802.1 - Indoor Hot Water Usage
Indoor hot water supply system is in accordance with one of the practices listed in items (1) through (5). The maximum water volume from the source of hot water to the termination of the fixture supply is determined in accordance with Tables 802.1(1) or 802.1(2). The maximum pipe length from the source of hot water to the termination of the fixture supply is 50 feet.
(Where more than one water heater is used or where more than one type of hot water supply system, including multiple circulation loops, is used, points are awarded only for the system that qualifies for the minimum number of points.)
(Systems with circulation loops are eligible for points only if pumps are demand controlled. Circulation systems with timers or aquastats and constant-on circulation systems are not eligible to receive points.)
Note: Points awarded only if the pipes are insulated in accordance with Section 705.6
The maximum volume from the water heater to the termination of the fixture supply at furthest fixture is 128 ounces (1 gallon or 3.78 liters). (8 points)
- The maximum volume from the water heater to the termination of the fixture supply at furthest fixture is 64 ounces (0.5 gallon or 1.89 liters). (12 points)
- The maximum volume from the water heater to the termination of the fixture supply at furthest fixture is 32 ounces (0.25 gallon or 0.945 liters). (20 points)
- A demand controlled hot water priming pump is installed on the main supply pipe of the circulation loop and the maximum volume from this supply pipe to the furthest fixture is 24 ounces (0.19 gallons or 0.71 liters). (24 points
- The volume in the circulation loop (supply) from the water heater or boiler to the branch for the furthest fixture is no more than 128 ounces (1 gallon or 3.78 liters). (4 additional points)
- A central hot water recirculation system is implemented in multifamily buildings in which the hot water line distance from the recirculating loop to the engineered parallel piping system (i.e., manifold system) is less than 30 feet (9,144 mm) and the parallel piping to the fixture fittings contains a maximum of 64 ounces (1.89 liters) (115.50 cubic inches) (0.50 gallons). (9 points)
- Tankless water heater(s) with at least 0.5 gallon (1.89 liters) of storage are installed, or a tankless water heater that ramps up to at least 110F within 5 seconds is installed. The storage may be internal or external to the tankless water heater. (1 additional point)
Calculation showing maximum amount of water in the piping between heater and any fixture.
802.2 - Water-Conserving Appliances
Energy Star or equivalent water-conserving appliances are installed.
- dishwasher (2 points)
- clothes washer (13 points), or
- clothes washer with an integrated water factor of 3.8 or less (18 points)
Note: If multiple dishwashers and washing machines are installed, ALL instances must meet the above conditions to be awarded points.
Multifamily Building Note: Washing machines are installed in individual units or provided in common areas of multifamily buildings.
802.3 - Water Usage Metering
- Single-Family Buildings: Water Usage Metering:
Where not otherwise required by the local AHJ, installation of a meter for water consumed from any source associated with the building or building site. (2 points per unique meter)
- Each water meter shall be capable of communicating water consumption data remotely for the dwelling unit occupant and be capable of providing daily data with electronic data storage and reporting capability that can produce reports for daily, monthly, and yearly water consumption. (Fire sprinkler systems are not required to be metered). (2 points per sensor package)
- Multi-Family Buildings: Water Usage Metering:
Each water meter shall be capable of communicating water consumption data remotely for the dwelling unit occupant and be capable of providing daily data with electronic data storage and reporting capability that can produce reports for daily, monthly, and yearly water consumption. (Fire sprinkler systems are not required to be metered). (2 points per sensor package)
802.4 - Showerheads
Showerheads are in accordance with the following:
The total maximum combined flow rate of all showerheads in a shower compartment with floor area of 2600 square inches or less is equal or less than 2.0 gpm. For each additional 1300 square inches or any portion thereof of shower compartment floor area, an additional 2.0 gpm combined showerhead flow rate is allowed. Showerheads shall comply with ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1 and shall meet the performance criteria of the U.S. EPA WaterSense Specification for showerheads. Showerheads shall be served by an automatic compensating valve that complies with ASSE 1016/ASME A112.1016/CSA B125.16 or ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1 and specifically designed to provide thermal shock and scald protection at the flow rate of the showerhead. (4 points for first compartment; 1 for each additional compartment in dwelling; 7 points MAX)
- All shower compartments in the dwelling unit(s) or sleeping unit(s) and common areas meet the requirements of 801.3(1) and all showerheads are in accordance with one of the following:
- maximum of 1.8 gpm (6 additional points)
- maximum of 1.5 gpm (10 additional points)
- Any shower control that can shut off water flow without affecting temperature is installed. (1 point awarded per shower control; 3 points MAX)
Manufacturer’s specifications showing compliance.
802.5 - Faucets
802.5.1: Install water-efficient lavatory faucets with flow rates not more than 1.5 gpm (5.68 L/m), tested in compliance with ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1 and meeting the performance criteria of the EPA WaterSense High-Efficiency Lavatory Faucet Specification:
Flow rate ≤ 1.5 gpm (*all faucets in a bathroom are in compliance) (1 point for each bathroom; 3 MAX)
- Flow rate ≤ 1.2 gpm (*all faucets in a bathroom are in compliance) (2 points per bathroom; 6 MAX)
- Flow rate ≤ 1.5 gpm for all lavatory faucets in the dwelling unit(s) or sleeping unit(s) (6 additional points)
- Flow rate ≤ 1.5 gpm for all lavatory faucets in the dwelling unit(s), and at least one bathroom has faucets with flow rates ≤ 1.2 gpm (8 additional points)
- Flow rate ≤ 1.2 gpm for all lavatory faucets in the dwelling unit(s) (12 additional points)
Manufacturer’s specifications showing compliance.
802.5.2: Water-efficient residential kitchen faucets are installed in accordance with ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1. Residential kitchen faucets may temporarily increase the flow above the maximum rate but not to exceed 2.2 gpm.
- All residential kitchen faucets have a miximum flow rate of 1.8 gpm. (3 points)
- All residential kitchen faucets have a maximum flow rate of 1.5 gpm. (1 additional point)
Manufacturer’s specifications showing compliance.
802.5.3: Self-closing valve, motion sensor, metering, or pedal-activated faucet is installed to enable intermittent on/off operation. (1 point per fixture; 3 points MAX)
802.5.4: Water closets and urinal
Water closets and urinals are in accordance with the following:
Gold and emerald levels: All water closets and urinals are in accordance with Section 802.5.4.
A water closet is installed with an effective flush volume of 1.28 gallons (4.85 L) or less in accordance with ASME A112.19.2/CSA B45.1 or ASME A112.19.14 as applicable. Tank-type water closets shall be in accordance with the performance criteria of the U.S. EPA WaterSense Specification for Tank-Type Toilets. (4 points per fixture; 12 points MAX)
- All water closets are in accordance with Section 802.5.4(2). (17 additional points)
- All water closets are in accordance with Section 802.5.4(2) and one or more of the following are installed:
Water closets that have an effective flush volume of 1.2 gallons or less. (2 points per toilet; 6 MAX)
- One or more urinals with a flush volume of 0.5 gallons (1.9L) or less when tested in accordance with ASME A112.19.2/CSA B45.1. (2 additional points)
- One or more composting or waterless toilets and/or nonwater urinals. Nonwater urinals shall be tested in accordance with ASME A112.19.2/CSA B45.1. (12 additional points)
Manufacturer’s specifications or literature.
802.6 - Irrigation Systems
802.6.1: Where an irrigation system is installed, an irrigation plan and implementation are executed by a qualified professional or equivalent. (Required)
Review irrigation plan and confirm prepared by qualified professional.
802.6.2: Irrigation sprinkler nozzles shall be tested according to ANSI standard ASABE/ICC 802-2014 Landscape Irrigation Sprinkler and Emitter Standard by an accredited third party laboratory. (6 points)
802.6.3: Drip irrigation is installed.
- Drip irrigation is installed for all landscape beds. (4 points)
- Subsurface drip is installed for all turf grass areas. (4 points)
- Drip irrigation zones specifications show plant type by name and water use/need for each emitter (Points awarded only if specifications are implemented.) (5 points)
Nozzle performance test results by an accredited third-party laboratory and results are posted on Smart Water Application Technologies (https://www.epa.gov/watersense/water-budget-tool) website or similar.
802.6.4: The irrigation system(s) is controlled by a smart controller or no irrigation is installed.
Note: Points are not additive.
Irrigation controllers shall be in accordance with the performance criteria of the EPA WaterSense program (10 points)
- No irrigation is installed and a landscape plan is developed in accordance with Section 503.5, as applicable. (15 points)
Plan and statement from WaterSense professional indicating compliance.
802.6.5: Commissioning and water use reduction for irrigation systems.
All irrigation zones utilize pressure regulation so emission devices (sprinklers and drip emitters) operate at manufacturer’s recommended operating pressure. (3 points)
Where dripline tubing is installed, a filter with mesh size in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation is installed on all drip zones. (3 points)
Utilize spray bodies that incorporate an in-stem or external flow shut-off device. (3 points)
For irrigation systems installed on sloped sites, either an in-stem or external check valve is utilized for each spray body. (3 points)
Where an irrigation system is installed, a flow sensing device is installed to monitor and alert the controller when flows are outside design range. (3 points)
Written report from a qualified water commissioning agent that the irrigation system meets any of the above practices.
802.7 - Rainwater Collection and Distribution
Rainwater collection and distribution is provided.
802.7.1: Rainwater is used for irrigation in accordance with one of the following:
Rainwater is diverted for landscape irrigation without impermeable water storage (5 points)
- Rainwater is diverted for landscape irrigation with impermeable water storage in accordance with one of the following:
- 50 - 499 gallon storage capacity (5 points)
- 500 - 2499 gallon storage capacity (10 points)
- 2500 gallon or larger storage capacity (system is designed by a professional certified by The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association or equivalent) (15 points)
- All irrigation demands are met by rainwater capture (documentation demonstrating the water needs of the landscape is provided and the system is designed by a professional certified by The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association or equivalent). (25 points)
Building and/or site plan.
802.7.2: Rainwater is used for indoor domestic demand as follows. The system is designed by a professional certified by The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association or equivalent.
Rainwater is used to supply an indoor appliance or fixture for any locally approved use. (5 points per appliance/fixture; 15 points MAX)
- Rainwater provides for total domestic demand. (25 points)
802.8 - Sediment Filters (1 point)
Water filter is installed to reduce sediment and protect plumbing fixtures for the whole building or the entire dwelling unit.
802.9 - Water Treatment Devices
802.9.1: Water Softeners shall not be installed where the supplied water hardness is less than 8.0 grains per gallon measured as total calcium carbonate equivalents. Water softeners shall be listed to NSF 44 and a rated salt efficiency of 3400 grains of total hardness per 1.0 pound of salt based on sodium chloride equivalency. Devices shall not discharge more than 4.0 gallons of water per 1000 grains of hardness removed during the service or recharge cycle.
- No water softener (5 points)
- Water softener installed to supply softened water only to domestic water heater. (2 points)
802.9.2: Reverse Osmosis (R/O) water treatment systems shall be listed to NSF 58 and shall include automatic shut-off valve to prevent water discharge when storage tank is full.
- No R/O system. (3 points)
- Combined capacity of all R/O systems does not exceed 0.75 gallons. (1 point)
802.10 - Pools and Spas
802.10.1: Pools and Spas with water surface area greater than 36 square feet and connected to a water supply shall have a dedicated meter to measure the amount of water supplied to the pool or spa. (Required)
- Automated motorized non-permeable pool cover that covers the entire pool surface. (10 points)
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