1 2010 Florida Building Code Energy Conservation Glitch Supplement
2 Today's Discussion Overview of Recent Changes Prescriptive or Performance Compliance Methods? Mandatory Provisions Reading the Forms
3 Overview and Recent Changes Executive Order The Secretary of Community Affairs shall : Convene the Florida Building Commission for the purpose of revising the Florida Energy Code for Building Construction to increase the energy performance of new construction in Florida by at least 15% from the 2004 Florida Building Code Energy. Note: The 2004 Florida Building Code Energy was the current code 2007 when the bill was signed.
5 Overview and Recent Changes House Bill 7135 H.B requires that: the 2009 IECC become the foundation code for the FEC The 2010 FEC will be 5% better than the 2007 Florida Building Code and 20% better than the 2004 Florida Building Code
6 Overview and Recent Changes Residential Energy Efficiency Code Compliance Compliance. Residential buildings less than 4 stories shall meet the provisions of Chapter 4. Commercial buildings and residential buildings greater than 3 stories shall meet the provisions of Chapter 5.
7 Exempt Buildings Exempt buildings. Buildings exempt from the provisions of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation, include existing buildings except those considered renovated buildings, changes of occupancy type, or previously unconditioned buildings to which comfort conditioning is added. Exempt buildings include those specified in Sections through RENOVATION. Any structural repair, reconstruction or restoration to a structure, the costs of which equals or exceeds, over a 1-year period, a cumulative total of 30 percent of the assessed value of the structure when that value is assessed, either: 1. Before the improvement or repair is started; or 2. Before the damage occurred, if the structure has been damaged. For the purposes of this Code, renovation occurs when the first alteration of any wall, ceiling, floor, or other structural part or mechanical system of the building commences, whether or not that alteration affects the external dimensions of the structure.
8 TWO PATHWAYS TO COMPLY PERSCRIPTIVE PERFORMANCE OR
10 Table % Glazing % Glazing c 20% The Glass to Floor Ratio cannot be more than 20% c. Percent glazing shown shall be the maximum glazing allowed for compliance by section 402. Percent glazing area shall be measured in window to floor area and shall include skylights 0.096
11 Table Fenestration U-Factor Fenestration U-Factor b Maximum U-Factor = j b. The fenestration U-Factor column excludes skylights. The SHGC column applies to all glazed fenestration. j. For impact rated fenestration complying with Section R of the Florida Building Code, Residential or Section of the Florida Building Code-Building the maximum U-Factor shall be
12 Table Skylight U-Factor Skylight b U-Factor 0.65 Maximum U-Factor = 0.75 b. The fenestration U-Factor column excludes skylights. The SHGC column applies to all glazed fenestration
13 Table Glazed Fenestration SHGC Glazed Fenestration SHGC b 0.30 Maximum SHGC = 0.30 b. The fenestration U-Factor column excludes skylights. The SHGC column applies to all glazed fenestration
14 Table Ceiling R-Value Ceiling R-Value 30 Minimum R-Value for attics is R
15 Table Roof Reflectance Tested Per Section Roof Reflectance Tested Per Section Must come from Manufacturers Tested Data 0.096
16 Table Wood Frame Wall R-Value Wood Frame Wall R-Value 13 Minimum Wood Frame R-Value is R
17 Table Mass Wall R-Value Mass Wall R-Value i 6/7.8 Concrete block or concrete poured in place walls R-6 for Exterior Insulation R-7.8 for Interior Insulation i. The second R-value applies when more than half of the insulation is on the interior of the wall
18 Table Floor R-Value / Slab R-Value Floor R-Value/ Slab R-value d 13/0 Floors over unconditioned spaces, vented crawl spaces, etc..minimum R-13 Slab on Grade R-0 d. R-5 shall be added to the required slab edge R-values for heated slabs. Insulation depth shall be the depth of the footing or 3 feet, which ever is less in Zones 1, through 3 for heated slabs
19 Table Door U-Factor Door U-Factor 0.65 Minimum Door U Factor is
20 Table Ducts: R-Value / Location Ducts: R-Value Location k R-6/ Conditioned Minimum duct insulation R-6 and the ducts must be located in the conditioned space! k. Conditioned = entire distribution system located inside both the thermal and air barrier of the home. Unconditioned = any portion located in unconditioned space
21 Table Air Handler location Air Handler Location k Conditioned The AHU must be located in the conditioned space also. k. Conditioned = entire distribution system located inside both the thermal and air barrier of the home. Unconditioned = any portion located in unconditioned space
22 Table Air Leakage Tested Per Section Air Leakage Tested Per Section Qn = 0.03 Duct leakage must be less than.03 CFM per SQ FT of conditioned space
23 Table (2) Renovations and Alterations Commercial 0.027
24 Performance Method SECTION 405 RESIDENTAL SIMULATED PERFORMANCE ALTERNATIVE (Performance) Trade-Offs Allowed Energy Performance Index (EPI) moves from.85 to.80 EPI = Total As-Built Modified Loads Total Baseline Loads
25 Performance Method SECTION 505 COMMERCIAL SIMULATED PERFORMANCE ALTERNATIVE (Performance) Trade-Offs Allowed The Proposed must be 20% more efficient than the Baseline Total Proposed energy Use Total Baseline Energy Use
26 Mandatory Provisions Compliance. Projects shall comply with Sections 401, 402.4, 402.5, and 403.1, , , and through (referred to as the mandatory provisions) and either: 1. Sections through 402.3, and (prescriptive); or 2. Section 405 (performance).
27 Mandatory Provisions SECTION 405 SIMULATED PERFORMANCE ALTERNATIVE (Performance) Scope. This section establishes criteria for compliance using simulated energy performance analysis. Such analysis shall include heating, cooling, and service water heating energy only Mandatory requirements. Compliance with this section requires that the mandatory provisions identified in Section be met. All supply and return ducts not completely inside the building thermal envelope shall be insulated to a minimum of R-6.
28 Duct Sealing Duct sealing upon equipment replacement (Mandatory). At the time of the total replacement of HVAC evaporators and condensing units for residential buildings, all accessible (a minimum of 30 inches clearance) joints and seams in the air distribution system shall be inspected and sealed where needed using reinforced mastic or code approved equivalent and shall include a signed certification by the contractor that is attached to the air handler unit stipulating that this work has been accomplished. Exceptions: 1. Ducts in conditioned space. 2. Joints or seams that are already sealed with fabric and mastic. 3. If system is tested and repaired as necessary.
29 System Sizing Replacement equipment sizing (Mandatory). An A/C contractor or licensed Florida PE shall submit a nationally recognized method based sizing calculation to the code official at the time of permit application for total replacement of the condensing and evaporator components of HVAC systems for residential buildings in accordance with Florida law and the provisions of Section or Section , as applicable.
30 Building Air Tightness Air leakage (Mandatory) Building thermal envelope Air sealing and insulation Testing option Visual inspection option Fireplaces Fenestration air leakage Recessed lighting.
31 The building thermal envelope shall be durably sealed to limit infiltration. The sealing methods between dissimilar materials shall allow for differential expansion and contraction. The following shall be caulked, gasketed, weather stripped or otherwise sealed with an air barrier material, suitable film or solid material: 1. All joints, seams and penetrations. 2. Site-built windows, doors and skylights. 3. Openings between window and door assemblies and their respective jambs and framing. 4. Utility penetrations. 5. Dropped ceilings or chases adjacent to the thermal envelope. 6. Knee walls. 7. Walls and ceilings separating a garage from conditioned spaces. 8. Behind tubs and showers on exterior walls. 9. Common walls between dwelling units. 10. Attic access openings. 11. Rim joist junction. 12. Other sources of infiltration. Seal the Building Envelope Air leakage (Mandatory) Building thermal envelope
32 Thermal By-Pass Air leakage (Mandatory) Air sealing and insulation. Building envelope air tightness and insulation installation shall be demonstrated to comply with one of the following options given by Section or Testing option Visual inspection option.
33 Air Leakage Performance Test Air leakage (Mandatory) Testing option. Building envelope tightness and insulation installation shall be considered acceptable when tested air leakage is less than seven air changes per hour (ACH) when tested with a blower door at a pressure of 50 pascals (1 psf). Testing shall occur after rough in and after installation of penetrations of the building envelope, including penetrations for utilities, plumbing, electrical, ventilation and combustion appliances. During testing: 1. Exterior windows and doors, fireplace and stove doors shall be closed, but not sealed; 2. Dampers shall be closed, but not sealed, including exhaust, intake, makeup air, backdraft and flue dampers; 3. Interior doors shall be open; 4. Exterior openings for continuous ventilation systems and heat recovery ventilators shall be closed and sealed; 5. Heating and cooling system(s) shall be turned off; 6. HVAC ducts shall not be sealed; and 7. Supply and return registers shall not be sealed. Must be performed by a Class 1 BERS Rater
34 On-Site Inspection Air leakage (Mandatory) Visual inspection option. Building envelope tightness and insulation installation shall be considered acceptable when the items listed in Table , applicable to the method of construction, are field verified. Where required by the code official, an approved party independent from the installer of the insulation shall inspect the air barrier and insulation.
36 Table Continued
37 On-Site Inspection Air leakage (Mandatory) Visual inspection option. Building envelope tightness and insulation installation shall be considered acceptable when the items listed in Table , applicable to the method of construction, are field verified. Where required by the code official, an approved party independent from the installer of the insulation shall inspect the air barrier and insulation.
38 Energy Star Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist RESNET Certified HERS Rater
39 Fireplaces & Windows Air leakage (Mandatory) Fireplaces. New wood-burning fireplaces shall have gasketed doors and outdoor combustion air Fenestration air leakage. Windows, skylights and sliding glass doors shall have an air infiltration rate of no more than 0.3 cfm per square foot (1.5 L/s/m2), and swinging doors no more than 0.5 cfm per square foot (2.6 L/s/m2), when tested according to NFRC 400 or AAMA/WDMA /CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 by an accredited, independent laboratory and listed and labeled by the manufacturer. Exceptions: Site-built windows, skylights and doors.
40 Recessed Lighting Air leakage (Mandatory) Recessed lighting. Recessed luminaries installed in the building thermal envelope shall be sealed to limit air leakage between conditioned and unconditioned spaces. All recessed luminaries shall be IC-rated and labeled as meeting ASTM E 283 when tested at 1.57 psf (75 Pa) pressure differential with no more than 2.0 cfm (0.944 L/s) of air movement from the conditioned space to the ceiling cavity. All recessed luminaries shall be sealed with a gasket or caulk between the housing and the interior wall or ceiling covering.
41 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Maximum fenestration U-factor and SHGC (Mandatory). The area-weighted average maximum fenestration SHGC permitted using trade-offs from Section 405 shall be Exception: If the window areaweighted average overhang depth for the entire dwelling unit is 4.0 feet or greater, the area-weighted average maximum SHGC requirement of 0.50 does not need to be met.
42 HVAC Controls Controls (Mandatory). At least one thermostat shall be provided for each separate heating and cooling system Programmable thermostat. Prescriptive Only Heat pump supplementary heat (Mandatory) Humidity control.
43 Daily Schedule Control Controls (Mandatory). Prescriptive Only Programmable thermostat. Where the primary heating system is a forced-air furnace, at least one thermostat per dwelling unit capable of controlling the heating and cooling system on a daily schedule to maintain different temperature set points at different times of the day. This thermostat shall include the capability to set back or temporarily operate the system to maintain zone temperatures down to 55 F (13 C) or up to 85 F (29 C). The thermostat shall initially be programmed with a heating temperature set point no higher than 70 F (21 C) and a cooling temperature set point no lower than 78 F (26 C).
44 Supplementary Heat Controls (Mandatory) Heat pump supplementary heat (Mandatory). Heat pumps having supplementary electric-resistance heat shall have controls that, except during defrost, prevent supplemental heat operation when the heat pump compressor can meet the heating load.
45 Humidistat Controls (Mandatory) Humidity control. Where a humidistat is used for comfort dehumidification, it shall be capable of being set to prevent the use of fossil fuel or electricity to reduce humidities below 60 percent.
46 Ducts Sealing (Mandatory). All ducts, air handlers, filter boxes and building cavities which form the primary air containment passageways for air distribution systems shall be considered ducts or plenum chambers, shall be constructed and sealed in accordance with Section of this code and shall be shown to meet duct tightness criteria in Section
47 Duct Test Duct tightness. Duct tightness shall be verified by testing to ASHRAE Standard 152 by either a Class 1 BERS rater or a Class A, B or Mechanical airconditioning contractor. All ducts and air handlers shall be either located in conditioned space or tested to be substantially leak free by one of the following methods: 1. Post construction test: 2. Rough-in test: Exception: Duct testing is not mandatory for buildings complying by Section 405 of this code.
48 Cavity Spaces Building cavities. Building framing cavities shall not be used as supply ducts.
49 Duct Sizing Air distribution system sizing and design. (Mandatory) All air distribution systems shall be sized and designed in accordance with recognized engineering standards such as ACCA Manual D or other standards based on the following: 1. Calculation of the supply air for each room shall be based on the greater of the heating load or sensible cooling load for that room. 2. Duct size shall be determined by the supply air requirements of each room, the available static pressure and the total equivalent length of the various duct runs. 3. Friction loss data shall correspond to the type of material used in duct construction.
51 Pipe Insulation Mechanical system piping insulation (Mandatory). Mechanical system piping capable of carrying fluids above 105 F (41 C) or below 55 F (13 C) shall be insulated to a minimum of R-3.
52 Hot Water Circulating Systems through Hot water systems (Mandatory) Circulating hot water systems, insulation (Mandatory). All circulating service hot water piping shall be insulated to at least R-2. Circulating hot water systems shall include an automatic or readily accessible manual switch that can turn off the hot water circulating pump when the system is not in use. Pipe insulation buried underground shall be as specified by the manufacturer for underground use.
53 Heat Traps Heat traps. Storage water heaters not equipped with integral heat traps and having vertical pipe risers shall have heat traps installed on both the inlets and outlets. External heat traps shall consist of either a commercially available heat trap or a downward and upward bend of at least 3½ inches (89 mm) in the hot water distribution line and cold water line located as close as possible to the storage tank.
54 Tank Temperature Control Water heater efficiencies Storage water heater temperature controls Automatic controls. Service water heating systems shall be equipped with automatic temperature controls capable of adjustment from the lowest to the highest acceptable temperature settings for the intended use. The minimum temperature setting range shall be from 100 F to 140 F (38 C to 60 C).
55 Mandatory Provisions Water heater efficiencies Storage water heater temperature controls Shut down. A separate switch or a clearly marked circuit breaker shall be provided to permit the power supplied to electric service systems to be turned off. A separate valve shall be provided to permit the energy supplied to the main burner(s) of combustion types of service water heating systems to be turned off.
56 WH Efficiency Water heater efficiencies Water heater efficiencies. Residential sized water heaters shall meet the minimum efficiencies of this section. Water heating systems not covered in this section shall meet the minimum efficiencies listed for that system in Section 504 of this code.
57 Electric WH Efficiency Water heater efficiencies Electric water heaters. All automatic electric storage water heaters having a storage capacity of 120 gallons (454 L) or less and an input rating of 12 kw or less shall, when tested in accordance with the DOE Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Water Heaters, Appendix E to Subpart B, 10 CFR Part 430, meet the performance minimums listed in Table
58 Gas & Oil WH Efficiency Water heater efficiencies Gas- and oil-fired water heater efficiencies. All gas- and oil-fired automatic storage water heaters with capacities of 100 gallons or less and an input rating of 75,000 Btu/h or less (gas) or 105,000 Btu/h or less (oil) shall, when tested in accordance with the DOE Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Water Heaters, Appendix E to Subpart B, 10 CFR Part 430, meet the performance minimums listed in Table
59 Gas Tankless Water heater efficiencies Water heater efficiencies Gas Instantaneous or Tankless Water Heaters. All gas-fired instantaneous (tankless) water heaters that a) initiate heating based on sensing water flow b) are designed to deliver water at a controlled temperature of less than 180 F (82 C) c) have an input less than 200,000 Btu/h (210 MJ/h) d) d) have a manufacturer's specified storage capacity of less than 2 gallons (7.6 liters) and, e) have either a fixed or variable burner input shall, when tested in accordance with the DOE Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Water Heaters, Appendix E to Subpart B, Title 10 CFR 430, meet the performance minimums established in Title 10 CFR , Energy and Water Conservation Standards and Effective Dates.
60 Water heater efficiencies Water heater efficiencies Combination service water heating and space heating equipment. Service water heating equipment used to provide additional functions (e.g. space heating) as part of a combination (integrated) system shall comply with minimum performance requirements for water heating equipment. For combined gas storage tank water heating and space heating systems tested to ANSI/ASHRAE 124, the EF used shall be the effective water heating efficiency (CA ef ) listed for the appliance by the Gas Appliance Manufacturer s Association (GAMA). For combined gas instantaneous (tankless) water heating and space heating systems, the EF used shall be determined in accordance with the DOE Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Water Heaters, Appendix E to Subpart B, Title 10 CFR 430. Combination systems utilizing a storage tank water heater as the heat source for space heating purposes with input ratings of 105,000 Btu/h (360m3/kW) or less shall utilize a water heater listed by the Gas Appliance Manufacturer s Association (GAMA). Change outs of burners or heating elements to increase capacity shall not be made unless the unit has been listed at that capacity by GAMA. Combined Systems
61 Solar Water Heating Water heater efficiencies Water heater efficiencies Solar water heating systems. Solar systems for domestic hot water production are rated by the annual solar energy factor of the system. The solar energy factor of a system shall be determined from the Florida Solar Energy Center Directory of Certified Solar Systems. Solar collectors shall be tested in accordance with ISO Standard 9806, Test Methods for Solar Collectors, and SRCC Standard TM-1, Solar Domestic Hot Water System and Component Test Protocol. Collectors in installed solar water heating systems should meet the following criteria: 1. Be installed with a tilt angle between 10 degrees and 40 degrees of the horizontal; and 2. Be installed at an orientation within 45 degrees of true south.
62 Venting Mechanical ventilation (Mandatory). Outdoor air intakes and exhausts shall have automatic or gravity dampers that close when the ventilation system is not operating.
63 Acceptable Ventilation Mechanical ventilation (Mandatory) Ventilation air. Residential buildings designed to be operated at a positive indoor pressure or for mechanical ventilation shall meet the following criteria: 1. The design air change per hour minimums for residential buildings in ASHRAE 62, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, shall be the maximum rates allowed for residential applications. 2. No ventilation or air-conditioning system make-up air shall be provided to conditioned space from attics, crawlspaces, attached enclosed garages or outdoor spaces adjacent to swimming pools or spas. 3. If ventilation air is drawn from enclosed space(s), then the walls of the space(s) from which air is drawn shall be insulated to a minimum of R- 11 and the ceiling shall be insulated to a minimum of R-19, space permitting, or R-10 otherwise.
64 HVAC Equipment Selection Heating and Cooling Equipment (Mandatory) Equipment sizing. Heating and cooling equipment shall be sized in accordance with ACCA Manual S based on the equipment loads calculated in accordance with Manual J or other approved heating and cooling calculation methodologies, based on building loads for the directional orientation of the building. The manufacturer and model number of the outdoor and indoor units (if split system) shall be submitted along with the sensible and total cooling capacities at the design conditions described in Section This Code does not allow designer safety factors, provisions for future expansion or other factors which affect equipment sizing. System sizing calculations shall not include loads created by local intermittent mechanical ventilation such as standard kitchen and bathroom exhaust systems.
65 Capacity Cooling equipment capacity. Cooling only equipment shall be selected so that its total capacity is not less than the calculated total load but not more than 1.15 times greater than the total load calculated according to the procedure selected in Section 403.6, or the closest available size provided by the manufacturer's product lines. The corresponding latent capacity of the equipment shall not be less than the calculated latent load.
66 Selection Procedure Cooling equipment capacity. Continued The published value for ARI total capacity is a nominal, rating-test value and shall not be used for equipment sizing. Manufacturer s expanded performance data shall be used to select cooling-only equipment. This selection shall be based on the outdoor design dry bulb temperature for the load calculation (or entering water temperature for water-source equipment), the blower CFM provided by the expanded performance data, the design value for entering wet bulb temperature and the design value for entering dry bulb temperature.
67 Design Temperature Cooling equipment capacity. Continued Design values for entering wet bulb and dry bulb temperature shall be for the indoor dry bulb and relative humidity used for the load calculation and shall be adjusted for return side gains if the return duct(s) is installed in an unconditioned space. Exceptions: 1. Attached single- and multiple-family residential equipment sizing may be selected so that its cooling capacity is less than the calculated total sensible load but not less than 80 percent of that load. 2. When signed and sealed by a Florida-registered engineer, in attached single- and multiple-family units, the capacity of equipment may be sized in accordance with good design practice.
68 Heating Equipment Capacity Heating equipment capacity Heat Pumps. Heat pump sizing shall be based on the cooling requirements as calculated according to Section and the heat pump total cooling capacity shall not be more than 1.15 times greater than the design cooling load even if the design heating load is 1.15 times greater than the design cooling load Electric resistance furnaces. Electric resistance furnaces shall be sized within 4 kw of the design requirements calculated according to the procedure selected in Section Fossil fuel heating equipment. The capacity of fossil fuel heating equipment with natural draft atmospheric burners shall not be less than the design load calculated in accordance with Section
69 Extra Capacity Extra capacity required for special occasions. Residences requiring excess cooling or heating equipment capacity on an intermittent basis, such as anticipated additional loads caused by major entertainment events, shall have equipment sized or controlled to prevent continuous space cooling or heating within that space by one or more of the following options: 1.A separate cooling or heating system is utilized to provide cooling or heating to the major entertainment areas. 2.A variable capacity system sized for optimum performance during base load periods is utilized.
70 Equipment Ratings Equipment performance standards Equipment ratings. Equipment efficiency ratings shall be obtained from a nationally recognized certification program directory, or from a manufacturer s rating certified to be in compliance with an approved Department of Energy (DOE) or Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) rating procedure. Equipment efficiencies shall be based on the standard rating conditions contained in the test standard referenced in Chapter 6 that is appropriate for that equipment. Minimum ratings for products covered under the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987 shall be those determined for Region IV and used for the Federal Trade Commission s required appliance labeling.
71 Verification Equipment efficiency verification. Equipment covered under the Federal Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) shall comply with U.S. Department of Energy certification requirements. For other equipment, if a certification program exists for a product covered in Table , and it includes provisions for verification and challenge of equipment efficiency ratings, then the product shall be either listed in the certification program or, alternatively, the ratings shall be verified by an independent laboratory test report. If no certification program exists for a product covered in Tables , the equipment efficiency ratings shall be supported by data furnished by the manufacturer. Where components such as indoor or outdoor coils from different manufacturers are used, a Florida-registered engineer shall specify component efficiencies whose combined efficiency meets the minimum equipment efficiency requirements.
72 Tables Minimum efficiencies for cooling equipment. Cooling equipment installed in residential units shall meet the minimum efficiencies of Tables (1) through (3) and (6) through (9) in Chapter 5 of this code for the type of equipment installed. Equipment used to provide water heating functions as part of a combination system shall satisfy all stated requirements for the appropriate space heating or cooling category.
73 Heating Equipment Efficiency Minimum efficiencies for heating equipment. Heating equipment installed in residential units shall meet the minimum efficiencies of Tables (2) through (5) of Chapter 5 of this code for the type of equipment installed Gas and oil-fired furnaces. Gas-fired and oil-fired forced air furnaces with input ratings >225,000 Btu/h shall also have an intermittent ignition or interrupted device and have either power venting or a flue damper. A vent damper is an acceptable alternative to a flue damper for furnaces where combustion air is drawn from the conditioned space. All furnaces with input ratings >225,000 Btu/h, including electric furnaces, that are not located within the conditioned space shall have jacket losses not exceeding 0.75 percent of the input Central electric furnaces Central electric furnaces greater than 10 kw shall be divided into at least two stages and controlled by an outdoor thermostat, multistage indoor thermostat, or combinations thereof.
74 Common Equipment Systems serving multiple dwelling units (Mandatory) Systems serving multiple dwelling units shall comply with Sections 503 and 504 in lieu of Section 403.
75 Snow Melting Systems Snow melt system controls (Mandatory). Reserved.
76 Pools and Spas Swimming pools, in-ground spas, and portable spas (Mandatory). The energy requirements for residential pools and in-ground spas shall be as specified in Sections through and ANSI/APSP-15. The energy requirements for portable spas shall be in accordance with Section and ANSI/APSP-14.
77 Accessible On-Off Switch Swimming pools, in-ground spas, and portable spas (Mandatory) Pool and spa heaters. All pool heaters shall be equipped with a readily accessible on-off switch that is mounted outside the heater to allow shutting off the heater without adjusting the thermostat setting.
78 Heat Pump Pool Heaters Swimming pools, in-ground spas, and portable spas (Mandatory) Heat pump pool heaters. Heat pump pool heaters shall have a minimum COP of 4.0 when tested in accordance with AHRI 1160, Table 2, Standard Rating Conditions-Low Air Temperature. A test report from an independent laboratory is required to verify procedure compliance.
79 Pool Pumps Swimming pools, in-ground spas, and portable spas (Mandatory) Time switches. Time switches shall be installed on swimming pool heaters and pumps that can automatically turn the heaters and pumps off and on according to a preset schedule. Exceptions: 1.Where public health standards require 24-hour pump operation. 2.Where pumps are required to operate solar- and waste-heat-recovery pool heating systems. 3.Where pumps are powered exclusively from on-site renewable generation.
80 Pool Spa Cover Swimming pools, in-ground spas, and portable spas (Mandatory) Covers. Heated swimming pools and in-ground permanently installed spas shall be equipped with a vapor-retardant cover on or at the water surface or a liquid cover or other means proven to reduce heat loss. Exception: Outdoor pools deriving over 70 percent of the energy for heating from site-recovered energy or solar energy source computed over an operating season.
81 Pump Motors Swimming pools, in-ground spas, and portable spas (Mandatory) Residential pool pumps and pump motors. Pool filtration pump motors shall meet the following requirements: 1. Pool pump motors shall not be split-phase, shaded-pole or capacitor start-induction run types. 2. Pool pumps and pool pump motors with a total horsepower (HP) of 1 HP shall have the capability of operating at two or more speeds. The low speed shall have a rotation rate of no more than ½ of the motor s maximum rotation rate. 3. Pool pumps motor controls shall have the capability of operating the pool pump at a minimum of two speeds. The default circulation speed shall be the residential filtration speed, with a higher speed override capability for a temporary period not to exceed one normal cycle or 24 hours, whichever is less. Exception: Solar pool heating systems shall be permitted to run at higher speeds during periods of usable solar heat gain.
82 Portable Spas Swimming pools, in-ground spas, and portable spas (Mandatory) Portable spa standby power. Portable electric spa standby power shall not be greater than 5(V2/3) watts, where V = the total volume, in gallons, when spas are measured in accordance with the spa industry test protocol provided in ANSI/APSP-14.
83 BTW Mechanical Code Section 505 Domestic Kitchen Exhaust Equipment Section Makeup air required Exhaust hood systems capable of exhausting in excess of 400 cfm (0.19 m 3 /s) shall be provided with makeup air at a rate approximately equal to the exhaust air rate. Such makeup air systems shall be equipped with a means of closure and shall be automatically controlled to start and operate simultaneously with the exhaust system.
84 Installation criteria for homes using the ceiling fan option. The ceiling fan option shall apply a 2% reduction in cooling energy use for the proposed design if one or more ceiling fans are installed in each of the bedrooms and a minimum of one ceiling fan is installed in all primary living areas (living rooms, family rooms, or great rooms). This shall not include spaces designed to be dining rooms or dining areas. Areas separated by permanently fixed archways, walls, or dividers shall be considered separate rooms. The following criteria shall be met: 1. Ceiling fans shall be installed with minimum fan blade diameters of no less than those listed in Table for the size and shape of the room. 2. Where a primary living area is an L-shaped room and the smaller portion of this area is 8 feet by 10 feet (2438 mm by 3048 mm) or larger, a fan shall be installed in both the larger and smaller portions of the primary living area. Exception: Credit shall not be taken for both ceiling fans and cross ventilation. Ceiling Fans
85 Ceiling Fans LONGEST WALL LENGTH (feet) MINIMUM FAN SIZE (inches) > > > > 25 TABLE FAN SIZING TABLE 2 fans (minimum f 48 inches each)
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87 Form Or Form Item Number #7 Windows #10 Ceilings (Unvented) #12 Cooling #13 Heating
88 #7 Windows
89 INPUT DATA The Windows input Section can be found after the Sections Project, Climate, Floors, Roof, Attic, Ceiling, Walls, and Doors
90 #10 Ceiling Types
91 Under Attic (Unvented) Insulation Value is located on the Roof Deck The Roof input Section can be found after the Sections Project, Climate, and Floors
92 #12 Cooling #13 Heating #12 Total Cooling Capacity and Average SEER or EER #13 Total Heating Capacity and average HSPF, COP, or AFUE
93 Cooling and Heating Input System Cooling Capacity and SEER or EER System Heating Capacity and HSPF, COP, or AFUE
94 Some Credits, If Taken Must be Verified Factory Sealed Air Handler Credit Tight Duct Credit Tight Envelope Credit
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