Energy Code - Documents

Tips

  • Tip 303 - Applicant Responsibilities and Plan Requirements for Single Family and Two Unit Dwelling Units
    Summary of information necessary for building permit applications. Building section (Figure 4) shows details required for insulation and glazing. Contains sample glazing and opaque door schedule (Figure 7).
  • Tip 303A - Common Single Family and Duplex Building Code Items
    Includes insulation and glazing requirements for both the prescriptive compliance option (Tables 6-1 and 6-2) and the Target UA performance compliance option (Table 5-1). Lists information to be included on drawings.
  • Tip 403 - NFRC Glazing U-factors and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
    Provides a summary of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) procedure for rating, certification, and labeling of the U-factor for glazing. Contains sample glazing and opaque door schedule. Lists information to be included on drawings.
  • Tip 404 - True Seven-Day Programmable Thermostats
    Summarizes the requirements for true seven day programmable thermostats.
  • Tip 405 - Energy Efficient Lighting Equipment
    Summary of changes in lighting technology, information to be included on drawings, and provides lists developed by the Seattle Lighting Design Lab of some energy efficient lighting equipment.
  • Tip 415 - Applicant Responsibilities and Plan Requirements for Mechanical Permits
    Summary of information necessary for mechanical permit applications.
  • Tip 417 - Sun Chart: Determination of Solar Exposure
    Instructions on how to complete a sun chart to document assumptions on solar exposure used in Chapter 4 Building Design by Systems Analysis for Residential (Group R occupancy) spaces and RS-29 analysis for other than Group R occupancy.
  • Tip 419 - Commissioning for Nonresidential Mechanical and Lighting Systems
    Summary of requirements for record drawings, operating manuals and maintenance manuals, air and water system balancing, and commissioning for mechanical systems, and automatic controls commissioning for lighting systems.

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