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Built Smart Users Manual: Specifications Chapter 8:
Optional HVAC Upgrades
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8.1 Energy Efficient Whole House Fans
(see also Chapter 5 - IAQ)
8.1.1 Fan must meet the Uniform Mechanical Code, Chapter 4 requirements.
8.1.2 Fan must draw less than 30 watts. Whole-house fans serving multiple living units may be served on a case by case basis. These must meet all BUILT SMART requirements and draw less than 30 watts per living unit.
8.1.3 Fan must have a noise rating of 1.5 sones or less, unless mounted remotely and acoustically isolated from the living space.
8.1.4 Controls must comply with Section 5.3, Whole-house Exhaust Fan Controls.
8.1.5 Whole house fan motors shall be rated for continuous use.
8.2 Thermostats
8.2.1 To qualify for the optional BUILT SMART thermostat incentive, each thermostat shall have numerical degree settings and shall have accuracy of +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit or less.
8.2.2 Both electronic and vapor diaphragm thermostat types are allowed. Bi-metal thermostats do not qualify for the incentive.
8.3 In-Unit Heat Pump/Air Conditioning Specifications
8.3.1 All heat pump/air conditioning upgrade incentives shall be calculated using Seattle City Light's Heat Pump Calculation Worksheets in Appendix B.
8.3.2 Components and installation shall meet all applicable state and local codes and standards including the Washington State Energy Code/Seattle Energy Code Chapter 14, table 14-1D.
8.3.3 A set of product specification sheets must be submitted to a BUILT SMART representative that includes equipment capacity and efficiency ratings (SEER, EER, COP and IPLV). Steady State values are not acceptable. All equipment shall have a permanently affixed nameplate that shows the manufacturer, model number and equipment load ratings.
8.4 Common Area Heat Pump/Air Conditioning Specifications
8.4.1 Components and installation shall meet all applicable state and local codes and standards including the Washington State Energy Code/Seattle Energy Code Chapter 14, tables 14-1A or 14-1D.
8.4.2 A set of product specification sheets must be submitted to a BUILT SMART representative that includes equipment capacity and efficiency ratings (SEER, EER, COP and IPLV). Steady State values are not acceptable.
8.4.3 All equipment shall have a permanently affixed nameplate that shows the manufacturer, model number and equipment load ratings.
8.5 Equipment Verification and Inspection
8.5.1 A BUILT SMART representative must review all documentation and approve calculations prior to installation.
8.5.2 After the equipment is installed, a BUILT SMART representative must inspect the installation to insure program compliance.

Interested in BUILT SMART incentives?
Contact Peter Held at peter.held@seattle.gov or 206.684.3605. For affordable housing projects, please contact Lisa Frasene at lisa.frasene@seattle.gov or 206.684.3182.

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