Training Courses

Outside-the-Box Options to Advance Multifamily Building Efficiency
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In this session, speakers will present new multifamily research and insights to continue to advance efficiency through energy codes.

Cracking the Code: Unlocking the Benefits of Off-site Construction
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In this session, we will hear about how DOE is supporting this practice through the Advanced Building Construction Initiative, the development of new off-site construction standards, and how manufacturers are finding creative ways to streamline code compliance.

Less is More: Building to Zero Energy, Water, and Carbon
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This session will explore the current state of “zero” and identify the challenges holding us back and opportunities, such as energy codes, pushing us forward.

Energy Code Implementation: Insights from the Field to the Classroom
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In this session, speakers will highlight new research on residential compliance pathway preferences, demonstrate a new tool to gauge code compliance challenges and opportunities in states across the U.S. and discuss energy code education and training best practices.

Energy Codes and Utility Programs: The Peanut Butter & Jelly of Energy Efficiency
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This session will explore the intersection of codes and utility programs by highlighting current best practices and opportunities for the future.

Taking Charge of Climate Change through Stretch Codes
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In this session, you will hear how states and localities are addressing climate and emissions through the adoption and implementation of stretch energy codes, ordinances, and zoning changes.

Equity and Codes: Ensuring Codes and Energy Efficient Buildings Address Affordable Housing Needs
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In this seminar, experts discuss the importance of equity while creating healthy indoor environments and resiliency measures through codes.

Zoning and Land-Use Regulation: Emerging Tools for Advancing Climate-Friendly Development
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This webinar will explore ways that zoning and land-use regulation, in complement to codes, can be crafted to advance energy efficiency, clean energy, and climate objectives.

Codes Around the Globe: A Cross-National Comparison of Building Energy Codes
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This presentation will provide insight into different practices and major trends on building energy codes around the globe.

Approaching Zero, Where Do We Go From Here for Commercial Buildings?
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In this seminar, representatives from ASHRAE, AIA, and NBI share their perspective on where the market is heading next for commercial buildings, what it’s taken to get here, and whether zero will become mainstream.

Grid Integration and Electrification in Energy Codes
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In this seminar, experts discuss the role of building and energy codes in advancing connected buildings, how electrification will necessitate this effort, and the GEB technology currently being adopted at the state and local level.

63 and Me: What Have We Learned From the Field Studies in the Northwest Region?
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Speakers share their experiences, observations and lessons learned from their time onsite and interactions with builders and local building departments as part of a study of how various state codes affect new home construction and related energy performance in the Northwest.

Evolving Building Policies for a Resilient, Efficient Future
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This session will review how state and local energy policy trends are affecting building energy codes, from concepts such as zero-energy or zero-carbon codes, building performance standards, electrification-readiness, integration with the grid and transportation systems, and other innovative…

Performance-based Compliance for Submittal Reviewers
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This 2-hour training is targeted toward building officials, beyond code program administrators, and others who are tasked with approval of energy modeling submittals for performance based compliance.

What’s New in the Residential Provisions of the 2021 IECC
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Speakers experienced with the code development process discuss what has changed in the residential provisions from the previous edition of the International Energy Conservation Code. 

Looking to the Future - What's in Store for ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2022
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This seminar explored several strategies that are expected to debut in the next edition of the Standard in 2022; on-site renewable energy, envelope thermal bridging, advanced HVAC metrics and an envelope back-stop. 

Remote Inspections – A tool for the future or a time saving tool for today?
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This panel discussion includes highlights from a local jurisdiction; considerations and best practices; and resources available and under development for remote inspections.

What's New in the Commercial Provisions of the 2021 IECC
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Speakers experienced with the code development process discussed what has changed in the commercial provisions from the previous edition of the International Energy Conservation Code.

All Hands on Deck: Raising the Bar on Performance-Based Codes Compliance
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This webinar presented state-of-the-art tools and resources to address compliance barriers in implementing Appendix G in commercial buildings. It also highlighted how utility incentive programs and other above-code programs use Appendix G for their whole building performance-based program…

Low-Rise Multifamily Code Compliance Study Results
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This webinar highlighted the results of a study prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy which was intended to develop and pilot a methodology that can be used by states and regional organizations to quantify savings opportunities from energy codes in newly constructed low-rise multifamily…

HVAC Design for Low-Load Homes: ACCA Low Load Home Manual
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This webinar addresses the design considerations, equipment offerings, and trade-offs of low-load homes.

Electronic Construction Permitting: Best Practices and Implementation
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View this webinar recording to learn about electronic permitting systems in use by building departments across the land and how they might apply to your jurisdiction.

Timely Tales of Energy Codes: Kick-off to the NECC Seminar Series
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This webinar kicked off the 2020 Building Energy Code Webinar Series which included a variety of special topics of interest to all building energy code stakeholders--for both residential & commercial buildings.

Performance Based Compliance Documentation for ASHRAE 90.1 Section 11 and Appendix G
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This 2-hour training focuses on ASHRAE Standard 90.1 reporting requirements applicable to performance-based projects and covers the documentation that must be submitted to code officials and administrators of above-code programs.

What You Need to Know about the New Energy Standard for Commercial Buildings: Standard 90.1-2019
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This webinar highlighted some of the major changes that you can expect to see in building envelope, mechanical system and lighting requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019.