27A RCW. WSR 24-03-084, § 51-11R-40610, filed 1/16/24, effective 3/15/24; WSR 23-02-060, 23-12-102, and 23-20-022, § 51-11R-40610, filed 1/3/23, 6/7/23, and 9/25/23, effective 3/15/24. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045, 19.27A.160 and chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 20-01-047, § 51-11R-40610, filed 12/9/19, effective 7/1/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.025, 19.27A.045, 19.27A.160, and 19.27.074. WSR 17-10-063, § 51-11R-40610, filed 5/2/17, effective 6/2/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045 and chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 13-04-055, § 51-11R-40610, filed 2/1/13, effective 7/1/13.]
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