Low Income Housing Tax Credits & Sustainable Development in Arizona, 2018

The 2018 Arizona QAP incentivizes energy efficiency

Energy Audits/Modeling

In Rehabilitation residential buildings, perform an energy analysis utilizing a Certified RESNET Home Energy Rater following the RESNET Home Energy Rating System Standards. The HERS Rater must evaluate the building to establish a HERS Index for the existing building condition, then preparing an energy improvement report which identifies cost-effective energy improvements that achieve a minimum of fifteen percent (15%) reduction in energy usage over the existing building condition. The weighted average HERS Index that equates to a fifteen percent (15%) reduction, excluding the use of renewable energy, will be required by ADOH. The projected, pre-construction HERS index must be submitted again to the ADOH once the construction drawings have been completed and the final confirmed HERS Index must be submitted at 8609 submission. Common areas must use construction materials and methods consistent with those used in the dwelling Units, where possible

Utility Coordination

Utility allowances shall be based on the energy consumption model (Treas. Reg. § 1.42- 10(b)(4)(ii)(E)) and must be prepared by a qualified professional as described in this paragraph. For purposes of this Section 2.9(M), a qualified professional is a Certified RESNET Home Energy Rater who is in good standing with the Residential Energy Services Network (“RESNET”). Furthermore, the qualified professional must not be related to the building owner, Property Manager or any other entities owned or controlled by these parties within the meaning of I.R.C. § 267(b) or § 707(b).

 

Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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