Low Income Housing Tax Credits & Water Efficiency in Virginia, 2017

Virginia’s 2017 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) awards points for specific green design characteristics and project amenities that conserve water.

Virginia's QAP awards points for the following amenities: 

  • 5 points if all kitchen and laundry appliances meet the EPA’s Energy Star qualified program requirements. 
  • 5 points for Sub-metered Water Expense - Every unit in the development is sub-metered (i.e. households pay the water provider directly), with equipment capturing/measuring 100% of the water used in the unit (not just hot water usage). If the locality does not allow water sub-metering, the Applicant does not qualify for these points.
  • 2 points for WaterSense Faucets & Showerheads - Every unit in the development has bathroom(s) containing only WaterSense labeled faucets and showerheads.
  • 2 points for WaterSense Toilets - If each bathroom is equipped with a WaterSense labeled toilet.


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