AIR LEAKAGE CONTROL AND EFFICIENT VENTILATION 2a:
Compliance based on R402.4.1.2: Reduce the tested air leakage to 3.0 air changes per hour maximum
All whole house ventilation requirements as determined by Section M1507.3 of the International Residential Code shall be met with a high efficiency fan (maximum 0.35 watts/cfm), not interlocked with the furnace fan. Ventilation systems using a furnace including an ECM motor are allowed, provided that they are controlled to operate at low speed in ventilation only mode.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the maximum tested building air leakage and shall show the qualifying ventilation system.
HIGH EFFICIENCY HVAC EQUIPMENT 3a:
Gas, propane or oil-fired furnace with minimum AFUE of 94%, or Gas, propane or oiled-fired boiler with minimum AFUE of 92%
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
HIGH EFFICIENCY HVAC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM:
All heating and cooling system components installed inside the conditioned space. This includes all equipment and distribution system components such as forced air ducts, hydronic piping, hydronic floor heating loop, convectors and radiators. All combustion equipment shall be direct vent or sealed combustion.
For forced air ducts: A maximum of 10 linear feet of return ducts and 5 linear feet of supply ducts may be located outside the conditioned space. All metallic ducts located outside the conditioned space must have both transverse and longitudinal joints sealed with mastic. If flex ducts are used, they cannot contain splices. Flex duct connections must be made with nylon straps and installed using a plastic strapping tensioning tool. Ducts located outside the conditioned space must be insulated to a minimum of R-8.
Locating system components in conditioned crawl spaces is not permitted under this option.
Electric resistance heat and ductless heat pumps are not permitted under this option. Direct combustion heating equipment with AFUE less than 80% is not permitted under this option.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the heating equipment type and shall show the location of the heating and cooling equipment and all the ductwork.
EFFICIENT WATER HEATING 5b:
Water heating system shall include one of the following: Gas, propane or oil water heater with a minimum EF of 0.74
Water heater heated by ground source heat pump meeting the requirements of Option
For R-2 occupancy, a central heat pump water heater with an EF greater than 2.0 that would supply DHW to all the units through a central water loop insulated with R-8 minimum pipe insulation.
To qualify to claim this credit, the building permit drawings shall specify the option being selected and shall specify the water heater equipment type and the minimum equipment efficiency.
FOR INSPECTIONS CALL THE BUILDING AND PLANNING DEPT AT (509) 477-3675 OR REQUEST AN INSPECTION ONLINE AT WWW.SPOKANECOUNTY.ORG/PERMITS. INSPECTION HOURS ARE 7:30-4:00 MONDAY-THURSDAY, AND 7:30-NOON ON FRIDAY.
CONTACT THE SPOKANE REGIONAL CLEAN AIR AGENCY AT 477-4727 AND/OR VISIT WWW.SPOKANECLEANAIR.ORG BEFORE ANY RENOVATION OR DEMOLITION ACTIVITY BEGINS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE ASBESTOS REGULATIONS. AN ASBESTOS SURVEY MAY BE REQUIRED.
IF YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CUMULATIVELY DISTURBS ONE OR MORE ACRES OF LAND THROUGH CLEARING, GRADING, EXCAVATING, OR STOCKPILING OF FILL MATERIAL, YOU MAY NEED CONSTRUCTION STORMWATER PERMIT COVERAGE FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY. THIS APPLIES EVEN IF THE PROJECT IS BEING CONSTRUCTED IN PHASES OF LESS THAN ONE ACRE. SPOKANE COUNTY CANNOT DETERMINE WHETHER PERMIT COVERAGE IS NECESSARY. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO APPLY FOR COVERAGE. FOR DETAILED INFORMATION VISIT HTTP://WWW.ECY.WA.GOV/PROGRAMS/WQ/STORMWATER/CONSTRUCTION/ OR CALL 509 329-3610.
DISCLAIMER: THIS BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRES POTABLE WATER AND THE APPLICANT IDENTIFIED A “PERMIT-EXEMPT WELL”, AS DEFINED IN RCW 90.44.050, AS THE PROPOSED WATER SOURCE. UNDER RCW 19.27.097 AND WHATCOM COUNTY V. HIRST, 186 WASH.2D 648 (2016), SPOKANE COUNTY IS REQUIRED TO EVALUATE THE SUFFICIENCY OF AN APPLICANT’S EVIDENCE OF AN ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY FOR THE INTENDED USE OF THE BUILDING PRIOR TO ISSUANCE OF THE BUILDING PERMIT. WATER RIGHTS IN WASHINGTON STATE ARE SUBJECT TO THE ESTABLISHED RULE: “FIRST IN TIME IS THE FIRST IN RIGHT” AND WATER WITHDRAWAL FROM “PERMIT-EXEMPT WELLS” REMAIN SUBJECT TO SENIOR WATER RIGHTS, INCLUDING MINIMUM INSTREAM FLOW RULES ESTABLISHED BY WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (WSDOE). SPOKANE COUNTY PRESENTLY HAS TWO WATER RESOURCE INVENTORY AREAS (WRIA) SUBJECT TO ADOPTED “INSTREAM FLOW” RULES, WRIA 55 (SEE, WAC 173-555) AND WRIA 57 (SEE WAC 173-557).
ON JANUARY 19, 2018, ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6091, CHAPTER 1, LAWS OF 2018, WATER AVAILABILITY (ESSB 6091) BECAME EFFECTIVE. ESSB 6091 PROVIDES THAT USE OF AN EXEMPT WELL CONSTRUCTED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ACT (JANUARY 19, 2018) IS DEEMED EVIDENCE OF AN ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY UNDER RCW 19.27.097.ESSB 6091 SECTION 202, APPLIES TO BUILDING PERMITS ASSOCIATED WITH WELLS CONSTRUCTED AFTER JANUARY 19, 2018 IN WRIA 55 AND AUTHORIZES POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON CLOSED WATER BODIES AND POTENTIAL IMPAIRMENT TO INSTREAM FLOW FOR NEW DOMESTIC GROUNDWATER WITHDRAWALS EXEMPT UNDER RCW 90.44.050 THROUGH COMPLIANCE WITH THE ESTABLISHED REQUIREMENTS.
NEITHER APPLICATION FOR NOR ISSUANCE OF THIS BUILDING PERMIT BY THE SPOKANE COUNTY BUILDING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT (DEPARTMENT) GUARANTEE THE EXTENT AND/OR VALIDITY OF APPLICANT’S WATER RIGHTS, NOR PROVIDES PROTECTION AGAINST IMPAIRMENT CLAIMS BROUGHT BY SENIOR WATER USERS OR FUTURE ACTIONS BY THE WSDOE.
ALL DETAILS, CONTAINED WITHIN THE APPLICATION AND PERMIT DOCUMENTS OF RECORD SUBMITTED BY THE OWNER/APPLICANT OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE, ARE PRESUMED TRUE AND CORRECT FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE DEPARTMENT’S REVIEW. APPROVALS AND ISSUANCE OF PERMITS BASED ON INACCURATE DOCUMENTATION BY THE OWNER/APPLICANT OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO BE AN APPROVAL OF A VIOLATION OF SPOKANE COUNTY BUILDING CODES, OR THE PROVISIONS OF ANY ORDINANCES OF THE SPOKANE COUNTY ENFORCED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND SHALL NOT BE VALID.
APPEALS: WITHIN TWENTY-ONE (21) CALENDAR DAYS FROM THE ISSUANCE OF THE PERMIT, A PARTY WITH STANDING MAY FILE A LAND USE PETITION (LUPA) IN SUPERIOR COURT PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 36.70C RCW.