DOE National Energy Codes Conference 2016

Energy Codes WORK! DOE National Energy Codes Conference 2016


Thank you for joining us March 21-24, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona, for the 2016 DOE National Energy Codes Conference. "Energy Codes WORK!" focused on achieving compliance but sessions also covered development, adoption, policy, tools and research.

Full Conference Program

Agenda At-a-Glance

Final Attendee List

Jeffrey A. Johnson Award

The Jeffrey A. Johnson Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Building Energy Codes recognizes an individual or team in the United States for leadership in building energy codes in the pursuit of energy efficiency goals. This award is presented at the National Energy Codes Conference.

Congratulations to the 2016 award co-winners: the Washington Energy Codes Team and Jim Edelson!

Jeffrey A. Johnson Award Winner - Washington Energy Codes Team photoJeffrey A. Johnson Award Winner - Jim Edelson photo


Copies of presentations are available to view/download from the associated speaker links below.

Pre-Conference: Monday, March 21

Day 1: Tuesday, March 22

Keynote Speaker

  • When Making a Difference Really Makes a Difference; John Tooley

The Devil in the Details of Sustainable Homes

What Resources Are Available to Meet the Code?

Innovative Insulation Strategies

  • Thermal Insulation; past, present, and future?; Doug Smith, NanoPore
  • Keep Laie Cool: A Grassroots Cool Wall Program; Howard Wiig, State of Hawaii
  • Innovative Insulation Strategies; Jarret Davis, Hall Architects
  • Ventilation and the Residential Energy Code; Tim Manz, City of Blaine

Residential Field Studies

On-Site Generation and Residential Energy Codes

  • Solar PV and the ERI Compliance Path; Charlie Haack, ICF International
  • Win – Win – Win Strategies; CR Herro, Meritage Homes
  • US Building Energy Efficiency Policies and Onsite Power Production Credit through the Energy Rating Index; Harry Misuriello, ACEEE

Ventilation and the Residential Energy Code

  • Residential Ventilation Effectiveness in the Pacific Northwest; Gary Nordeen, Washington State University
  • Energy Codes: Building Air Tightness and Ventilation; Mike Moore, Newport Partners, LLC.


  • Multifamily Homes Drivers; Daran Wastchak, D.R. Wastchak, LLC
  • Code Enforcement: The Energy Code In Multifamily; Hope Medina, Colorado Code Consulting, LLC
  • Building Efficiency in Multi-Family Housing; Michael Mancini, Meritage Homes

Compliance – Taking it from the Book to the Building

  • Compliance – Taking it from the Book to the Building; Anthony Floyd, City of Scottsdale
  • The Washington State Experience; Gary Nordeen, Washington State University
  • 3rd-Parties in Energy Code Compliance; Jeffrey Domanski, IBTS

Day 2: Wednesday, March 23

Keynote Speaker

  • C.R. Herro

2015 IECC and the ERI

Existing Buildings

  • Energy Code Compliance for Existing Buildings; Brian McCowan, energy & resource solutions
  • Idaho Energy Circuit Rider; David Freelove, Idaho Energy Code Collaborative
  • Change of Occupancy Compliance Guidance; Jennifer Senick, Rutgers Center for Green Building

2018 IECC: Proposals and Themes

  • 2018 IECC Commercial; Jim Edelson, New Buildings Institute
  • Overview of the 2018 Residential IECC Code Change Proposals; Eric Makela, Cadmus Group
  • 2018 IECC Proposals & Themes; Jeremy Williams, US DOE

How Much Energy Do Codes Really Save?

  • Using Pre-Post Billing Data to Estimate Code Savings; Allen Lee, Cadmus Group
  • Measured Residential Energy Code-Related Energy Reduction in Florida; Charles Withers, Jr., Florida Solar Energy Center
  • Census Scale Analysis to Measure Energy Code Savings; Nick Taylor, IFAS Extension, University of Florida

Energy Code Adoption Trends and Strategies

  • IECC – Status Update of State and Local Adoptions; Dave Nichols, International Code Council
  • Progressive Jurisdictions in a Conservative State; Sharon Patterson Grant, Idaho Energy Code Collaborative
  • Energy Code Adoption In Colorado; Zach Owens, Colorado Energy Office

Day 3: Thursday, March 24

National Appliance Standards and Interactions with Codes

  • Pre-emption in the context of ZNE and other policies; Jim Edelson, New Buildings Institute
  • Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards; Joanna Mauer, Appliance Standards Awareness Project
  • Preemption in California; Mary Anderson, PG&E

Energy Codes and Federal Policy

  • Manufactured Housing and Federally-Insured Mortgages; Eric Lacey, Responsible Energy Codes Alliance
  • Building Energy Codes & Federal Policy: The View from Capitol Hill; Mark Ames, ASHRAE
  • NASEO Perspective on Energy Efficiency, Codes and the CPP; Rodney Sobin, NASEO

Code-Required Commissioning

Commercial Compliance

  • Massachusetts Code Compliance Support Initiative (CCSI) and Commercial Compliance Study; Ari Michelson, energy & resource solutions
  • Commercial Code Evaluation; Ken Baker, NEEA
  • Assessing Potential Energy Cost Savings from Increased Energy Code Compliance in Commercial Buildings; Michael Rosenberg, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Best Practices for Code Enforcement

  • City Energy Code Baseline and Response; David Kaiser, DCRA: Green Building Division
  • The Energy Code Coach Model; Jeanne Fricot, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Pima County; Rich Franz-Under, Pima County Development Services