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Development Outline Specification

Supplemental Conditions for Contractor, Owner and Tenants:
    Conserve and develop a natural resource conservation plan: trees and
      open area dedicated to public use, such as the Kiwanis Park Play Ground
    Use of panelized construction techniques, prefab units and design to
      standard modules will reduce job site waste
    Develop a recycle plan for appropriate materials such as concrete,
      asphalt, concrete masonry units, metal windows, wood, shingles, plastics,
      etc. In addition, use materials composed of recycled materials
    Verify hazardous materials and develop a plan of action for removal and
      disposal
    Develop and implement a detailed unit framing plan or panelized plan.
      Use pre-manufactured trusses. Calculation will be developed during
      design development phase
    Develop and implement a building envelop leakage test
    Develop and implement a back draft depressurization house test
    Develop and implement a means to determine applied attic insulation:
      attic card
    If required, develop and implement radon vent system
    Generate an Owner Equipment and Service Operational Manual to
      include, but not limited to, a routine maintenance plan; instruction for all
      appliances, HVAC operation, water-system turnoffs, lighting equipment
      and other systems that are part of each occupancy unit; an occupancy
      turnover plan that describes in detail the process of educating the tenant
      about proper use and maintenance of all building systems; and
      information on how to maintain the green features of the site, including
      paving materials and landscaping
    Provide an Occupant’s Manual as a guide for tenants that explains the
      intent, benefits, use and maintenance of green building features, and
      encourages additional green activities such as recycling, gardening and
      use of healthy cleaning materials
    Develop a program for new residents that consists of a walk-through and
      orientation to review building green features, operations and
      maintenance
    Commit to an Earth Craft and LEED design and maintenance program
    General Note: regardless of items, select design products that meet
      ENERGY STAR criteria and requirements
    Conduct a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment; Phase I is complete.
      Phase II is under contract.

Site Work and Building Demolition:
     Protect on-site vegetation including trees; if possible, create “no
       disturbance” zones
     Develop and maintain sediment and erosion controls
     Stockpile and protect selected soils
     Stabilize disturbed areas
     Mill and mulch cleared trees, etc.
                                    MarshWitt
                          315 King George Avenue, SW
                            Roanoke, Virginia 24016
                                  540.982.1444
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      Erosion and sedimentation control – Best Management Practices to
       accomplish specific site requirements
      Implement sound civil engineering practices and respect ADA paths

New Construction
Landscape and Surface Water Management
    Landscaping; at this time the Site Plan responds to the City of Harrisonburg
      Zoning Ordinance and general planting criteria. During A&E design and
      construction documents, the design and plan layout will respond to
      specific plant selection and function. Plant species selection shall be
      based on native, drought resistant plant types to include ground
      covering, turf, shrubs and trees. Design intent is to reduce irrigation system
      and water requirements. Combine landscape plan with storm-water
      management to provide surface water filtration and visual benefits
    Surface water management. Will respond to City of Harrisonburg and DEQ
      stormwater management requirements. A&E design will offer means to
      offset retention requirement, and enhance surface water quality issues
      such as low impact techniques and minimize impervious areas
    Storm drain labels; use appropriate curb labels and graphics for manholes
      and inlets
    Efficient irrigation system; use watering bags/tubes to water trees for the
      first few years

Site Plan
     Verify slopes for ADA paths.
     Walkable Neighborhood; Sidewalk: 5 ft. minimum with surface pavers;
        permeable concrete
     Street and off Street Parking: per local ordinance; permeable surface -
        open concrete pavers
     Open parking pavers and permeable concrete road – verify reflective
        index requirement
     Efficient site lighting; control light pollution to adjacent property
     New stormwater and water piping, and electrical; not gas
     Nature plant selection; low maintenance requirements
     With rolled curbs, adjacent concrete walkways are 7 inches thick; other
        sidewalks are 5 inches, or as required by permeable concrete
        specifications
     Exterior yard lighting: residential quality and metered from HRHA’s on-site
        office; low walk lighting: low voltage with daylight sensors/timer, and
        metered from HRHA’s on-site office
     Low fencing to define areas of ownership – HRHA and residents
     Street tree program: plant or preserve shade trees at 40 ft regular intervals
        along street – City of Harrisonburg Planning and Zoning Ordinance
     For project cost estimate, for each unit rear entry consider four stairs with
        handrail; during design develop exact configuration determined
     Two gang mailbox, each unit has 15 – 20 individual boxes
     Establish a “no disturbance” zone: Intersection of Reservoir and Myers,
        and adjacent to east side of park

Units – Duplex

                                     MarshWitt
                           315 King George Avenue, SW
                             Roanoke, Virginia 24016
                                   540.982.1444
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      Per Unit Type and Size: One Bedroom is 775 sq. ft. (maximum); Two
       Bedroom is 1050 sq. ft. (maximum); per VHDA
      Electricity Meter; individual units

Unit Foundation, Insulation and Framing Package
     Foundations: pending location - slab on grade or spread footings to
        create a crawl space with on grade 100% plastic vapor barrier
     Foundation drains; tie to stormwater system
     Roof drains; daylight, splash block or collector, surface flow per
        stormwater management plan
     Insulation package: foundation walls: R-10; floor above unheated crawl:
        R-19; exterior walls with vapor barrier: R-19; attic: R-38 with an 80% vapor
        barrier; crawl area - prefer side wall insulation instead of floor system
     Insulate cold water lines
     Unit exterior wall and attic: liquid foam insulation and attic blow-in
     In general, formaldehyde-free composite wood
     Framing: exterior walls: 2x6 wood or steel at 24 inches on center; floor
        framing above crawl space: pre-engineered joists; roof framing: pre-
        engineered trusses. Consider panelized floor, walls and roof units
     Exterior wood wall door and window box headers assembly includes rigid
        insulation; insulate metal headers
     Design roof trusses to receive future photovoltaic panels; pre-wire for
        future installation
     Advanced framing techniques at exterior wall corners, top plates –
        exterior and interior walls, etc; verify with local building official
     Certified Use precut or pre-assembled building system; per unit framing
        plan
     Unit separation wall: concrete masonry units – one hour wall; designed for
        sound attenuation
     Foundation termite shields on plates

Exterior
     Walls: Hardi Plank (8 inches and 4 inches) with reduced VOC paint over
         weather resistive barrier and opening barrier strips; 40 year or greater for
         siding, 25 years for soffit, and 10 for trim; back plank with sheathing
     Roof: 40 year organic shingles with ridge vents, and valley flashing; gutters
         and downspouts; ½ inch plywood; install sheathing with clips
     Air vents: minimum 1.5 foot overhang with continuous vents; vent crawl
         space
     Porch support by columns; see Harrison Heights for example
     Entry doors: Insulated, 20 gauge metal with two eye viewers – one a
         standard height and the other is 48 inches from above finished floor
     Air infiltration: Use sealers for window openings, exterior wall sheathing and
         drywall, penetrations through exterior and floor materials, etc.
     Windows: 25 year warranty window size based function and theoretical
         location, not actual orientation; Energy Star label with Low E glass; U
         factor less than .40, typical; 10 year warranty for glazing
     Skylight tubes in non-window bathroom
     Seal walls, floor and joints; also, see EarthCraft


                                     MarshWitt
                           315 King George Avenue, SW
                             Roanoke, Virginia 24016
                                   540.982.1444
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   Photovoltaic Ready; Reserve roof area and pre-wire for photovoltaic
    panels and inverter. Determine if incoming and outgoing electrical meters
    are required by local power company. Development is prepared for a
    potential future grant
   Exterior paint is low or no VOC primer and paint
   Install crawl or under floor slab vapor barrier

Interior
     Sub-base materials: based on foundation condition – floor is either
         concrete or sheet goods
     Floors: Vinyl composite tile
     Floor base: Finger jointed baseboards
     Walls and Ceilings: 5/8 inch drywall with low or no VOC paint
     Ceiling Height: 9 ft above finish floor
     Bathroom: one bathroom: ceramic tile floor with fiberglass walls and
         painted ceiling; second bathroom: vinyl composite tile with tub and
         install grab bars and wall blocking for future grab bar installation.
     Bathroom: pedestal sink with lever faucets, HC elongated toilet, and
         full mirror over pedestal sink
     Doors and frames: Molded, paint door and frame, and lever hardware
     Kitchen: Energy Star appliances, electric wall oven, countertop range,
         side by side refrigerator, rear drain 6 inch double sink, garage disposal
         – offset; includes clothes washer, if part of contract
     Energy Star exhaust range hood to outside
     Provide pans and drains for washing machines, water heater and
         HVAC unit
     Cabinets: paint or stain grade cabinets – owner’s selection; base units
         with slide-out shelves, potential 4 linear ft of adjustable countertop,
         and lower wall hung cabinets approximately 48 inches from floor;
         plastic or laminate countertops. Kitchen cabinets comply with VHDA’s
         Minimum Cabinet Requirements document
     Closet shelves: 48 inches above finish floor
     Whole house fan – 15 cubic feet per minute
     Combination smoke and carbon monoxide sensors; audio and visual
     Energy Star fan to outdoors, and equip with a humidistat sensor, timer
         or wired to light
     Individual units are metered: water, and electrical; install separate
         water cut off valves for each unit and each plumbing fixture
     Water conservation features: 1.6 gpm maximum, low flush tank toilets
     Connection for washer and dryer; vent dryer to exterior
     Kitchen Faucets: tamer-resistant strainer or flow control in fixture – 2.0
         gpm or better
     Bathroom Faucets: 2.0 gpm or better
     Showerheads: 2.0 gpm or better
     Insulate cold and hot water pipe: first two feet closest to the water
         heater tank
     Frost proof hose bib, two per unit – front and back
     Lever faucet handles; kitchen has sprayer faucet
     Tankless or conventional water heater with pan and drain; high
         energy

                                 MarshWitt
                       315 King George Avenue, SW
                         Roanoke, Virginia 24016
                               540.982.1444
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   Heat Pumps: minimum SEER 14.0
   Alert systems: Emergency call system
   Door bell system: Audio and visual
   Automatic front door opener with 9 volt battery that drives an electric
    motor; front door only
   Communication Connections: Pre-wire units for communication
    connections such as telephone, cable and internet connections –
    bedrooms and living rooms
   Interior low or no VOC primers and paint
   Interior low or no VOC adhesives and sealants
   General statement for interior surfaces
   Direct vent dryer to outside




                             MarshWitt
                   315 King George Avenue, SW
                     Roanoke, Virginia 24016
                           540.982.1444
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