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

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s 2018 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) awards points for green and sustainable communities.

Green and Sustainable Communities

Energy Efficiency/Green Building of a Development - Applicants are encouraged to provide energy efficient Developments and to utilize green building. This may be a separate point category, or it may be combined within another Threshold or Selection category.

Energy Efficiency/Green Building - Total Points Possible: 18

Attachment #13 Energy Efficiency/Green Building Certification - specifically listing the energy efficient/green building items for which points are being claimed. This Certification must be signed by a representative of the Ownership entity, the architect, and the general contractor.

Certification

Points

Shower heads with a maximum of 2.5 gallons per minute flow rate

1

The use of better than R-2 insulation on exposed hot water pipes

1

Installation of Energy Star qualified appliances

1

Energy Star qualified windows with Low E glass

3

Energy Star qualified HVAC

3

Energy Star qualified Efficiency Water Heaters

2

LED lighting in units or parking lot

2

Drought tolerant exterior plantings and grass to limit need for watering

2

Use of Low or no VOC paint throughout the Development for compliance period

1

Programmable thermostats

1

Foaming gaps at windows, doors, eave lines, electrical outlets, switches

2

Mold guard drywall, at least in bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry rooms.

3

Insulation: Attic insulation better than R- 38, wall insulation better than R – 13 and floor insulation (if applicable) better than R-19

OR

Spray foam insulation exceeding code requirements

2
OR

5

Radiant barrier per ASTM standards in attic and/or roof sheathing and/or exterior wall sheathing. May not be combined with spray foam insulation. N/A for Rehabilitation Developments.

OR

Insulation: R-3 or better insulation installed around the exterior foundation of every Building

2

OR

2

Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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