Energy Efficient Home FY2015

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1 Energy Efficient Home FY2015 An Energy Conservation Program The Utility is currently offering technical energy conservation assistance to our customers who are building Energy Efficient Electrically Heated Homes. By analyzing your house plans we can calculate the heat loss, and by using local weather data, estimate the heating bill. We can also help design the Mission Valley Power Energy Efficient Home, which will insure maximum comfort and minimum heating cost. This service is available for houses whose main heating source is some form of electric heat, including furnaces, baseboard heaters, wall heaters, electric boilers & heat pumps, and may have a secondary heating source in some cases direct vent wood and propane stoves/fireplaces. Log homes are not eligible. If your house achieves the required energy savings you may qualify for the Mission Valley Power Energy Efficient Home program. Plan Submittal Please provide the following prior to construction: 1. House plans floor plans, wall sections, elevation, site plan with orientation direction of home. 2. Window and door schedules type (glazing, coating, frame), rough opening dimensions, Model # s, U-Values if known. 3. Ventilation and heating system size and layout. Contact your Mission Valley Power Representative with questions about the Montana Energy Efficient Home Program at Page 1 of 7

2 MONTANA ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME MINIMUM PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 2015 Ceilings Attics R-60 ADV Vaults Minimum R-49 ADV Walls Above Grade R-21 + R5 Foam Below Grade Interior with R-5 Thermal Break R-21 Floors Over Crawl Spaces and Unheated Basements R-38 Under Slab Insulation_(full slab) R-10 Full Slab w w/r-5 TB Glazing Maximum tested U Value < U = 0.30 Windows Reference Area (percentage of windows to SF of floor) Single Family 15% Multifamily 12% Exterior Doors < U = 0.16 Infiltration (Air Changes Per 4.0 AC/H Duct Insulation Rigid R-11 Flexible R-8 60 psi 2.0gpm Water Heaters R-10 pad underneath 40 to 64 gals.95 EF (See Approved List) > 65 gals. 91 EF Appliances Energy Star Qualified (Applies to built in appliances & new purchases) Lighting Energy Star Qualified (A minimum of 90% bulbs & fixtures) Mechanical ventilation and pollutant source control required in all climate zones. Vapor retarder of not more than 1.0 perm shall be installed in walls and ceilings. Crawlspace and under slab shall have a minimum of a 6-mil black polyethylene or approved equal. For more information,contact Lyle Neiss at Mission Valley Power P.O. Box 97 Pablo, MT or call Page 2 of 7

3 Montana Energy Efficient Home Agreement FY2015 Site Address: Owner: Builder: Address: Address: City: City: Telephone: Telephone: I understand that in order for the residence identified above to be certified by this utility as a Montana Energy Efficient Home, the criteria listed on the attached specification list must be met. This utility will be promptly notified of all change orders that affect any of these specifications. I agree to build the house according to the plans approved (date). I understand that changes to the building design may disqualify the home so I will notify the utility of any proposed changes to the building envelope. I further understand that the home will be certified as a Montana Energy Efficient Home only after all items on the attached specification list have been certified as complete by a representative of this utility. I also understand that upon my commitment, this utility will assist in promoting this home under as a Montana Energy Efficient Home. Owner Builder Utility Representative Page 3 of 7

4 ASSIGNMENT OF INCENTIVE PAYMENTS Dear Sirs: It is acknowledged that the incentive payment of $1,500 + Options is payable directly to. The incentive funds are to go to the end user (home owner) and to be used to offset the added costs of meeting the building standard established by the Montana Energy Efficient Home Program. However, this incentive payment may not fully offset the entire costs, and there may be additional costs. Owner: Date: Owner: Date: Contractor: Date: We must have a tax I.D. number or a Social Security number of the incentive recipient before the rebate check can be processed. Tax ID number: Social Security number: Page 4 of 7

5 Montana House Builder & Homeowner Agreement FY2015 Builder must initial each [ ] indicating that he has explained or intends to explain this item to owner. Or owner may initial. Initialing item means you take responsibility it's done. KEEP A COPY FOR OWNER AND A COPY FOR BUILDER. Builder name: Owner Name: Company: Address: Address: City, Zip: City, Zip Phone: Phone: MVP Account #: Building site address: [ ] Every item on this check list MUST be initialed; check list MUST be signed and dated; and check list MUST be returned to Mission Valley Power to be eligible for incentive. [ ] Map to construction site is located on home plans or drawn on back of this check list. [ ] Home MUST be built within Mission Valley Power service territory to be eligible for incentive. [ ] Home MUST qualify for paid incentive based on Montana House Specifications and Technical Reference Standards for Site-Built Single Family Homes. [ ] The incentive check may be paid to the owner or the builder. CHECK GOES TO: HOMEOWNER / BUILDER. (circle one) [ ] The following minimum R-values MUST be installed to qualify: a) Wall: R-26, b) Ceiling, flat R60 and scissor truss minimum R-60, c) Sloped rafter ceiling: R-49, d) Basement walls: R- 21, e) Floor over crawlspace: R-38 against the floor or R-26 against the foundation if the crawlspace is sealed. R-38 against overhangs, floors over garages and floors over any unconditioned spaces) ASHP / GSHP ductwork installed in attics, garage, or unheated spaces must be sealed with mastic and insulated to: R-11 or flex R-8. g) R-4 for HRV ducts in same situations, h) Slab insulation: R-10 two inch foam under entire slab with R-5 thermal break around perimeter between slab and foundation wall is required. [ ] Windows, sliding doors and French doors MUST be.30 U-value or less. Brand if known: Page 5 of 7

6 . National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label must be on window for PT/Verifier to remove. [ ] The maximum window area is: 15% of whole home's heated floor area? SIZE of HOUSE: Sq ft area of basement slab:. Remaining floor area of house:. Total floor area (slab and framed):. Sq ft of glass (rough opening):. Please fill in these 4 figures. [ ] Exterior doors MUST be a U Value <.16. One exterior wood door of 28 sq. ft. or less may be installed. [ ] Owner may want to prepare the earth under concrete slab so radon reduction is easier if it is later determined to be necessary. (Gravel, radon tubes.) [ ] Recessed lights in exterior insulated ceiling MUST be ENERGY STAR zero infiltration cans. [ ] 90% of light fixtures MUST be ENERGY STAR or 90% of the light bulbs MUST be ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent or total of both. [ ] Built in appliances MUST have be ENERGY STAR certified, (applies only to a built in dishwasher). Other appliances are recommended to be ENERGY STAR but not required. [ ] Home MUST have a mechanical ventilation system or a heat recovery ventilator with an efficiency of 70% or greater. [ ] Heating System is 100%electric. Wall register, baseboard, electric hydronic in slab, Air Source or Ground Source Heat Pump. Register / Hydronic / ASHP / GSHP. (Circle one) [ ] If ASHP or GSHP is to be installed the system ductwork MUST be sized and installed according to the ENERGY STAR Homes Northwest Specifications and Technical Reference for Site-Built Single Family Homes. [ ] ASHP or GSHP systems MUST be commissioned and performance tested according to the above stated specifications and technical reference materials and pass in order to be eligible for incentives. [ ] Home air tightness may be verified by blower door test to have a whole house Air Change per Hour (ACH) of 4 or less at 50 Pascals (PA). The builder s first house will be blower door tested and there after at least 1 out of the next 10 for compliance. [ ] MVP representative will inspect for compliance and may performance test the home upon completion. [ ] Is a Wood Stove or insert to be installed? Y / N. Wood stove MUST be sealed combustion. [ ] Is a Fireplace insert to be installed? Y / N. Fireplace insert MUST be sealed combustion Page 6 of 7

7 [ ] All Gas, LP, Oil, or Wood combustion appliances MUST be sealed combustion and pass Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) Pressure Testing and install a Carbon Monoxide detector. [ ] Jennaire or similar down-draft kitchen stove fan? Y / N [ ] High efficiency electric water tank with a.95ef. (If a 65 gallon tank or larger is used it must have a minimum of a.92ef) [ ] R-10 foam under tank is required on a concrete slab and is recommended but not required in all other areas. [ ] I have initialed all the above brackets [ ]. INCENTIVE: Electric Resistance heating system $1,500 Optional Incentives: ENERGY STAR Refrigerator&/or Freezer ` $15 ea. ENERGY STAR Clothes Washer >2.00 MEF $50 Energy efficient.95ef water heater $25 Total incentive for this home: $ Builder signature/ date Owner signature/ date Note: Homes built to Montana House specifications with air source and geo-thermal heat pumps may qualify for designation as ENERGY STAR in compliance with the ENERGY STAR Homes Northwest program. If builder and homeowner wish to pursue ENERGY STAR designation the house must pass inspection and performance testing by certified performance testing contractor. Call MVP for a current list of Montana certified performance testing contractors. Page 7 of 7

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