2017 National Energy Codes Conference

Bridges to the Future - 2017 National Energy Codes Conference

Thank you for joining us July 18-20, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the 2017 National Energy Codes Conference, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy! This year's event covered a variety of critical topics, including code development, implementation, policy, tools and resources, with a focus on achieving compliance.

Conference Schedule

Full Conference Program

Agenda At-a-Glance

Keynote Speakers – Paula R. Glover and Timothy McDonald

Session Moderators, Speakers, and Bios

Jeffrey A. Johnson Award

The Jeffrey A. Johnson Award recognizes excellence and leadership in the advancement of building energy codes. This award is presented annually at the National Energy Codes Conference. Learn more.

Congratulations to the 2017 award winner: Shaunna Mozingo, Colorado Code Consulting!

Jeffrey A. Johnson Award Winner - Shaunna Mozingo, Colorado Code Consulting photo
Pictured above:  David Cohan, Shaunna Mozingo, and Sue Coakley


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

Pre-Conference: Monday, July 17

Day 1: Tuesday, July 18

Keynote Speaker

Top-10 Ways to Increase Code Compliance: Inspection Edition

What's New in Codes? 2018 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2016 and More

  • Emerging Measures from State Codes; Eric Makela, Cadmus Group
  • 2018 Residential IECC Code Development Results; Eric Makela, Cadmus Group
  • National Model Codes and State Responses; Jim Edelson, New Buildings Institute
  • What's New in Commercial Energy Codes 90.1-2016 & 2018 IECC; Reid Hart, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Statewide Energy Policies and Levers

  • Get it Right the First Time: State Involvement in the Code Development Process; Heather Goggin, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
  • State Role in Adopting Codes and Outreach to Localities and Stakeholders; Fred Yebra, Texas State Energy Conservation Office
  • Developing and Promoting a Stretch Energy code; Ian Finlayson

206,000 Homes in 2016: Is the ERI a solution that will work in your state?

  • RESNET's Support for ERI; Ryan Meres, RESNET
  • Ohio HERS Index Study; Ian Blanding, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • ERI and State Energy Codes: A Work in Progress; Jeff Tiller, Appalachian Energy Center

The Hoopla about Utilities Claiming Savings from Code Compliance

  • Successes and New Challenges in R.I.; Kevin Rose, National Grid
  • It's Just Part of the Equation; Randall Higa, Southern California Edison
  • Building Energy Codes - Building a Successful Utility Program; Sharon Bonesteel, Salt River Project
  • The Hoopla about Utilities Claiming Savings; Chris Burgess, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Third-Party Energy Professionals: Codes Creating Business Opportunity

  • 3rd-Party Code Enforcement and Support Projects; Jeffrey Domanski, IBTS
  • Third Party Commercial Energy Code Compliance Services; Megan Hoye, Center for Energy and Environment
  • New York Commercial Energy Code Business Opportunities; Ken Baker, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Measuring Compliance: A Survey of Different Compliance Studies

  • Are We Saving Energy from Code Controls Requirements in Real Buildings?; Michael Rosenberg, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • California Commercial Building Energy Code Compliance Study; Allen Lee, Cadmus Group
  • Characterizing Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings and Code Savings Potential; Ben Hannas, Ecotope

Existing Buildings: The Gold Mine Exists

  • Small Commercial, Big Savings; Charlie Stephens, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Building Energy Policy in NYC; Gina Bocra, New York City Department of Buildings

Day 2: Wednesday, July 19

Keynote Speaker

No Humans in the Permit Office: Online Tools for Code Compliance

  • Simplifying Compliance: WA State Energy Code Online Commercial Compliance Documentation Tool and Database; Lisa Rosenow, Northwest Energy Efficiency Council
  • Department of Community and Neighborhoods, Salt Lake City, Utah; Orion Goff, Salt Lake City Corporation
  • DC Code Compliance Automation: Strategy & Status of Multi-Party Coordination; Keith Winston, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Beyond Energy Codes: The Future of Building Performance

  • Advancing Energy Performance: Are Codes Enough?; Ryan Colker, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Beyond Energy Codes: The Future of Building Performance – A Passive House Pathway; Ken Levenson, 475 High Performance Building Supply
  • Beyond Energy Codes:The Future of Building Performance; Maureen Guttman, Building Codes Assistance Project

Scaling Up Codes Toward Multifamily Energy Efficiency

  • What Happens When One Building Type Meets Two Energy Codes?; Jim Edelson, New Buildings Institute
  • Leveraging the Building Code for High-Performance Multifamily Affordable Housing; Nina Baird, Carnegie Mellon University
  • A Network Approach for Designing and Realizing MF Energy Code Savings; Poppy Storm, Ecotope

Top-Ten Ways to Increase Code Compliance: Plan Review Edition

  • A Top 10 Approach to Energy Code Compliance; Shaunna Mozingo, Colorado Code Consulting
  • Ways to Increase Code Compliance: Plan Review Edition; Jeanne Fricot, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Acing Plan Review; Randall Higa, Southern California Edison

Do Cities Hold the Future of Code Advancement?

Day 3: Thursday, July 20

Behavioral Strategies for Code Adoption and Compliance

  • Behavioral Strategies for Code Adoption and Compliance; Jeffrey Domanski, New Buildings Institute, and Reuven Sussman, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  • Good Behaviors make Good Energy Codes; Ken Baker, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Commercial Buildings: Design vs. Reality – HVAC

Economics of Energy Codes

  • Codes and Construction Activity: What's the impact?; Lauren Westmoreland, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Methods Used to Determine Cost-Effectiveness; Paul Emrath, National Association of Home Builders
  • The Impacts of Energy Codes; Bing Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Commercial Buildings: Design vs. Reality – Lighting