13 July 2006
Fuel gas piping systems, fuel gas utilization equipment and related accessories, venting
systems, and combustion air configurations must comply with applicable provisions of
the IBC and the IRC as modified by UFC 1-200-01, and NFPA 54 and NFPA 58.
Provide meter bases to facilitate installation of individual gas meters at a later date.
Design and install electrical systems to conform to applicable criteria in NFPA 70,
National Electrical Code and applicable provisions
other items containing PCBs are prohibited. Provide new electrical distribution systems
with underground primary and secondary feeds, where feasible.
Provide 150 amp minimum electrical service to each living unit (200 amp where heat
pumps or air conditioning are provided). However, 200 amp service is recommended
for all housing units. Locate service panel within dwelling unit, easily accessible to
occupant, but not in living areas.
Provide meter bases to facilitate installation of individual electric meters at a later date.
Automated Meter Reading (AMR) meters, complying with ANSI/NEMA standard, C12.1
HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)
Design HVAC systems in accordance with applicable provisions of UFC 3-410-01FA,
Design: Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning, and ACCA Manuals
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recommended. Portable room heaters, floor furnaces, and heat lamps are prohibited.
Electric resistance heat is not recommended, except as backup for heat pump systems,
or when determined cost-effective on a life-cycle basis. Bedrooms should have a return
air register, transfer grill, or undercut door to maintain pressure balance within the
house. Ducts should be placed within the conditioned building envelope. Maximum
duct leakage is six percent (6%), when tested in accordance with ASTM E-1554.