Intended audience: Code officials, design professionals, commercial builders/developers
Description: This session will begin with an overview of the benefits of energy code compliance and enforcement, including reduced energy costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy resilience. The program will highlight key differences between the 2009 and 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), along with a focus on measures that have been found to have low compliance rates, high energy impacts, or a combination of both. Coverage of building envelope requirements will include new prescriptive elements, proper insulation installation, and installer certification of blown-in or sprayed insulation. For mechanical systems, one element of focus will be commercial kitchens, including demand-controlled and heat recovery exhaust systems, as restaurants tend to have very high energy use intensities compared to other building types. In addition, mechanical systems topics will include the relationship between minimum ventilation requirements in the International Mechanical Code (IMC) and the energy code’s efforts to minimize the energy use. The material will be presented alongside one or more COMcheck certificates and a commercial energy code checklist to aid designers and code officials in their work.
Learning objectives: After attending this session, students will be able to…
- Describe important changes that occurred between the 2009 and 2015 IECC Commercial Provisions.
- Identify improper insulation installation and lack of R-value documentation for blown or sprayed insulation.
- Determine energy code compliance for large commercial kitchen exhaust systems.
- Identify when and where demand control and energy recovery ventilation is required
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3 continuing education hours
ICC/Labor & Industry
CANCELLATION & NO SHOW POLICY:
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