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1 Date of Application Path Project Identification Project Address Owner Identification Architect Identification Contractor Identification Third Party Provider Green Built Texas Protocol v3 Project Summary and Checklist, One and Two Family New Construction Summary Permit. Provider. Building Code IRC IBC Residential Occupancy Type of Building Single Family Duplex Townhouse** IBC Group R Occupancy: (circle one) R-1. R-2. R-3. R-4 Number of: Stories: Bedrooms: Baths: Garage Attached Detached Carport ne Building Sq. Lot Size: Building Total Area Under Roof: Total nroof Area: Footage Sq. Ft: IECC Climate Zone 3A Radon Zone: 3* Green Built Texas All requirements mandatory Protocol V 3.0* te: Checklist is intended for use with projects complying with the Dallas Green Construction Code for one and two family dwelling units following the Green Built Texas protocol path. Project seeking Green Built Texas certification must be verified by a certified Green Built Texas verifier in addition to the required plan reviews and inspections performed by a City of Dallas approved Third Party Green Building Provider and an approved Third Party Energy Inspector. * Radon Zone: Dallas lines within Radon Zone 3 - Radon; the potential exists for building and raw materials from radon zoned areas to be brought into the Dallas area for use on projects ** Townhouse: As defined by the Dallas Residential Code; may not be multifamily building City of Dallas Green Building Program, Phase 2 Page 1

2 Green Built Texas Protocol V3 Plan Item Review/ Water Efficiency 1 or Obtain EPA WaterSense Certification Submit copy of certification 2 Irrigation System: Equip system with smart controller (rain, and soil moisture sensors or Indicate controller system weather forecast based (ET) irrigation controller 3 Landscape and turf planting limited to drought tolerant species 4 2 inch deep mulch in landscape beds 5 Water efficient toilets, work on first flush, 1.3 gpf 6 Hot Water Reduction Select one of 3 strategies; Strategy 1: Maximum 30 ft hot water pipe run to kitchen and baths and sized per plumbing code Strategy 2: Piping system design: Select one system design 1. Structured type plumbing with demand control hot water loops 2. Engineered parallel piping system 3. Central core plumbing system with all plumbing fixture fittings located so volume of water between the water heater and fixture fittings is 6 cup maximum Strategy 3: Pipe runs in excess of 30 ft from water Select one option heater to fixture locations: 1. Tankless hot water heater installed at point of use and served by cold water 2. On demand hot water recirculation system 3. Pipes insulated to minimum R3; Circulating hot water piping insulated to minimum R2 7 Energy Star Dishwasher Review supporting documentation City of Dallas Green Building Program, Phase 2 Page 2

3 8 Water Conservation: Implement minimum two Review supporting documentation of following 2 strategies or install rain water catchment system for minimum of 50% of landscape irrigation needs Strategy 1: High performance fixtures Select minimum 2 of 4 Lavatory faucet flow rates equal to or less than 1.5 gpm Kitchen and utility faucet flow rates equal to or less than 2.2 gpm Showerhead flow rates equal to or less than 2.0 gpm Lavatory faucets have infrared sensors Strategy 2: Zone irrigation system separately for turf and slab/bedding areas Strategy 3: Install low volume, nonspray irrigation system Drip irrigation Bubblers Drip emitters Soaker hose Subsurface irrigation irrigation system Select one or more types City of Dallas Green Building Program, Phase 2 Page 3

4 Indoor Air Quality 1 or Obtain EPA Indoor Air Plus Certification Submit copy of certification 2 1a. Comply with Energy Star Version 3.0 HVAC Quality Installation requirements 1b. OR implement all of the following 1) Heating and cooling design loads for each room comply with ACCA Man J, ASHRAE Handbooks or equivalent software a) Heating and cooling equipment sized appropriately; meet design loads. ENERGY STAR HVAC QI Certificate submitted b) OR Verification of all the following: (1) Design load calculations (2) System design (3) Verification that outdoor and indoor coils match per AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance 2a. Comply with Energy Star Version 3.0 HVAC Quality Installation requirements Select 1a or 1 b. Submit copy of Energy Star QI certification Submit design load calculations and report documentation Select 2a or 2b Submit documentation 2b. OR implement all of the following: 1) Heating and cooling design loads for each room comply with ACCA Man J, ASHRAE Handbooks or equivalent software a) Heating and cooling equipment sized appropriately; meet design load Submittal: ENERGY STAR HVAC QI Certificate City of Dallas Green Building Program, Phase 2 Page 4

5 2 Cont b) OR verification of following: (1) Design load calculation (2) System design (3) Verification that outdoor and indoor coils match per AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance 2) Sealed duct system(s) designed per ASHRAE ACCA Manual D or equivalent software and installed airtight, properly balanced, and protected from construction debris or submit verification of all prescriptive requirements or Performance Test Alternative: a) Design verified by documentation b) Verify duct system complies with: (1)Seams in HVAC cabinet, plenum, and adjacent ductwork sealed with mastic systems, tape per UL 181A or UL 181B, or gasket systems. (2) Building cavities are not used as part of forced air supply or return systems (3) Duct openings covered during construction or thoroughly vacuumed prior to installation of registers, grilles, and diffusers Submit ENERGY STAR HVAC QI Certificate City of Dallas Green Building Program, Phase 2 Page 5

6 2 cont Performance Test Alternative: a) Room by room airflows balanced and verified within +/-20% of calculated room airflows to meet design loads, except for baths, closets, and pantries b) Duct system total leakage test no greater than 6 cfm per 100 s.f. of floor area (or 9% design fan flow), measured at 25 Pa, with duct boots and air handler in place, according to ASTM E1554, ASHRAE 152 or RESNET approved method 3. Mechanical whole house ventilation complies with ASHRAE a) Whole house mechanical ventilation system and controls deliver prescribed outdoor air ventilation rate (ASHRAE 62.2 section 4), including ventilation restrictions in ASHRAE 62.2 section 4.5 b) Transfer air is not used for ventilation requirements (ASHRAE 62.2 section 6.1) c) Outdoor air inlets located minimum 10 ft. from contaminant sources (ASHRAE 62.2 section 6.8) d) Airflow tested and meeting rated fan airflow at 0.25 in. w.c. OR ducts sized per ASHRAE 62.2 Table 7.1 and manufacturer s design criteria (ASHRAE 62.2 section 7.3) City of Dallas Green Building Program, Phase 2 Page 6

7 2 cont 4. Room pressure differentials minimized by transfer grilles or jump ducts for closed rooms without dedicated return, except baths, kitchens, closets, pantries, and laundry rooms a) Opening Size: 1 square inch capacity (grille area) per cfm of supply (including free area undercut below door as part of the area) b) Performance Test Alternative: Measured pressure differential no greater than 3 Pa (0.012 in. w.c.) between closed rooms and adjacent spaces with return te: Outdoor air ducts connected to the return side of an air handler permitted as supply ventilation if manufacturers requirements for return air temperature are met 3 Gas Furnaces and Water Heaters: Sealed combustion type or vented to outdoors if located in conditioned space 4 air handling equipment of ductwork located in garage 5 Mechanical exhaust vented to outdoors for Review drawings; visually inspect to extent possible each bathroom and kitchen (ASHRAE 62.2) 6 Garage Detached or Isolate from conditioned space; seal, gasket door between garage and conditioned space; continuous air barrier between walls and ceilings separating garage from conditioned space 7 HVAC set to maintain Relative Humidity at or below 60% by: a) Additional dehumidification system or b) Central HVAC equipped with controls for dehumidification mode 8 Combustion air for wood burning fireplaces Review drawings, visually inspect to extent possible from outside and install glass door or sealed combustion fireplace 9 Water based mastic for sealing ducts ; visually inspect 10 AC Return Filters: Minimum MERV 8; no visible bypass between filter and filter rack City of Dallas Green Building Program, Phase 2 Page 7

8 11 For home with combustion appliances or attached garage, carbon monoxide alarm in sleeping area, hardwired with battery back up, located per NFPA 730, certified by CSA 5.19 or UL 2034 te: In addition to above, implement any 2 strategies of the following to enhance indoor air quality 12 Strategy 1: Carpets, paddings, and adhesives compliant with emission levels in accordance with the Carpet and Rug Institute s (CRI) Green Label or Green Label Plus indoor air quality program 13 Strategy 2: Interior paints and finishes, including minimum 90% applied to interior surfaces of homes certified as low VOC or no VOC by one of the following: Green Seal Standard GS-11, or Greenguard Certification for Paints and Coatings, or Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Standard EC , Indoor Advantage Gold, or Master Painters Institute (MPI) Green Performance Standards GPS-1 or GPS-2, or A third party low emitting product list based on CA Section Strategy 3: Central vacuum (canister unit) Review drawings, visually inspect outside conditioned space 15 Strategy 4: Structural plywood and OSB certified compliant with PS1 or PS2, as appropriate, and made with moisture resistant adhesives as indicated by Exposure 1 or Exterior on the American Plywood Association (APA) trademark. Hardwood plywood certified compliant with the formaldehyde emissions requirements of ANSI/HPVA HP and U.S. HUD Title 24, Part 3280 or certified compliant with CA Title 17 during construction to extent possible City of Dallas Green Building Program, Phase 2 Page 8

9 16 Strategy 5: Particleboard and MDF certified compliant with the formaldehyde emissions requirements of ANSI A208.1 and A208.2, respectively, and U.S. HUD Title 24, Part 3280, or certified compliant with EPPS CPA 3-08 by CPA Grademark certification program or certified compliant with CA Title Strategy 6: Cabinetry contains no added urea formaldehyde and made with component materials certified to comply with appropriate standards listed in Strategies 5 or 6 or registered brands or produced in registered plants certified under KCMA s Environmental Stewardship Certification Program 18 Strategy 7: AC return filtration upgraded to minimum 4 inch pleated or MERV 9 or greater (in lieu of item 9); no visible bypass between filter and filter rack; filter compatible with and accounted for in HVAC design calculations during construction to extent possible during construction to extent possible during construction to extent possible Energy Efficiency 1 Strategy 1: HERS Index of 85 or below Submit copy of report/certification 2 Strategy 2: ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 certification Durability and Moisture Management 1 Energy Star Version 3.0 Water Management System Checklist Homeowner Education 1 Homeowner operations and maintenance kit and perform walk through. 2 Homeowner provided with information on local recycling programs, green energy service providers, and Green Built Texas registration process Submit copy of certification, copy of checklist Copy of homeowner manual, document attesting to walk through Copy of homeowner information End of Green Built Texas Path Checklist City of Dallas Green Building Program, Phase 2 Page 9

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