Low Income Housing Tax Credits &Energy Efficiency in Kansas, 2019

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation has energy efficiency requirements within the 2019 Qualified Allocation Plan 

Energy Performance Requirements and Standards:

New construction developments must meet or exceed the Overall U-Value standards with an Energy Rating Index (ERI) index of 75 established by the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Rehabilitation of existing structures must meet or exceed the Overall U-Value standards with an ERI index of 100 or less as established by the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. Developers of historic building rehabilitation and conversions are required to make a best effort to achieve an ERI index of at least 100 which includes involving an energy rater at the earliest stages of planning.

20 points will be awarded to development providing 100% of units targeted to tenants 55 years and older and/or to tenants with special needs.

Green CNA/PNA

For existing structures that receive a tax credit reservation, an energy audit conducted by a certified home energy rater must be provided on each building prior to the preparation of the final work rehabilitation order. The rater, the owner and KHRC will determine the feasibility of meeting the requirements of IECC prior to the start of the rehabilitation. If it is determined to be feasible to meet the IECC standards, appropriate specifications will be written into the work order. If it is not feasible to meet the requirements of IECC, the rater will provide information indicating effective and cost-effective energy improvements that could be included as a part of the rehabilitation development. At the completion of the rehabilitation, an energy audit by a KHRC energy rater is required to verify that the rehabilitation work on each building meets the standards of IECC or includes recommended energy performance measures designed to achieve energy use reductions projected as a part of the initial performance audit and consultation. Up to five units with different floor plans or orientations for complexes of less than 50 units and up to 5% or a maximum of ten units with different floor plans or orientations for complexes of 50 or more units must be rated. (Recommended practices and specifications with Certificate of Compliance are shown at Exhibit G).

Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust