Low-Income Housing Tax Credits & Sustainable Development in Hawaii, 2016-2017

In their 2016-2017 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Authority (HHFDA) provides point incentives for projects which promote smart growth, energy, and water conservation, operational savings and sustainable building practices in affordable housing design.

Projects can score points in only one category and may be awarded up to four points as follows. If an applicant attempts to elect more than one category, the project shall not receive any points in this criterion.

EPA Energy Star v3Enterprise Green CommunitiesUSGBC LEED for Homes - v4 HD&CNational Green Building Standard (NAHB)Points
XCertifiedCertifiedBronze1
  SilverSilver2
  GoldGold3
  PlatinumEmerald4

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants must submit a certification from the architect confirming that the Project can meet the required building standards for the category selected below (refer to exhibit list of the Consolidated Application). For example, if an applicant selects LEED Gold, the architect must certify that the Project can meet the LEED Gold standard. If the certification is missing or if the architect’s certification does not reconcile with the applicant’s election, the Project shall not receive any points in this criterion.

Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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