Training Courses

Intro to Commercial Building HVAC Systems and Energy Code Requirements
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This webinar provided an overview of common commercial building Heating, Ventilating, and Air-conditioning (HVAC) systems as they relate to energy code requirements.  It covered the most common HVAC systems and equipment, along with energy-related components and controls. 

Daylighting Controls
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This webinar reviewed the fundamentals of daylighting, described how daylighting controls work and save energy, and reviewed daylighting control requirements in the latest codes and standards. It also discussed how these controls should be implemented and commissioned.

Achieving a More Meaningful Assessment of Commercial Building Code Compliance
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This webinar described two recent studies that have attempted to develop a deeper and more meaningful assessment of commercial building code compliance.

What You Need to Know about the New Energy Standard for Commercial Buildings: Standard 90.1-2016
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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 in the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016.

Do Code Controls Requirements Save Energy in Real Buildings?
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This webinar examined the findings of a study that reviewed energy savings resulting from the implementation of code controls requirements in real buildings.

In the last four cycles of commercial energy codes, about 30% of all new requirements have been related to building controls.…

Buried Ducts: Advantages, Challenges, and New Options in the 2018 IECC
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This webinar provided a brief look at the research behind buried ducts, the prescriptive code language in the 2018 IECC, practical information on how builders can use the practice today, and an overview of the energy and cost benefits of the approach compared to traditional or unvented attics…

Basic HVAC Controls and Energy Codes
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This webinar included an introduction to basic HVAC control provisions and compliance strategies, and a discussion of the results from a recent field study on new building control systems. 

What You Need to Know about the 2018 IECC
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This webinar provided an overview of the 2018 IECC residential provisions. The presentation focused on the highlights of what has changed in the residential requirements since the preceding 2015 edition.

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…

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.

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.

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.

Energy Code Evolution -- An Overview for Architects
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This webinar outlined the structure and effective use of building energy codes for architects, highlighting new and significant provisions that impact architectural design and cost.

Showing Compliance for Additions & Alterations Using REScheck & COMcheck
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This webinar provided an understanding of how to show compliance using COMcheck and REScheck for alterations and additions to existing conditioned buildings.  

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. 

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.

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.

Lighting Requirements and compliance with the 2015 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2013
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This webinar provided details on the requirements for lighting in the 2015 IECC and ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013.  It explained each requirement and provided useful examples that help clarify potential application variations or issues. 

COMcheck Basics
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This webinar provided an overview of the basic functions of the COMcheck software. It covered how to identify the construction specifications needed to complete a compliance calculation and how to enter building thermal envelope components and lighting and mechanical systems into the…

Troubleshooting REScheck and COMcheck Projects
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This webinar presented case studies reviewing challenges that can be addressed via REScheck and COMcheck software. 

REScheck-Web: New Features and Functions
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This webinar introduced the "new and improved" REScheck-Web.

REScheck Basics
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This webinar provided an overview of the basic functions of the REScheck software.  It covered how to identify the construction specifications needed to complete a compliance calculation, how to enter building thermal envelope components into the software, and how REScheck …

Energy Code Compliance for Metal Buildings
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This webinar provided an introduction into metal building types and systems and how they are defined in the national energy codes and standards.