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LEED-CERTIFIED HOMES

Taja Glasco
ID275
W1A2
Rosslynn Commons

Arlington, VA
LEED Gold Certified
March 2014
Interior Living/Kitchen Area
Interior Living Room
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Residential Interior
Rosslyn Commons is a residential complex located in
Arlington , VA, LEED Gold certified in March 2014. The
properties contain 465,00 Sq. Ft. of modern residences as
well as a unique combination of 8,00 Sq. Ft. of retail
space, on-site restaurants and the Rosslyn Metro for a
quick and easy commute. Some amenities include:
electric vehicle charging station, Low VOC paint and
adhesives, recycling program, park and trail close
proximity, smoke free, close proximity to Metro for
environmental friendly commuting.

Information
Water conservation through highly efficient plumbing
fixtures
Building is 100% powered by renewable energy credits
ENERGY STAR appliances and lighting reduce energy
consumption
Recycling program for tenants
Proximity to metro which decreases the need for
traditional carbon-emitting commutes

LEED Sustainable features


The JBG Companies is a privately owned real estate
investment firm that develops, owns and manages real
estate properties.(JBG) JBG has a company
commitment to preservation of the environment as well
as conservation of our resources . The company focuses
on energy efficiency, resource conservation and waste
reduction. (JBG) JBGs headquarters is located in
Chevy Chase, MD.

JBG Smith Companies


www.jbgsmith.com, www.JBG.com
LEED Credentials
Sedona and Slate. Rosslyn Commons. www.urbantruf.com. Web. 26July 2017.
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The JBG Companies. Rosslynn Commons. www.JBG.om. Web. 26 July 2017.
http://www.jbgsmith.com/portfolio/residential
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Works Cited
Standard non-insulated
foundations vs. insulated
foundations
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Concrete slabs are laid over the soil and create heat
transfer.(Underwood 154) Concrete slabs can lose heat as
well, which makes insulating and sealing necessary.
Foundation insulation can result in lower heating
requirements and help avoid water vapor condensation
problems. In addition, it can also be expensive for an
existing building and many exterior insulation materials
are not subject to insect infestations. On the down side,
many insulation types require fire-rated covering, may
increase frost depth around the slab, in summer it
separates from the cooler earth and cause a loss in head
space of about 2 inches.

Insulated Foundation
An un-insulated foundation can result in a large heat loss
and lower rooms can also be very uncomfortable.
Condensation problems can often be caused by the
change of temperature in the lower levels and the soil
around the foundation. Furthermore, an un-insulated or
poorly insulated foundation can cause problems such as
radon filtration, moisture problems and insect
infestations. Radon filtration is the filtration of a naturally
occurring radioactive gas, that comes from the natural
breakdown of uranium and can cause serious health
issues and cancers.

Un-insulated Foundation
Underwood, Lynn. The Green Home: A Decision Making Guide For
Owners and Builders. Delmar Cengage learning. Clifton Park , NY. 2010.
Print.
Insulated Foundations. EPS Energy. www.espenergy.com. Web. 29 July
2017.
http://www.espenergy.com/insulating_foundations.htm
Radon Fact Sheet. www.radon.com. Web 29 July 2017.
http://www.radon.com/radon_facts/
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Works Cited
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Research Financial Incentives For


Sustainable Design

Financial Incentives for sustainable


design: NC

Duke Energy Progress- Residential Energy Efficiency


Rebate Program:

- Attic Insulation & Air Sealing: $250


Central A/C or Heat Pump: $250 - $400, depending on
SEER
Duct Insulation: $75
Duct Sealing: $100
Geothermal Heat Pump: $400
Heat Pump Water Heater: $350
Variable Speed Pool Pump: $300
*Must be installed by a PEC Prequalified Contractor
Room AC Units may be self-installed
- https://www.duke-energy.com/home/products/smart-saver

Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit:


- Solar water heating property must be certified by SRCC or
a comparable entity endorsed by the state where the
system is installed. At least half the energy used to heat the
dwelling's water must be from solar.
- 30% incentive
- http://www.energystar.gov/taxcredits

Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction


-$1.80 per square foot, Not specified, but building must be
certified as meeting specific energy reduction targets as a
result of improvements in interior lighting; building
envelope; or heating, cooling, ventilation, or hot water
systems.
- http://www.efficientbuildings.org

Tribal Energy Program Grant


- Incentive varies. Qualifying equipment: rb
efrigerators/Freezers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting
Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Air
conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt.
Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping,
Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Siding,
Roofs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Other EE
-http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/tribalenergy

Local Option- Green Building Incentives


- Qualifiiable technologies: Solar - Passive, Solar Water
Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All),
Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Day lighting, Wind
(Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Comprehensive
Measures/Whole Building

NC Green Power Production Incentive


- Qualifiable technology: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All),
Biomass, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Wind (Small),
Anaerobic Digestion.
- Incentive amount: Varies by technology and system size
- http://www.ncgreenpower.org

Clean Renewable Energy Bonds


- Qualifying technology: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal
Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass,
Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Landfill Gas, Tidal,
Wave, Ocean Thermal, Anaerobic Digestion.
- https://www.irs.gov/tax-exempt-bonds/new-clean-
renewable-energy-bonds-faqs

State, local and federal programs are offered to:


Commercial, residential, schools, local& state government
agencies and agricultural initiatives. Programs offered
included but are not limited to: bonds, tax credits, loans,
grants, rebates, tax deductions. Given the ability to receive
grants or bonds, even tax credits to build an energy efficient
structure would motivate the client to use sustainable
building practices and materials in order to offset cost for
the project while also being good to the environment.
Works Cited:
NC Clean Energy.Web. 1 Aug 2017.
http://programs.dsireusa.org/system/program?zipcode
=28376
Duke Energy Progress- Residential Energy Efficiency
Rebate Program. https://www.duke
energy.com/home/products/smart-saver. Web. 2 Aug
2017.
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit. -
http://www.energystar.gov/taxcredits. Web. 1 Aug
2017.
Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax
Deduction. http://www.efficientbuildings.org. Web. 1
Aug 2017.
Local Option- Green Building Incentives.
http://programs.dsireusa.org/system/program?zipcode
=28376. Web. 1 Aug 2017.
NC Green Power Production Incentive. -
http://www.ncgreenpower.org. Web. 1 Aug 2017.
Clean Renewable Energy Bonds. -
https://www.irs.gov/tax-exempt-bonds/new-clean-
renewable-energy-bonds-faqs. Web. 1 Aug 2017.
Analyze LEED-H Plan
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Basement area will have insulated
The home to being analyzed concrete walls, as well as insulated
shows building plans for a solar slab and finished with a layer of
gypsum board.
panel design.
Walls are insulated with an ECO
The builder has been advised to friendly polyurethane spray foam
use Optimum Value framing. and walls are to be finished with a
Insulation is to be used on the first low VOC latex paint.
floor in the form of open-cell Piping has also been insulated and
blown cellulose insulation added to
spray foam insulation. walls for a rating of %-50 or higher.
All double stud members are to be Slab has been insulated and drain
caulked with an appropriate footing placed made for radon
sealant, as well as along any reduction.
subflooring and sills shall also be Polyurethane has been added
caulked with a sealant. between slabs and EPS insulation
Insulation has been required to Reinforced concrete footing and a
reinforced concrete slab is also used
18 minimum of blown cellulose n construction.
to achieve an R-50 rating.

LEED Home Analysis


Sustainable building techniques in flooring, foundation, wall
structure as well as solar panel installation have a great impact on the
sustainability and LEED-H certification of this home. By using
insulation techniques the home is made for energy efficient. The solar
panels provide a source for renewable energy. The building
techniques used in the wall and slab construction increase the
integrity of the building as well reduce erosion due to moisture issues
by providing the basement insulation and use of the form-a-drain
footing. The footing also increases indoor air quality and safety by
the reduction of radon provided by the footing insulation. The low
VOC paint and ECO friendly polyurethane spray foam, also
contributes to LEED credit due to increasing indoor air quality and
having low environmental harm.

Summary
Researching The Site
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1. Lot 12407F096 Sugar Camp Rd.- This is a heavily wooded hillside
lot with 33,000 Sq. Ft. This is area is zoned for residential-single
family. It has substantial setback to the front and rear.
2. Lot 271 Stratford Ct.- This lot is wedge-shaped and in a cul-de-sac
of the subdivision. It has ample space to the front, rear and sides of
the property on a total of .389 acres. This lot is nestled in a newly
developed urban lot and is zoned for residential- single family.
3. Lot 36 and 36 Touraine Rd.- This is being sold as one lot at
approximately 16,440 Sq. Ft. Zoning is for residential-single family.
The lots are in a dense urban neighborhood with adequate setback on
all sides. These lots are also in walking distance of parks, services
and public transportation.

Site Selections
STEPHENS NANCY D & MARK M SUGAR CAMP RD
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Lot 36 and 36 Touraine Dr.
Lot 12407F096 Sugar camp rd. is located near a hillside which
can have its advantages and disadvantages. The solar panels
are located on the south end of the home to obtain the highest
amount of sunlight. However the hillside may occasionally
pose a problem due its southerly orientation as well. Building
the plan in an alternate orientation, other options for solar
panel installation could be utilized such as ground installation.
Ground installation is made for homes without a south facing
roof and can be placed in the sunniest area of the yard also
fixing the issue of the hillside impeding on sunlight getting to
the solar panel. This lot does have ample building space with
room for upgrades. An older lot, HOA may not be an issue but
energy and water efficiency may be due to lack city sewer
systems and more energy efficient utility upgrades.

Lot 12407F096- Sugar Camp Rd.-


Research
Lot 271 Stratford court, is in a new, well develop suburban lot; in a
pre-existing sub-division with ample property space. With the solar
panels at the south end of the home this would give them a westerly
orientation which is not recommended for best solar panels results.
However, because it is a newer lot it most likely has close proximity
to community services and more resource efficient water, sewer and
electrical use. This area has no surrounding trees, hillsides or wooded
areas which is an advantage for solar panel use. However, newer
subdivisions can have HOA that require solar panels not to be visible
from the street, so proper panel orientation would be necessary for
optimal use and to stay within HOA guidelines.

Lot 271 Stratford Ct.


The most optimal location for a building site, this is a dense urban
area that is most likely newer. Its close proximity to public
transportation, services, and parks; this may potentially cut down on
vehicle emissions from travel. A more developed neighborhood could
also mean for efficient energy use in things such as sewer systems
and other utilities. There are also no surrounding wooded areas,
dense tree lines or hillsides to cause issues with optimal sunlight for
the solar panel. The lot has an already optimal orientation for the
plan. Due to the waterline running underneath the site, proper code
compliance of the ICC should be followed and given the appropriate
amount of protection in the event of a problem.

Lot 36 and 36 Touraine Dr.


Topography of the Midwest
The most sustainable site for the overall project in my
opinion would be Lot 36 and 36 Touraine Rd. This site
location has optimal plan orientation for the optimal solar
panel efficiency, is located in a developed area with
access to public transportation, services and parks
decreasing the environmental footprint of the building
site. It also most likely has more updated surroundings
and may have small issues with HOA for solar panel
placement and the need to follow proper ICC building
codes for the existing water lines. It has ample space for
the building project and fits the plan the best.
Ground mounted vs. roof top solar panels. Solar Blog. www.directenergysolr.com.
Web. 10 Feb 2015. Accessed. 9 Aug 2017.
http://www.directenergysolar.com/blog/ground-mounted-solar-vs-rooftop-solar-which-
is-better/
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General Plumbing Requirements. International Code Council. www.iccsafe.org.
Web. 9 Aug 2017.
http://www2.iccsafe.org/states/virginia/Residential/PDFs/Chapter%2026_General
%20Plumbing%20Requirements.pdf
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Works Cited
Programm Document &
Selecting a Site
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The Fanslowes are working and retired grandparents with two grow
children and five grand children who visit weekly. The couple are
committed environmentalist but have had energy efficiency issues
in homes they have lived in prior. Deciding to downsize they would
like to have a home that is highly sustainable and that uses passive
solar and solar electric to power the home as well as sustainable
materials, finishes and features to be low maintenance. They require
a flexible sleep/play room for the grandchildren as well as a shared
home office/quilting room for the Mrs. Constraints of the project
include proper land and material use, careful use of equipment to
not damage the property, residential-single family zoning and
efficient use of sustainable building materials and less square
footage used for an overall smaller dwelling. The property does
have a waterline that runs below the property so proper building,
safety and protection and ICC code will have to be followed.

The Fanslowe Family


Plan sketches
Lot 36 & 38 Touraine Dr. 16,400 Sq. Ft.
In order to have optimal use of the solar passive and solar
electric systems, the site orientation will place the sun
porch and windows to the south to provide the method
needed for energy production, conservation and storage.
The bright skies and ample amounts of sunlight in the
region will be exceptional for the use of the solar panels
and PV cells in the panels. The site also provides an
adequate amount of square footage but is not in access.
The site at Lot 36 & 38 Touraine Dr. will be the selected
site for the project with 16,400 Sq. Ft. of property.

Justification
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Justification
Solar Panels/Passive Solar Energy/solar electric (roof
mounted)- Use of solar panels to provide energy production and storage to
be used throughout the entire home. The sun porch as the aperture with its over
hang and south facing windows for energy collection as well is the mechanism to
collect the solar energy. The open floor plan, natural lighting and
concrete/masonry construction serves as the absorber.

SDHW heat system: Provides a percentage of the homes hot water supply
from the solar energy.

OVE framing- Decreases the amount of lumber used to build the home as
well as decreasing cost and the amount of materials needed.

Other techniques-
-Erosion controls to prevent collection of ground water as well as proper care of
the construction site to not damage the soil.
-Use of a high efficiency irrigation system and fixtures along with pipe insulation.
-Insulated foundation, which will also reduce radon and erosion.
- Prevention of construction waste
-Low VOC paint to improve indoor air quality
- Sustainable bamboo flooring and sustainable carpeting
-Sustainable low maintenance textiles
- Proper site selection and neighborhood research
- Basic landscaping with drought tolerant plants
- Proper site orientation to optimize energy collection with solar panels
LEED for Homes Simplified Project Checklist
for Homes Builder Name:
Project Team Leader (if different):
Home Address (Street/City/State):

Project Description: Adjusted Certification Thresholds


Building type: Project type: Certified: 45.0 Gold: 75.0
# of bedrooms: 0 Floor area: 0 Silver: 60.0 Platinum: 90.0

Project Point Total Final Credit Category Total Points


Prelim: 86 + 11 maybe pts Final: 0 ID: 0 SS: 0 EA: 0 EQ: 0
Certification Level LL: 0 WE: 0 MR: 0 AE: 0
Prelim: Gold Final: Not Certified Minimum Point Thresholds Not Met for Final Rating

86 11 0
date last updated : Max Project Points
last updated by : Points Preliminary Final
Innovation and Design Process (ID) (No Minimum Points Required) Max Y/Pts Maybe No Y/Pts
1. Integrated Project Planning 1.1 Preliminary Rating Prereq
1.2 Integrated Project Team 1 0 1 0
1.3 Professional Credentialed with Respect to LEED for Homes 1 0 0 0
1.4 Design Charrette 1 0 0 0
1.5 Building Orientation for Solar Design 1 0 1 0
2. Durability Management 2.1 Durability Planning Prereq
Process 2.2 Durability Management Prereq
2.3 Third-Party Durability Management Verification 3 0 1 0
3.Innovative or Regional @ 3.1 Innovation #1 1 0 0 0
Design @ 3.2 Innovation #2 1 0 0 0
@ 3.3 Innovation #3 1 0 0 0
@ 3.4 Innovation #4 1 0 0 0
Sub-Total for ID Category: 11 0 3 0
Location and Linkages (LL) (No Minimum Points Required) OR Max Y/Pts Maybe No Y/Pts
1. LEED ND 1 LEED for Neighborhood Development LL2-6 10 10 0 0
2. Site Selection @ 2 Site Selection 2 2 0 0
3. Preferred Locations 3.1 Edge Development LL 3.2 1 0 0 0
3.2 Infill 2 0 0 0
3.3 Previously Developed 1 0 0 0
4. Infrastructure 4 Existing Infrastructure 1 0 0 0
5. Community Resources/ 5.1 Basic Community Resources / Transit LL 5.2, 5.3 1 1 0 0
Transit 5.2 Extensive Community Resources / Transit LL 5.3 2 2 0 0
5.3 Outstanding Community Resources / Transit 3 0 0 0
6. Access to Open Space 6 Access to Open Space 1 1 0 0
Sub-Total for LL Category: 10 10 0 0
Sustainable Sites (SS) (Minimum of 5 SS Points Required) OR Max Y/Pts Maybe No Y/Pts
1. Site Stewardship 1.1 Erosion Controls During Construction Prereq
1.2 Minimize Disturbed Area of Site 1 1 0 0
2. Landscaping @ 2.1 No Invasive Plants Prereq
@ 2.2 Basic Landscape Design SS 2.5 2 2 0 0
@ 2.3 Limit Conventional Turf SS 2.5 3 0 0 0
@ 2.4 Drought Tolerant Plants SS 2.5 2 0 0 0
@ 2.5 Reduce Overall Irrigation Demand by at Least 20% 6 0 6 0
3. Local Heat Island Effects @ 3 Reduce Local Heat Island Effects 1 1 0 0
4. Surface Water @ 4.1 Permeable Lot 4 0 0 0
Management 4.2 Permanent Erosion Controls 1 1 0 0
@ 4.3 Management of Run-off from Roof 2 1 0 0
5. Nontoxic Pest Control 5 Pest Control Alternatives 2 0 0 0
6. Compact Development 6.1 Moderate Density SS 6.2, 6.3 2 0 0 0
6.2 High Density SS 6.3 3 0 0 0
6.3 Very High Density 4 0 0 0
Sub-Total for SS Category: 22 6 6 0

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LEED for Homes Simplified Project Checklist (continued)
Max Project Points
Points Preliminary Final
Water Efficiency (WE) (Minimum of 3 WE Points Required) OR Max Y/Pts Maybe No Y/Pts
1. Water Reuse 1.1 Rainwater Harvesting System WE 1.3 4 0 2 0
1.2 Graywater Reuse System WE 1.3 1 0 0 0
1.3 Use of Municipal Recycled Water System 3 3 0 0
2. Irrigation System @ 2.1 High Efficiency Irrigation System WE 2.3 3 3 0 0
2.2 Third Party Inspection WE 2.3 1 0 0 0
@ 2.3 Reduce Overall Irrigation Demand by at Least 45% 4 3 0 0
3. Indoor Water Use 3.1 High-Efficiency Fixtures and Fittings 3 3 0 0
3.2 Very High Efficiency Fixtures and Fittings 6 0 0 0
Sub-Total for WE Category: 15 9 2 0
Energy and Atmosphere (EA) (Minimum of 0 EA Points Required) OR Max Y/Pts Maybe No Y/Pts
1. Optimize Energy Performance 1.1 Performance of ENERGY STAR for Homes Prereq
1.2 Exceptional Energy Performance 34 30 0 0
7. Water Heating @ 7.1 Efficient Hot Water Distribution 2 2 0 0
7.2 Pipe Insulation 1 1 0 0
11. Residential Refrigerant 11.1 Refrigerant Charge Test Prereq
Management 11.2 Appropriate HVAC Refrigerants 1 0 0 0
Sub-Total for EA Category: 38 33 0 0
Materials and Resources (MR) (Minimum of 2 MR Points Required) OR Max Y/Pts Maybe No Y/Pts
1. Material-Efficient Framing 1.1 Framing Order Waste Factor Limit Prereq
1.2 Detailed Framing Documents MR 1.5 1 0 0 0
1.3 Detailed Cut List and Lumber Order MR 1.5 1 0 0 0
1.4 Framing Efficiencies MR 1.5 3 3 0 0
1.5 Off-site Fabrication 4 0 0 0
2. Environmentally Preferable @ 2.1 FSC Certified Tropical Wood Prereq
Products @ 2.2 Environmentally Preferable Products 8 8 0 0
3. Waste Management 3.1 Construction Waste Management Planning Prereq
3.2 Construction Waste Reduction 3 3 0 0
Sub-Total for MR Category: 16 14 0 0
Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) (Minimum of 6 EQ Points Required) OR Max Y/Pts Maybe No Y/Pts
1. ENERGY STAR with IAP 1 ENERGY STAR with Indoor Air Package 13 10 0 0
2. Combustion Venting 2.1 Basic Combustion Venting Measures EQ 1 Prereq
2.2 Enhanced Combustion Venting Measures EQ 1 2 0 0 0
3. Moisture Control 3 Moisture Load Control EQ 1 1 1 0 0
4. Outdoor Air Ventilation @ 4.1 Basic Outdoor Air Ventilation EQ 1 Prereq
@ 4.2 Enhanced Outdoor Air Ventilation 2 0 0 0
4.3 Third-Party Performance Testing EQ 1 1 0 0 0
5. Local Exhaust @ 5.1 Basic Local Exhaust EQ 1 Prereq
5.2 Enhanced Local Exhaust 1 0 0 0
5.3 Third-Party Performance Testing 1 0 0 0
6. Distribution of Space @ 6.1 Room-by-Room Load Calculations EQ 1 Prereq
Heating and Cooling 6.2 Return Air Flow / Room by Room Controls EQ 1 1 1 0 0
6.3 Third-Party Performance Test / Multiple Zones EQ 1 2 0 0 0
7. Air Filtering 7.1 Good Filters EQ 1 Prereq
7.2 Better Filters EQ 7.3 1 0 0 0
7.3 Best Filters 2 2 0 0
8. Contaminant Control @ 8.1 Indoor Contaminant Control during Construction EQ 1 1 0 0 0
8.2 Indoor Contaminant Control 2 0 0 0
@ 8.3 Preoccupancy Flush EQ 1 1 0 0 0
9. Radon Protection @ 9.1 Radon-Resistant Construction in High-Risk Areas EQ 1 Prereq
@ 9.2 Radon-Resistant Construction in Moderate-Risk Areas EQ 1 1 1 0 0
10. Garage Pollutant Protection 10.1 No HVAC in Garage EQ 1 Prereq
10.2 Minimize Pollutants from Garage EQ 1, 10.4 2 0 0 0
10.3 Exhaust Fan in Garage EQ 1, 10.4 1 0 0 0
10.4 Detached Garage or No Garage EQ 1 3 0 0 0
Sub-Total for EQ Category: 21 12 0 0
Awareness and Education (AE) (Minimum of 0 AE Points Required) Max Y/Pts Maybe No Y/Pts
1. Education of the @ 1.1 Basic Operations Training Prereq
Homeowner or Tenant @ 1.2 Enhanced Training 1 1 0 0
1.3 Public Awareness 1 0 0 0
2. Education of Building
Manager @ 2 Education of Building Manager 1 1 0 0

Sub-Total for AE Category: 3 2 0 0

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LEED for Homes Simplified Project Checklist
Addendum: Prescriptive Approach for Energy and Atmosphere (EA) Credits

Max Project Points


Points cannot be earned in both the Prescriptive (below) and the Performance Approach (pg 2) of the EA section. Points Preliminary Final
Energy and Atmosphere (EA) (No Minimum Points Required) OR Max Y/Pts Maybe No Y/Pts
2. Insulation 2.1 Basic Insulation Prereq
2.2 Enhanced Insulation * 2 2 0 0
3. Air Infiltration 3.1 Reduced Envelope Leakage Prereq
3.2 Greatly Reduced Envelope Leakage 2 2 0 0
3.3 Minimal Envelope Leakage EA*3.2 3 0 0 0
4. Windows 4.1 Good Windows Prereq
4.2 Enhanced Windows 2 2 0 0
4.3 Exceptional Windows EA 4.2 3 0 0 0
5. Heating and Cooling 5.1 Reduced Distribution Losses Prereq
Distribution System 5.2 Greatly Reduced Distribution Losses 2 0 0 0
5.3 Minimal Distribution Losses EA 5.2 3 3 0 0
6. Space Heating and Cooling @ 6.1 Good HVAC Design and Installation Prereq
Equipment 6.2 High-Efficiency HVAC 2 2 0 0
6.3 Very High Efficiency HVAC EA 6.2 4 0 0 0
7. Water Heating @ 7.1 Efficient Hot Water Distribution 2 0 0 0
7.2 Pipe Insulation 1 1 0 0
7.3 Efficient Domestic Hot Water Equipment 3 3 0 0
8. Lighting 8.1 ENERGY STAR Lights Prereq
8.2 Improved Lighting 2 2 0 0
8.3 Advanced Lighting Package EA 8.2 3 0 0 0
9. Appliances 9.1 High-Efficiency Appliances 2 2 0 0
9.2 Water-Efficient Clothes Washer 1 1 0 0
10. Renewable Energy @ 10 Renewable Energy System 10 10 0 0
11. Residential Refrigerant 11.1 Refrigerant Charge Test Prereq
Management 11.2 Appropriate HVAC Refrigerants 1 1 0 0
Sub-Total for EA Category: 38 33 0 0

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Lighting and HVAC Layout
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Troffer lighting
High performance solar wall sconce, compact fluorescent bulbs
High performance recessed lighting, compact fluorescent bulb
Occupancy sensor- initiate lighting when restroom is in use
Dimming lighting- fluorescent bulb, uses energy to power
Cove lighting- Background lighting for kitchen area where day lighting is also
utilized
Skylight- allowing natural light to interior
HVAC- powered by solar energy panels, PV cell energy conversion to
electricity
Day lighting- using natural light balancing with electric lighting while
adjusting glare
10 Cross ventilated windows- All windows, ventilated for fresh air, as well as
to let hot air out or gain heat in winter

Key Notes
All features qualify for LEED credits as well as impact
sustainability: Indoor air quality, renewable energy,
renewable material source, recyclable materials.
HVAC system is powered by passive solar energy, energy
is captured and sent to the system to power HVAC and
the home and switches off when solar energy is no
efficient to run system. Reverts back to regular electricity
use.
SPECIFYING MATERIALS
LOT 36& 38 TOURAINE DR.

Taja Glasco
ID275
W5A1
SPECIFICATION BOOKLET
Carpet Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36&38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Ms. Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE: - C1

ROOM / LOCATION: - Bedroom 1,2,3

USE: - Flooring

MANUFACTURER: - Shaw

COLLECTION: - TruAccents

PATTERN (STYLE) NAME & NO: - / - Emanated EA706

COLOR NAME & NO: - / - Antiquity/00201

WIDTH / SIZE: - 12

FIBER CONTENT -100% Nylon

PATTERN REPEAT: 00 V x 00 H

FLAMMABILITY: -

COST PER UNIT: -

UNITS NEEDED: -

TOTAL COST: - Call for quote

DESCRIPTION: - Child and pet friendly. Sustainable recycled material

REMARKS: -
Materials Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 &38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE- F1

ROOM / LOCATION: - Living/dining rooms

MANUFACTURER: - Green Building Supply

ITEM / NAME: - Kahrs Original European


Natural Bamboo flooring

FINISH NAME / NUMBER: - / - Sienna Oak FSC

FABRIC KEY CODE: -

MANUFACTURER -

COLOR NAME / NUMBER: -/-

FABRIC WIDTH 00

PATTERN REPEAT: 00V x 00H

FIBER CONTENT: -

Place Sample Here


COST PER UNIT: - $5.74 Per Sq. Ft.

UNITS NEEDED: -

TOTAL COST: -

DESCRIPTION:

REMARKS: -
Materials Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 &38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE- E1

ROOM / LOCATION: - Garage/sun porch roof,


use with solar panel
MANUFACTURER: -

ITEM / NAME: -

COST PER UNIT: - Call for quote

UNITS NEEDED: -

TOTAL COST: -

DESCRIPTION: Solar panel system installed to power HVAC system and provide electricity to home, along
with SDHW heat system to provide a certain percentage of the homes hot water.

REMARKS: - Roof mounted system. Professional installation required, as well as professional


maintenance services.
Materials Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 &38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE- E3

ROOM / LOCATION: - Entire home

MANUFACTURER: - Bradford

ITEM / NAME: - A-Sun split and pressure


solar water heater

COST PER UNIT: - Call for quote

UNITS NEEDED: -

TOTAL COST: -Call for quote

DESCRIPTION: Cross ventilated window system, custom ordered

REMARKS: Professional installation and maintenance required.


Solar water heating systems usually require very little maintenance. Doing small
maintenance of the system it can last 50% to 100% longer. The recommended schedule is
an annual service and a major tune up every 5 years.
Flooring Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36&38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Ms. Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE: - T1

ROOM / LOCATION: - Bathroom 1&2

USE: - Flooring

MANUFACTURER: - Green Building Supply

COLLECTION: - Nova Cork

PATTERN (STYLE) NAME & NO: - / - Naturals

COLOR NAME & NO: - / - Elba Mocca

WIDTH / SIZE: - 12

FIBER CONTENT -100% Nylon

PATTERN REPEAT: 00 V x 00 H

FLAMMABILITY: -

COST PER UNIT: -

UNITS NEEDED: -

TOTAL COST: - Call for quote

DESCRIPTION: - Sustainable recycled cork material. 3x1

REMARKS: -
Furniture Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 & 38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Ms. Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE - S1

ROOM / LOCATION: - Living Room

USE: - Furniture

MANUFACTURER: - Scandinavian designs

COLLECTION: -

ITEM NAME & NO: - / - Laura Corner Sectional


SKU# P16 17-2660-5/TP

COLOR NAME & NO: - / - Taupe

FIBER CONTENT: - 100% Polyester

FINISH - Brown veneer legs

COST PER UNIT: - $ 1,399

UNITS NEEDED: - 1

TOTAL COST: - $ 1,399

DESCRIPTION: - 90Wx90Dx35.5H

REMARKS: - Spot clean with fabric cleaner and towel blot dry. Use approved fabric cleaning
products.
Furniture Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 & 38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Ms. Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE - S1

ROOM / LOCATION: 2nd Bedroom Kids


Room
USE: - Furniture

MANUFACTURER: - Scandinavian designs

COLLECTION: -

ITEM NAME & NO: - / - Jonas Leather Sleeper Sofa


SKU# P16 17-452786-Q/BE

COLOR NAME & NO: - / - Beige

FIBER CONTENT: - Leather

FINISH - Venge Stain

COST PER UNIT: - $ 1,499

UNITS NEEDED: - 1

TOTAL COST: - $ 1,499

DESCRIPTION: - 83Wx36Dx34H. Leather pull out sofa for sleeping arrangements for children.
Leather to prevent stains and for easy cleaning.

REMARKS: - Wipe clean with leather cleaner and towel blot dry. Use approved leather cleaning
products.
Furniture Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 & 38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Ms. Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE - S1


3rd
Bedroom Sewing
ROOM / LOCATION:
Room/Office
USE: - Furniture

MANUFACTURER: - Scandinavian designs

COLLECTION: -

ITEM NAME & NO: - / - Royal Inside Corner


Bookcase
SKU# J03 RL-833/C

COLOR NAME & NO: - / - Cherry

FIBER CONTENT: - Fiberboard,veneer

FINISH - Cherry veneer stain

COST PER UNIT: - $ 699

UNITS NEEDED: - 1

TOTAL COST: - $ 699

DESCRIPTION: -
30Wx30Dx86H, Corner bookcase/storage, solid construction and can be used for sewing material
storage as well as books for the office.

REMARKS:
Materials Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 &38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE- K2

ROOM / LOCATION: - Restroom sink fixture

MANUFACTURER: - Kohler

ITEM / NAME: - Devonshire

COLOR NAME / NUMBER: - Vibrant Polished Bronze/


K-393-N4-BV

$ 234.65
COST PER UNIT:

UNITS NEEDED: -2

TOTAL COST: -$469.30

DESCRIPTION: - 5 1/8H x 6 3/8 L

REMARKS:
- High efficiency sink fixture. Low flow aerator, deck mount installation. Utilizes 45%
less water than standard faucets. Meets water savings requirements for California
Energy Commission (CEC), CALGreen, and Colorado SB 14-103. Lifetime limited
Kohler warranty.
Materials Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 &38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE- K1

ROOM / LOCATION: - Kitchen and restrooms

MANUFACTURER: - Kohler

ITEM / NAME: - Simplice

COLOR NAME / NUMBER: Vibrant Stainless/ K-597-VS

$ 378
COST PER UNIT:

UNITS NEEDED: -1 Dimensions:

L 8", H 15-3/8", W 2"


TOTAL COST: -$378

DESCRIPTION: -

REMARKS:
- High efficiency sink fixture. Temperature memory 60 psi flow rate maximum. Single
whole or three whole installation. Meets water savings requirements for California
Energy Commission (CEC), CALGreen, and Colorado SB 14-103. Lifetime limited
Kohler warranty.
Materials Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 &38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE- K2

ROOM / LOCATION: - Various locations


recessed/flush mount light
fixture
MANUFACTURER: - Lighting Direct

ITEM / NAME: - Maxim 87610

COLOR NAME / NUMBER: Bronze

LUMEN INFO: - Led bulb/ 10W


3000K color temp
CRI: 80

$ 26.66
COST PER UNIT:

UNITS NEEDED: -20

TOTAL COST: -$533.20

DESCRIPTION: - 1.75H x 6.5W

REMARKS:
- Energy efficient recessed flush mount light fixture. 10 limited warranty. Light dusting
with clean towel recommended. Consult electrician for any electrical issue or
required maintenance.
Materials Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 &38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE- A1

ROOM / LOCATION: - Various rooms

MANUFACTURER: - Behr

ITEM / NAME: - Intercoastal Gray

FINISH NAME / NUMBER: -/-

COLOR NAME / NUMBER: - / - MQ5-23

Place Sam Here

COST PER UNIT: $41.98 per gallon

UNITS NEEDED: - 3 ( 1000 sq. ft. approx..)

TOTAL COST: - $125.94

DESCRIPTION: - Low odor, low VOC paint, covers 250-400 sq. ft. per gallon. Antimicrobial and mildew
resistant.

REMARKS: - All surfaces should be properly prepared and cleaned. Apply in 50-90 degree
temperatures. Stir paint occasionally and use high quality nap roller. One hour dry
time, two hour recoat time. Clean with soap and water.
Materials Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 &38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE- A1

ROOM / LOCATION: - Various rooms

MANUFACTURER: - Behr

ITEM / NAME: - Bamboo Shoot

FINISH NAME / NUMBER: - / - Egg shell

COLOR NAME / NUMBER: - / - MQ6-30

Place Sam Here

COST PER UNIT: $41.98 per gallon

UNITS NEEDED: - 3 ( 1000 sq. ft. approx..)

TOTAL COST: - $125.94

DESCRIPTION: - Low odor, low VOC paint, covers 250-400 sq. ft. per gallon. Antimicrobial and mildew
resistant.

REMARKS: - All surfaces should be properly prepared and cleaned. Apply in 50-90 degree
temperatures. Stir paint occasionally and use high quality nap roller. One hour dry
time, two hour recoat time. Clean with soap and water.
Materials Specification

PROJECT: - Lot 36 &38 Touraine Dr.

DESIGNER: - Taja Glasco

ITEM KEY CODE- A1

ROOM / LOCATION: - Various rooms

MANUFACTURER: - Behr

ITEM / NAME: - Pavement Gray

FINISH NAME / NUMBER: - / - Egg shell

COLOR NAME / NUMBER: - / - MQ6-25

Place Sam Here

COST PER UNIT: $41.98 per gallon

UNITS NEEDED: - 3 ( 1000 sq. ft. approx..)

TOTAL COST: - $125.94

DESCRIPTION: - Low odor, low VOC paint, covers 250-400 sq. ft. per gallon. Antimicrobial and mildew
resistant.

REMARKS: - All surfaces should be properly prepared and cleaned. Apply in 50-90 degree
temperatures. Stir paint occasionally and use high quality nap roller. One hour dry
time, two hour recoat time. Clean with soap and water.
Gray to Green: Impact of Use and lack of
Sustainable Design
What is the overall impact of the video on you and your
thoughts on selection of materials and sustainable design?
The video gray to green had a major impact on the way that I view design. Homes
and other structures can be beautiful and unique, extraordinary works or art.
However, after seeing examples of how large scale projects with large amounts of
waste can impact our environment, serious attention should be paid to how we
design and build. Further education and building practices that are specifically for
sustainable design should be implemented more often and backed by our
governments and investors to bring them to life. It was very disheartening to see
how we see sustainable practices and that it is actually frowned upon. With our
country and this world rapidly exhausting natural resources, saving the
environment in any way possible should be a priority. Other countries are already
practicing this standard of building and living, we should do so as well.

What concepts and terms in the video left the strongest


impression on you, and how will that impact your design
solutions, if at all?
As it was spoken upon about waste, dumps, destroying and tossing out, I began to
think of so many things that could benefit from these left over materials. There
are so many homeless or areas impacted by natural disasters leaving many
homeless. These areas could be rebuilt and restored utilizing these materials.
Focusing on sustainable design solutions and building practices making a project
as sustainable as possible should be the focus of every designer. Wanting to find a
way to use what I love to do to make a difference in the world we live in was
cloudy to me until watching this video. Making as small of a footprint on the earth
should be the goal.

What impact can material selection specifically have on a


sustainable project?
Not only does specific material selection have an impact on the projects budget,
but also the amount of waste material a project will produce and how it will
impact the environment. Selecting materials that are recyclable, reusable and
planning for inventory specific materials use has an effect on a project. Wanting
to waste as little as possible, use only what is needed and design a structure that
benefits the environment are all positive impacts. Proper site planning along with
material selection decreases a structures potential to waste and over use
materials and energy.
OWNERS MANUAL
SOLAR PV SYSTEM
MAINTENANCE GUIDE
GUYANA HINTERLANDS STAND-ALONE SOLAR PV
INSTALLATIONS

IMPROVING HEALTH FACILITY INFRASTRUCTURE (IHFI) GUYANA


CONTRACT NO. EPP-I-00-03-00008-00, TASK ORDER 07

APRIL 2013
This publication was produced for review by the United States Agency for International
Development. It was prepared by Tetra Tech Inc.

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Contents
Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Maintenance........................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Battery Maintenance .......................................................................................................................................................... 2
1. Battery Inspection and Cleaning..................................................................................................... 2
2. Checking the Electrolyte level.......................................................................................................... 4
3. Checking Battery Voltage................................................................................................................... 6
Battery Alerts ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Solar Panel Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................. 7
Inverter/Battery Charger and Charge controller ................................................................................................... 7
Wiring and Connections .................................................................................................................................................... 8
Solar System Maintenance Schedule ........................................................................................................................... 9
Panel Maintenance Log Sheet (every 3 months) ................................................................................................. 10
Weekly Battery Inspection Log Sheet for "Deep Cycle Flooded" Lead acid Battery ............................. 11
Weekly Battery Inspection Log Sheet for AGM and GEL Batteries............................................................... 12

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Introduction
The Improving Health Facility Infrastructure (IHFI) project, funded by USAID, works to improve the
access to and reliability of energy while reducing costs in health facilities in countries around the
world. In Guyana, IHFI has focused, in part, on solar PV electrification of rural health centers and
clinics.

In this context the IHFI Guyana energy team conducted sites assessments of several hinterland
health centers/outposts to design and implement energy solutions to improve delivery of health
services.

This manual outlines certain preventive maintenance elements of small stand-alone solar PV
systems. It explains routine maintenance tasks involved in the care of batteries, solar panels, wiring
and loads for stand-alone PV systems. The picture below shows the components of a typical stand-
alone system.

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 1


Maintenance
Proper maintenance ensures that solar system life is preserved for as long as possible and the
original conditions of the system are sustained, while compensating for normal wear and tear.
Solar systems require little maintenance as compared to other electric systems such as diesel
generators; however, they are not maintenance free. This document provides instructions on
performing preventative maintenance on major components of a solar PV system:
1. Battery
2. Solar Panels
3. Charge Controller
4. Inverter
5. Wiring and connections

Battery Maintenance
A battery is a device which is used to store electrical charge. The pictures below show two common
types of batteries used in solar installations.

Sealed Gel Battery Deep Cycle Flooded -Lead Acid Battery

Batteries should be regularly and carefully maintained to extend their useful life. These activities
include:
1. Inspecting and cleaning regularly
2. Checking the electrolyte level (not required for Gel Batteries)
3. Keeping in a high state of charge

1. Battery Inspection and Cleaning


A visual inspection should be done to assess the general condition of the systems
batteries. Check for any electrolyte leak, cracks in the batteries, or corrosion at the
terminals or connectors.

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 2


Effects of poor maintenance techniques are shown in the pictures below.

Batteries should be clean, dry and free of


electrolyte and corrosion residue. Corrosion at
battery terminals is seen as a white coating
around the battery terminals. Cleaning should be
done once monthly.

Precautions
To minimize hazards, the following precautions should be taken prior to carrying out battery
maintenance.

Safety goggles must be worn when performing battery maintenance


Protective gloves and chemical-resistant rubber gloves must be worn to prevent contact
with battery acid.
If there is acid spillage, neutralize the acid with a water and bi-carbonate soda solution.
Metal files should not be used to remove corrosion.
Use tools with insulated handles to carry out any maintenance.

Do not smoke or light fire near batteries. Batteries produce hydrogen gas which is
highly flammable.

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 3


Before maintenance is carried out, each component of the system should be isolated. This would
involve switching off circuit breakers to and from the battery bank and the solar panels. Battery
cleaning procedures are as follows:

1. Switch off/disconnect all loads on the system. Turn off or disconnect the solar charge. Then turn
off the circuit breaker to and from the battery bank.

2. Ensure that the caps on the batteries are sealed tight to keep any dirt from entering the battery.
Wipe the top and outside of the battery with a (damp) cloth. If corrosion is present at the
terminals, mix baking soda with fresh water and apply the solution to the affected area.
Stubborn areas should be scrubbed with a metal brush. After cleaning, rinse the terminals with
water. If available, apply petroleum jelly or grease to the connected terminal to prevent future
corrosion.

3. Maintenance of gel cell and AGM batteries relates only to the battery terminals and connections.
The terminals and posts should be wiped until they are shiny, and if corroded, clean them
properly with Bi-carbonate soda and water. If available, apply petroleum jelly or grease to the
connected terminals.

2. Checking the Electrolyte level


Battery maintenance involves checking the cell electrolyte level
for correct acid volume once a month. The cells should be watered
back to the original acid level which is - " below the bottom of
the vent well (the tube inside the battery cell with slots on each
side).

Use only distilled water to top up the batteries.

Testing for the specific gravity of electrolyte in the battery is an accurate way to measure and
compare the state of charge of each individual cell.

The process of checking the electrolyte specific gravity for a "Deep Cycle Flooded" Lead Acid
battery is given below:

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 4


1. First, remove the caps from each cell one at a time. Carefully insert the hydrometer into the
cell.
2. Draw liquid into the hydrometer and avoid bumping the hydrometer. The float should not
be flooded or sticking to the sides of the glass tube.
3. Obtain a reading by looking at the float which corresponds to a level on the tube. The acid
level in the batteries should be within two centimeters of the top of the battery. A visual
inspection could also be made to check the condition of the plates. Record the cell number
and the results.
4. Do not replace liquid from one cell to another.

The table below shows typical battery state-of-charge at various levels of specific gravity. The
voltages mentioned below are for 12V and 6V batteries.

Note that the table above gives only indicative values; specific gravity will vary somewhat
depending on the battery type and brand, and on the batterys temperature.

The specific gravity readings of each cell should be recorded and maintained in a log sheet.

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 5


3. Checking Battery Voltage

Another important measure in determining the battery state of charge is the battery voltage. A volt
meter is used to measure this quantity. The positive lead of the volt meter should be connected to
the battery's positive terminal and the negative lead of the volt meter should be connected to the
negative terminal of the battery. The table above shows the corresponding battery voltages and the
corresponding state of charge of the battery. After measuring each battery's voltage, it should be
recorded and maintained in a log sheet.

Battery Alerts
The solar system has an alarm to
produce a visual and audible
indication to alert a low battery
state of charge. When the battery
state of charge falls to 50% the
alarm will trigger and buzzer will
sound for 10 minutes. The buzzer
will be automatically turned off,
but will start again every 10
minutes.
Turn off lights connected to the
solar system to avoid
deterioration of the battery.

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 6


Solar Panel Maintenance
The solar array (a number of solar panels connected together) is often thought to be maintenance
free. However, occasional maintenance and inspection of the solar array must be performed to
ensure the optimal use of the solar panels. This can be done by keeping the surface (glass) area of
the module clean from any excess dirt.

1. To remove a layer of dust and dirt from the modules, simply wash the panel with water. If
the module has thick dirt or grime and bird droppings, which are harder to remove, wash
with cold water and rub the panel surface with a sponge.

Do not use a metal brush to clean solar panel surface. Detergents should not be used.

2. A visual inspection of the modules can then be done to


check for defects in the modules such as cracks, chips,
de-lamination, fogged glazing, water leaks and
discoloration. If any obvious defects are found, note
their location in the system logbook, so they can be
monitored in the future in case further deterioration
affects the modules output.

3. The condition of the array mounting frame should also be noted. Items to observe should
include the array mounting bolts (e.g. bolt rusting) and checks to ensure that the frame and
modules are firmly secured. The junction boxes should also be checked to ensure that the
wires are not chewed by rodents or insects.

Take adequate precautions while doing maintenance of the solar panels since these are
located on rooftops and there is the risk of falling off.

Inverter/Battery Charger and Charge controller


This component can be maintained by minimizing dust accumulation. A dry cloth should be used to
wipe away any accumulated dirt/dust. A visual inspection should be done to ensure that all the
indicators such as LED lights are working and that the wires leading to and from this device are not
loose. Note that the charge controller should indicate that the system is charging when the sun is
up. If not, contact the installer immediately.

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 7


Wiring and Connections
Wiring installations should be checked for any cracks, breaks or deterioration in the
insulation/conduits. Inspect panel boxes to ensure that they have not become a home for rodents
and insects. Also inspect connections for any corrosion and/or burning. Switches should not spark
when turned on or off. The following sections of conduit and wiring should be checked for any
signs of damage:

Solar panels to the charge controller


Charge controller to the battery bank
Inverter/charger to the battery bank
Generator to Inverter/charger
Inverter/charger and Generator to the AC outlets
Battery bank to the DC outlets/load.

If damage is found, consult with the installer as soon as possible. All ground wires should be
checked to ensure they are not broken.

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 8


Solar System Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance Task Daily Weekly Monthly 3 Months

Visual Inspection of system


wiring, Lights and vaccine
freezer

Solar Panel Maintenance

Battery Inspection

Battery Cleaning

Wiring Inspection

Inverter/Battery Charger

Charge Controller

Battery "top-up"

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 9


Panel Maintenance Log Sheet (every 3 months)

Date Name of PV Module Array Frame Array Array Output


Maintenance Clean Cabling voltage
Technician Yes No Good Fair Bad

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 10


Weekly Battery Inspection Log Sheet for "Deep Cycle Flooded" Lead acid
Battery

Date Battery Specific Terminals/Connection Voltage Water Level Action Taken


Number Gravity Tight
Yes No Good Fair Low

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 11


Weekly Battery Inspection Log Sheet for AGM and GEL Batteries

Date Battery Terminals/Connection Voltage Action Taken


Number Tight
Yes No

Solar PV System Maintenance Guide 12


Installation Guide
Guide dinstallation
Gua de instalacin

Stainless (Non-Staining) Plumbers Putty


3/8" Mastic de plombier inoxydable
Phillips Screwdriver (non tachant)
Rags Bucket
Chiffons Seau Tournevis Phillips Masilla de plomera para
Trapos Cubeta Destornillador Phillips inoxidable (que no manche)

Record your model number below For service parts information, visit CAUTION: Risk of fresh water For new installations, assemble the 1 For Three-Hole Sinks:
for future reference: www.kohler.com/serviceparts. contamination. faucet to the sink before installing the Apply stainless (non-staining)
Consigner le numro de modle For care and cleaning and other This faucet contains back-siphonage sink. plumbers putty into the groove in
ci-dessous pour toute rfrence information, visit www.us.kohler.com. protection. To prevent water Observe all local codes. the plate. Assemble as shown.
ultrieure: Pour tout renseignement sur les contamination, do not remove any Shut off the water supply.
internal components from this faucet. Pour les viers trois orifices:
Anote abajo su nmero de modelo pices de rechange, visiter Pour de nouvelles installations, Appliquer du mastic de plombier
para referencia futura: www.kohler.com/serviceparts. ATTENTION: Risque de assembler le robinet sur l'vier avant non tachant dans la rainure de la
Pour tout renseignement sur contamination de l'eau d'installer ce dernier. plaque. Assembler tel qu'indiqu.
l'entretien, le nettoyage et autre, potable. Respecter tous les codes locaux.
visiter www.us.kohler.com. Ce robinet comprend une protection Fermer l'arrive d'eau. Para fregaderos de tres
orificios:
Para consultar informacin sobre contre le siphonnage rebours. Afin En instalaciones nuevas, ensamble
d'viter la contamination d'eau, ne Aplique masilla de plomera que
piezas de repuesto, visite la grifera en el fregadero antes de
pas retirer les composants de ce no manche en la ranura de la
www.kohler.com/serviceparts. instalar el fregadero.
placa. Ensamble como se
Para el cuidado y la limpieza y otra robinet. Cumpla todos los cdigos locales.
muestra.
informacin, visite PRECAUCIN: Riesgo de Cierre el suministro de agua.
www.us.kohler.com. contaminacin del agua.
Esta grifera tiene proteccin de
contrasifonaje. Para evitar
contaminar el agua, no retire los
componentes internos de esta Plumbers Putty
grifera. Mastic de plombier
Masilla de plomera

For Three-Hole Sinks: 2 For Single-Hole Sinks: 3 Partially thread the screws as 4 Slide on the washer and thread 5 Position the screws to the front
Pour les viers trois orifices: shown. the ring onto the shank. and back. Tighten the screws.
Pour les viers un orifice:
Para fregaderos de tres orificios: Enfiler partiellement les vis tel Glisser la rondelle en place et Placer les vis sur l'avant et
Para fregaderos de un orificio: qu'illustr. visser la bague sur le manche. l'arrire. Serrer les vis.
Enrosque parcialmente los Deslice la arandela y enrosque Coloque los tornillos en el frente
tornillos como se ilustra. el anillo en el vstago. y atrs. Apriete los tornillos.

1/4"
(6 mm)
Escutcheon
Applique
Chapetn
Escutcheon
Applique
Chapetn Washer
Rondelle
Arandela

6 Connect and tighten the supply 7 NOTICE: Do not remove the 8 Turn on the water supplies. Flush 9 Slide the weight onto the 10 Check for leaks.
hoses. plastic collet and rubber O-ring hot and cold water for 1 minute. sprayhead hose. Push the hose Rechercher des fuites.
Connecter et serrer les tuyaux from the spray hose connector. Ouvrir les alimentations en eau. completely into the outlet fitting.
Verifique que no haya fugas.
d'alimentation. AVIS: Ne pas retirer le collet en Purger l'eau chaude et froide Faire glisser le poids sur le tuyau
Conecte y apriete las mangueras plastique ni le joint torique en pendant 1 minute. de la tte du vaporisateur.
de suministro. caoutchouc du raccord du tuyau Abra los suministros de agua. Pousser le tuyau entirement dans
du vaporisateur. Haga circular agua fra durante le raccord de sortie.
AVISO: No retire el casquillo de 1 minuto. Deslice la pesa en la manguera
apriete de plstico y el arosello de la cabeza del rociador. Empuje
de goma de la conexin de la la manguera por completo dentro
manguera del rociador. de la conexin de salida.

11 Position the weight above the 12 Check for smooth operation. 13 If included, install the soap 14 Fill and attach the soap bottle. To disconnect the sprayhead
bottom of the hose loop and Adjust if needed and then tighten dispenser. Remplir et attacher la bouteille hose, push the hose in, pull back on
secure with a loose cable tie. the cable tie. S'il est inclus, installer le de savon. the tabs, pull out the hose.
Placer le poids au-dessus du bas Vrifier le bon fonctionnement. distributeur de savon. Reassemble.
Llene y fije la botella de jabn.
de la boucle du tuyau et le fixer Faire les ajustements Si se incluye, instale el Pour dconnecter le tuyau de la
avec une attache de cble. ncessaires, puis serrer l'attache dispensador de jabn. tte du vaporisateur, pousser le
Coloque la pesa arriba de la de cble. tuyau vers l'intrieur, tirer sur les
parte inferior del bucle de Verifique que funcione sin languettes et tirer sur le tuyau pour
manguera y fije con un problemas. Ajuste si es le faire sortir. Rassembler.
sujetacables suelto. necesario y luego apriete el Para desconectar la manguera de
sujetacables. la cabeza del rociador, empuje la
manguera hacia dentro, jale hacia
atrs las lengetas, y jale para sacar
la manguera. Vuelva a ensamblar.

2" (51 mm)


3" (76 mm)

Gasket Hose
Joint Tuyau Tabs
Empaque Manguera Languettes
Lengetas

1212671-2-B
Faucet Maintenance: Faucet Maintenance
With water running, rub nozzles to To improve the flow, disconnect the
dislodge debris. sprayhead, then clean the screen
washer. Reassemble.
Entretien du robinet:
Avec l'eau qui coule, frotter les buses Entretien du robinet
pour dplacer les ajutages. Pour amliorer le dbit, dconnecter
la tte du vaporisateur, puis nettoyer
Mantenimiento de la grifera:
la rondelle grille. Rassembler.
Con el agua fluyendo, frote las
boquillas para desalojar la suciedad. Mantenimiento de la grifera
Para mejorar el flujo, desconecte la
cabeza del rociador, luego limpie la
arandela de rejilla. Vuelva a
ensamblar.

SERVICE PARTS PICES DE RECHANGE PIEZAS DE REPUESTO


For service parts information, visit www.kohler.com/serviceparts. Pour tout renseignement sur les pices de rechange, visiter Para consultar informacin sobre piezas de repuesto, visite
www.kohler.com/serviceparts. www.kohler.com/serviceparts.
For care and cleaning and other information go to: www.us.kohler.com.
Pour tout renseignement sur l'entretien, le nettoyage et autre, visiter: Para el cuidado y la limpieza y otra informacin visite:
KOHLER Faucet Lifetime Limited Warranty
www.us.kohler.com. www.us.kohler.com.
Kohler Co. warrants its Faucets* manufactured after January 1, 1997,
to be leak and drip free during normal residential use for as long as the Garantie limite vie du robinet KOHLER Garanta limitada de por vida para la grifera KOHLER
original consumer purchaser owns his or her home. If the Faucet should Kohler Co. garantit que les robinets* fabriqus aprs le 1er janvier 1997 Kohler Co. garantiza que la grifera* fabricada despus del 1 de enero
leak or drip during normal use, Kohler Co. will, free of charge, mail to ne fuient pas et ne gouttent pas lors d'une utilisation domestique de 1997 est libre de problemas de fugas y goteo durante el uso
the purchaser the cartridge necessary to put the Faucet in good working normale, aussi longtemps que l'acqureur d'origine demeure propritaire residencial normal, mientras el comprador consumidor original sea el
condition. This warranty applies only to Kohler Faucets installed in the de son domicile. Si le robinet goutte ou prsente des fuites lors d'une propietario de su casa. En caso de que la grifera presente fugas o
United States of America, Canada or Mexico ("North America"). utilisation normale, Kohler Co. enverra par courrier l'acheteur, sans goteo durante el uso normal, Kohler Co. enviar por correo y sin ningn
Kohler Co. also warrants all other aspects of the faucet or accessories frais, la cartouche ncessaire pour rparer le robinet. La prsente cargo al comprador original, el cartucho necesario para que la Grifera
("Faucet")*, (except gold, non-Vibrant, non-chrome finishes) to be free garantie s'applique uniquement aux robinets Kohler installs aux funcione correctamente. Esta garanta se aplica solo a la grifera Kohler
of defects in material and workmanship during normal residential use tats-Unis, au Canada ou au Mexique ("Amrique du Nord"). instalada en los Estados Unidos de Amrica, Canad o Mxico
for as long as the original consumer purchaser owns his or her home. Kohler Co. garantit galement toutes les autres caractristiques du ("Norteamrica").
This warranty applies only to Kohler Faucets installed in North America. robinet ou des accessoires ("Robinet")*, ( l'exception des finitions Kohler Co. tambin garantiza que todas las dems caractersticas de
If a defect is found in normal residential use, Kohler Co. will, at its dores, non-Vibrant, non chromes) contre tout vice de matriau et la grifera o accesorios ("Grifera")*, (excepto los acabados de oro, que
election, repair, provide a replacement part or product, or make de fabrication lors d'une utilisation domestique normale, aussi longtemps no sean Vibrant, o que no sean de cromo) estn libres de defectos
appropriate adjustment. Damage to a product caused by accident, que l'acqureur d'origine demeure propritaire de son domicile. La de material y mano de obra, durante el uso residencial normal, mientras
misuse, or abuse is not covered by this warranty. Improper care and prsente garantie s'applique uniquement aux robinets Kohler installs el comprador consumidor original sea el propietario de su casa. Esta
cleaning will void the warranty**. Proof of purchase (original sales en Amrique du Nord. Si un vice est dcel lors d'une utilisation garanta se aplica solo a la grifera Kohler instalada en Norteamrica.
receipt) must be provided to Kohler Co. with all warranty claims. Kohler domestique normale, Kohler Co. choisira, sa discrtion, la rparation, Si se encuentra un defecto durante el uso residencial normal, Kohler
Co. is not responsible for labor charges, installation, or other incidental le remplacement ou la rectification approprie. Cette garantie n'offre Co., a su criterio, reparar, proveer un repuesto o producto, o realizar
or consequential costs. In no event shall the liability of Kohler Co. exceed pas de protection contre les dommages dus un accident, une mauvaise los ajustes pertinentes. Esta garanta no cubre daos causados por
the purchase price of the Faucet. utilisation ou un mauvais traitement. Un entretien et un nettoyage accidente, abuso o uso indebido del producto. El cuidado y la limpieza
If the Faucet is used commercially or is installed outside of North inadquats annulent la garantie**. Une preuve d'achat (ticket de caisse indebidos anularn la garanta**. Al presentar las reclamaciones de
America, or if the finish is gold, non-Vibrant or a painted or powder d'origine) doit tre prsente Kohler Co. avec toutes les rclamations garanta a Kohler Co., es necesario incluir el comprobante de compra
coated color finish, Kohler Co. warrants the Faucet to be free from au titre de la garantie. Kohler Co. n'est pas responsable des frais de (recibo de venta original). Kohler Co. no se hace responsable de costos
defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year from the date the main-d'uvre, d'installation ou de tout autre frais particulier, accessoire de mano de obra, instalacin u otros costos incidentales o indirectos.
product is installed, under Kohler Co.'s standard one-year limited ou indirect. La responsabilit de Kohler Co. ne dpassera en aucun cas En ningn caso la responsabilidad de Kohler Co. exceder el precio de
warranty. le prix d'achat du robinet. compra de la grifera.
If you believe that you have a warranty claim, contact Kohler Co., either Si le robinet est utilis dans un commerce ou s'il est install en dehors Si la grifera se utiliza comercialmente o se instala fuera del territorio
through your Dealer, Plumbing Contractor, Home Center or E-tailer, or d'Amrique du Nord, ou si la finition est dore, non-Vibrant, peinte ou de Norteamrica, o si el acabado es de oro, no es Vibrant o un acabado
by writing Kohler Co., Attn.: Customer Care Center, 444 Highland Drive, revtue d'une poudre, Kohler Co. garantit le robinet contre tout vice de de color con revestimiento de pintura o polvo, Kohler Co. garantiza que
Kohler, WI 53044, USA. Please be sure to provide all pertinent matriau et de fabrication pendant un (1) an partir de la date la grifera est libre de defectos de material y mano de obra durante un
information regarding your claim, including a complete description of d'installation du produit, selon les modalits de la garantie limite (1) ao, a partir de la fecha de instalacin, bajo la garanta limitada de
the problem, the product, model number, color, finish, the date the standard d'un an de Kohler Co. un ao estndar de Kohler Co.
product was purchased and from whom the product was purchased. Pour toute rclamation au titre de la prsente garantie, contacter Kohler Si usted considera que tiene una reclamacin en virtud de la garanta,
Also include your original invoice. For other information, or to obtain the Co. par l'intermdiaire du vendeur, plombier, centre de rnovation ou comunquese con Kohler Co. a travs de su distribuidor, contratista de
name and address of the service and repair facility nearest you, call revendeur par internet, ou bien par crit l'adresse suivante Kohler plomera, centro de remodelacin o distribuidor por Internet, o escriba
1-800-4-KOHLER (1-800-456-4537) from within the USA and Canada, Co., Attn.: Customer Care Center, 444 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI 53044, a Kohler Co., Attn.: Customer Care Center, 444 Highland Drive, Kohler,
and 001-800-456-4537 from within Mexico, or visit www.kohler.com USA. Fournir tous les renseignements pertinents la rclamation, dont WI 53044, USA. Asegrese de proporcionar toda la informacin
within the USA, www.ca.kohler.com from within Canada, or notamment une description complte du problme et du produit, le pertinente a su reclamacin, incluida una descripcin completa del
www.mx.kohler.com in Mexico. numro de modle, la couleur, la finition, la date et le lieu d'achat du problema, el producto, el nmero de modelo, el color, el acabado, la
KOHLER CO. AND/OR SELLER ARE PROVIDING THESE produit. Joindre galement l'original de la facture. Pour de plus amples fecha de compra y el lugar de compra del producto. Tambin incluya
WARRANTIES IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED renseignements ou pour obtenir les coordonnes du service de el recibo original. Para consultar informacin adicional, o para obtener
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED rparation le plus proche, appeler le 1-800-4-KOHLER (1-800-456-4537) el nombre y la direccin del lugar de reparacin y servicio ms cercano
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A partir des E.-U. et du Canada, et le 001-800-456-4537 partir du a usted, llame al 1-800-4-KOHLER (1-800-456-4537) desde los EE.UU.
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. KOHLER CO. AND/OR SELLER DISCLAIM Mexique, ou consulter le site www.kohler.com aux .-U., y Canad y al 001-800-456-4537 desde Mxico, o visite www.kohler.com
ALL LIABILITY FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL www.ca.kohler.com partir du Canada, ou www.mx.kohler.com au desde los EE.UU., www.ca.kohler.com desde Canad, o
DAMAGES. Some states/provinces do not allow limitations of how Mexique. www.mx.kohler.com en Mxico.
long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of such KOHLER CO. ET/OU LE REVENDEUR FOURNISSENT CES KOHLER CO. Y/O EL VENDEDOR OFRECEN ESTAS GARANTAS
damages, so these limitations and exclusions may not apply to GARANTIES AU LIEU ET PLACE DE TOUTES AUTRES GARANTIES, QUE SUSTITUYEN A TODAS LAS DEMS GARANTAS, EXPRESAS
you. This warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights. You EXPRESSES OU TACITES, Y COMPRIS LES GARANTIES TACITES O IMPLCITAS, INCLUIDAS, ENTRE OTRAS, LAS GARANTAS
may also have other rights that vary from state/province to DE COMMERCIALIT ET D'ADAPTATION UN USAGE IMPLCITAS DE COMERCIALIZACIN E IDONEIDAD PARA UN USO
state/province. PARTICULIER. KOHLER CO. ET/OU LE REVENDEUR DCLINENT DETERMINADO. KOHLER CO. Y/O EL VENDEDOR DESCARGAN
This is Kohler Co.'s exclusive written warranty. TOUTE RESPONSABILIT CONTRE LES DOMMAGES TODA RESPONSABILIDAD POR CONCEPTO DE DAOS
PARTICULIERS, ACCESSOIRES OU INDIRECTS. Certains tats et PARTICULARES, INCIDENTALES O INDIRECTOS. Algunos
*Trend faucets, MasterShower tower, BodySpa systems and
provinces ne permettent pas de limite sur la dure de la garantie estados/provincias no permiten limitaciones en cuanto a la
components; WaterHaven tower, systems and components; Tripoint
tacite, ni l'exclusion ou la limite des dommages, et, par consquent, duracin de una garanta implcita o a la exclusin o limitacin de
faucets, Polished Gold, non-Vibrant and painted or powder coated
lesdites limites et exclusions peuvent ne pas s'appliquer votre dichos daos, por lo que estas limitaciones y exclusiones pueden
finishes, fittings; all items within the "Fixture Related" section of the
Kohler Faucets Price Book, drains, Duostrainer sink strainers, cas. La prsente garantie accorde au consommateur des droits no aplicar a su caso. Esta garanta otorga al consumidor ciertos
juridiques particuliers.Vous pouvez galement avoir d'autres droits derechos legales especficos. Adems, usted puede tener otros
soap/lotion dispensers, Moxie Wireless Speaker; and faucets used
in commercial settings, and outside North America, are covered by qui varient d'un tat ou d'une province l'autre. derechos que varan de estado a estado y de provincia a provincia.
Kohler Co.'s one-year limited warranty. Ceci constitue la garantie crite exclusive de Kohler Co. Esta es la garanta exclusiva por escrito de Kohler Co.
**Never use cleaners containing abrasive cleansers, ammonia, bleach, *Les robinets Trend, la colonne MasterShower, les systmes et *La grifera Trend la torre MasterShower, los sistemas y componentes
acids, waxes, alcohol, solvents or other products not recommended for lments BodySpa, la colonne, les systmes et les lments BodySpa, la torre, sistemas y componentes WaterHaven, las griferas
chrome. This will void the warranty. WaterHaven, les robinets Tripoint, les finitions or poli, non-Vibrant Tripoint, el acabado en oro pulido, que no sea Vibrant y los acabados
et peintes ou revtement de poudre, les raccords, tous les articles de con revestimiento de pintura o en polvo, las conexiones, todos los
la section "Fixture Related" du catalogue des prix des robinets Kohler, artculos contenidos en la seccin "Fixture Related" de la lista de precios
les coulements, les crpines d'vier Duostrainer, les distributeurs de de la grifera Kohler, los desages, las coladeras de fregadero
savon/lotion, le haut-parleur sans fil Moxie et les robinets utiliss dans Duostrainer, los dispensadores de jabn y locin, la bocina inalmbrica
des installations commerciales et en dehors de l'Amrique du Nord sont Moxie; y la grifera de uso comercial e instalada fuera del territorio
couverts par la garantie limite d'un an de Kohler Co. de Norteamrica, estn cubiertos por la garanta limitada de un ao de
**Ne jamais utiliser de nettoyants contenant des agents abrasifs, de Kohler Co.
l'ammoniaque, de l'eau de Javel, des acides, des cires, de l'alcool, des **Nunca utilice limpiadores que contengan limpiadores abrasivos,
dissolvants ou autres produits non recommands pour le chrome. Ceci amoniaco, blanqueador, cidos, ceras, alcohol, disolventes u otros
annulera la garantie. productos no recomendados para el cromo. Esto anular la garanta.

USA/Canada: 1-800-4KOHLER
Mexico: 001-800-456-4537
www.kohler.com
1212671-2-B 2014 Kohler Co.
WOODLOC 5S FLOAT-IN
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applicable to:

Khrs Avanti 13mm 1/2


Khrs Original 15mm 5/8
Khrs Supreme 15mm 5/8

Khrs
940 Centre Circle Suite 1000
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Tel: 1.800.800.5247 Fax: 407.260.9933
info@kahrs.com www.kahrs.com
WOODLOC 5S FLOAT-IN NSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

JOBSITE
Underlayments
Khrs Combo-System Underlayment

Combo Foam Underlayment System with Overlap: The width of a row of Khrs Combo-System Underlayment
is comprised of 40 of underlayment plus an 8 overlap flap. The overlap flap guards the flooring from
moisture at the seams, where the rows of underlayment are laid side by side. The overlap flap has a peel
and stick strip to aid the installation process.

1. Layout 1st row of underlayment (logo side down, blue side up) with the overlap flap facing the starting
wall. Allow the underlayment to wrap up the wall, on the ends, approx. 2.
2. Reach under and grab the overlap flap and pull it up so it lies against the starting wall. Trim this over
lap flap back to leave approx. 2 of plastic up the wall. (Use this cut off section to repair damage in the
underlayment as needed*, see note below).
3. Lay 2nd row of underlayment flush to first. Make sure the overlap flap is next to 1st row, and the ends
wrap up the walls. (If flooring installation has already begun, make sure to stop the floor ing approx. 8
inches from the side of the under-layment to allow for the installation of the overlap flap.)
4. Again, reach under and grab the overlap flap. Pull the flap up and fold it back to expose the peel and
stick strip. Remove the white protective cover from the adhesive strip. Lay overlap flap across the 1st row of
underlayment and press into place.
5. Continue this procedure row by row until the entire floor area is covered.

*Note: When connecting a new roll of underlayment to the end of the roll you are working on, or for
repairing any tears or cuts in the underlayment; overlay the butt joints or the damaged area with a spare
piece of overlap plastic. This spare piece should overlay by approx. 8. Hold the spare piece in place with
tape. Do NOT overlap underlayment. Overlap flap only.

Cover the entire floor area and run the underlayment up the perimeter walls approximately 2. This provides
a secure enclosure for the flooring. After the floor is installed and before the installation of the baseboards,
the excess underlayment should be trimmed to the height of the
floor surface using a fine trimming blade. The use of the Combo-System Underlayment is also approved for
Radiant Heat applications.
WOODLOC 5S FLOAT-IN NSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

JOBSITE
Underlayments
Khrs QuietStride

QuietStride can be installed three different ways as a Khrs underlayment.

1. Float-in Installations: First install 6 mil polyethylene plastic loose-laid, seams overlapped 8. Run plastic
up the wall 2 (trim excess after installation, before installing trim). Loose-lay QuietStride on top of plastic,
wall to wall, and butt all seams together (taping seams preferred). Use of QuietStride with polyethylene
plastic is approved for float-in Radiant Heat applications.
2. Direct Glue-Down: Install QuietStride wall to wall, butt all seams together (do not tape seams), directly
adhering to subfloor with pressure sensitive adhesive or a premium multi-purpose adhesive. Fully adhere
Khrs flooring to underlayment using approved adhesive and trowel (see Glue-Down Installation for details).
Note: an approved concrete sealer must be used if calcium chloride test exceeds 3lbs. for Khrs Moisture
Protection Warrany to apply.
3. Direct Glue-Down over float-in underlayment: First install 6 mil polyethylene plastic loose-laid, seams
over-lapped 8. Run plastic up wall 2 (trim excess after installation, before installing trim). Loose-lay
QuietStride on top of plastic, wall to wall, butt all seams together (do not tape seams). Fully adhere Khrs
flooring to under-layment using approved adhesive and trowel (see Glue-Down Installation for details).
Note: a concrete sealer must be used if calcium chloride test exceeds 3lbs. for Khrs Moisture Protection
Warranty to apply.

Specialty adhesives (pressure sentitive) have been developed for adhering QuietStride Underlayment
directly to the subfloor for use in double-stick installations. The adhesive is a quick, inex-pensive technique
for affixing QuietStride Underlayment to the subfloor, then gluing the Khrs flooring to the QuietStride
Underlayment with one of the approved Khrs wood flooring adhesives.

Important: Khrs does not guarantee the performance of any non-Khrs branded
underlayment.
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WOODLOC 5S FLOAT-IN NSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

LAYOUT
Required Expansion

Purpose: To ensure proper expansion space around all walls, doors, and obstructions.

Required Expansion

Rules: 1) Khrs requires 1/16 of expansion space for every 3 of Connected Area width or 9 of
Connected Area length (whichever is greater). This expansion space must be left
around all walls, doors and obstructions. Minimum expansion requirement is 1/2.
2) No connected flooring can span greater than 40 in width or 120 in length.

Notes: 1) Connected area is defined as all areas connected without a break. If Room A and
Room B both are to have flooring installed and are directly connected, or connected
by a hallway, with-out a t-molding, the connected area is the width of both Room
A and Room B, and the hall way (if applicable). Obstructions can include cabinets,
islands, and the wall opposite the start-ing wall in the same room, if the flooring
continues to another room without a break. Multiple calculations may need to be
made to best determine the amount cut from the starting row.
2) The direction of the flooring must be determined prior to calculating the required
expansion space. The Connected Area width is parallel to the board width. The
Connected Area length is parallel to the board length.

Required Expansion Reference Chart


Connected Area Width Required Expansion Connected Area Length Required Expansion
Space* Space*
Up to 24 1/2 Up to 72 1/2
24-40 3/4 72 to 120 3/4

* Determine the required expansion space for both width and length, then use the larger of the 2 on all
sides, and around all obstructions.
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WOODLOC 5S FLOAT-IN NSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES


Important Installation Notes

Please see our website - www.kahrs.com for Kahrs Floor Care Guide and Lifetime Guarantee.

Installation:
Floating:
Maximum room dimensions for a Woodloc 5S floating floor are 40ft. across the boards or 120 ft.
lengthwise. Floors exceeding either of these dimensions require use of T-Molding.
A minimum of one butt seam is required in every row, regardless of width (e.g. hallways).
Never attach any permanent object through the flooring, affixing it to the subfloor. A float-in floor must
be free to expand and contract in all directions.

Kahrs Flooring is approved for installations in bathrooms only (no bathrooms including showers or
bath tubs)

Expansion in Large Areas:


You may be able to attain the necessary added expansion by trimming the wallboard (i.e. sheetrock)
or raising baseboards before installing floor. This will allow the floor to expand underneath the wall. For
complete information please refer to Required Expansion Reference Charts on pages 8 and 9 in the
Layout section of this Guide. A Khrs floor requires 1/16 expansion for every 3 across width and 1/16
expansion for every 9 along length. For example, a 28 x 28 space requires an expansion gap of 9/16
around the edge of the flooring.

Adhesive Tape on Khrs Floors:


The use of adhesive tape on any Khrs floor for any reason (i.e. to fasten temporary protection) is
not recommended and is not covered in our warranty.

Additional Finishing Coating:


For additional wear protection, a waterborne urethane finish is compatible with Khrs factory finishes.
Contact Arboritec (1-877-416-5972) or Bona Kemi USA, Inc. (1-800-574-4674) for recommended products,
application and warranty information. Follow manufacturers instructions for recoating a prefinished
wood floor. Khrs International, Inc. does not guarantee the performance and/or durability of these
products.
WOODLOC 5S FLOAT-IN NSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES


Float-In Installation for Woodloc 5S
Notes:
For subfloor and environmental specifications and requirements, see Jobsite / Subfloor
Preparation section. Floating installation requires the use of Khrs Approved Underlayment
Systems. Refer to Underlayment section of this Guide.
Khrs flooring is covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. However, Warranty coverage may
be lost due to failure to strictly follow all installation instructions and recommendations or
the use of improper materials or tools. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

IMPORTANT!
Do not open packages until ready to begin installation! Inspect boards as you go. Khrs
flooring is sealed at the factory with a 7% moisture content. Opening cartons to acclimate the
flooring (as with some solid strip flooring) could result in a difficult installation.
As an installer, it is your responsibility to be aware of the grade, Relative Humidity of the room, and
moisture content of the subfloor. You should check that each plank is free of damage or
manufacturing defects. Any unusable boards should be set aside for later replacement.

Step 1
Start in corner and lay first board with tongue
side toward walls (Fig 1). Proper expansion
space can be achieved by pull-ing floor
away from wall once first three rows have
been installed (reference Step 6). For proper
expansion refer to calculation worksheet.
WOODLOC 5S FLOAT-IN NSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES


Float-In Installation for Woodloc 5S
Step 2
Khrs Woodloc 5S employs a locking pin (Fig. 2, A) to engage short end of boards. Ensure locking pin is
in proper alignment - parallel to board edge and flush or slightly protruding (1/16 or less) from wear
layer on long side of board (Fig. 2, B).

Step 3
Hold second board against first board at approximately a 20 - 30 angle. If locking pin is not positioned
correctly board will not engage. Lay second board flat.

Step 4
Engage locking pin to secure second board. Note: There are three (3) methods for engaging locking pin:
1. Use Khrs Lock/Unlock tool to push locking pin into locked position as shown in Fig. 4.
2. Use standard size utility knife to engage pin as shown in Fig. 5. With knife blade in retracted
position, run knife along inside of groove to push locking pin into locked position.
3. Alternate Method: After installation of entire first row, boards in subsequent rows will engage
locking pins of previous row as they are installed. Refer to Fig. 6 on next page. Lay entire first
row and cut end board to correct length (allow for expansion gap).
WOODLOC 5S FLOAT-IN NSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES


Float-In Installation for Woodloc 5S

* Locking pins in first row can be engaged as second


row boards are installed, however best results may
be obtained by using method 1 or 2, thereby locking
first row boards as you go.

Step 5
Install second row boards as shown in Fig. 6. If possible, start second row with left-over piece from last
board of first row. Hold board at approximately a 20 - 30 angle to board in front. Press forward to
engage joint and lay flat on floor. Continue until entire second row is installed. End joints must be
staggered by at least 20. Butt seam must be placed in each row regard less of width, e.g. hallways.

Step 6
When three rows have been laid, pull floor away from starting wall until there is proper amount of
expansion space. Place expansion shims between floor and wall to maintain this space, as shown in
Fig. 7., then continue installation as described.

Step 7 - Custom Fitting First or Last Rows


If first (or last) row must be cut to match crooked wall, first disengage row of boards adjacent to
crooked wall by gripping long side and pulling upward while simultaneously giving long joint a light
tap along entire length (Fig. 8). Now trace shape of wall onto first/last row boards, making sure space is
allowed for expansion. See Fig. 9 at right. Saw to shape.
WOODLOC 5S FLOAT-IN NSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES


Float-In Installation for Woodloc

Step 8
After sawing row to shape, engage and lock all end
joint locking pins and lift entire row and reinstall to
adjacent row (Fig. 10). Slide rows back into position
against wall. Place expansion shims between floor
and wall.

Step 9
If doorjamb (or similar) needs to be cut, use piece of board and piece of Combo Underlayment to obtain
correct height (Fig. 11). If new board needs to be tapped into place, be sure to protect edges with scrap
of wood before tapping with handblock.

If boards cannot be easily angled under door frame or similar, cut away locking edge as shown in Fig. 12.
Then apply Landobond adhesive and install board as shown in Fig. 13.
WOODLOC 5S FLOAT-IN NSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES


Float-In Installation for Woodloc 5S

Disengaging Boards
Boards can be laid from all directions if necessary. Woodloc 5S dismantles easily (see Fig. 14). This
enables easier planning for difficult installation areas. To disengage locked boards, first detach entire
row and place on flat surface. Using Khrs Woodloc Handblock, tap on exposed groove or tongue until
boards unlock (Fig. 14).

After Installation
Clean floor using dry dust mop or damp (lightly misted or well rung out) mop or cloth. Regularly use
Khrs Wood Floor Cleaner for best results. Do not use oil soap or water-emulsion, self polishing waxes.
NEVER wet mop floor. Place Peel & Stick Floor Protectors on furniture legs to prevent damage. See Khrs
Floor Care Guide & Lifetime Guarantee for full details (available at www.kahrs.com). For prefinished
oiled floors, please refer to Natural Oiled Floors Maintenance and Rennovation Procedures at
www.kahrs.com

Maintenance
Clean floor using dry dust mop or damp (lightly misted or well rung out) mop or cloth. Regularly use
Khrs Wood Floor Cleaner for best results. Do not use oil soap or water-emulsion, self polishing waxes.
Never wet mop floor. Place Peel & Stick Floor Protectors on furniture legs to prevent dam-age. See Khrs
Floor Care Guide & Lifetime Guarantee for full details (available at www.kahrs.com).

NOTE: Oiled floors must be oiled with Khrs Satin Oil (710553) after installation and prior to
use.
WOODLOC 5S FLOAT-IN NSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

FOLLOW UP
Recoating your Khrs Floor
Khrs floors can be renewed without removing the factory finish. As a floor ages, normal wear and tear will
cause a floor to lose its luster. This is natural - it happens to all wood floors. To renew the luster and extend
the wear layer of the Khrs floor, recoat with water based urethane coating.

Recoating should be done when necessary. Dont wait until the finish has worn down. Call your professional
flooring contractor for recommendations as soon as you see a wear pattern developing.

Additional Finishing Coating:


For additional wear protection, a waterborne urethane finish is compatible with Khrs factory finishes.
Contact Arboritec (1-877-416-5972) or Bona Kemi USA, Inc. (1-800-574-4674) for recommended products,
application and warranty information. Follow manufacturers instructions for recoating a prefinished wood
floor. Khrs International, Inc. does not guarantee the performance and/or durability of these products.
Khrs
940 Centre Circle Suite 1000
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Tel: 1.800.800.5247 Fax: 407.260.9933
info@kahrs.com www.kahrs.com
2017-03 US

MAINTENANCE GUIDE
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL AREAS

940 Centre Circle, Suite 1000


Altamonte Springs,
Florida, 32714
Tel: 1.800.800.5247
Fax: 407.260.9933
info@kahrs.com
www.kahrs.com
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS2

CONTENT
MAINTENANCE OF KHRS WOOD FLOORS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS PAGE 3

MAINTENANCE GUIDE RESIDENTIAL AREAS OVERVIEW PAGE 4

MAINTENANCE OF FACTORY FINISHED FLOORS PAGE 5


Daily Cleaning
Regular maintenance
Stain removal
Maintenance on demand

MAINTENANCE OF OILED FLOORS PAGE 7


After Installation
Daily Cleaning
Regular maintenance
Stain removal
Maintenance on demand
Renovation
Renovation of stained floors
Total renovation

MAINTENANCE OF KHRS WOOD FLOORS IN COMMERCIAL AREAS PAGE 10

MAINTENANCE GUIDE COMMERCIAL AREAS OVERVIEW PAGE 11

MAINTENANCE OF FACTORY FINISHED FLOORS IN COMMERCIAL AREAS PAGE 12


Daily Cleaning
Regular maintenance
Stain removal
Maintenance on demand

MAINTENANCE OF OILED FLOORS IN COMMERCIAL AREAS PAGE 14


After Installation
Daily Cleaning
Regular maintenance
Stain removal
Maintenance on demand
Renovation
Renovation of floors with heavy texture
Renovation of stained floors
Total renovation

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION PAGE 17


MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS3

MAINTENANCE OF KHRS WOOD FLOORS


IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS
To retain their original durability and beautiful appearance, Khrs wood floors must be
maintained following a simple regime. We have the strongest floor finish on the market, which
reduces the risk of microscratches the tiny, irritating scratches that can appear in the finish
surface when, for example, furniture with worn protective pads is dragged across the floor.
Khrs Acrylic Finish makes the surface easy to care for because stains have difficulty
adhering.

Meanwhile, Khrs Woodloc and Woodloc 5S joints produce tight, barely visible joints, which
is also an advantage in cleaning and maintenance. The elasticity of the Khrs surface
treatment is designed to follow the woods natural movements between summer and winter,
whether the boards are factory finished or oiled. All this means that a Khrs floor is easy to
maintain.

Stained products lose their original color when their surfaces are renovated. This should be
kept in mind when maintaining the floor. Materials used for maintenance are uncolored.
Particular consideration must also be given to products with a special finish.
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS4

MAINTENANCE GUIDE RESIDENTIAL AREAS OVERVIEW

AFTER DAILY REGULAR ON DEMAND RENOVATION TOTAL RENOVATION


INSTALLATION

OR
FACTORY FINISHED FLOORS

OR OR

OR
MATT LACQUERED FLOORS

+
OR OR
ULTRA MATT LACQUERED FLOORS

OR

OR OR

CONTACT YOUR CONTACT YOUR


LOCAL DEALER LOCAL DEALER

OR
HIGH GLOSS FINISHED FLOORS

P-GRADE
350500
OR OR

OR
OILED FLOORS

CONTACT YOUR
LOCAL DEALER
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS5

MAINTENANCE OF FACTORY FINISHED FLOORS

DAILY CLEANING

For daily cleaning, use dry methods, e.g.


vacuuming or micro mop.

REGULAR MAINTENANCE slightly. The film of water left by the floor cloth
must dry within a minute. Do not allow spilled
Make sure that the surface is free from any dirt water to remain, especially on Beech and Hard
or debris that may scratch the surface, by Maple (Canadian Maple) floors because they are
vacuum cleaning or dry mopping. Dissolve the particularly sensitive to moisture. The frequency
Cleaner in lukewarm water according to dosage of damp cleaning depends on the usage and
information on the bottle. or use the ready-to- soiling.
use Khrs Spray Cleaner.
Note: Never pour water onto wood floors. Use a
Damp-clean the floor as necessary using a well- cloth dampened with water and squeezed dry.
wrung mop or floor cloth. Only dampen the floor

STAIN REMOVAL Do not allow spilled water to remain on the


floor, especially on Beech and Hard Maple
Remove stains as soon as possible following the (Canadian Maple) floors.
advice given below.

Use strong stain-removers with care, because


using too much or rubbing too hard can affect
the finish.

FACTORY FINISHED

STAIN REMOVE WITH


Asphalt, rubber, oil, shoe polish, soot and dried residues of Alcohol, petroleum ether or similar.
chocolate or grease.
Crayons, lipstick, felt tip pens. Alcohol.
Candle wax, chewing gum. Freeze-spray or put a plastic bag of ice cubes on the mark.
Then scrape off carefully.
Blood. Cold water.

RE-COATED ON SITE FINISHES

STAIN REMOVE WITH


Asphalt, rubber, oil, shoe polish, soot and dried residues of Mineral spirits.
chocolate or grease.
Crayons, lipstick, felt tip pens. Mineral spirits.
Candle wax, chewing gum. Freeze-spray or put a plastic bag of ice cubes on the mark.
Then scrape off carefully.
Blood. Cold water.
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS6

MAINTENANCE OF FACTORY FINISHED FLOORS

MAINTENANCE ON DEMAND Heavy duty cleaning: 2-4 oz. / 2.5 gallons water,
Polish Removal: 16 oz. / 2.5 gallons water.
Khrs Lacquer Refresher and Matt Lacquer
Refresher are easy -to-use refreshers for 1. Spread out the mixture with a sponge or
finished parquet and wooden floors. The cloth. Use as little mixture as possible.
product gives the wood a protective top surface 2. Allow to react for a few minutes and then
which simplifies the cleaning and maintenance work in with a scrubbing brush.
process. It is not a substitute for re-lacquering. It 3. Wash the floor with clean water with a slightly
is used between each re-lacquering. damp cloth. Use as little water as possible. Be
careful with Beech wood species, because
Khrs Lacquer Refresher is suitable for Khrs too much moisture might damage the short
lacquered floors and High Gloss lacquered floors. ends of boards or strips.

For Khrs Matt lacquered and Ultra Matt Now the floor is ready to be treated with Khrs
lacquered floors, the Khrs Matt Lacquer Lacquer Refreseher
Refresher should be used.
1. Apply the Khrs Lacquer Refresher or Khrs
Note, the more coats that are applied, the Matt Lacquer Refresher with a damp mop or
higher the gloss value. cloth.
2. Let the Refresher dry for minimum 45 minutes
The floor to be treated must be clean and free before replacing furniture. Heavier items as
from polish, wax and other contaminants. well as rugs need curing at least for 24 hours.
Vacuum thoroughly and remove all traces of Good ventilation and normal room
grease by damp cleaning using Khrs Cleaner. temperature (68 F) minimize the drying time.
3. Allow floor to dry for a few hours without
Dissolve the Khrs Cleaner in lukewarm water wear.
according to dosage information. Then wipe off
the surface with a well wrung-out mop or cloth. It is important to maintain stained products in
OR
good time. Do not allow the stained finish to
For very dirty floors or if the surface has been become worn.
treated with polish or other treatments, first
clean the floor with Khrs Remover.

1 2 3
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS7

MAINTENANCE OF OILED FLOORS

IMMEDIATELY AFTER INSTALLATION Position doormats inside and outside the front
door to stop dirt and grit being brought in that
Khrs nature oil finished floors should be given a could otherwise cause unnecessarily severe
supplementary surface treatment with Khrs wear to your floor. Put protective pads (not
Satin Oil. The main reason for this is to prevent metal feet, which mark wood floors) on furniture
water penetrating the joints between boards to avoid unnecessary marks and scratches on
through capillary action. the floor.

Recommended dosage: Khrs clear Satin Oil is available in two versions:


1 l of Khrs Satin Oil per 2,0003,000 ft Khrs Satin Oil
Khrs Satin Oil Matt
For further instructions, see Maintenance on
Demand, page 10

DAILY CLEANING

For daily cleaning, use dry methods, e.g.


vacuuming or micro mop.

OR

REGULAR MAINTENANCE Maple (Canadian Maple) floors because they are


particularly sensitive to moisture. The frequency
Make sure that the surface is free from any dirt of damp cleaning depends on the usage and
or debris that may scratch the surface, by soiling.
vacuum cleaning or dry mopping. Use the ready-
to-use Khrs Spray Cleaner.

Damp-clean the floor as necessary using a well-


wrung mop or floor cloth. Only dampen the floor
slightly. The film of water left by the floor cloth
must dry within a minute. Do not allow spilled
water to remain, especially on Beech and Hard

STAIN REMOVAL When you damp-clean a floor, it should dry


within one minute if you have used the correct
Remove stains as soon as possible following the amount of water.
advice given below.
Do not allow spilled water to remain on the
Use strong stain-removers with care, because floor, especially on Beech and Hard Maple
using too much or rubbing too hard can affect (Canadian Maple) floors.
the finish.

STAIN REMOVE WITH


Asphalt, rubber, oil, shoe polish, soot and dried residues of Alcohol, petroleum ether or similar.
chocolate or grease.
Crayons, lipstick, felt tip pens. Alcohol.
Candle wax, chewing gum. Freeze-spray or put a plastic bag of ice cubes on the mark.
Then scrape off carefully.
Blood. Cold water.
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS8

MAINTENANCE OF OILED FLOORS

MAINTENANCE ON DEMAND floors or on floors with heavy textures, it


might be necessary to repeat step 24.
How often the floor then needs maintaining 5. Apply a thin layer of Khrs Satin Oil on the
depends on use, cleaning, exposure to sun light surface and spread it evenly with a Khrs
etc. A couple of additional, more frequent, Micro Mop or a dry cloth by scrubbing along
maintenance treatments carried out in the first the texture. Polish again with a new Micro
year gives an extra-strong, moisture-resistant Mop after 10-15 minutes so that no sticky
and easily cleaned surface. The normal parts are left. Please observe that two layers
frequency of subsequent maintenance is at least of thin oil gives a better result than one thick
twice a year. Remember that areas subjected to layer. Applying a too high amount of oil will
greater wear than the rest of the floor can be result in a sticky surface.
given localized maintenance. The higher the
frequency, the better the results. The surface to After a drying time of 5 hours the floor can be
be maintained must be dry and free of dust and used with care, but needs 12 hours before
dirt. lighter furniture can be moved back. Wait 24
hours to move back carpets and heavier
Instruction furniture.
1. Vacuum clean the floor carefully.
2. Clean the floor using Khrs Cleaner and Micro Recommended Dosage
Mop. Follow the Khrs Cleaner instructions. After Installation: 1 l of Khrs Satin Oil per
Only damp cleaning, the surface should be 2,0003,000 ft
dry again within a minute. For very dirty
floors replace the micro mop using a rough Normal to lightly dirty floors: 4 ounces of Khrs
brush. Satin Oil per 300 ft
3. Remove cleaner and dirt using a wrung out
cloth. Khrs clear Satin Oil is available in two versions:
4. Dry the surface using a dry cloth and leave Khrs Satin Oil
the floor to dry for 30 minutes. For very dirty Khrs Satin Oil Matt

RENOVATION This is done by scrubbing both along and


across the floor board until a very thin and
After extended use, it may be necessary to even oil layer is reached.
renovate the surface treatment and replace it 6. Let the surface rest for 1015 minutes.
with a new oil treatment.
In case of surfaces with excessive wear it might
1. Apply Khrs Cleaner evenly over the surface. be necessary to repeat point 5 and 6.
2. Clean the surface using Khrs micro mop.
Scrub until the dirt has been dissolved. For 7. Polish the surface using a new dry Micro Mop.
very dirty floors replace the micro mop using This is done to secure that the oil has been
a rough brush. evenly spread.
3. Remove cleaner and dirt using a wrung out
cloth. Please observe that two layers of thin oil gives a
4. Dry the surface using a dry cloth and leave better result than 1 thick layer of oil. Applying a
the floor to dry for 30 minutes. high amount of oil will result in a sticky surface.

For very dirty floors or on floors with heavy Recommended dosage


textures, it might be necessary to repeat step 1, 4 ounces of Khrs Satin Oil per 300 ft.
step 2, and step 3.
Khrs clear Satin Oil is available in two versions:
5. Apply Khrs Satin Oil on the surface. Use Khrs Satin Oil
Khrs Micro Mop and spread the oil evenly. Khrs Satin Oil Matt
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS9

MAINTENANCE OF OILED FLOORS

RENOVATION OF STAINED FLOORS evenly. This is done by scrubbing along and


across the floor board until a very thin and
After extended use, it may be necessary to even oil layer is reached.
renovate the surface treatment and replace it
with a new Tinted Satin Oil treatment. Let the surface rest for 1015 minutes.

1. Apply Khrs Cleaner evenly over the surface. If a stronger recoloring is needed, repeat step 5
2. Clean the surface using Khrs micro mop. and step 6. This can be done maximum 3 times,
Scrub until the dirt has been dissolved. For since too thick layers will result in a sticky
very dirty floors replace the micro mop using surface.
a rough brush.
3. Remove cleaner and dirt using a wrung out Polish the surface using a new dry Micro Mop.
cloth. This is done to secure that the oil has been
4. Dry the surface using a dry cloth and leave evenly spread.
the floor to dry for 30 minutes.
Please observe that two layers of thin oil gives a
For very dirty floors or on floors with heavy better result than 1 thick layer of oil. Applying a
textures, it might be necessary to repeat step 1, high amount of oil will result in a sticky surface.
step 2, and step 3.
Recommended dosage
5. Apply Khrs Stained Satin Oil on the surface. 4 ounces of Khrs Satin Oil per 300 ft
Use Khrs Micro Mop and spread the oil

TOTAL RENOVATION Note. A total renovation will radically change the


surface appearance on stained products, floors
If the floor is very worn, or needs renovation for with bevelled edges and/or brushed surface
some other reason, it can be machine-sanded to finishes.
bare wood and have a new surface treatment
applied. For a new oiled surface, please contact
your local dealer.

Note! Using Khrs Satin oil, a danger of self-ignition exists in contact with organic materials (e.g.
cotton cloths, saw dust, absorbing insulation materials etc.) due to self-drying oil content. Rags
and other organic materials soaked in oil have to be put into water immediately after use, in
order to avoid self-ignition.
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS10

MAINTENANCE OF KHRS WOOD FLOORS


IN COMMERCIAL AREAS
Commercial areas refer to all areas that are not similar or equivalent to domestic areas in
terms of wear.
Examples of commercial areas, similar to a domestic area, are day-care centres and offices
subject to light wear. However, in these cases maintenance must be carried out more
frequently than in a domestic area.

Adherence to a well-planned maintenance schedule gives wood floors in commercial areas a


much longer life. Light-stained and light-colored species are more sensitive to wear than dark
ones.

It is strongly recommended that a maintenance plan is defined for each room/space taking the
level of wear into consideration.

Preventive measures to reduce wear and the need for cleaning


The principle is based on having:
a properly designed entrance and an effective heavy-duty scraper outdoors (ideally under
cover).
barrier mats for dirt, rubber mats, ribbed construction or similar, in the area between the
external and internal entrance doors.
textile mats to absorb moisture.

The scale of the dirt barrier system depends on the volume of traffic through the entrance
and on conditions outside. The dirtier it is, the longer the dirt barrier zone. Ideally, at least
three steps should be taken on each of these surfaces.

F
 loors in public areas must be given additional surface treatment to cope with the demands
to which they are subjected. This should be carried out immediately after installation, while
the floor is cleared of furniture, etc.

P
 ut protective pads on furniture to avoid unnecessary marks and scratches on the floor.
However, do not use metal feet, which can scratch and mark the floor.

Remove all marks as soon as possible.


MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS11

MAINTENANCE GUIDE COMMERCIAL AREAS OVERVIEW

AFTER DAILY REGULAR ON DEMAND RENOVATION TOTAL RENOVATION


INSTALLATION

OR

OR OR
FINISHED FLOORS

OR
MATT LACQUERED FLOORS

+
OR OR
ULTRA MATT LACQUERED FLOORS

OR

OR OR

CONTACT YOUR CONTACT YOUR


LOCAL DEALER LOCAL DEALER

OR
HIGH GLOSS FINISHED FLOORS

P-GRADE
350500
OR OR

OR
OILED FLOORS

CONTACT YOUR
LOCAL DEALER
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS12

MAINTENANCE OF FACTORY FINISHED FLOORS IN COMMERCIAL AREAS

DAILY CLEANING

For daily cleaning, use dry methods, e.g.


vacuuming or micro mop.

REGULAR MAINTENANCE Damp-clean the floor as necessary using a well-


wrung mop or floor cloth. Only dampen the floor
It is important to maintain the surface treatment slightly. The film of water left by the floor cloth
in good time. Do not allow the finish to become must dry within a minute. Do not allow spilt
worn. This avoids dirt and water penetrating the water to remain, especially on Beech and Hard
wood, and the floor will retain its easily cleaned Maple (Canadian Maple) floors because they are
and attractive surface. particularly sensitive to moisture. The frequency
of damp cleaning depends on the usage and
Make sure that the surface is free from any dirt soiling.
or debris that may scratch the surface, by
vacuum cleaning or dry mopping. Dissolve the If a combined machine is used, use as little
Cleaner in lukewarm water according to dosage water as possible.
information on the bottle. or use the ready-to-
use Khrs Spray Cleaner. Any residual moisture should dry within one
minute. The machine must not leave any water
marks when it turns or stops.

STAIN REMOVAL Do not allow spilt water to remain on the floor,


especially on Beech and Hard Maple (Canadian
Remove stains as soon as possible following the Maple) floors.
advice given below.

Use strong stain-removers with care, because


using too much or rubbing too hard can affect
the finish.

FACTORY FINISHED FINISHES

STAIN REMOVE WITH


Asphalt, rubber, oil, shoe polish, soot and dried residues of Alcohol, petroleum ether or similar.
chocolate or grease.
Crayons, lipstick, felt tip pens. Alcohol.
Candle wax, chewing gum. Freeze-spray or put a plastic bag of ice cubes on the mark.
Then scrape off carefully.
Blood. Cold water.

RE-COATED ON SITE FINISHES

STAIN REMOVE WITH


Asphalt, rubber, oil, shoe polish, soot and dried residues of Mineral spirits.
chocolate or grease.
Crayons, lipstick, felt tip pens. Mineral spirits.
Candle wax, chewing gum. Freeze-spray or put a plastic bag of ice cubes on the mark.
Then scrape off carefully.
Blood. Cold water.
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS13

MAINTENANCE OF FACTORY FINISHED FLOORS IN COMMERCIAL AREAS

MAINTENANCE ON DEMAND Heavy duty cleaning: 2-4 oz. / 2.5 gallons water,
Polish Removal: 16 oz. / 2.5 gallons water.
Khrs Lacquer Refresher and Matt Lacquer
Refresher are easy -to-use refreshers for 1. Spread out the mixture with a sponge or
finished parquet and wooden floors. The cloth. Use as little mixture as possible.
product gives the wood a protective top surface 2. Allow to react for a few minutes and then
which simplifies the cleaning and maintenance work in with a scrubbing brush.
process. It is not a substitute for re-lacquering. It 3. Wash the floor with clean water with a slightly
is used between each re-lacquering. damp cloth. Use as little water as possible. Be
careful with Beech wood species, because
Khrs Lacquer Refresher is suitable for Khrs too much moisture might damage the short
lacquered floors and High Gloss lacquered floors. ends of boards or strips.

For Khrs Matt lacquered and Ultra Matt Now the floor is ready to be treated with Khrs
lacquered floors, the Khrs Matt Lacquer Lacquer Refreseher
Refresher should be used.
1. Apply the Khrs Lacquer Refresher or Khrs
Note, the more coats that are applied, the Matt Lacquer Refresher with a damp mop or
higher the gloss value. cloth.
2. Let the Refresher dry for minimum 45 minutes
The floor to be treated must be clean and free before replacing furniture. Heavier items as
from polish, wax and other contaminants. well as rugs need curing at least for 24 hours.
Vacuum thoroughly and remove all traces of Good ventilation and normal room
grease by damp cleaning using Khrs Cleaner. temperature (68 F) minimize the drying time.
3. Allow floor to dry for a few hours without
Dissolve the Khrs Cleaner in lukewarm water wear.
according to dosage information. Then wipe off
the surface with a well wrung-out mop or cloth. It is important to maintain stained products in
OR
good time. Do not allow the stained finish to
For very dirty floors or if the surface has been become worn.
treated with polish or other treatments, first
clean the floor with Khrs Remover.

1 2 3
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS14

MAINTENANCE OF OILED FLOORS IN COMMERCIAL AREAS

Nature oil is the optimal surface treatment in With correct and regular maintenance, no
commercial areas subjected to considerable surface withstands tough demands better.
demands, such as stores and restaurants.

AFTER INSTALLATION Recommended dosage:


1 l of Khrs Satin Oil per 2,0003,000 ft
The first maintenance should be carried out For further instructions, see Maintenance on
immediately after the floor is installed. This Demand, page 20
means that from the outset the floor has a
protective coating that prevents water from Position doormats inside and outside the front
penetrating between the boards, and the floor door to stop dirt and grit being brought in that
will retain its easily cleaned and attractive could otherwise cause unnecessarily severe
surface. wear to your floor. Put protective pads (not
metal feet, which mark wood floors) on furniture
Khrs nature oil finished floors shall be given a to avoid unnecessary marks and scratches on
supplementary surface treatment with Khrs the floor.
Satin Oil. The main reason for this is to prevent
water penetrating the joints between boards Khrs clear Satin Oil is available in two versions:
through capillary action. Khrs Satin Oil
Khrs Satin Oil Matt

DAILY CLEANING

For daily cleaning, use dry methods, e.g.


vacuuming or micro mop.
OR

REGULAR MAINTENANCE Damp-clean the floor as necessary using a well-


wrung mop or floor cloth. Only dampen the floor
Make sure that the surface is free from any dirt slightly. The film of water left by the floor cloth
or debris that may scratch the surface, by must dry within a minute. Do not allow spilt
vacuum cleaning or dry mopping. Dissolve the water to remain, especially on Beech and Hard
Cleaner in lukewarm water according to dosage Maple (Canadian Maple) floors because they are
information on the bottle. or use the ready-to- particularly sensitive to moisture. The frequency
use Khrs Spray Cleaner. of damp cleaning depends on the usage and
soiling.

STAIN REMOVAL When you damp-clean a floor, it should dry


within one minute if you have used the correct
Remove stains as soon as possible following the amount of water.
advice given below.
Do not allow spilt water to remain on the floor,
Use strong stain-removers with care, because especially on Beech and Hard Maple (Canadian
using too much or rubbing too hard can affect Maple) floors.
the lacquer.

STAIN REMOVE WITH


Asphalt, rubber, oil, shoe polish, soot and dried residues of Alcohol, petroleum ether or similar.
chocolate or grease.
Crayons, lipstick, felt tip pens. Alcohol.
Candle wax, chewing gum. Freeze-spray or put a plastic bag of ice cubes on the mark.
Then scrape off carefully.
Blood. Cold water.
MAINTENANCE OF K HRS WOOD FLOORS15

MAINTENANCE OF OILED FLOORS IN COMMERCIAL AREAS

MAINTENANCE ON DEMAND subjected to greater wear than the rest of the


floor can be given localized maintenance. The
The need for subsequent maintenance varies, higher the frequency, the better the results.
and depends on a number of factors. Make sure Clean the floor thoroughly. Buff the floor using a
that subsequent maintenance is carried out in thin coat of Khrs Satin Oil with a buffing
good time so that the surface does not get machine using white pad and a cotton-cloth
worn. This avoids dirt and water penetrating the under the pad (150 rpm).
wood, and the floor will retain its easily cleaned
and attractive surface. Recommended Dosage
After Installation: 1 l of Khrs Satin Oil per
How often the floor then needs maintaining 2,0003,000 ft
depends on use, cleaning, exposure to sun light
etc. A couple of additional, more frequent, Normal to lightly dirty floors: 4 ounces of Khrs
maintenance treatments carried out in the first Satin Oil per 300 ft
year gives an extra-strong, moisture resistant
and easily cleaned surface. The normal Khrs clear Satin Oil is available in two versions:
frequency of subsequent maintenance is at least Khrs Satin Oil
twice a year. Remember also that areas Khrs Satin Oil Matt

RENOVATION Repeat the last step if needed. Please observe


that two layers of thin oil gives a better result
After extended use, it may be necessary to than one thick layer. Applying a too high amount
renovate the surface treatment and replace it of oil will result in a sticky surface. After a drying
with a new oil treatment. For very dirty non- time of 5 hours the floor can be used with care,
stained floors: but needs 12 hours before lighter furniture can
be moved back. Wait 24 hours to move back
1. Clean the floor and make sure that loose carpets and heavier furniture.
particles are removed.
2. Apply the Khrs Satin Oil on the surface and Recommended dosage
spread out evenly and plentifully using a Yarn 1 l of Khrs Satin Oil per 400800 ft
Mop.
3. Buff the floor with a green disk pad. Khrs clear Satin Oil is available in two versions:
4. Remove any excess oil using a rubber Khrs Satin Oil
squeegee or cloth. Khrs Satin Oil Matt
5. Let the surface rest until the oil has dried
(about 30 minutes)
6. Buff the floor with a cloth applied on a white
disk pad to remove any excess oil.
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MAINTENANCE OF OILED FLOORS IN COMMERCIAL AREAS

RENOVATION OF FLOORS WITH HEAVY Machine) using white pad (150180 rpm)
TEXTURE 8. Let the surface rest until the oil has dried
(about 30 minutes)
After extended use, it may be necessary to
renovate the surface treatment and replace it In the case of much worn floors, it might be
with a new oil treatment. necessary to repeat step 7 and step 8.

1. Apply Khrs Cleaner evenly over the surface. 9. Buff the surface with a buffing machine (for
2. Clean the surface using a machine with brush example Orbot Machine) using white (150180
(for example Orbot Machine with a brush). rpm). This is done to secure that the oil has
Please note, do not use too hard brush. This been evenly spread.
will prevent damaging of the wood structure.
3. Dry off the surface using an Absorber Pad or Please observe that two layers of thin oil gives a
a wet vacuum machine. This will remove better result than one thick layer. Applying a too
cleaner and dissolved dirt from the surface. high amount of oil will result in a sticky surface.
4. Leave to dry for 30 minutes.
5. Apply Khrs Satin Oil on the surface with a Recommended dosage
machine (for example Orbot Machine) using 1 l of Khrs Satin Oil per 400800 ft
white pad (150180 rpm)
6. Let the surface rest until the oil has dried Khrs clear Satin Oil is available in two versions:
(about 30 minutes) Khrs Satin Oil
7. Apply a second layer of Khrs Satin Oil on the Khrs Satin Oil Matt
surface with a machine (for example Orbot

RENOVATION OF STAINED FLOORS example Orbot Machine) using white pad


(150180 rpm)
After extended use, it may be necessary to 8. Let the surface rest until the oil has dried
renovate the surface treatment and replace it (about 30 minutes)
with a new Tinted Satin Oil treatment.
If a stronger recoloring is needed, repeat step 7
1. Apply Khrs Cleaner evenly over the surface. and step 8. The amount of Stained Satin Oil
2. Clean the surface using a machine with brush layers are maximum 3 times, since too thick
(for example Orbot Machine with a brush). layers will result in a sticky surface.
Please note, do not use too hard brush. This
will prevent damaging of the wood structure. 9. Buff the surface with a buffing machine (for
3. Dry off the surface using an Absorber Pad or example Orbot Machine) using white (150180
a wet vacuum machine. This will remove rpm). This is done to secure that the oil has
cleaner and dissolved dirt from the surface. been evenly spread.
4. Leave to dry for 30 minutes.
5. Apply Khrs Stained Satin Oil on the surface Please observe that two layers of thin oil gives a
with a machine (for example Orbot Machine) better result than one thick layer. Applying a too
using white pad (150180 rpm) high amount of oil will result in a sticky surface.
6. Let the surface rest until the oil has dried
(about 30 minutes) Recommended dosage
7. Apply a second layer of Khrs Stained Satin 1 l of Khrs Satin Oil per 400800 ft
Oil on the surface with a machine (for

TOTAL RENOVATION Note. A total renovation will radically change the


surface appearance on stained products, floors
If the floor is very worn, or needs renovation for with bevelled edges and/or brushed surface
some other reason, it can be machine-sanded to finishes.
bare wood and have a new surface treatment
applied. For a new oil surface, please contact
your dealer.

Note! Using Khrs Satin oill, a danger of self-ignition exists in contact with organic materials (e.g.
cotton cloths, saw dust, absorbing insulation materials etc.) due to self-drying oil content. Rags
and other organic materials soaked in oil have to be put into water immediately after use, in
order to avoid self-ignition.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT EACH PRODUCT (TECHNICAL DATA AND APPLICATION
INSTRUCTIONS) IS AVAILABLE TO BE DOWNLOADED FROM WWW.KAHRS.COM

KHRS SPRAY CLEANER 1 QUART


effective cleaner for factory finished and oiled floors

Khrs Cleaner is an effective and environment friendly product specially formulated for
cleaning wood and laminate floors.

Does not contain any organic solvents or pigments. For normal daily cleaning. Ready to use.

Art no. 710529

KHRS SPRAY CLEANER 1 GALLON REFILL


effective cleaner for factory finished and oiled floors

Khrs Cleaner is an effective and environment friendly product specially formulated for
cleaning wood and laminate floors.

Does not contain any organic solvents or pigments. For normal daily cleaning. Ready to use.

Art no. 710280G

SATIN OIL 1 LITER


clear maintenance oil

Khrs Satin Oil is a hardening urethane oil for maintaining wood and parquet floors. Satin Oil
gives the floor a protective oil layer with a beautiful shine. Satin Oil protects by penetrating
the floor surface.

Art no. 710553

SATIN OIL MATT 1 LITER


clear matt maintenance oil

Khrs Satin Oil Matt is a hardening urethane oil for maintaining wood and parquet floors.
Satin Oil Matt gives the floor a protective oil layer with a beautiful matt finish. Satin Oil Matt
protects by penetrating the floor surface.

Art no. 710592


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STAINED SATIN OIL 1.0 LITER


Used for renovation of stained floors only. Not for regular maintenance. Could also be used
for damage that removed the stain. Tinted maintenace oil

Khrs tinted Satin Oil is a hardening urethane oil for maintaining wood and parquet floors.
Satin Oil gives the floor a protective oil layer with a beautiful shine. Satin Oil protects by
penetrating the floor surface.

Art no. 710585 Satin Oil Dark-Brown 01, matching for example Romanov
Art no. 710586 Satin Oil Dark-Grey 01, matching for example Ulf
Art no. 710587 Satin Oil Grey-Brown 01, matching for example Sture
Art no. 710588 Satin Oil White 01, matching for example Olof
Art no. 710589 Satin Oil White 02, matching for example Gustaf
Art no. 710641 Satin Oil Matt Brown 01, matching for example Sevede
Art no. 710642 Satin Oil Matt Brown 02, matching for example Tveta
Art no. 710643 Satin Oil Matt Grey 01, matching for example Handbrd
Art no. 710644 Satin Oil Matt Grey Brown 02, matching for example Mre
Art no. 710645 Satin Oil Matt Grey Brown 03, matching for example Ydre
Art no. 710646 Satin Oil Matt Grey White 01, matching for example Kinda
Art no. 710647 Satin Oil Matt Light Brown 01, matching for example Vedbo/Finnveden
Art no. 710648 Satin Oil Matt White 03, matching for example Aspeland
Art no. 710649 Satin Oil Matt White 04, matching for example Vista

SPRAY MOP KIT

Complete cleaning kit for damp mopping of wooden floors. Suitable for both lacquered and
oiled floors. Convenient and ergonomic use with trigger controlled cleaner application The kit
kit includes: Mop holder plate with an ergonomic pole, Replaceable Spray Cleaner tank 0,75
liter, Cleaner Spray 1 liter, 3 pieces of high end washable microfiber mop with Velcro
anchoring.

Art no. 710574

KHRS FLOOR CARE KIT

The perfect all in one cleaning solution for your Khrs floor. The kit contains a 1 quart bottle
of Spray Cleaner, a dry mop, and felt floor protectors.

KHRS MOP PAD

Replacement pad for your Khrs mop to be used only with Khrs Spray Cleaner. Can be
machine washed.

Art no. 710512


Taja Glasco
ID275 W6A1

Video
The green building elements illustrated in the video are those that we have covered
throughout the course: Site selection (breaking ground), foundation, framing and roof,
doors and windows, exterior finishes, flooring, lighting, water and landscaping. All of
these were intricate parts of my design and design solution for my client. As part of the
design solution I included: solar panels, passive solar electric system, solar water
heater system, low voc interior and exterior paint, recyclable flooring materials, high
efficiency fixtures and lighting, OVE framing, insulated foundation, cross-ventilated
windows and low water requirement landscaping. These designs as a whole, greatly
impact the sustainability of the home from its foundation, to its roofing and renewable
energy sources and landscaping choices. Whether recyclable materials or renewable
energy or high efficiency fixtures, all features contribute to the homes overall
sustainability. Green buildings are crucial to our environment by preserving the earth
and its resources as well as reusing the materials from other structures. Reducing the
amount of waste material disposed of on the earth as well as creating other means of
structure design with little to no harm to environment. Helping keep our communities
cleaner through lower waste production, low energy use and being positive impacts on
the surrounding community, green buildings save a little bit of planet each day.

Justification
The design concept goals are clearly explained and met with the design solutions, as
well as the color solution and concepts; all of which meet the clients desires and fit the
sustainable design solution. This structure is built in a newer more economically aware
area, where transportation and community resources are within close proximity, further
building on green living and properly utilizing resources. All design choices are chosen
to be sustainable materials, again meeting the criteria of the client and following the
sustainable design standard. Construction finishes, FF&E as well as lighting selections
were chosen based off their ability to be sustainable, renewable or recyclable materials .
By addressing the equipment maintenance and installation guidelines we were able to
further educate the client on proper care and install of equipment, flooring or materials.
Each system is made to be energy conserving, renewing, or storing to power the home
through solar energy. These features make the home extremely energy efficient and
cost effective, which is a requirement of the client that the design solution was able to
successfully meet. Not all items needed to be addressed throughout the process and
with the structures location and features, some items were did not need to be
addressed.