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(Effective until March 15, 2024)

PDFWAC 51-11R-40621

Table R406.3Energy credits.

TABLE 406.3
ENERGY CREDITS
OPTION
DESCRIPTION
CREDIT(S)
All Other
Group R-2
1. EFFICIENT BUILDING ENVELOPE OPTIONS
Only one option from Items 1.1 through 1.7 may be selected in this category.
Compliance with the conductive UA targets is demonstrated using Section R402.1.4, Total UA alternative, where [1-(Proposed UA/Target UA)] > the required %UA reduction
1.1
Prescriptive compliance is based on Table R402.1.1 with the following modifications:
Vertical fenestration U = 0.24.
0.5
0.5
1.2
Prescriptive compliance is based on Table R402.1.1 with the following modifications:
Vertical fenestration U = 0.20.
1.0
1.0
1.3
Prescriptive compliance is based on Table R402.1.1 with the following modifications:
Vertical fenestration U = 0.28
Floor R-38
Slab on grade R-10 perimeter and under entire slab
Below grade slab R-10 perimeter and under entire slab
or
Compliance based on Section R402.1.4: Reduce the Total conductive UA by 5%.
0.5
N/A
1.4
Prescriptive compliance is based on Table R402.1.1 with the following modifications:
Vertical fenestration U = 0.25
Wall R-21 plus R-4 ci
Floor R-38
Basement wall R-21 int plus R-5 ci
Slab on grade R-10 perimeter and under entire slab
Below grade slab R-10 perimeter and under entire slab
or
Compliance based on Section R402.1.4: Reduce the Total conductive UA by 15%.
1.0
1.0
1.5
Prescriptive compliance is based on Table R402.1.1 with the following modifications:
Vertical fenestration U = 0.22
Ceiling and single-rafter or joist-vaulted R-49 advanced
Wood frame wall R-21 int plus R-12 ci
Floor R-38
Basement wall R-21 int plus R-12 ci
Slab on grade R-10 perimeter and under entire slab
Below grade slab R-10 perimeter and under entire slab
or
Compliance based on Section R402.1.4: Reduce the Total conductive UA by 30%.
2.0
1.5
1.6
Prescriptive compliance is based on Table R402.1.1 with the following modifications:
Vertical fenestration U = 0.18
Ceiling and single-rafter or joist-vaulted R-60 advanced
Wood frame wall R-21 int plus R-16 ci
Floor R-48
Basement wall R-21 int plus R-16 ci
Slab on grade R-20 perimeter and under entire slab
Below grade slab R-20 perimeter and under entire slab
or
Compliance based on Section R402.1.4: Reduce the Total conductive UA by 40%.
3.0
2.0
1.7
Advanced framing and raised heel trusses or rafters
Vertical Glazing U-0.28
R-49 Advanced (U-0.020) as listed in Section A102.2.1, Ceilings below a vented attic
and
R-49 vaulted ceilings with full height of uncompressed insulation extending over the wall top plate at the eaves.
0.5
0.5
2. AIR LEAKAGE CONTROL AND EFFICIENT VENTILATION OPTIONS
Only one option from Items 2.1 through 2.4 may be selected in this category.
2.1
Compliance based on R402.4.1.2:
Reduce the tested air leakage to 3.0 air changes per hour maximum at 50 Pascals
or
For R-2 Occupancies, optional compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2: Reduce the tested air leakage to 0.3 cfm/ft2 maximum at 50 Pascals
and
All whole house ventilation requirements as determined by Section M1505.3 of the International Residential Code or Section 403.8 of the International Mechanical Code shall be met with a high efficiency fan(s) (maximum 0.35 watts/cfm), not interlocked with the furnace fan (if present). Ventilation systems using a furnace including an ECM motor are allowed, provided that they are controlled to operate at low speed in ventilation only mode.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected, the maximum tested building air leakage, and shall show the qualifying ventilation system and its control sequence of operation.
0.5
1.0
2.2
Compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2:
Reduce the tested air leakage to 2.0 air changes per hour maximum at 50 Pascals
or
For R-2 Occupancies, optional compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2: Reduce the tested air leakage to 0.25 cfm/ft2 maximum at 50 Pascals
and
All whole house ventilation requirements as determined by Section M1505.3 of the International Residential Code or Section 403.8 of the International Mechanical Code shall be met with a heat recovery ventilation system with minimum sensible heat recovery efficiency of 0.65.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the maximum tested building air leakage and shall show the heat recovery ventilation system.
1.0
1.5
2.3
Compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2:
Reduce the tested air leakage to 1.5 air changes per hour maximum at 50 Pascals
or
For R-2 Occupancies, optional compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2: Reduce the tested air leakage to 0.20 cfm/ft2 maximum at 50 Pascals
and
All whole house ventilation requirements as determined by Section M1505.3 of the International Residential Code or Section 403.8 of the International Mechanical Code shall be met with a heat recovery ventilation system with minimum sensible heat recovery efficiency of 0.75.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the maximum tested building air leakage and shall show the heat recovery ventilation system.
1.5
2.0
2.4
Compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2:
Reduce the tested air leakage to 0.6 air changes per hour maximum at 50 Pascals
or
For R-2 Occupancies, optional compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2: Reduce the tested air leakage to 0.15 cfm/ft2 maximum at 50 Pascals
and
All whole house ventilation requirements as determined by Section M1505.3 of the International Residential Code or Section 403.8 of the International Mechanical Code shall be met with a heat recovery ventilation system with minimum sensible heat recovery efficiency of 0.80. Duct installation shall comply with Section R403.3.7.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the maximum tested building air leakage and shall show the heat recovery ventilation system.
2.0
2.5
3. HIGH EFFICIENCY HVAC EQUIPMENT OPTIONS
Only one option from Items 3.1 through 3.6 may be selected in this category.
3.1a
Energy Star rated (U.S. North) Gas or propane furnace with minimum AFUE of 95%
or
Energy Star rated (U.S. North) Gas or propane boiler with minimum AFUE of 90%.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
1.0
1.0
3.2a
Air-source centrally ducted heat pump with minimum HSPF of 9.5.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
1.0
N/A
3.3a
Closed-loop ground source heat pump; with a minimum COP of 3.3
or
Open loop water source heat pump with a maximum pumping hydraulic head of 150 feet and minimum COP of 3.6.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
1.5
1.0
3.4
Ductless mini-split heat pump system, zonal control: In homes where the primary space heating system is zonal electric heating, a ductless mini-split heat pump system with a minimum HSPF of 10.0 shall be installed and provide heating to the largest zone of the housing unit.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
1.5
2.0
3.5a
Air-source, centrally ducted heat pump with minimum HSPF of 11.0.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
1.5
N/A
3.6a
Ductless split system heat pumps with no electric resistance heating in the primary living areas. A ductless heat pump system with a minimum HSPF of 10 shall be sized and installed to provide heat to entire dwelling unit at the design outdoor air temperature.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected, the heated floor area calculation, the heating equipment type(s), the minimum equipment efficiency, and total installed heat capacity (by equipment type).
2.0
3.0
4. HIGH EFFICIENCY HVAC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPTIONS
4.1
All supply and return ducts located in an unconditioned attic shall be deeply buried in ceiling insulation in accordance with Section R403.3.6.
For mechanical equipment located outside the conditioned space, a maximum of 10 linear feet of return duct and 5 linear feet of supply duct connections to the equipment may be outside the deeply buried insulation. All metallic ducts located outside the conditioned space must have both transverse and longitudinal joints sealed with mastic. If flex ducts are used, they cannot contain splices.
Duct leakage shall be limited to 3 cfm per 100 square feet of conditioned floor area.
Air handler(s) shall be located within the conditioned space.
0.5
0.5
4.2
HVAC equipment and associated duct system(s) installation shall comply with the requirements of Section R403.3.7.
Locating system components in conditioned crawl spaces is not permitted under this option.
Electric resistance heat and ductless heat pumps are not permitted under this option.
Direct combustion heating equipment with AFUE less than 80% is not permitted under this option.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and shall show the location of the heating and cooling equipment and all the ductwork.
1.0
N/A
5. EFFICIENT WATER HEATING OPTIONS
Only one option from Items 5.2 through 5.6 may be selected in this category. Item 5.1 may be combined with any option.
5.1
A drain water heat recovery unit(s) shall be installed, which captures waste water heat from all and only the showers, and has a minimum efficiency of 40% if installed for equal flow or a minimum efficiency of 54% if installed for unequal flow. Such units shall be rated in accordance with CSA B55.1 or IAPMO IGC 346-2017 and be so labeled.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall include a plumbing diagram that specifies the drain water heat recovery units and the plumbing layout needed to install it. Labels or other documentation shall be provided that demonstrates that the unit complies with the standard.
0.5
0.5
5.2
Water heating system shall include one of the following:
Energy Star rated gas or propane water heater with a minimum UEF of 0.80.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
0.5
0.5
5.3
Water heating system shall include one of the following:
Energy Star rated gas or propane water heater with a minimum UEF of 0.91
or
Solar water heating supplementing a minimum standard water heater. Solar water heating will provide a rated minimum savings of 85 therms or 2000 kWh based on the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) Annual Performance of OG-300 Certified Solar Water Heating Systems
or
Water heater heated by ground source heat pump meeting the requirements of Option 3.3.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency and, for solar water heating systems, the calculation of the minimum energy savings.
1.0
1.0
5.4
Water heating system shall include one of the following:
Electric heat pump water heater meeting the standards for Tier I of NEEA's advanced water heating specification
or
For R-2 Occupancy, electric heat pump water heater(s), meeting the standards for Tier I of NEEA's advanced water heating specification, shall supply domestic hot water to all units. If one water heater is serving more than one dwelling unit, all hot water supply and recirculation piping shall be insulated with R-8 minimum pipe insulation.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
1.5
2.0
5.5
Water heating system shall include one of the following:
Electric heat pump water heater meeting the standards for Tier III of NEEA's advanced water heating specification
or
For R-2 Occupancy, electric heat pump water heater(s), meeting the standards for Tier III of NEEA's advanced water heating specification, shall supply domestic hot water to all units. If one water heater is serving more than one dwelling unit, all hot water supply and recirculation piping shall be insulated with R-8 minimum pipe insulation.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
2.0
2.5
5.6
Water heating system shall include one of the following:
Electric heat pump water heater with a minimum UEF of 2.9 and utilizing a split system configuration with the air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger located outdoors. Equipment shall meet Section 4, requirements for all units, of the NEEA standard Advanced Water Heating Specification with the UEF noted above
or
For R-2 Occupancy, electric heat pump water heater(s), meeting the standards for Tier III of NEEA's advanced water heating specification and utilizing a split system configuration with the air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger located outdoors, shall supply domestic hot water to all units. If one water heater is serving more than one dwelling unit, all hot water supply and recirculation piping shall be insulated with R-8 minimum pipe insulation.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
2.5
3.0
6. RENEWABLE ELECTRIC ENERGY OPTION
6.1
For each 1200 kWh of electrical generation per housing unit provided annually by on-site wind or solar equipment a 1.0 credit shall be allowed, up to 3 credits. Generation shall be calculated as follows:
For solar electric systems, the design shall be demonstrated to meet this requirement using the National Renewable Energy Laboratory calculator PVWATTs or approved alternate by the code official.
Documentation noting solar access shall be included on the plans.
For wind generation projects designs shall document annual power generation based on the following factors:
The wind turbine power curve; average annual wind speed at the site; frequency distribution of the wind speed at the site and height of the tower.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall show the photovoltaic or wind turbine equipment type, provide documentation of solar and wind access, and include a calculation of the minimum annual energy power production.
1.0
1.0
7. APPLIANCE PACKAGE OPTION
7.1
All of the following appliances shall be new and installed in the dwelling unit and shall meet the following standards:
Dishwasher - Energy Star rated
Refrigerator (if provided) - Energy Star rated
Washing machine - Energy Star rated
Dryer - Energy Star rated, ventless dryer with a minimum CEF rating of 5.2.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall show the appliance type and provide documentation of Energy Star compliance. At the time of inspection, all appliances shall be installed and connected to utilities. Dryer ducts and exterior dryer vent caps are not permitted to be installed in the dwelling unit.
0.5
1.5
a
An alternative heating source sized at a maximum of 0.5 Watts/ft2 (equivalent) of heated floor area or 500 Watts, whichever is bigger, may be installed in the dwelling unit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.045 and chapter 19.27A RCW. WSR 22-10-094, § 51-11R-40621, filed 5/3/22, effective 6/3/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045, 19.27A.160 and chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 20-01-047, § 51-11R-40621, 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-40621, filed 5/2/17, effective 6/2/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045, 19.27A.160, and 19.27.074. WSR 16-02-127, § 51-11R-40621, filed 1/6/16, effective 7/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.025, 19.27A.045, 19.27.020, and 19.27.074. WSR 14-24-123, § 51-11R-40621, filed 12/3/14, effective 1/3/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.025, 19.27A.045, and 19.27.074. WSR 13-20-121, § 51-11R-40621, filed 10/1/13, effective 11/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045 and chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 13-04-055, § 51-11R-40621, filed 2/1/13, effective 7/1/13.]
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency.
(Effective March 15, 2024)

PDFWAC 51-11R-40621

Table R406.3Energy credits.

TABLE 406.3
ENERGY CREDITS
OPTION
DESCRIPTION
CREDIT(S)
All Other
Group R-2b
1. EFFICIENT BUILDING ENVELOPE OPTIONS
Only one option from Items 1.1 through 1.4 may be selected in this category.
Compliance with the conductive UA targets is demonstrated using Section R402.1.5, Total UA alternative, where [1-(Proposed UA/Target UA)] ˃; the required %UA reduction
1.1
Prescriptive compliance is based on Table R402.1.3 with the following modifications:
Vertical fenestration U = 0.22.
0.5
0.5
1.2
Prescriptive compliance is based on Table R402.1.3 with the following modifications:
Vertical fenestration U = 0.25
Floor R-38
Basement wall R-21 int plus R-5 ci
Ceiling and single-rafter or joist-vaulted R-60 advanced
Slab on grade R-10 perimeter and under entire slab
Below grade slab R-10 perimeter and under entire slab
or
Compliance based on Section R402.1.5: Reduce the Total conductive UA by 15%.
1.0
1.0
1.3
Prescriptive compliance is based on Table R402.1.3 with the following modifications:
Vertical fenestration U = 0.18
Ceiling and single-rafter or joist-vaulted R-60 advanced
Floor R-38
Basement wall R-21 int plus R-12 ci
Slab on grade R-10 perimeter and under entire slab
Below grade slab R-10 perimeter and under entire slab
or
Compliance based on Section R402.1.5: Reduce the Total conductive UA by 22.5%.
1.5
1.5
1.4
Prescriptive compliance is based on Table R402.1.3 with the following modifications:
Vertical fenestration U = 0.18
Ceiling and single-rafter or joist-vaulted R-60 advanced
Wood frame wall R-21 int plus R-16 ci
Floor R-48
Basement wall R-21 int plus R-16 ci
Slab on grade R-20 perimeter and under entire slab
Below grade slab R-20 perimeter and under entire slab
or
Compliance based on Section R402.1.5: Reduce the Total conductive UA by 30%.
2.5
2.0
2. AIR LEAKAGE CONTROL AND EFFICIENT VENTILATION OPTIONS
Only one option from Items 2.1 through 2.3 may be selected in this category.
2.1
Compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2:
Reduce the tested air leakage to 2.0 air changes per hour maximum at 50 Pascals
or
For R-2 Occupancies, optional compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2: Reduce the tested air leakage to 0.25 cfm/ft2 maximum at 50 Pascals
and
All whole house ventilation requirements as determined by Section M1505.3 of the International Residential Code or Section 403.8 of the International Mechanical Code shall be met with a heat recovery ventilation system with minimum sensible heat recovery efficiency of 0.65.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the maximum tested building air leakage and shall show the heat recovery ventilation system.
1.0
1.0
2.2
Compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2:
Reduce the tested air leakage to 1.5 air changes per hour maximum at 50 Pascals
or
For R-2 Occupancies, optional compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2: Reduce the tested air leakage to 0.20 cfm/ft2 maximum at 50 Pascals
and
All whole house ventilation requirements as determined by Section M1505.3 of the International Residential Code or Section 403.8 of the International Mechanical Code shall be met with a heat recovery ventilation system with minimum sensible heat recovery efficiency of 0.75.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the maximum tested building air leakage and shall show the heat recovery ventilation system.
1.5
1.5
2.3
Compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2:
Reduce the tested air leakage to 0.6 air changes per hour maximum at 50 Pascals
or
For R-2 Occupancies, optional compliance based on Section R402.4.1.2: Reduce the tested air leakage to 0.15 cfm/ft2 maximum at 50 Pascals
and
All whole house ventilation requirements as determined by Section M1505.3 of the International Residential Code or Section 403.8 of the International Mechanical Code shall be met with a heat recovery ventilation system with minimum sensible heat recovery efficiency of 0.80. Duct installation shall comply with Section R403.3.2.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the maximum tested building air leakage and shall show the heat recovery ventilation system.
2.0
2.0
3. HIGH EFFICIENCY HVAC EQUIPMENT OPTIONS
Only one option from Items 3.1 through 3.10 may be selected in this category. Item 3.11 may be taken with Items 3.1 or 3.3c only.
3.1a
For a System Type 1 in Table R406.2:
Energy Star rated (U.S. North) gas or propane furnace with minimum AFUE of 95%.
or
Energy Star rated (U.S. North) gas or propane boiler with minimum AFUE of 90%
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
1.0
1.0
3.2a
For secondary heating system serving System Type 2 in Table R406.2:
Energy Star rated (U.S. North) Gas or propane furnace with minimum AFUE of 95%
or
Energy Star rated (U.S. North) Gas or propane boiler with minimum AFUE of 90%.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
0.5
0.5
3.3a,c,d
Air-source centrally ducted heat pump with minimum HSPF2 of 8.1 (HSPF of 9.5).
In areas where the winter design temperature as specified in Appendix RC is 23°F or below, a cold climate heat pump found on the NEEP cc ASHP qualified product list shall be used.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
0.5
N/A
3.4a,d
Closed-loop ground source heat pump; with a minimum COP of 3.3
or
Open loop water source heat pump with a maximum pumping hydraulic head of 150 feet and minimum COP of 3.6.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
1.5
1.0
3.5d
Ductless mini-split heat pump system, zonal control: In homes where the primary space heating system is zonal electric heating, a ductless mini-split heat pump system with a minimum HSPF2 of 9 (HSPF of 10.0) shall be installed and provide heating to the largest zone of the housing unit.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
1.5
2.0
3.6a,d
Air-source, centrally ducted heat pump with minimum HSPF2 of 9.4 (HSPF of 11.0).
A centrally ducted air source cold climate variable capacity heat pump (cc VCHP) found on the NEEP cc VCHP qualified product list with a minimum of 9 HSPF2 (10 HSPF) may be used to satisfy this requirement.
In areas where the winter design temperature as specified in Appendix RC is 23°F or below, an air source centrally ducted heat pump shall be a cold climate variable capacity heat pump as listed on the NEEP qualified product list.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
1.0
N/A
3.7a,d,e
Ductless split system heat pumps with no electric resistance heating in the primary living areas. A ductless heat pump system with a minimum HSPF2 of 9 (HSPF of 10) shall be sized and installed to provide heat to entire dwelling unit at the design outdoor air temperature.
Exception: In homes with total heating loads of 24,000 or less using multi-zone mini-split systems with nominal ratings of 24,000 or less, the minimum HSPF2 to claim this credit shall be 8.1 (9 HSPF).
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected, the heated floor area calculation, the heating equipment type(s), the minimum equipment efficiency, and total installed heat capacity (by equipment type).
2.0
3.0
3.8a,d
Air-to-water heat pump with minimum COP of 3.2 at 47°F, rated in accordance with AHRI 550/590 by an accredited or certified testing lab.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected, the heated floor area calculation, the heating equipment type(s), the minimum equipment efficiency, and total installed heat capacity (by equipment type).
1.0
N/A
3.9
Gas-fired heat pump(s) meeting ANSI Z21.40.2 and Z21.40.4 or CSA, with a minimum UEF of 1.15.
For R-2 Occupancy, gas-fired heat pump(s) meeting ANSI Z21.40.2 and Z21.40.4 or CSA, with a minimum UEF of 1.15, shall serve all units.
1.5
1.5
3.l0f
Combination water heating and space heating system shall include one of the following:
Gas-fired heat pump water heater(s) meeting Tier 2 of the NEEA Advanced Water Heating Specification for Gas-Fueled Residential Storage Water Heaters Version 1.0.
or
For R-2 Occupancy, gas-fired heat pump water heater(s) meeting Tier 2 of the NEEA Advanced Water Heating Specification for Gas-Fueled Residential Storage Water Heaters Version 1.0., shall serve all units.
or
For R-2 Occupancy, gas-fired heat pump(s) meeting ANSI Z21.40.2 and Z21.40.4 or CSA, with a minimum UEF of 1.15, shall serve all units.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency and, for solar water heating systems, the calculation of the minimum energy savings.
2.5
2.5
3.11c
Connected thermostat meeting ENERGY STAR Certified Smart Thermostats/EPA ENERGY STAR specifications.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the thermostat model.
0.5
0.5
4. HIGH EFFICIENCY HVAC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPTIONS
4.1
HVAC equipment and associated duct system(s) installation shall comply with the requirements of Section R403.3.2.
Electric resistance heat, hydronic heating and ductless heat pumps are not permitted under this option.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and shall show the location of the heating and cooling equipment and all the ductwork.
0.5
N/A
5. EFFICIENT WATER HEATING OPTIONS
Only one option from Items 5.3 through 5.8 may be selected in this category. Items 5.1 and 5.2 may be combined with any option.
5.1
A drain water heat recovery unit(s) shall be installed, which captures wastewater heat from at least two showers, including tub/shower combinations. It is acceptable, but not required, for sink water to be connected. Unit shall have a minimum efficiency of 40% if installed for equal flow or a minimum efficiency of 54% if installed for unequal flow. Such units shall be rated in accordance with CSA B55.1 or IAPMO IGC 346-2017 and be so labeled.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall include a plumbing diagram that specifies the drain water heat recovery units and the plumbing layout needed to install it. Labels or other documentation shall be provided that demonstrates that the unit complies with the standard.
0.5
0.5
5.2
For Compact Hot Water Distribution system credit, the volume shall store not more than 16 ounces of water between the nearest source of heated water and the termination of the fixture supply pipe where calculated using Section R403.5.2. Construction documents shall indicate the ounces of water in piping between the hot water source and the termination of the fixture supply. When the hot water source is the nearest primed plumbing loop or trunk, this must be primed with an On Demand recirculation pump and must run a dedicated ambient return line from the furthest fixture or end of loop to the water heater.
To qualify for this credit, the dwelling must have a minimum of 1.5 bathrooms.
0.5
0.5
5.3
Water heating system shall include the following:
Energy Star rated gas or propane water heater with a minimum UEF of 0.80.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
0.5
0.5
5.4
Water heating system shall include one of the following:
Energy Star rated gas or propane water heater with a minimum UEF of 0.91.
or
Solar water heating supplementing a minimum standard water heater. Solar water heating will provide a rated minimum savings of 85 therms or 2000 kWh based on the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) Annual Performance of OG-300 Certified Solar Water Heating Systems
or
Water heater heated by ground source heat pump meeting the requirements of Option 3.4.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency and, for solar water heating systems, the calculation of the minimum energy savings.
1.0
1.0
5.5
Water heating system shall include one of the following:
Gas-fired heat pump water heater(s) meeting Tier 2 of the NEEA Advanced Water Heating Specification for Gas-Fueled Residential Storage Water Heaters Version 1.0.
or
For R-2 Occupancy, gas-fired heat pump water heater(s) meeting Tier 2 of the NEEA Advanced Water Heating Specification for Gas-Fueled Residential Storage Water Heaters Version 1.0. shall supply domestic hot water to all units.
or
For R-2 Occupancy, gas-fired heat pump water heater(s) meeting ANSI Z21.40.2 and Z21.40.4 or CSA, with a minimum UEF of 1.15, shall supply domestic hot water to all units.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency and, for solar water heating systems, the calculation of the minimum energy savings.
1.5
1.5
5.6
Water heating system shall include one of the following:
Electric heat pump water heater meeting the standards for Tier III of NEEA's advanced water heating specification.
or
For R-2 Occupancy, electric heat pump water heater(s), meeting the standards for Tier III of NEEA's advanced water heating specification, shall supply domestic hot water to all units. If one water heater is serving more than one dwelling unit, all hot water supply and recirculation piping shall be insulated with R-8 minimum pipe insulation.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
2.0
2.5
5.7
Water heating system shall include one of the following:
Electric heat pump water heater with a minimum UEF of 2.9 and utilizing a split system configuration with the air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger located outdoors. Equipment shall meet Section 4, requirements for all units, of the NEEA standard Advanced Water Heating Specification with the UEF noted above.
or
For R-2 Occupancy, electric heat pump water heater(s), meeting the standards for Tier III of NEEA's advanced water heating specification and utilizing a split system configuration with the air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger located outdoors, shall supply domestic hot water to all units. If one water heater is serving more than one dwelling unit, all hot water supply and recirculation piping shall be insulated with R-8 minimum pipe insulation.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
2.5
3.0
5.8
Combination water heating and space heating system shall include one of the following:
Gas-fired heat pump water heater(s) meeting Tier 2 of the NEEA Advanced Water Heating Specification for Gas-Fueled Residential Storage Water Heaters Version 1.0.
or
For R-2 Occupancy, gas-fired heat pump water heater(s) meeting Tier 2 of the NEEA Advanced Water Heating Specification for Gas-Fueled Residential Storage Water Heaters Version 1.0., shall supply all units.
or
For R-2 Occupancy, gas-fired heat pump(s) meeting ANSI Z21.40.2 and Z21.40.4 or CSA, with a minimum UEF of 1.15, shall supply all units.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency and, for solar water heating systems, the calculation of the minimum energy savings.
2.5
2.5
6. RENEWABLE ELECTRIC ENERGY OPTION
6.1
For each 600 kWh of electrical generation per housing unit provided annually by on-site wind or solar equipment a 0.5 credit shall be allowed, up to 4.5 credits. Generation shall be calculated as follows:
For solar electric systems, the design shall be demonstrated to meet this requirement using the National Renewable Energy Laboratory calculator PVWATTs or approved alternative by the code official.
Documentation noting solar access shall be included on the plans.
For wind generation projects designs shall document annual power generation based on the following factors:
The wind turbine power curve; average annual wind speed at the site; frequency distribution of the wind speed at the site and height of the tower.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall show the photovoltaic or wind turbine equipment type, provide documentation of solar and wind access, and include a calculation of the minimum annual energy power production.
0.5 – 4.5
0.5 – 4.5
7. APPLIANCE PACKAGE OPTION
7.1
All of the following appliances shall be new and installed in the dwelling unit and shall meet the following standards:
1. Dishwasher, standard - Energy Star rated, Most Efficient 2021 or Dishwasher, compact – Energy Star rated (Version 6.0)
2. Refrigerator (if provided) - Energy Star rated (Version 5.1)
3. Washing machine (Residential) - Energy Star rated (Version 8.1)
4. Dryer - Energy Star rated, Most Efficient 2022
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall show the appliance type and provide documentation of Energy Star compliance. At the time of inspection, all appliances shall be installed and connected to utilities. Dryer ducts and exterior dryer vent caps are not permitted to be installed in the dwelling unit.
0.5
1.5
a
An alternative heating source sized at a maximum of 0.5 Watts/ft2 (equivalent) of heated floor area or 500 Watts, whichever is bigger, may be installed in the dwelling unit.
b
See Section R401.1 and residential building in Section R202 for Group R-2 scope.
c
Option 3.11 can only be taken with Options 3.1 and 3.3. To qualify to claim Option 3.11 with 3.3, the system shall be a 1-2 speed heat pump system. Variable capacity heat pumps are ineligible from claiming this option.
d
This option may only be claimed if serving System Type 4 or 5 from Table R406.2.
e
Primary living areas include living, dining, kitchen, family rooms, and similar areas.
f
Option 3.10 may only be taken with Efficient Water Heating Options 5.1 or 5.2. Equipment sizing for space heating shall be calculated as provided in Section R403.7 with increased capacity to provide a minimum of 75 percent of peak hot water demand or shall be sized in accordance with approved manufacturer's specifications or guidance. Supplementary heat for water heating system shall be in accordance with Section R403.5.7.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045, 19.27A.160, and chapter 19.27A RCW. WSR 24-03-084, § 51-11R-40621, filed 1/16/24, effective 3/15/24; WSR 23-02-060, 23-12-102, and 23-20-022, § 51-11R-40621, filed 1/3/23, 6/7/23, and 9/25/23, effective 3/15/24. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.045 and chapter 19.27A RCW. WSR 22-10-094, § 51-11R-40621, filed 5/3/22, effective 6/3/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045, 19.27A.160 and chapter 19.27 RCW. WSR 20-01-047, § 51-11R-40621, 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-40621, filed 5/2/17, effective 6/2/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045, 19.27A.160, and 19.27.074. WSR 16-02-127, § 51-11R-40621, filed 1/6/16, effective 7/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.025, 19.27A.045, 19.27.020, and 19.27.074. WSR 14-24-123, § 51-11R-40621, filed 12/3/14, effective 1/3/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.025, 19.27A.045, and 19.27.074. WSR 13-20-121, § 51-11R-40621, filed 10/1/13, effective 11/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045 and chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 13-04-055, § 51-11R-40621, filed 2/1/13, effective 7/1/13.]
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency.
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