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					  ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
  Construction Division




Guidelines for Architectural Planning and Construction
                   Updated August 2003
            Illinois       401 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 900
            Housing        Chicago, Il 60611
            Development    (312) 836-5200 TDD (312) 836-5222
           Authority      http://www.ihda.org




                                          Introduction

The purpose of this document is to encourage efficiency and innovation in the design and
construction of affordable housing while maintaining the quality standards set forth in this document.
The Authority will use the standards set forth in this document as a tool by which to measure plans,
specifications and other data for proposed multifamily developments. The Authority does reserve the
right to object to any proposed building system or material selection as being in conflict with
Authority underwriting and long-term financial interests.
These guidelines include design features mandated by Federal Fair Housing Act, Regulations for
Federal Financed Housing, Asbestos abatement, Lead-based paint regulations, the Illinois
Accessibility Code, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other design criteria. It is the
responsibility of the owner, developer, contractor, and architect to ensure that the provisions of any
applicable federal, state or local regulations are met in the construction and design of a given
property. During the construction process, owners and/or architects will be asked to certify
compliance with applicable regulations and during its review, the Authority will generally check for
compliance with standards set forth by federal, state and local regulation.
The review of the plans and specifications is solely for the benefit of the Authority. Neither the
owner/borrower of the proposed development, the general contractor or the design architect shall be
entitled to rely on the Authority’s review. The Authority’s acceptance of plans, specifications is
limited to the review described above and shall not constitute a general approval of the
development. Further, such acceptance shall not constitute a waiver of the Authority’ rights against
those responsible for any error or omission in the documents.




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                  Housing              Chicago, Il 60611
                  Development          (312) 836-5200 TDD (312) 836-5222
                 Authority            http://www.ihda.org




                                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS



Section                                                                                                                       Page Number
Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 2

1.0      Loan Processing .................................................................................................................. 5
          1.01      Initial Application: ...................................................................................................... 5
2.0      Recommended Preliminary Submittals To Authority Staff ........................................... 6
          2.01      New Construction ...................................................................................................... 6
          2.02      Rehabilitation Projects .............................................................................................. 7
3.0      CODES AND REGULATIONS......................................................................................... 9

4.0      Design and Planning ......................................................................................................... 10
          4.01:     Site Standards:........................................................................................................ 10
          4.02:     Building Standards: ................................................................................................. 11
          4.03:     Foundations ............................................................................................................ 12
          4.04:     Exterior Walls .......................................................................................................... 12
          4.05:     Stairs ....................................................................................................................... 12
          4.06:     Roofs: ...................................................................................................................... 13
          4.09      Dwelling Unit Standards: ......................................................................................... 14
          4.10      Community Facilities ............................................................................................... 17
5.0      Mechanical Systems .......................................................................................................... 20
          5.01      Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems ............................................... 20
6.0      ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS .................................................................................... 24
          6.01      Applicability: ............................................................................................................ 24
          6.02      Definitions: .............................................................................................................. 24
          6.03      Technical Requirements: ........................................................................................ 26
7.0      ENERGY EFFICIENT STANDARDS ........................................................................... 29
          7.01      Thermal Requirements ........................................................................................... 29
          7.02      Air Infiltration Requirements:................................................................................... 31
          7.03      Mechanical Systems and Equipment:..................................................................... 33
          7.04      Plumbing ................................................................................................................. 37
          7.05      Electrical .................................................................................................................. 40
          7.06      Total Building Performance .................................................................................... 41
8.0      Supporting Living Facilities (SLF) .................................................................................. 42
          8.01      Building Construction: ............................................................................................. 42
          8.02      Heating and Air Conditioning: ................................................................................. 42
          8.03      Illumination: ............................................................................................................. 42
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                 Housing               Chicago, Il 60611
                 Development           (312) 836-5200 TDD (312) 836-5222
                Authority             http://www.ihda.org


          8.04      Resident Apartments General Requirements - Freestanding Sites: ...................... 42
          8.05      Resident Apartments General Requirements - Rehabilitated Nursing Facilities ... 43
          8.06      Apartment Requirements for Free Standing Facilities and Rehabilitated Nursing
                    Facilities .................................................................................................................. 43
          8.07      Common Area Requirements for Free Standing Facilities & Rehabilitated Nursing
                    Facilities .................................................................................................................. 44
9.0      Fees and Insurance ........................................................................................................... 46
          9.01      Fees ........................................................................................................................ 46
          9.02      Professional Liability Insurance .............................................................................. 46
Attachment A............................................................................................................................... 47

Statement of Accessibility Compliance ..................................................................................... 47




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        Housing        Chicago, Il 60611
        Development    (312) 836-5200 TDD (312) 836-5222
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1.0    Loan Processing

1.01    Initial Application: When applying to the Authority for mortgage financing,
developers of multifamily housing are required to provide architectural plans and
specifications as part of the mortgage loan (underwriting) process. These plans must
include, at a minimum, the following:

              Site Data
              Site Plans
              Schematic Plans and Building Elevations
              Outline Specifications
              Statement of Accessibility Compliance

Additional information may be required as needed.
The following outline briefly describes the Authority’s mortgage loan process. (Please note
stages in the process when plan and/or specifications are to be submitted.)
          Loan Application *
          Review by Loan Committee
          Market, Credit and Feasibility Analysis
          Third party evaluations, i.e., environmental, cost estimation, appraisal, etc.
          Commitment Processing **
          IHDA Board approval
          Initial Closing
          Start of Construction
          Final Closing

    * Preliminary drawings are due
    ** Final Plans and specifications are due
These consist of two signed and sealed sets of the Architects final construction documents
incorporating all changes required by the local building department and IHDA’s review staff.




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            Housing         Chicago, Il 60611
            Development     (312) 836-5200 TDD (312) 836-5222
           Authority       http://www.ihda.org




2.0    Recommended Preliminary Submittals To Authority Staff
At the earliest possible date after Loan Committee approval, the Developer must submit
one complete set of project drawings to the Authority for review.
2.01   New Construction
   The project drawings must include the following:
   201.01:     Complete Civil Engineering Drawings, including, but not limited to, location
   map, site erosion plan, site utilities plan, site grading plan, site parking plan, pavement
   details, curb details, curb ramp details, sidewalk details, topographical survey, site
   drainage plan, road profiles (if applicable), flood plain information, and other necessary
   details that appear on a complete set of civil engineering drawings.
   201.02:     Complete Architectural Drawings, including, but not limited to, site plan
   including project date, building and zoning code information and parking data, table
   indicating unit mix and apartment sizes, parking layouts, wall sections, stair details,
   kitchen details, door schedules, room finish schedules, bathroom details, large scale
   drawings of the typical apartments, large scale drawings of the common areas,
   accessibility compliance, and all other necessary details required for a complete set of
   architectural drawings.
   201.03:      Complete Mechanical Drawings including, but not limited to, duct layouts,
   location of the HVAC equipment including condensing units, piping layouts, if hot water
   heating, large scale boiler room layout, equipment schedules, and other necessary
   details required for a complete set of mechanical drawings.
   201.04:     Complete Plumbing Drawings, including, but not limited to, location of
   incoming water service, hot and cold-water distribution piping, storm water drainage
   piping, sanitary sewer piping, plumbing fixture and equipment schedules, soil waste and
   vent diagrams, water distribution diagrams, and other necessary details required for a
   complete set of plumbing drawings.
   201.05:        Complete Electrical Drawings including, but not limited to, location and height
   of all switches and outlets, location of all lighting fixtures, location of all electrical panels,
   location of the incoming electric service, size of the incoming electric service, electric
   riser diagram, main distribution panel diagram, electric panel schedules, large scale floor
   plan of the electrical equipment room, location of all exit and emergency lighting, location
   of all fire alarm audio visual devices, location of all pull stations, site lighting plan, and all
   necessary details required for a complete set of electrical drawings.
   201.06:    Complete Structural Engineering Drawings including, but not limited,
   foundation plan, footing and pier schedules, foundation and footing sections, floor
   framing plans, structural steel sizes and layout, roof framing plan, column schedule,
   connection details, and required details for a complete set of structural drawings.
   201.07:   Soil boring report. If applicable, this report should include complete surface
   and sub-surface mining information and mining maps.
   201.08:   For projects that fall within the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a certification
   statement attesting to the fact that the structural drawings meet the seismic design
   requirements for earthquake resistant buildings.


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             Housing       Chicago, Il 60611
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   201.09:     Complete Landscape Drawings including but not limited to location of all
   trees, shrubs, berms, and sod/grass areas, material schedules, and required details for a
   complete set of landscape drawings
   201.10:     Specifications-
   201.11:     Complete Fire Protection Drawings (if applicable)
   201.12:     Plat of Survey
2.02   Rehabilitation Projects
   The following information must be provided on rehabilitation projects.
   202.01:     Civil Engineering Drawings, including, but not limited to, location map, site
   erosion plan, site utilities plan, site grading plan (if regarding work is required), site
   parking plan, pavement details if new pavement or an overlay of the existing pavement is
   required), curb details (if repair or new curb work is required), curb ramp details (if new
   curb ramps are to be provided), sidewalk details (if new sidewalks are to be provided),
   topographical survey, existing site drainage, road profiles (if applicable), and the
   indication of the flood plain limits (if applicable).
   202.02:     Architectural Drawings, including, but not limited to the following:
      a.       A site plan: including a project data schedule indicating building and zoning
               code information; parking data; a table indicating unit mix and apartment
               sizes; and parking layouts.
       b.      Floor plans of the typical building or if there are various types of buildings,
               floor plans of each type. These plans should be dimensioned, indicate the
               rehabilitation work to be performed in each type of building, the type of
               existing floor framing and the direction of the span.
       c.      Building elevations (front, rear, and sides) indication the location and type of
               work to be performed and the heights of the various floors from grade to
               finish first floor and finish floor to floor heights thereafter.
       d.      A wall section indicating existing wall and floor construction and any work
               that is to be performed.
       e.      Detail sheets including stair details (if replacing the stairs), kitchen details (if
               replacing cabinets), door schedules, room finish schedules, bathroom details
               (if renovation bathrooms), large scale drawings of the typical apartments,
               large scale drawings of the common areas, accessibility compliance, and all
               other necessary details required for a complete set of architectural drawings.
   202.03:    Mechanical Drawings including, but not limited to, duct layouts (if altering the
   existing duct layout or installing new ducts), location of the HVAC equipment including
   condensing units, piping layouts (if applicable), if new hot water heating system, large
   scale boiler room layout, equipment schedules, and roof penetration details (if
   applicable).
   202.04:    Plumbing Drawings, including, but not limited to, location of the existing
   incoming water service, new hot and cold-water distribution piping (if applicable), existing
   storm water drainage piping (if applicable), new sanitary sewer piping (if applicable), new
   plumbing fixture and equipment schedules, new soil waste and vent diagrams (if
   applicable), and new water distribution diagrams (if applicable).
   202.05:    Electrical Drawings including, but not limited to, location and height of all
   existing switches and outlets, location of all existing lighting fixtures, location of all

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          Housing       Chicago, Il 60611
          Development   (312) 836-5200 TDD (312) 836-5222
         Authority     http://www.ihda.org


existing electrical panels, location of the incoming electric service, size of the incoming
electric service, electric riser diagram (if providing a new building service), main
distribution panel diagram (if providing a new main panel), electric panel schedules (if
applicable), large scale floor plan of the electrical equipment room(if applicable), location
of all existing or new exit and emergency lighting, location of all existing or new fire alarm
audio visual devices, location of all existing or new pull stations, site lighting plan.
202.06:     Complete Landscape Drawings including but not limited to location of all
trees, shrubs, berms, and sod/grass areas, material schedules, and required details for a
complete set of landscape drawings
202.07:     Specifications-
202.08:     Complete Fire Protection Drawings (if applicable)
202.09:     A current ALTA/ACSM Land Survey indicating the elevations of the finish first
floor of each building and the elevations of the sidewalks and stoops at each building
entrance.
202.10:     Energy efficiency plans.
202.11:     Proposed means to meet accessibility requirements
202.12:    A current Phase I Environmental Assessment: This assessment must
include, but not be limited to, the following considerations.
    1.     Adjoining land use and zoning.
    2.     Soil conditions.
    3.     Slope conditions as related to soil erosion, parking, walks, drives, etc.
    4.     Storm water drainage.
    5.     Acoustic considerations.
    6.     Lead-based paint considerations. (24 CFR Part 35)
    7.     Asbestos considerations.
    8.      Site plan showing all major site features, buildings, roads, walks, utilities,
           etc.
    9.     Typical apartment plans with room sizes.
    10.     General description of construction materials and mechanical systems
    11.    Flood plain information.
202.13:    The Authority may require a Property Needs Assessment (PNA). An
Architectural or Engineering firm from IHDA’s approved list must perform the PNA.




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            Housing       Chicago, Il 60611
            Development   (312) 836-5200 TDD (312) 836-5222
           Authority     http://www.ihda.org




3.0     CODES AND REGULATIONS

The following codes and regulations should to be used in preparing the drawings and
specifications:
3.01:   Local Building Codes.
3.02: Fair Housing Act applies to all multi-family housing consisting of four or more
dwelling units built for first occupancy after March 13, 1991.
3.03: Illinois Accessibility Code applies to all housing units owned or financed by the
Illinois Housing Development Authority that consist of five or more dwelling units on each
project site. The Illinois Accessibility Code together with the Environmental Barriers Act
and the standards incorporated by reference identified in Section 400.120 of the Illinois
Accessibility Code have the force of a building code and as such is law in the State of
Illinois.
3.04: Illinois Housing Development Authority, Guidelines for Architectural
Planning and Construction applies to all buildings that are financed in whole or in part
by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
3.05: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C 794) applies to
recipients of federal financial assistance.
3.06: Conflicts: If there is a conflict between the requirements in the above codes, the
most stringent code will prevail. If there are any questions regarding the codes, the
Developer or his architect should consult with Authority Staff to determine whether the
proposed development would be subject to such requirements.
3.07: Final Submittal: Two copies of the complete drawings, incorporating all changes
required by the municipal authorities, all applicable comments made by IHDA’s plan
review staff, and any applicable comments made by governmental agencies must be
submitted to the Authority before loan closing. These drawings are required to be
certified by an Architect or Professional Engineer licensed to practice their profession in
the State of Illinois.




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              Housing       Chicago, Il 60611
              Development   (312) 836-5200 TDD (312) 836-5222
             Authority     http://www.ihda.org




4.0    Design and Planning
The following standards have been formulated to aid the developer and design architect in
formulating a development proposal consistent with the housing objectives of the Illinois
Housing Development Authority. Compliance with State and/or Federal accessibility
requirements and Authority Energy Efficiency Standards is mandatory. All design review
and interpretations will be based on the following broad policy objectives.
       1. The quality of the buildings and other improvements must be consistent with the
          underwriting requirements of a long-term mortgage loan.
       2. The project must comply with all local, state, and federal housing codes or
          regulations (including any applicable lead-based paint and asbestos regulations
          and any Authority requirements.
       3. The development must be consistent with the demands of the marketplace.
       4. The design and construction must be consistent with recognized standards and
          accepted practices in the construction industry.
4.01: Site Standards:
   4.01.01: The site must be graded in such a manner that all surface water will drain
   away from the buildings into drainage swales or catch basins are tied into storm sewers
   or natural drainage ways. The storm sewers must drain into a municipal storm water
   disposal system or a storm water retention/detention basin that is tied into the municipal
   storm water disposal system.
   4.01.02: Storm and sanitary sewers or combined sewers must be acceptable to the
   local authorities and the State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
   4.01.03: A soil erosion plan must be submitted that includes, among other items,
   evidence indicating that storm water flow will not cause soil erosion.
   4.01.04: Finish grade at the exterior perimeter of the building shall be no less than 4-
   inches below the top of the exterior face of the foundation wall.
   4.01.05: Buildings located within a 100-year flood plain may not be financed and
   should be avoided.
   4.01.06:     An Authority financed building may not be located within a designated
   wetland.
   4.01.07: An Authority financed building may not be located in proximity to
   environmental hazards.
   4.01.08: Sites that are divided by a heavily traveled major traffic artery may not be
   financed and should be avoided.
   4.01.09: The design of the internal roadways and sidewalks must be adequate to
   enable them to be acceptable to the municipality for dedication.
   4.01.10: Accessible parking must be provided in accordance with Section 400.310 (c)
   of the Illinois Accessibility code.
   4.01.11:     Each traffic lane should be a minimum of 12-feet in width.
   4.01.12:     Double-loaded 90-degree parking areas shall be a minimum width of 64-feet

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  and single loaded 90 degree parking areas shall have a minimum width of 44-feet.
  4.01.13: All roads and parking areas must be paved and graded for proper drainage
  with a minimum and maximum gradient as set forth in the HUD Minimum Property
  Standards.
  4.01.14:     Provide concrete curbs at all access drive and parking lots.
  4.01.15: Access for fire-fighting equipment must be provided must be provided in
  accordance with the requirements of the local authorities. A cul-de-sac located at the
  termination of any roadway must have a minimum diameter of 100-feet.
  4.01.16: Parking spaces shall be provided as per local zoning ordinance but in no
  case be less than one parking space per dwelling unit with the following exceptions:
         1. Supportive Living Facilities for the Frail Elderly (Illinois department of Public
            Aid)- one (1) parking space shall be provided for each 10 units plus one (1)
            parking space for every two staff members or as per local ordinance
            whichever is greater.
         2. Single Room Occupancy (SRO):-one (1) parking space shall be provided for
            each 10 units or as per local ordinance whichever is greater.
         3. Supportive Family Housing:-one (1) parking space shall be provided for each
            5 units or as per local ordinance whichever is greater.
  4.01.17: Sidewalks constructed adjacent to parking bays must be a minimum of 6-feet
  wide. All other walks must be a minimum of 5-feet in width with the exception of services
  walks which may be 3-feet in width.
  4.01.18: Refuse collection stations must be screened with permanent enclosures.
  Paved areas adjacent to the collection stations must be designed to provide adequate
  bearing for heavy garbage trucks.
  4.01.19: Mail delivery and mailbox installations must conform to the regulations of the
  local postal authorities.
  4.09.20: Site lighting levels should be keyed to the requirements for security and
  occupant safety. Parking lots must be illuminated to a minimum of 1-foot candle. Building
  entry points, stairs, and any hazardous locations must be illuminated to a minimum of 4-
  foot candles. Street lighting must conform to the requirements of the local community.
4.02: Building Standards:
  4.02.01:General
  4.02.02: For new construction projects, the developer must submit a soil report
  including a boring log. A minimum of 5 borings to a minimum depth of 15-feet will be
  required.
  4.02.03: Rehabilitation projects with an in-place building envelope, the developer must
  submit a Property Needs Assessment prepared by a consultant selected from an IHDA
  approved list of consultants.
  4.02.04: A letter from the municipality verifying that adequate sanitary sewer service is
  available and will be provided to the Property is required. The Owner / Developer is
  however responsible for the cost of the main extension, service lines and system
  improvements. It is recommended that this documentation be provided to the IHDA prior
  to final approval.

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   4.02.05: A letter from the municipality verifying that adequate water service is available
   and will be provided to the Property is required. The Owner / Developer is however
   responsible for the cost of the main extension, service lines and system improvements. It
   is recommended that this documentation be provided to the IHDA prior to final approval.
   4.02.06: A letter from the local power company verifying that adequate electric service
   is available and will be provided to the Property is required. The Owner / Developer is
   however responsible for the cost of the main extension, service lines and system
   improvements. It is recommended that this documentation be provided to the IHDA prior
   to final approval.
4.03: Foundations
   4.03.01: Except where erected on solid rock or otherwise protected from frost,
   foundation walls, piers and other permanent supports of buildings and structures shall
   extend below the frost line in the locality where the construction is to be done.
   4.03.02:     Wall and column footings shall not bear on frozen ground.
   4.03.03: Wall and column support footings shall be constructed of cast-in-place
   concrete that has a minimum compressive strength of 2,500psi @ 28 days. Timber, steel
   grillage, and any other material used for footings will not be permitted.
   4.03.04: Cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete and masonry foundation walls will
   be permitted and shall be designed to meet the requirements of the local building code.
   4.03.05:     Trench foundations are permitted only with the approval of the Authority.
   4.03.06: Wood foundation systems, rubble stone or any other similar materials used
   for foundation walls will not be permitted.
   4.03.07: Wall or portions thereof that retain earth and enclose interior spaces and
   floors below grade shall be waterproofed or dampproofed depending on the prevailing
   hydrostatic conditions.
   4.03.08: Membrane waterproofing is required under all interior concrete slabs on
   grade. The membrane thickness shall be not less than 6-mil.
   4.03.09: Where a hydrostatic pressure from groundwater exists, a ground-water
   control system must be installed.
4.04: Exterior Walls
   4.04.01: Exterior wall facings may consist of face brick, stone, aluminum siding, vinyl
   siding, metal lath and cement stucco, glass and aluminum curtain wall systems,
   prefinished steel panels and wood siding.
   4.04.02: Exterior Finish and Insulation System (EIFS) may be used in limited areas as
   an exterior facing with the approval of the Authority.
   4.04.03: On rehabilitation of brick structures, special attention should be given to a
   review of the lintels and mortar joints. A detailed repair scheme should be incorporated
   in the contract documents including the clearly defined areas where lintel repair and
   tuckpointing work is to be performed.
4.05: Stairs
   4.05.01: Interior and exterior stairs connecting floors and/or levels shall comply
   with the following requirements.

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     4.05.01.01:    Treads and Risers: On any given flight of stairs, all steps shall
     have uniform riser heights and uniform tread widths. Risers shall be a maximum
     of 7 in. (180 mm) in height. Stair treads shall be no less than 11 in. (280 mm)
     wide, measured from riser to riser. Open risers are not permitted.
     4.05.01.02:    Nosings: The undersides of nosings shall not be abrupt. The
     radius of curvature at the leading edge of the tread shall be no greater than ½ in.
     Risers shall be sloped or the underside of the nosing shall have an angle not less
     than 60 degrees from the horizontal. Nosings shall project no more than 1-1/2 in.
     4.05.01.03:     Handrails. Stairways shall have handrails at both sides of all stairs.
     4.05.01.04:    Handrails shall be continuous along both sides of stairs. The
     inside handrail on switchback or dogleg stairs shall always be continuous
     4.05.01.04:     If handrails are not continuous, they shall extend at least 12 in.
     beyond the top riser and at least 12 in. plus the width of one tread beyond the
     bottom riser. At the top, the extension shall be parallel with the floor or ground
     surface. At the bottom, the handrail shall continue to slope for a distance of the
     width of one tread from the bottom riser; the remainder of the extension shall be
     horizontal.
     4.05.01.05:     The clear space between handrails and wall shall be 1-1/2 in.
     4.05.01.06:    Gripping surfaces shall be uninterrupted by newel posts, other
     construction elements, or obstructions.
     4.05.01.07:    Top of handrail gripping surface shall be mounted between 34 in.
     and 38 in. (865 mm and 965 mm) above stair nosings.
     4.05.01.08:      Ends of handrails shall be either rounded or returned smoothly to
     floor, wall or post.
     4.05.01.09:     Handrails shall not rotate within their fittings.
  4.05.02: Outdoor Conditions. Outdoor stairs and their approaches shall be designed
  so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. Fire escapes shall not be
  permitted in buildings of new construction but will be considered to be acceptable as a
  component in the means of egress in existing buildings only.
4.06: Roofs:
  4.06.01: If at all possible, roofs with a pitch ratio of less than 3:12 should be avoided.
  In areas where the average daily temperature in January is 250F or less or where there is
  a possibility of ice forming along the eaves causing a back-up of water, an ice barrier
  that consists of at least 2-layers of underlayment cemented together or of a self-adhering
  polymer modified bitumen sheet, shall be used in lieu of normal underlayment and
  extended from the eave’s edge to a point at least 24-inches inside the exterior wall line
  of the building.
  4.06.02: Draftstopping: Draftstopping shall be provided in floor/ceiling spaces, in
  attics, mansards, overhangs, and other concealed spaces. It shall be located above and
  in line with the dwelling unit separations that do not extend to the underside of the roof
  deck. Where corridor walls provide a dwelling unit separation, draftstopping shall only be
  required above one of the corridor walls.
     4.06.02.01:   Draftstopping Materials: Draftstopping materials shall not be than
     0.5-inch gypsum board, 0.375wood structural panel, 0.375 partical board or other

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      approved material adequately supported and the integerty of the draftstops shall be
      maintained.
   4.06.03: Exceptions: Draftstopping shall not be required in buildings equipped with
   an automatic sprinkler system.
   4.06.04: Fireblocking: In combustible construction, fireblocking shall be installed to
   cut off concealed draft openings (both vertical and horizontal) and shall form an effective
   barrier between floors, between a top story and attic, and a roof or attic space.
       4.06.03.01:   Fireblocking Materials: Fireblocking shall consist of 2-inch nominal
   lumber or two thicknesses of 1-inch nominal lumber with broken lap joints or one
   thickness of 0.719-inch wood structural panel.
4.07: Patios and Balconies: An accessible route conforming to Section 400.310(a) of
the Illinois Accessibility Code shall be provided into and within all private patios, terraces,
balconies, carports and garages designated for use by adaptable dwelling units.
4.08: Attic and Crawl Spaces: Crawl spaces shall be provided with a minimum of one
access opening not less than 24-inches by 24-inches. Attic spaces shall be provided with a
minimum of one access opening of not less than 24-inches by 30-inches and a clear height
over the access opening of 30-inches.
4.09   Dwelling Unit Standards:
The minimum size for a dwelling unit shall comply with the following table:

                   Dwelling Type                                            Area
 Efficiency (Studio) Unit including SRO’s                      300 SF inside dimensions
 One Bedroom Unit                                              550 SF inside dimensions
 Two Bedrooms/One Bath Unit                                    700 SF inside dimensions
 Two Bedrooms/One One-Half or Two Bath Unit                    750 SF inside dimensions
 Three Bedrooms/One Bath Unit                                  900 SF inside dimensions
 Three Bedrooms/One One-Half or Two Bath Unit                  950 SF inside dimensions
 Four Bedrooms/Two Bath Unit                                   1100 SF inside dimensions
 Five Bedrooms/Two Bath Unit                                   1250 SF inside dimensions

   4.09.01: Room Sizes: Apartment living rooms shall contain a minimum of 150 SF and
   a minimum dimension of 10-feet in any horizontal dimension. All other habitable rooms
   shall have a minimum dimension of 100 SF and a minimum dimension of 9-feet in any
   horizontal dimension.
   4.09.02: Floor Finishes: Carpeting shall not be permitted as a floor finish in laundries,
   kitchens, and bathrooms.




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4.09.03: Kitchens: Kitchens and their components shall comply with the following
requirements:
   4.09.03.01:    Clearances between all base cabinets, countertops, appliances, or
   kitchen walls shall be 40-inches except in U-shaped kitchens where such clearances
   shall be 60-inches.
   4.09.03.02:     A clear floor space at least 30-inches by 48-inches shall be provided
   at all appliances in the kitchen.
   4.09.03.03:    At least one 30-inch section of counter shall be adjustable or
   replaceable as a unit at variable heights between 28-inches and 36-inches
   measured from the floor to the top of the counter surface or shall be mounted at a
   fixed height no greater than 34-inches measured from the floor to the top of the
   counter surface.
   4.09.03.04:   Base cabinets, if provided shall be removable under the full 30 in.
   minimum frontage of the sink and surrounding counter. The finished flooring shall
   extend under the counter to the wall.
   4.09.03.05:   Maximum height shall be 48 in. for at least one shelf of all cabinets
   and storage shelves mounted above work counters.
   4.09.03.06:    Door pulls or handles for wall cabinets shall be mounted as close to
   the bottom of cabinet doors as possible. Door pulls or handles for base cabinets
   shall be mounted as close to the top of cabinet doors as possible.
   4.09.03.07: Counter thickness and supporting structure shall be 2 in. (50 mm)
   maximum over the required clear space.
   4.09.03.08:   The location of controls for ranges and cook tops shall not require
   reaching across burners.
   409.03.09:     For over-and-under type at least 50% of the freezer space must be
   below 54 in. above the finish floor and 100% of the refrigerator space and controls
   below 54 in. For the vertical side-by-side refrigerator/freezer type at least 50% of the
   freezer and refrigerator space must be below 54 in. above the finish floor
4.09.04: Bathrooms: Bathrooms shall be on an accessible route and shall comply
with the following requirements.
   4.09.04.01:    Doors may swing into the clear floor space required for any fixtures
   only when the bathroom provides sufficient maneuvering space within the bathroom
   for a person using a wheelchair to enter and close the door, use the fixtures, reopen
   the door, and exit.
   4.09.04.02:    In adaptable/accessible bathrooms, the water closet shall be
   positioned with a wall to the rear and one to the side.
   4.09.04.03:   The height of the water closet shall be at least 15 in. and no more
   than 19 in. measured to the top of the toilet seat.
   4.09.04.04:     Grab bars shall be installed or structural reinforcement or other
   provisions shall be made that will allow the future installation of grab bars in the
   required locations.


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4.09.04.05:  The toilet paper dispenser shall be installed within reach at a
maximum distance of 36 in from the face of the wall behind the water closet.
4.09.04.06:       Lavatories shall be mounted with the rim or counter surface no higher
than 34 in. above the finish floor. Provide a clearance of at least 29 in. above the
finish floor to the bottom of the apron.
    4.09.04.06.01:     A clear floor space 30 in. by 48 in. shall be provided in front of
    a lavatory to allow forward approach. Such clear floor space shall adjoin or
    overlap an accessible route and shall extend a maximum of 19 in. underneath
    the lavatory
    4.09.04.06.02:     Hot water pipes and drain pipes under lavatories shall be
    insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. There shall be no
    sharp or abrasive surfaces under lavatories.
    4.09.04.06.03:       Faucets shall have lever-operated or push-type controls.
    4.09.04.06.04:      Mirrors shall be mounted with the bottom edge of the
    reflecting surface no higher than 40 in. above the finish floor.
    4.09.04.06.05:       If a cabinet is provided under the lavatory, it shall be
    removable.
    4.09.04.06.06:   If a medicine cabinet is provided above the lavatory, then the
    bottom of the medicine cabinet shall be located with a usable shelf no higher
    than 44 in.
4.09.04.07:     Bathtubs: If a bathtub is provided, it shall have the following features:
    4.09.04.07.01:       Clear floor space at bathtubs shall be minimum 30-inches by
    60-inches.
    4.09.04.07.02:    Seat. An in-tub seat or a seat at the head end of the tub shall
    be provided. Seats shall be mounted securely and shall not slip during use.
    4.09.04.07.03:     Grab bars shall be installed within the range of heights shown
    in Illustration B, Fig. 34 of the Illinois Accessibility Code or structural
    reinforcement or other provisions shall be made that will allow installations of
    grab bars meeting the Illinois Accessibility code requirements.
    4.09.04.07.04:      Controls. Faucets and other controls shall be located as
    shown in Illustration B, Fig. 34 of the Illinois Accessibility Code. Controls and
    operating mechanisms shall be operable with one hand and shall not require
    tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate
    controls shall be no greater than 5-pounds.
    4.09.04.07.05:      A shower spray unit shall be provided with a hose at least 60
    in. long that can be used as a fixed shower head or as a hand-held shower. If an
    adjustable-height showerhead mounted on a vertical bar is used, the bar shall be
    installed so as not to obstruct the use of grab bars.
4.09.04.08:     Showers: If a shower is provided, it shall have the following features:
    4.10.04.08.01:      If the shower stall size is 36-inches by 36-inches, the clear
    floor space shall in front of the shower shall be 48-inches by 36-inches. If the
    shower stall size is 30-inches by 60-inches, the clear floor space shall in front of
    the shower shall be 60-inches by 36-inches.


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           4.09.04.08.02:      A seat shall be provided in the shower stall in Illustration B,
           Fig. 35(a) as shown in Illustration B, Fig. 36 of the Illinois Accessibility Code. The
           seat shall be 17 in. to 19 in. (430 mm to 485 mm) high measured from the
           bathroom floor and shall extend the full depth of the stall. The seat shall be on
           the wall opposite the controls. Seats shall be mounted securely and shall not slip
           during use.
           4.09.04.08.03:       Grab bars shall be installed within the range of heights shown
           in Illustration B, Fig. 37 or structural reinforcement or other provisions shall be
           made that will allow installation of grab bars meeting the requirements of the
           Illinois Accessibility Code.
           4.09.04.08.04:       Faucets and other controls shall be located as shown in
           Illustration B, Fig. 34 of the Illinois Accessibility Code. Controls and operating
           mechanisms shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight
           grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate
           controls shall be no greater than 5-pounds.
           4.09.04.08.05:      A shower spray unit shall be provided with a hose at least 60
           in. long that can be used as a fixed shower head or as a hand-held shower. If an
           adjustable-height showerhead mounted on a vertical bar is used, the bar shall be
           installed so as not to obstruct the use of grab bars.
           4.09.04.08.06:      Bathtub and Shower Enclosures. Enclosures for bathtubs or
           shower stalls shall not obstruct controls or transfer from wheelchairs onto shower
           or bathtub seats. Enclosures on bathtubs shall not have tracks mounted on their
           rims.
       4.09.04.09:     Clear Floor Space: Clear floor space at fixtures may overlap.
4.10   Community Facilities
       4.10.01: Central laundry facilities, if provided, should be in accord with the Illinois
       Plumbing Code and the following IHDA guidelines.
               1.    One washer for every four apartments.
               2.     One dryer for every washer.
       4.10.02: Central laundry facilities and laundry equipment shall be on an accessible
       route.
       4.10.03: Washing machines and clothes dryers in common-use laundry rooms
       shall be front loading
       4.10.04: Tenant bulk storage shall be provided in a separate closet within the
       apartment unit or in a common tenant storage room and the minimum size shall be
       as follows:
               1.    1 bedroom-72 cubic feet
               2.    2 bedroom-128 cubic feet
               3.    3 bedroom-200 cubic feet
               4.    4 bedroom-288 cubic feet




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4.10.05: Amenities: If it is determined that certain amenities are necessary, the
following are offered as guidelines based on previous Authority experience.
    4.10.05.01:  Bicycle Storage: Family type-developments and
    developments for the elderly should include provisions for the storage of
    bicycles.
    4.10.05.02:  Recreational Facilities:
       1. 50-100 dwelling units: 600 square feet
       2. 100-300 dwelling units: 800 square feet
       3. 300-500 dwelling units: 1200 square feet
    4.10.05.03:     Outdoor Recreation Facilities:
        1. Swimming pools must meet the Minimum Sanitary Regulations for the
        Design and Operation of Swimming Pools and Bathing Beaches by the
        Department of Public Health, Sate of Illinois and any local Public Health
        Department regulations.
        2. Play areas for younger children should be centrally located and
        surrounded by dwelling units. Active play areas for older children should be
        remotely located and apart from dwelling units.
4.10.06:    Commercial Facilities:
    4.10.06.01:     Retail stores and other commercial space may be included upon
    satisfactory evidence of need and compatibility with site and surrounding areas.
    4.10.06.02:    Commercial facilities are substantially restricted by various rules
    and regulations. If commercial space is contemplated, the sponsor should
    discuss the plans with Authority’s staff at the earliest opportunity.
4.10.07:    Management and Maintenance Spaces
    4.10.07.01:     A separate area should be provided for the management and
    maintenance staff. This area should be located to allow for maximum site and
    building surveillance.
    4.10.07.02:     If the size of the project warrants a space for the management
    staff, it should include an office large enough to accommodate a secretarial
    space, a waiting /reception area, at least one public restroom, and a storage/coat
    closet. This space must be on an accessible route from the parking lot, Public
    Street, and/or public transportation.
    4.10.07.03:         A separate workroom/repair shop, directly accessible to vehicular
    access, is required. This should be appropriately sized and include storage
    facilities, a utility sink, toilet facilities, and work bench.
    4.10.07.04:      The exterior refuse collection areas should be located in areas of
    the project that are directly accessible by refuse pick-up trucks with a minimum of
    driving thru asphalt parking areas. These areas must be enclosed on at least
    three (3) sides with a solid enclosure of masonry, wood or metal fencing with
    woven vinyl slats. The fourth side should be gated. The container(s) must set on
    a concrete slab and the approach apron in front of the enclosure must be
    concrete.
    4.10.07.05:     Refuse collection, and compactor rooms should be mechanically

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    ventilated and be in a room completely separated from the remainder of the
    building with walls and ceiling that has a fire rating of not less than 1-hour.
    Openings into the room shall be protected with a fire rating of not less than 1-
    hour and doors shall be equipped with devices. A concrete slab should directly
    link access from this area to the exterior pick-up point. Provide floor drains at
    these locations.
    4.10.07.06:    Refuse and laundry chutes shall not be used for any other
    purpose and shall have a fire resistive rating of not less than two-hours for
    buildings containing four or more stories and I-hour in buildings less than four
    stories. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed at the top of refuse and
    linen chutes and in their terminal rooms. Chutes extending three or more floors
    shall have additional sprinkler heads installed within the chute on alternate floors
    and be accessible for servicing.




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5.0    Mechanical Systems
5.01   Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems
       5.01.01: Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems of all structures shall be
       designed and installed according to the requirements of the International Mechanical
       Code, latest edition, or the local building code and for efficient utilization of energy in
       accordance with the IHDA Energy Efficiency Standards.
       5.01.02: The approval and installation of fuel gas distribution piping and
       equipment, fuel gas-fired appliances, and fuel gas–fired venting systems shall be in
       accordance with the International Fuel Gas Code or the local building code which
       ever is stricter.
       5.01.03: A permanent factory-applied nameplate(s)shall be affixed to appliances
       on which shall appear in legible lettering, the manufacturer’s name or trademark, the
       model number, serial number and seal or mark of the approved testing agency.
       5.01.04: Electrical wiring, controls and connections to equipment and appliances
       shall be in accordance with the National Electrical Code, current addition.
       5.01.05: Potable water supply and building drainage system connections to
       equipment and appliances shall be in accordance with the Illinois State Plumbing
       Code, current addition.
       5.01.06: Mechanical equipment, appliances and supports that are exposed to wind
       shall be designed and installed to resist the wind pressures determined in
       accordance with the International Building Code, current addition.
       5.01.07: Buildings or structures and the walls enclosing habitable or occupiable
       rooms or spaces in which persons live, sleep or work, or in which feed, food or
       foodstuffs are stored, prepared, processed, served or sold, shall be constructed to
       protect against rodents in accordance with the International Building Code, current
       addition.
       5.01.08: When a building or structure is constructed in an earthquake zone, the
       mechanical system supports shall be designed and installed for the seismic forces in
       accordance with the International Building Code, current addition.
       5.01.09: Penetrations of floor/ceiling assemblies and assemblies required to have
       a fire-resistance rating shall be protected in accordance with the International
       Building Code, current addition.
       5.01.10: Joist notching, stud cutting and notching, boring of holes in wood framing,
       and steel framing shall comply with Section 302 of the 2000 International Mechanical
       Code.
       5.01.11: Mechanical equipment and appliance locations shall comply with Section
       303 of the 2000 International Mechanical Code.
       5.01.12: Any room within a residential occupancy that is used or intended to be
       used for living, sleeping, or family entertainment of any sort shall be provided with
       natural light and ventilation. The minimum glazing area shall not be less than 8% of
       the total floor area and a minimum operable ventilation area open to the outdoors of
       4%. Bathrooms, toilet rooms, kitchens, laundries do not require natural light but will

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       require mechanical exhaust in accordance with the local building code.
       5.01.13: Domestic range hoods, bathroom exhaust systems, and domestic
       appliances equipped with downdraft exhaust, such hoods and appliances shall
       discharge to the outdoors through metal ductwork equipped with a backdraft
       damper. Where installed with the manufacturer’s installation instructions, labeled
       ductless range hoods shall not be required to discharge to the outdoors.
       5.01.14: Clothes dryer exhaust ducts shall terminate on the outside of the building
       and shall be equipped with a backdraft damper. Screens shall not be installed at the
       duct termination.
       5.01.15: Ducts and air transfer openings that penetrate a fire rated wall or other
       fire rated assemblies shall be equipped with fire/smoke dampers.
5.02: Fireplaces:
       5.02.01: Factory-built fireplaces shall be listed and labeled and shall be installed in
       accordance with the conditions of the listing. Factory-built fireplaces shall be tested
       in accordance with UL 127.
       5.02.02: An unvented gas log heater shall not be installed in a factory-built
       fireplace unless the fireplace system has been specifically tested, listed and labeled
       for such use in accordance with UL 127.
5.03   Plumbing:
       503.01:    The Illinois State Plumbing Code, the local plumbing code, and these
       guidelines shall govern all plumbing work performed on new construction and the
       renovation of existing buildings. Whenever there is a conflict in the requirements
       between the regulations, the more stringent requirement will prevail.
       503.02:    All plumbing shall be performed only by Illinois licensed plumbers and
       licensed apprentice plumbers.
       503.03:     No Authority financed building shall be served by a well and septic
       system.
       503.04:     In the process of installing or repairing any part of a plumbing system, the
       floors, walls, ceilings, tile work, or any other part of the building or premises which
       must be changed, altered or replaced shall be left in a safe structural condition so as
       not to pose a health or safety hazard.
       503.05:    All premises intended for human habitation or occupancy shall be
       provided with a potable water supply. The potable water supply shall not be
       connected to non-potable water and shall be protected from backflow and back
       siphonage.
       503.06:    The water distribution system shall be protected against back siphonage
       and backflow. Devices of all types. Backflow preventers and back siphonage-
       preventing devices shall be installed so as to allow accessibility, observation,
       maintenance and replacement services. No backflow preventer assembly shall be
       installed where it would be subject to freezing conditions.
       503.07:     All equipment used for heating water or storing hot water shall be
       provided, at the time of installation of such equipment, with an appropriate relief
       valve or valves to protect against excessive or unsafe temperature and/or pressure.
       This shall be achieved by installing either a pressure relief valve and a temperature

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       relief valve or by installing a combination pressure-temperature relief valve.
       503.08:    In a multi-family dwelling, each unit shall have a floor drain if fixtures and
       appurtenances, such as washers, water heaters, condensate line, etc., installed
       therein require the use of a floor drain.
       503.09:     Sanitary wastes which cannot be discharged by gravity flow shall be
       discharged into a gas-tight, covered and vented sump from which the waste shall be
       lifted and discharged into a sanitary waste drain by automatic pumping equipment.
       503.10:    Sumps and ejectors handling sub-soil drainage, and footing drains shall
       not receive any sewage. Sumps and ejectors handling sewage shall not receive
       subsoil drainage and footing drains.
       503.11:      A sump pump and basin shall be provided in all elevator pits.
       503.12:    On renovation projects, replacement of the existing lead pip incoming
       water service will be required.
       503.13:      Polybutylene water distribution pipe will not be permitted.
5.04   Electrical:
   5.04.01: The National Electrical Code, the local electrical code, and these guidelines
   shall govern all electrical work performed on new construction and renovations of
   existing buildings. Whenever there is a conflict in the requirements between the
   regulations, the more stringent requirement will prevail.
   5.04.02:     The electric service to each dwelling unit shall be metered separately.
   5.04.03:     The minimum electric service to a dwelling unit shall be 100-amperes.
   5.04.04: All wiring from the main distribution panel through out the building shall be
   copper. Aluminum wiring shall not be permitted.
   5.04.05: In existing buildings that have existing aluminum wiring, all switches and
   outlets rated 20-ampere or less directly connected to aluminum conductors must be
   marked CO/ALR.
   5.04.06: Receptacles installed on 15- and 20-ampere circuits shall be of grounding
   type. Grounding-type receptacles shall be installed only on circuits of the voltage class
   and current for which they are rated.
   5.04.07: All 125-volt, single phase, 15- and 20-ampere receptacles in the following
   locations shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection.
       1. Bathroom.
       2. Garages and also accessory buildings that have a floor at or below grade level
             not intended as habitable rooms and limited storage areas, work areas, and
             other similar use.
       3. Outdoors.
       4. Crawl Spaces that at or below grade level.
       5. Unfinished basements.
       6. Kitchens. Where the receptacles are installed to serve the countertop surfaces.
       7. Wet Bar Sinks. Where the receptacles are installed to serve the countertop


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       surfaces and are located within 6-feet of the outside edge of the edge of the wet
       bar sink. Receptacles outlets shall not be installed in a face-up position in the
       work surfaces or countertops.
   8. Rooftops.
5.04.08: All branch circuits that supply 125-volt, single phase, 15-and 20-ampere
receptacle outlets installed in dwelling unit bedrooms shall be protected by an arc-fault
circuit interrupter.
5.04.09: Receptacles shall be installed so that no point along the floor line in any wall
space is more than 6-feet measured horizontally from an outlet in that space in every
kitchen, family room, dining room, living room, parlor, library, den, sunroom, bedroom,
recreation room. A wall space shall include any space 2-feet or more in width (including
space measured around corners) and unbroken along the floor line by doorways,
fireplaces, and similar openings. The space occupied by fixed panels in exterior walls,
including sliding panels and the space afforded by fixed room dividers such as
freestanding bar-type counters or railings.
5.04.10: Hardwired carbon monoxide detectors shall be installed adjacent to and
outside of the main sleeping areas in all buildings serviced by natural gas.
5.04.11:     In new construction and substantial rehabilitation, smoke detectors




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6.0    ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS
6.01   Applicability:
      All projects of four or more dwelling units that are owned or financed, in whole or in
       part, by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) involving new
       construction, alterations, additions, historic preservation, restoration or
       reconstruction in whole or in part, will be required to comply with accessibility
       standards and design requirements mandated by Federal Fair Housing Act;
       (applies to buildings with first occupancy after March 13, 1991), the Illinois
       Accessibility Code; Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act; (applies to Federal
       Financial Assisted Projects) The Architectural Barriers Act; The Americans with
       Disabilities Act; Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards; (UFAS) and American
       National Standard. (ANSI A117.1-1998) When there is a conflict in the design
       requirements of the various Acts and standards, the most stringent requirements will
       prevail.
       For renovation projects, it shall be the responsibility of the architect to determine the
       cost of the alterations, as defined below, including the cost for alterations in the past
       30 months vs. the reproduction cost of the building(s) to determine the level of
       accessibility required by Section 400.510 of the Illinois Accessibility Code.
6.02   Definitions:
       Accessible Route: A continuous unobstructed path connecting all accessible
       elements and spaces of a building or facility. Interior routes may include corridors,
       floors, ramps, elevators, lifts, skywalks, tunnels, and clear floor space at fixtures.
       Exterior accessible routs may include parking access aisles, curb ramps, crosswalks
       at vehicular ways, walks, ramps, and lifts.
       Accessible Dwelling Unit: A unit that be approached, entered, and used by
       physically disabled people.
       Adaptability or Adaptable: The ability of certain building spaces and elements,
       such as kitchen counters, sinks, and grab bars, to be added or altered so as to
       accommodate the needs of either disabled or non-disabled persons, or to
       accommodate the needs of persons with different types or degrees of disability.
       Addition: An expansion, extension, or increase in the gross floor area of a building
       or facility.
       Alteration: Any modification or renovation that affects or cold affect the usability of
       the building or facility or part of the building or facility. Alteration includes, but is
       not limited to, remodeling, renovation, rehabilitation, reconstruction, historic
       preservation, historic reconstruction, changes or rearrangement of the
       structural parts or elements, extraordinary repairs, changes to or replacement
       of plumbing fixtures or controls, changes or rearrangement in the plan
       configuration of walls and full-height partitions, and changes or improvements
       to parking lots. The following work is not considered to be and alteration unless it
       affects the usability of the building or facility: normal maintenance, re-roofing, interior
       and exterior redecoration, changes to mechanical and electrical systems,
       replacement of plumbing piping or valves, asbestos removal, or the installation of a
       fire sprinkler system.

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Area of Rescue Assistance: An area, which has direct access to an exit, where
people who are unable to use stairs may remain temporarily in safety to await further
instructions or assistance during emergency evacuation.
Common Use or Common Areas: Areas that are held out for use by all tenants and
owners in projects that are owned or financed, in whole or in part by the Illinois
Housing Development Authority including, but not limited to lobbies, elevators,
hallways, laundry rooms, swimming pools, storage rooms, recreation areas, parking
garages, building offices, conference rooms, patios, restrooms, telephones, drinking
fountains, restaurants, cafeterias, delicatessens, and stores.
Curb Ramp: A short ramp cutting through a curb or build up to it.
Detectable Warning: A standardized surface feature built-in or applied to walking
surfaces or other elements to warn people with visual impairments of hazards on the
circulation path.
Dwelling Unit: A single unit of residence which provides a kitchen or food
preparation area, in addition to rooms and spaces for living, bathing, sleeping, and
the like.
Entrance: Any access point to a building or portion of a building used for the
purpose of entering. An entrance includes the approach walk, the vertical access
leading to the entrance platform itself, vestibules, if provided, and the entry door or
doors or gate or gates.
Environmental Barrier: An element or space of the built environment that limits
accessibility to or use of the built environment by environmentally limited persons.
Exit: That portion of a means of egress which is separated from all other spaces of a
building or structure by construction or equipment as required by the applicable
building code to provide a protected way of travel to the exit discharge. The walls
ceiling, and openings therein, of the protected way of travel shall provide a fire
resistance rating required by the applicable building code.
Exit Access: That portion of a means of egress that leads to an exit.
Exit Discharge: That portion of a means of egress between the termination of an
exit and a public way.
Extraordinary Repair: The replacement or renewal of any element of an existing
building or facility for the purposes other than routine maintenance. It includes, but
not limited to, replacement of sidewalk and curb ramp, replacement of a door and
frame, complete stair replacement and plumbing fixture replacement.
Governmental Unit: The State or any political subdivision thereof, including but not
limited to any county, town, township, city, village, municipality, municipal
corporation, school district, park district, sanitary district, local housing authority,
public commission, public authority, the Illinois Housing Development Authority, or
other special purpose district.
Ground Floor: Any occupiable floor less than one story above or below grade with
direct access to grade. A building or facility always has at least one ground floor and
may have more than one ground floor as where a split-level entrance has been
provided or where a building is built into a hillside. A building where the first floor
containing dwelling units is above grade that floor will be considered the ground
floor. For example, a grade level or slightly below grade floor contains parking,

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       laundry, building office, and storage is not considered a ground floor. The first floor in
       a building of this type containing dwelling units will be considered the ground floor.
       Historic Building: All buildings, parts of buildings, facilities or sites individually listed
       in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places a contributing
       building site in a National Historic District as determined by the Illinois Historic
       Preservation Agency or as determined by a Certified Local Government designated
       by the IHPA, a building or a site designated as historic or architectural landmark by a
       local Landmarks Commission or local Historic Preservation Commission, and
       buildings which undergo historic reconstruction.
       Historic Preservation: The act or process of accurately preserving and/or
       recovering the form and details of a historic building and its setting as it appeared at
       a particular period of time by means of repair, stabilization, or restoration as defined
       herein. Historic Preservation also includes “Historic Reconstruction and Historic
       Restoration.
       Historic Reconstruction: The act or process of reproducing by new construction
       the exact form and detail of an original building, structure, object, or part thereof as it
       appeared at a specific period of time. Historic Reconstruction only applies to
       reconstruction of buildings which are open to view by the public, are used to
       demonstrate historic or architectural values, and/or are used for purposes of display
       of a historic building type, design, technique of construction or period setting.
       Historic Restoration: The act or process of accurately recovering the form and
       details of a building or facility and its setting as it appeared at a particular period of
       time by means of the removal of later works or replacement of missing earlier work.
       Housing, financed or Guaranteed by a Governmental Unit: Any building, facility
       or portion thereof, excluding in-patient medical care facilities, which contains one or
       more dwelling units or sleeping accommodations, and which is owned by or on
       behalf of a governmental unit, or financed, in whole or in part, for either initial
       construction or subsequent alteration, by a grant or loan made or guaranteed by a
       governmental unit, Such housing may include, but is not limited to, one family
       dwellings and multi-family dwellings, including multi-story apartment buildings, group
       homes, dormitories, and housing for the elderly.
       Interior Redecoration: Replacement of interior floor, wall, and ceiling decorative
       finishes (such as carpet, wall coverings, paint, and paneling), window treatments
       (such as drapery, blinds, and shades), interior space lighting, fixtures, furnishings,
       and furniture.
       Ramp: A walking surface that has a running slope greater than 1:20.
       Reproduction Cost: The estimated cost of constructing a new building, structure, or
       site improvement of like size, design and materials at the site of the original building,
       structure, or site improvement, assuming the site is clear. The reproduction cost shall
       be determined by using the recognized standards of an authoritative technical
       organization.

6.03   Technical Requirements:
   603.01:     In non-elevator buildings 20% of the ground floor dwelling units must comply
   with the Requirements for Adaptable Dwelling Units, Chapter I, §400.360 of the Illinois
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the adaptable requirements of the Fair Housing Act. A building may have one or more
ground floors. A ground floor is defined as a floor of a building with a building entrance
on an accessible route. Where the first floor containing dwelling units is above grade, a
building entrance on an accessible route must serve all units on that floor. This floor will
be considered a ground floor.
603.03:     In buildings equipped with an elevator, 20% of the dwelling units must comply
with the Requirements for Adaptable Dwelling Units, Chapter I, §400.360 of the Illinois
Accessibility Code and 80% of the total number of units must comply with the adaptable
requirements of the Fair Housing Act.
603.04:      All projects that are federally financed, in whole or in part, shall have a
minimum of 5% of the total number of units or at least one unit (whichever is greater)
must be constructed as fully accessible for persons with mobility impairments. A
minimum of 2% of the total number of dwelling units or a least one unit (whichever is
greater) must be suitable for occupancy by people with hearing or visual impairments. Of
the remaining 93% of the dwelling units, 15% must meet the adaptability requirements of
the Illinois Accessibility Code and the remaining 78% must meet the adaptability
requirements of the Fair Housing Act.
603.05:     Unless technically infeasible, existing buildings where a change of occupancy
occurs shall comply with the requirements for new construction mandated by the Illinois
Accessibility Code and local building codes.
603.06:    All common use and public use spaces must be accessible within the
meaning of Section 400.310 of the Illinois Administrative Code. Included in this category
are such spaces as exit stairs, public restrooms, community/party rooms, swimming
pools, elevators, parking areas.
603.07:    All adaptable units must be constructed so that they may be converted to
Accessible units without relocating walls, widening doors, and relocating toilet or kitchen
plumbing fixtures.
603.08:   The accessible or adaptable dwelling units must be distributed throughout the
development to provide a variety of sizes and locations. Two story apartments are
exempt from this requirement provided the prerequisite number of units is provided
elsewhere in the development.
603.09:    A permanent audible and visual emergency warning system must be provided
in public use and common use spaces. A similar system must be installed in the
adaptable units on an as-needed basis.
603.10:     If the development is a renovation of a historic structure, note the
requirements, technical alternates and exemptions in Chapter I Section 400.610 of the
Illinois Administrative Code.
603.11:     If the development is not a renovation of a historic building, it shall be the
responsibility of the architect to determine the cost of the alterations, as defined in the
Illinois Accessibility Code including the cost for alterations in the past 30 months vs. the
reproduction cost of the building(s) and determine the level of accessibility required by
Section 400.510 of the Illinois Accessibility Code.
603.12:    Note that the Architect must certify that the construction documents comply
with the Environmental Barriers Act and the Illinois Accessibility Code. An intentional or
negligent statement by the Architect that the documents comply, when in fact they do
not, may result in suspension or revocation of his or her certificate of registration. A

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Statement of Accessibility Compliance (Attachment A of this document) must be signed
and submitted to the Authority.




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7.0     ENERGY EFFICIENT STANDARDS
The following section highlights energy requirements established by the International Energy
Conservation Code and adopted by the Authority. Unless otherwise stated, the same
standards apply to new and rehabilitated developments.
7.01    Thermal Requirements
The table below indicates the Prescriptive Building Envelope Requirements for Multi-family
Buildings:
Table 7.1:
                       Window Area 20% of the Gross Exterior Wall Area
              Maximum                                        Minimum
Heating                             Exterior      Floor                     Slab           Crawl
              Glazing     Ceiling                            Basement
Degree                              Wall          R-                        Perimeter      Space Wall
              U-Factor    R-Value                            Wall-R-Value
Days                                R-Value       Value                     R-Value        R-Value
4,500-4,999     0.50        R-26       R-11        R-13           R-6            R-0          R-7

5,000-5,499     0.50        R-26       R-13        R-11           R-5            R-0          R-6

5,500-5,999     0.50        R-30       R-13        R-11           R-5            R-0          R-6

6,000-6499      0.50        R-30       R-13        R-19           R-9         R-5, 4 ft.      R-14

6,500-6999      0.45        R-30       R-13        R-19           R-10        R-7, 4 ft.      R-16

                       Window Area 25% of the Gross Exterior Wall Area
4,500-4,999     0.53        R-30       R-13        R-11           R-5            R-0          R-6

5,000-5,499     0.52        R-30       R-13        R-11           R-5            R-0          R-6

5,500-5,999     0.51        R-30       R-13        R-11           R-6            R-0          R-6

6,000-6499      0.51        R-30       R-13        R-19           R-10        R-7, 4 ft.      R-16

6,500-6999      0.45        R-30       R-13        R-19           R-10        R-7, 4 ft.      R-16

                       Window Area 30% of the Gross Exterior Wall Area
4,500-4,999     0.45        R-38       R-13        R-19           R-9          R-6, 2 ft      R-15

5,000-5,499     0.44        R-38       R-13        R-19           R-10        R-8, 2 ft.      R-18

5,500-5,999     0.45        R-38       R-13        R-19           R-10        R-8, 2 ft.      R-18

6,000-6499      0.45        R-38       R-19        R-19           R-10        R-8, 4 ft.      R-18

6,500-6999      0.38        R-38       R-19        R-19           R-10        R-8, 4 ft.      R-18

    701.01:    Walls: The sum of the thermal resistance of cavity insulation plus insulating
    sheathing (if used) shall meet or exceed the exterior wall R-value in Table 7.1.
    701.02:    Window Area: The actual window area of the proposed design shall be
    computed using the rough opening area of all skylights, above-grade windows and,
    where the basement is conditioned space, any basement windows.
    701.03:      Truss/Rafter Construction: Ceiling R-Value in Table 7.1 assumes standard
    truss or rafter construction. Where raised-heel trusses or other construction techniques


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are employed to obtain the full height insulation over the wall top plate, R-30, with
permission of the Authority, may be used where R-38 is required in Table 7.1
701.04:      Doors: Opaque doors in the building envelope shall have a maximum U-
Factor of 0.35. Storm doors with a wood or metal threshold and thermal break shall be
installed at all exterior doorways unless revolving doors are installed.
701.05:       Ceilings: Ceiling R-Value in Table 7.1 shall be required for flat or sloping
ceilings.
701.06:    Floors: Floor R-Value in Table 7.1shall apply to floors over conditioned
spaces. A floor over outside air shall meet the requirement for Ceiling R-Value.
    701.06.01:       Slab-on-Grade Floors: The insulation around the perimeter of slab-
    on-grade floors shall be of an approved type, and placed on the outside of the
    foundation or on the inside of the foundation wall. In climates below 6,000 annual
    Fahrenheit HDD, the insulation shall extend downward from the elevation of the top
    of the slab for a minimum distance of 24-inches or downward to at least the bottom
    of the slab and then horizontally to the interior or exterior for a minimum distance of
    24-inches. In all climates equal to or greater than 6,000 HDD the insulation shall
    extend downward from the elevation of the top of the slab for a minimum of 48-
    inches or downward to at least the bottom of the slab and then horizontally to the
    interior or exterior for a minimum total distance of 48-inches. In all climates,
    horizontal insulation extending outside of the foundation shall be covered by
    pavement or by soil a minimum of 10-inches thick. The top edge of the insulation
    installed between the exterior wall and the edge of the interior slab shall be permitted
    to be cut at a 450 angle away from the exterior wall.
701.07:     Basement Walls: The basement wall insulation shall be installed from the
top of the basement wall to a depth of 10-feet below the outside finish grade level, or to
the level of the basement floor, which ever is less.
7.01.08: Steel-framed Wall Construction: Where steel framing is used in wall
construction, the wall assembly shall meet or exceed the equivalent wall cavity insulation
and sheathing R-values in the Table 7.1.1.based on the “on-center” spacing of the steel
studs and the required R-value for wood-framed walls.

Table 7.1.1:

                     16-inch O.C. Steel-framed Wall Equivalent R-values
       Wood-framed wall R-               Equivalent Steel-framed wall cavity and
       Value                             sheathing R-value
                   R-13                  R-11+R-5, R-15+R-4, R-21+R-3
                   R-19                  R-11+R-10, R13+R-9, R-19+R-8, R-25+R-7
                     24-inch O.C. Steel-framed Wall Equivalent R-values
                   R-13                  R-11+R-4, R-15+R-3, R-19+R-2
                   R-19                  R-11+R-9, R13+R-8, R-15+R-7, R-21+R-6




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7.02   Air Infiltration Requirements:
   7.02.01     Window and door assemblies: Window and door assemblies installed in
   the building envelope shall comply with the maximum allowable infiltration rates indicated
   in Table 7.2.1.

   Table 7.2.1

            Windows                                              Doors
    (CFM per SF of window                              (CFM per SF of door area)
    area)
                                                Sliders                     Swinging
                       b,c
                 0.3                               0.3                         0.5d
       For SI: 1cfm/ft2 =0.00508m3/ (s-m2)
              i.  When tested in accordance with ASTM E 283.
             ii.  See AAMA/WDMA 101/I.S.2.
            iii.  See ASTM D 4099.
            iv.   Requirements based on assembly area.
   7.02.02    Fenestration Products: The U-factors for fenestration products (windows,
   doors, and skylights) shall meet or exceed the U-Factors in Table:7.2.2.
   Table 7.2.2
                               U-Factor Table For Non-glazed Doors
                        Door Type                     U-Factor With        U-Factor Without
                                                       Foam Core              Foam Core
       Steel Doors                                        0.35                   0.60
       Wood Doors (1.75-inches thick)                 Without Storm        With Storm Door
                                                          Door
       Panel with 0.438-inch panels                       0.54                     0.36
       Hollow core flush                                  0.46                     0.32
       Panel with 1.125-inch panels                       0.39                     0.28
       Solid core flush                                   0.40                     0.26

                U-Factor Table For Windows, Glazed Doors, And Skylights
        Frame Material & Product Type     Single Glazed       Double Glazed
       Metal without thermal break             1.27                 0.87
       Operable (including sliding and
       swinging glass doors)
       Fixed                                   1.13                 0.69
       Garden Window                           2.60                 1.81
       Curtain Wall                            1.22                 0.79
       Skylight                                1.98                 1.31`


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   Site-assembled sloped/overhead          1.36                 0.82
   glazing
   Metal with thermal break Operable       1.08                 0.65
   (including sliding and swinging
   glass doors)
   Fixed                                   1.07                 0.63
   Curtain Wall                            1.11                 0.68
   Skylight                                1.89                 1.11
   Site-assembled sloped/overhead          1.25                 0.70
   glazing
   Reinforced vinyl/metal clad wood        0.90                 0.57
   operable (including sliding and
   swinging glass doors)
   Fixed                                   0.98                 0.56
   Skylight                                1.75                 1.05
   Vinyl/wood/fiberglass    operable       0.89                 0.55
   (including sliding and swinging
   glass doors)
   Fixed                                   0.98                 0.56
   Garden window                           2.31                 1.61
   Skylight                                1.47                 0.84
7.02.03: Caulking and Sealants: Exterior joints, seams or penetrations in the building
envelope, that are sources of air leakage, shall be sealed with durable caulking
materials, closed with gasketing systems, taped or covered with moisture vapor-
permeable house-wrap. Sealing materials spanning joints between dissimilar
construction materials shall allow for differential expansion and contraction of
construction materials. This includes sealing around tubs and showers, at the attic and
crawl space panels, at recessed lights and around all plumbing fixtures and electrical
penetrations. These are openings located in the building envelope between conditioned
space and unconditioned space or between the conditioned space and the outside.
7.02.04 Moisture and Condensation Control: The design shall not create conditions
of accelerated deterioration from moisture or condensation. Frame walls, floors and
ceilings not ventilated to allow moisture to escape shall be provided with an approved
vapor retarder having a maximum permeance rating of 1.0 perm (5.72 x 10-8 g/La s m2)
when tested in accordance with Procedure A of ASTM E 96. The vapor retarder shall be
installed on the warm-in-winter side of the thermal insulation. The vapor retarder must
not be punctured during construction.




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7.03     Mechanical Systems and Equipment:
   7.03.01: Mechanical Equipment Efficiency: The equipment shown in the Table 7.3.1
   shall meet the specified minimum standards. Data furnished by the equipment
   manufacturer, or certified under a nationally recognized certification procedure, shall be
   used to satisfy these requirements. All such equipment shall be installed in accordance
   with the manufacturers instructions.
   Table 7.3.1
                                 Minimum Equipment Performance
        Equipment Category        Sub                 Referenced         Minimum
                                  Category            Standard           Performance
        Air cooled heat pumps Split Systems                ARI 210/240   6.8 HSPF a, b
        heating mode <65,000
                                Single                                   6.6 HSPF a, b
        Btu/hr cooling capacity
                                Package
        Gas-Fired or oil-fired            _           DOE 10CFR Part     AFEU 78% b
        furnace <225,000                              430, Subpart B,
                                                                         E, 80% c
        Btu/hr                                        Appendix N
        Gas-fired or oil-fires            _           DOE 10CFR Part     AFEU 80% b, d
        steam and hot water                           430, Subpart B,
        boilers<300,000                               Appendix N
        Btu/hr
        Air-cooled air            Split Systems            ARI 210/240   10.0 SEER b
        conditioners and heat
                                  Single
        pumps cooling mode
                                  Package
        <65,000 Btu/hr cooling                                           9,7 SEER b
        capacity
       For SI: 1 Btu/hr = 0.2931 W.
         a. For multi-capacity equipment, the minimum performance shall apply to each
             capacity step provided. Multi-capacity refers to manufacturer-published ratings
             for more than one capacity mode allowed by the product controls.
         b. This is used to be consistent with the National Appliance Energy Conservation
             Act (NAECA) of 1987 (Public Law 100-12).
         c. These requirements apply to combination not covered by NAECA (three-phase
             power or cooling capacity 65,000 Btu/hr)
         d. Except for gas-fired steam boilers for which minimum AFUE is 75%.
         e. Seasonal rating.
   7.03.02: Heating and Cooling System Design: For the purpose of sizing systems
   and equipment shall be determined in accordance with the procedures described in the
   ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals. Each dwelling unit shall be considered a zone
   and be provided with thermostatic controls responding to temperature within the
   dwelling unit. Each heating and cooling system shall include at least one temperature
   control device. If the temperature is mounted on the unit, the mounting height must
   comply with the requirements Illinois Accessibility Code.
   7.03.03:      Thermostatic Control capabilities: Where used to control comfort heating,

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thermostatic controls shall be capable of being set locally or remotely by adjustment or
selection of sensors down to 550F or lower.
Where used to control comfort cooling, thermostatic controls shall be capable of being
set locally or remotely by adjustment or selection of sensors up to 55 0F or higher.
Where used to control both comfort heating and cooling, thermostatic controls shall be
capable of providing a temperature range or deadband of at least 5 0F within which the
supply of heating and cooling energy is shut off or reduced to a minimum.
7.03.04: Heat Pump Auxiliary Heat: Heat pumps having supplementary electric
resistance heaters shall have controls that prevent heater operation when the heating
load is capable of being met by the heat pump. Supplemental heater operation is not
allowed except during outdoor coil defrost cycles not exceeding 15 minutes.
7.03.05: Humidistat: Humidistats used for comfort purposes shall be capable of being
set to prevent the use of fossil fuel or electricity to reduce the relative humidity below
60% or increase the relative humidity above 30%.
7.03.06: Insulation: All HVAC system piping shall be thermally insulated in
accordance with Table 7.3.2

Table 7.3.2

                                      Minimum Pipe Insulation
                       Fluid                                        Pipe Sizesa
Piping Systems type    temperature
                              0      Runouts
                       Range, F               b   1” & less   1.25” to 2”   2.5” to 4”   5” to 6”   8 “ & larger
                                     up to 2”

                                             Heating systems
Steam & Hot Water
High
                        306-450       1-1/2         2-1/2        2-1/2          3         3-1/2          3-1/2
pressure/temperature
Medium
                        251-305       1-1/2           2          2-1/2        2-1/2          3            3
pressure/temperature
Low
                        201-250          1          1-1/2        1-1/2          2            2            2
pressure/temperature
Low temperature         120-200         ½             1            1          1-1/2       1-1/2          1-1/2
Steam condensate
(for water feed)
                          Any            1            1         1-1/2           2           2             2

                                             Cooling Systems
Chilled water,           44-55         1/2           1/2          3/4           1            1            1
refrigerant & brine     Below 40         1            1         1-1/2         1-1/2       1-1/2          1-1/2
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 0C = {(0F)-32}/1.8
a. For piping exposed to outdoor air, increased insulation thickness by 0.5 inch.
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7.03.07: Duct and Plenum Insulation: All supply and return-air ducts and plenums
installed as part of an HVAC air-distribution system shall be thermally insulated in
accordance with Table 7.3.3.
Table 7.3.3
                               Minimum Duct Insulation
Duct location                    Cooling                                 Heating
                   Annual cooling    Insulation    R-      Annual cooling    Insulation    R-
                   degree days       Value                 degree days       Value
                                          2 o                                     2 o
                                     (h ft F) /Btu                           (h ft F) /Btu
Exterior of           Below 500               3.3            Below 1,500              3.3
building             500 to 1,150             5.0           1,500 to 4,500            5.0
                    1,151 to 2,000            6.5           4,501 to 7,500            6.5
                     Above 2,000              8.0            Above 7,500              8.0
                        d0
In unconditioned spaces
   c
TD < 15                    -           None required              -           None required
         c
40 > TD > 15               -                  3.3                 -               3.3
   c
TD > 40                    -                  5.0
                                                 f
                                                                  -               5.0
                                                                                     f


For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 0C = {(0F)-32} = 1.8 1(h ft2 0F)/Btu=0.176 (m2 K)/W
a. Insulation R-Values shown are for the insulation as installed and do not include film
    resistance. The required minimum thicknesses does not consider water vapor
    transmission and condensation. Where control condensation is required, additional
    insulation, vapor retarders, or both, shall be provided to limit transmission and
    condensation. For ducts that are designed to convey both heated and cooled air,
    duct insulation shall be as required by the most restrictive condition. Where exterior
    walls are used as plenum walls, wall insulation shall be required by the most
    restrictive condition.
b. Cooling ducts are those designed to convey mechanically cooled air or return ducts
    in such systems.
c. Heating ducts are those designed to convey mechanically cooled air or return ducts
    in such systems.
d. Unconditioned spaces include ventilated crawl spaces and framed cavities in those
    floor, wall and ceiling assemblies which (a) separate conditioned space from
    unconditioned space or outside air, and (b) are un-insulated on the side facing away
    from the conditioned space.
e. TD is defined as the temperature difference at design conditions between the space
    within which the duct is located and the design air temperature in the duct.
f. Insulation resistance for runouts to terminal devices less than 10 feet in length is not
    required to exceed 3.3 ((h ft2 F)/Btu.
g. Insulation resistance measured on a horizontal plane in accordance with ASTM C
    518, at mean temperature of 750 F at the installed thickness.
7.03.08: High-Pressure and Medium-Pressure Duct System Construction: High-
pressure and medium-pressure ducts shall be leak tested in accordance with the
SMACNA HVAC Air Duct Leakage Test Manual with a rate of air leakage not to exceed
the maximum rate specified in that standard.
7.03.09: Low-Pressure Duct System Construction: All longitudinal and transverse
joints, seams and connections of low-pressure supply and return ducts shall be securely
fastened and sealed with welds, gaskets, mastics (adhesives) mastic-plus-embedded-
fabric systems or tapes installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.


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7.03.10: Required Sealing: Tapes and mastic used with rigid fibrous glass ducts
shall be listed and labeled in accordance with UL 181A. Tapes and mastics used with
flexible air ducts shall be listed and labeled in accordance with 181B. “Duct tape” is not
permitted as a sealant on any ducts.
7.03.11: Mechanical Ventilation: Each mechanical ventilation system (supply or
exhaust, or both) shall be equipped with a readily accessible switch or other means for
shutoff, or volume reduction and shutoff, when ventilation is not required. Automatic or
gravity dampers that close when the system is not operating shall be provided for
outdoor air intakes and exhausts.
7.03.12: Balancing: The HVAC system design shall provide means for balancing air
and water systems. Balancing mechanisms shall include, but not limited to, dampers,
temperature and pressure test connections, and balancing valves.




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     7.04       Plumbing
           7.04.01: Water Heaters and Hot Water Storage Tanks: Water heaters and hot water
           storage tanks shall meet the minimum performance criteria set forth in Table 7.4.1.

           Table 7.4.1
                                Minimum Performance of Water-Heating Equipment
                                                              a                Test                Thermal       Standby
                                              Input        VT       Input to            Energy
Category          Type             Fuel                                        Metho               Efficiency    Loss (%/hr)
                                              Rating       (Gal.)   VT Ratio            Factor
                                                                               d                   Et (%)
                                                           All                            ≥0.93                        ─
                  All              Electric   ≤12kW                     ─      Note f                  ─
                                                                                        0.00132V
                                              ≤ 75,000     All                           ≥0.62-                        ─
                  Storage          Gas                                  ─      Note f                  ─
                                              Btu/hr                                     0.0019V
NAECA                                         ≤ 200,000    All                           ≥0.62-                        ─
covered water     Instantaneous    Gas                                  ─      Note f                  ─
                                              Btu/hr                                     0.0019V
heating                                       ≤ 105,000    All                           ≥0.59-                        ─
equipment         Storage          Oil                                  ─      Note f                  ─
                                              Btu/hr                                     0.0019V
                                              ≤ 210,000    All                          ≥ 0592-                        ─
                  Instantaneous    Gas/oil                              ─      Note f                  ─
                                              Btu/hr                                     0.0019V
                  Pool Heater      Gas/oil    All          All          ─      Note g       ─        ≥78%              ─

                  Storage          Electric   All          All          ─      Note h      ─            -        ≥0.30+27/VT
Other water                                                All      < 4,000    Note h      ─         ≥78%        ≥1.3+114/VT
                                              ≤ 155,000
heating           Storage/                    Btu/h        All      < 4,000    Note h                ≥ 80%       ≥1.3+95/VT
equipment                          Gas/oil
                  Instantaneous               ≤ 155,000    < 10     > 4,000
                                              Btu/h   2.   > 10     > 4,000    Note h                ≥ 77%       ≥2.3+67/VT

Unfired                                                                                                                         2
                         ─               ─-         ─-       All        ─        ─         ─           ─         ≥ 6.5 Btu/ft
storage Tanks

     For SI: 1 Btu/ft2 = 3.155 W/m2, 1 Btu/h = 0.2931 W, 1 gallon = 3.785 L, 0C = {(0F)-32}/1.8
         a. VT is the storage volume on gallons as measured during the standby loss test. For
             the purpose of estimating the standby loss requirement using the rated volume
             shown on the rating plate. VT should be no less than 0.95 V for gas and oil water
             heaters and no less than 0.90V for electric water heaters.
         b. V is rated storage volume in gallons as specified by the manufacturer.
         c. Consistent with National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) of 1987.
         d. All those water heaters covered by NAECA.
         e. DOE CFR 10, Part 430, Subpart B, Appendix E applies to electric and gas storage
         water heaters with volume 20 gallons and gas instantaneous water heaters with input
         ratings of 50,000 to 2000,000 Btu/h.
         f. DOE CFR 10, Part 430, Subpart B, Appendix E.
         g. ANSI Z21.56
         h. ANSI Z21.10.3. When testing electric storage water heaters for standby loss using
         the test procedure of Section 2.9 of ANSI Z21,10.3, the electrical supply voltage shall be
         maintained within ± 1% of the center of the voltage range specified on the water heater
         name plate. Also, when needed for calculations, the thermal efficiency (E1) shall be 98%.
         When testing oil water heaters using the test procedures of Section 2.8 and 2.9 of ANSI
         Z21.10.3, the following modifications will be made. A vertical length of flue pipe shall be
         connected to the flue gas outlet of sufficient height to establish the minimum draft
         specified in the manufacturer’s installation instructions. All measurements of oil
         consumption will be taken by instruments with an accuracy of ± 1% or better. The burner
         shall be adjusted to achieve an hourly Btu input rate within ± 2% of the manufacturer’s


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specified input rate with the CO2 reading as specified by the manufacturer with smoke no
greater than 1 and the fuel pump pressure within ± 1% of the manufacturer’s
specification.
i. Heat loss of tank surface area (Btu/h x ft 2) based on 800water temperature
difference.
7.04.02: Heat traps: Water heaters with vertical pipe risers shall have a heat trap on
both the inlet and outlet of the water heater unless the water heater has an integral heat
trap or is part of a circulating system.
7.04.03: Swimming Pools: Swimming pools shall be provided with energy
conservation measures as follows:
      a. All pool heaters shall be equipped with an ON-OFF switch mounted for easy
          access to allow shutting off the operation of the heater without adjusting the
          thermostat setting and to allow restarting without relighting the pilot light.
      b. Heated swimming pools shall be equipped with a pool cover.
      c. Time clocks shall be installed so that the pump can be set to run in the off-
          peak electric demand period and can be set for the minimum time necessary
          to maintain the water in a clear and sanitary condition in keeping with
          applicable health standards.
7.04.04: Pump Operations: Circulating hot water systems shall be arranged so that
the circulation pumps can be conveniently turned off, automatically or manually, when
the hot water system is not in operation.
7.04.05: Pipe Insulation: For re-circulating systems, piping heat loss shall be limited
to a maximum of 17.5 Btu/h per linear foot of pipe in accordance Table 7.4.2, which is
based on the design external temperature no lower than 65 0 F. Other design
temperatures must be calculated.
Table 7.4.2.

                                  Minimum Pipe Insulation
  Service Water-                                        Pipe Sizesª
  Heating
  Temperatures (F)        Noncirculating                 Circulating mains and runouts
                            runouts
                              Up to 1”           Up to 1.25”          15” to 2”     Over 2”
  170-180                       0.5                  1.0                1.5              2.0
                                0.5                  0.5
  140-169                                                               1.0              1.5
                                0.5                  0.5
  100-139                                                               0.5              1.0
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, ºC = {(ºF)-32}/1.8
1Btu/inch · ft² · ºF = 0.144 W/(m · K).
   a. Nominal iron pipe size and insulation thickness. Conductivity, k = 0.27
7.04.06:     Water Conservation
   7.04.06.01     Showerheads: Showerheads shall have a maximum flow rate of 2.5
   gallons per minute at a pressure of 80 pounds psi when tested in accordance with
   ASME A112.18.1.
   7.04.06.02        Bathroom Faucets: The bathroom faucets shall be fitted with

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  aerators restricting the flow to 1.8 gpm.
  7.04.06.03       Kitchen Faucets: The kitchen faucets shall be fitted with aerators
  restricting the flow to 2.0 gpm.
  7.04.06.04     Toilets: Toilets averaging 1.1 gpf shall be installed in all bathrooms.
7.04.07: Downspouts: All downspouts shall have extensions installed in such a
manner that the downspout discharge is at least 5-feet away from the foundation,
measured perpendicular to the foundation wall.




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7.05   Electrical
   7.05.01: Dwelling Unit Electric Service: In all buildings containing dwelling units,
   each dwelling unit shall have it’s own electric meter.
   7.05.02: Interior Lighting Controls: Each area enclosed by walls or floor-to-ceiling
   partitions shall have at least one manual control for the lighting serving that area. The
   required controls shall be located within that area served by the controls or be a remote
   switch that identifies the lights served and indicates their status. The exception to this is
   areas that must be continuously lighted such as common area stairways or corridors that
   are a means of egress and security or emergency areas.
   7.05.03: Exterior Lighting Control: Automatic switching or photocell controls shall be
   provided for all exterior lighting not intended for 24-hour operation. Automatic time
   switches shall have a combination seven day and seasonal daylight program schedule
   adjustment, and a minimum 4-hour power backup.
   7.05.04: Exterior Lighting: When the power for exterior lighting through the energy
   service to the building, all exterior lighting, other than low-voltage landscape lighting,
   shall have a source efficacy of at least 45 lumens per watt.
   7.05.05: Recessed Lighting: When installed in the building envelope, recessed
   fixtures shall meet one of the following requirements:
           a. Type IC rated, manufactured with no penetrations between the inside of the
              recessed fixture and the ceiling cavity and sealed or gasketed to prevent air
              leakage into unconditioned spaces.
           b. Type IC or Non-IC rated, installed inside a sealed box constructed from a
              minimum 0.5-inch-thick gypsum wallboard or constructed from a preformed
              polymeric vapor barrier, or other air-tight assembly manufactured for this
              purpose, while maintaining required clearances of not less than 0.5-inch
              from combustible material and not less than 3-inches from insulation
              material.
           c. Type IC rated, in accordance with ASTM E283 admitting no more 2.0 cfm of
              air movement from the conditioned space to the ceiling cavity. The lighting
              fixture shall be tested at 1.57psi pressure difference and shall be labeled.
   7.05.06: Corridor and Public Space Lighting: All corridor and public space lighting
   shall be fluorescent.




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7.06   Total Building Performance
   7.06.01: Energy Analysis: An energy analysis and supporting documentation may be
   required by the Authority and shall be prepared by a Illinois licensed design professional
   who is qualified in the area of energy conservation. The information documenting
   compliance shall include the following:
       a. The annual (8,760 hours) energy costs for the Standard design and the
          Proposed design shall each be determined using the same approved energy
          analysis simulation model.
       b. The climate data used in the energy analysis shall cover a full calendar year
          (8,760 HOURS) and shall reflect approved coincident hourly data for
          temperature, solar radiation, humidity, and wind speed for the building location.
       c. Input and output report (s) from the energy analysis simulation program
          containing the complete input and output files, as applicable. The output file shall
          include energy use totals and energy use by energy source and end-use served,
          total hours that space conditioning loads are not met, and any errors or warning
          messages generated by the simulation tools as applicable.
       d. An explanation of any error or warning messages appearing in the simulation
          tool output shall be provided in written, narrative format.




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8.0     Supporting Living Facilities (SLF)
The following regulations are based on Title 89: Social Services, Chapter I: Department of
Public Aid, Subchapter d: Medical programs, Part 146, Specialized Health Care delivery
Systems, Subpart B: Supportive Living Facilities, dated 06/01/00. It shall be the responsibility
of the “Design Architect” to verify that these are the latest regulations. If there are changes in
the regulations, the “Design Architect” shall notify the IHDA Staff of the changes and
incorporate them in the building design.
8.01    Building Construction:
    8.01.01: The SLF’s architectural plans shall conform to the current State building
    codes for the respective building type, local Fire and Life Safety Standards for health
    care occupancy or the 1997 National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code
    (NFPA) 101, Chapter 22, Residential Board and Care Occupancies or local building
    codes if more stringent.
    8.01.02: Each SLF shall meet accessibility standards as related to the Americans with
    Disabilities Act of 1990, the Illinois Accessibility Code, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
    Act of 1973 (if applicable), and the Fair Housing Act.
    8.01.03:     An SLF shall not have any apartments below grade level.
    8.01.04: All freestanding sites consisting of two or more stories with 75 or fewer units
    shall have a minimum of one elevator available for resident use. All freestanding sites
    consisting of two or more stories with 76 or more units shall have a minimum of two
    elevators available for resident use.
8.02    Heating and Air Conditioning:
    8.02.01: All residential apartments shall have individually controlled systems to
    maintain comfortable temperatures.
    8.02.02: Buildings shall provide a heating and air conditioning system in public areas
    to maintain comfortable temperatures.
8.03    Illumination:
    8.03.01: Illumination systems shall be installed and maintained to ensure sufficient
    lighting for general lighting, reading, night lighting for corridors, stairwells and emergency
    situations. There shall be adequate illumination for outdoor areas.
8.04    Resident Apartments General Requirements - Freestanding Sites:
    8.04.01: Each single occupancy SLF apartment shall have at least 300 square feet
    (inside dimensions) of living space, including closets and the bathroom.
    8.04.02: Each double occupancy SLF apartment shall have no less than 450 square
    feet (inside dimensions) of living space, including closets and the bathroom.
    8.04.03: Each apartment shall be equipped at a minimum with:
        8.04.03.01:    A door that locks from the inside.
        8.04.03.02:    A full bathroom as defined in this Section.
        8.04.03.03:    An emergency call system pursuant to Section 146.230(n);
        8.04.03.04:    Heating and cooling controls;


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      8.04.03.05:    An individual mailbox which shall be located inside the building;
      8.04.03.06:    Wiring for private telephone lines;
      8.04.03.07:    Access to cable television, satellite dish or master antenna that
      receives at least ten channels
      8.04.03.08:    A sink, microwave oven or stove, and refrigerator with a separate
      freezer.
  8.04.04: Each SLF shall have a master key to each apartment to be used only in case
  of an emergency.
  8.04.05: Each freestanding SLF shall consist of one building housing at least ten but
  no more than 150 apartments.
8.05 Resident Apartments General Requirements - Rehabilitated Nursing
Facilities
  8.05.01: Any nursing facility rehabilitating a portion of the facility to conform with SLF
  requirements shall convert a distinct part of existing facility space.
  8.05.02: Each single occupancy SLF apartment shall have at least 160 square feet of
  living space, including closets and the bathroom.
  8.05.03: Each double occupancy SLF apartment shall not have less than 320 square
  feet of living space, including closets and the bathroom.
  8.05.04: Each apartment shall be equipped at a minimum with:
     8.05.01.01:    A door that locks from the inside;
     8.05.01.02:    A full bathroom as defined in this Section that may be between and
     shared by the adjoining apartment;
     8.05.01.03:    An emergency call system pursuant to Section 146.230(n);
     8.05.01.04:    Heating and cooling controls;
     8.05.01.05:    An individual mailbox which shall be located inside the building;
     8.05.01.06:    Wiring for private telephone lines;
     8.05.01.07:    Access to cable television, satellite dish or master antenna that
     receives at least ten channels; and
     8.05.01.08:    A sink, microwave oven or stove, and refrigerator with a separate
     freezer compartment.
  8:05.05: Each SLF shall have a master key to each apartment to be used only in case
  of an emergency.
  8:05.06: Each rehabilitated nursing facility shall consist of a distinct part of an existing
  facility housing at least ten apartments but no more than 150 apartments.
8.06 Apartment Requirements for Free Standing Facilities and
Rehabilitated Nursing Facilities
  8.06.01: Each bathroom shall be equipped with:
     8.06.01.01: A toilet with surrounding grab bars.
     8.06.01.02: A sink.
     8.06.01.03: A bathtub and/or shower stall with surrounding grab bars.
     8.06.01.04: Hot and cold running water with faucets that meet all marking


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     standards for residential building codes.
     8.06.01.05:    An emergency call system.
  8.06.02:     Each bathroom shall be a separate room and shall be designed to provide
  privacy.
  8.06.03: Each apartment shall have minimum closet space of 90 cubic feet, or
  minimum floor dimensions of no less than 72 inches wide and 30 inches deep. Each
  closet shall be equipped with a door.
  8.06.04: All doors in residential apartments, including entrance doors, shall be
  wheelchair accessible.
  8.06.05: Entrance doors to apartments shall have locking devices that are accessible
  to the outside.
  8.06.06:     Entrance doors to residential apartments shall open onto a public corridor.
  8.06.07:     Entrance doors to each apartment shall be equipped with an “eye-view”.
  8.06.08: All apartment windows shall be of transparent glass (except bathrooms) and
  large enough to permit viewing to the outside of the building. Apartments shall have at
  least one window with a sill height that permits viewing from a seated position.
8.07 Common Area Requirements for Free Standing Facilities &
Rehabilitated Nursing Facilities
  8.07.01: The SLF shall have at least one common bathing room which contains a
  bathtub and a roll-in shower which is wheelchair accessible to allow a five foot turning
  radius or utilize the American National Standards Institute T-shape or Y-shape, both of
  which have a non-skid surface, transfer seat and grab bars. Each bathing room shall
  have door locks to ensure privacy.
  8.07.02: The SLF shall have a minimum of two common areas that provide residents
  with space for socialization. The dining room may be used as one of the common areas.
  8.07.03: All common areas shall be accessible for wheelchair use and shall be
  designed and furnished to meet resident needs.
  8.07.04: Common areas shall be available for resident use at any time, provided such
  use does not disturb the health, safety, and well-being of other residents. Access to
  private or public outdoor recreation areas shall be available to all residents.
  8.07.05: There shall be at least one public restroom that is handicapped accessible.
  8.07.06: There shall be an accessible pay telephone in a common area that allows
  residents and others to conduct private conversations.
  8.07.07: Accessible public areas shall be provided for residents’ social and
  recreational use.
  8.07.08: Social and recreational areas in rehabilitated nursing facilities shall be
  separate from those of the nursing facility. Rehabilitated nursing facilities may use the
  SLF dining room as a social and recreational area.
  8.07.09: SLF kitchens in rehabilitated nursing facilities may be shared with the nursing
  facility.




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8.07.10: Notwithstanding requirements found in any local health or food preparation
ordinances, the SLF shall have a kitchen that provides:
    8.07.10.01:   Storage for non-perishable foods and perishable foods.
    8.07.10.02:   Food preparation areas with cleanable surfaces.
    8.07.10.03:   Capacity for resident food distribution at the appropriate temperature.
    8.07.10.04:   Kitchenware washing space as necessary to meet food service
    needs.
    8.07.10.05:   Hand washing areas separate from food washing areas.
    8.07.10.06:   Area to store and clean garbage cans and carts.
    8.07.10.07:   Self-dispensing ice-making capability.
8.07.11: The SLF shall have handicapped accessible dining space to accommodate
residents.
8.07.12: The dining area in rehabilitated nursing facilities shall be separate from the
dining area of the nursing facility.
8.07.13: In addition to laundry services provided under Section 146.230, at least one
accessible washer and dryer shall be provided for resident use at no cost. The resident
shall be responsible for the cost of all detergent and fabric softeners.
8.07.14: There shall be a sink for hand washing separate from sinks used for laundry
rinsing in the laundry area.
8.07.15: There shall be an emergency call system in each laundry room available for
resident use.
8.07.16: If general laundry is done on-site, the laundry equipment shall be located in a
separate room from that of the laundry room used by the residents.
8.07.17: The SLF shall have space for laundry soiled with body secretions to be
processed separately from other soiled linens and laundry.
8.07.18: There shall be a sink for hand washing separate from sinks used for laundry
rinsing in the laundry area.
8.07.19: There shall be at least one lockable janitor closet in the building. All janitor
closets shall have a source of hot and cold running water. Rehabilitated nursing facilities
may use the same janitor closet as the nursing facility.
8.07.20: If smoking is permitted, it shall be restricted to areas equipped with ventilation
to maintain non-smoking areas smoke-free, or to indoor areas that are separate from
other common areas. These areas shall be in compliance with the Illinois Clean Indoor
Air Act [410 ILCS 80].




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9.0    Fees and Insurance

9.01   Fees
   9.01.01: In accord with the philosophy of this Guide, no schedule of fees has been
   established for required architectural services. It is the responsibility of the
   Development Sponsor and the selected architectural firm to negotiate a fee that is
   consistent with the scope of the project and local market conditions.
   9.01.02: The Authority, will however, review the submitted fee to verify that it is
   reasonable and will not impair the economic feasibility of the Development. Fees which
   appear too low will also be questioned if they appear insufficient to cover the costs of
   quality professional architectural services.
   9.01.03: Developments which are inured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
   may be required to meet maximum fee limits established by the Department of Housing
   and Urban Development.
9.02   Professional Liability Insurance
   9.02.01: A minimum level of architect’s professional liability insurance has been
   established at one million dollars (1,000,000.00) for Authority financed developments.
   For projects of limited scope and budget, a reduced amount may be permitted.
   Decisions on such reductions are at the discretion of the Authority and are made on a
   case-by-case basis and are valid only if obtained in written form from an appropriate
   Authority representative.




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                             Attachment A
                 Statement of Accessibility Compliance

I have prepared, or caused to be prepared under my direct supervision, the
attached plans and specifications and state that, to the best of my knowledge and
belief and to the extent of my contractual obligation, they are in compliance with
federal fair housing regulations and the Illinois Accessibility Code.



                               Architect/Engineer:_______________________________
                                      Printed Name

                               Signature:______________________________________


                               Firm:__________________________________________


      Seal                     Illinois Registration No.:__________________________


                               Date: _____________________________________




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