Training Courses

Building Energy Codes 101
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The Building Energy Codes 101 family of products provide a basic introduction to the varied and complex issues associated with building energy codes.

Adoption, Compliance & Enforcement (ACE) Learning Series
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Toolkit modules designed to deliver essential, step-by-step information to enable designers, specifiers, builders, building owners, policy makers, code officials, and others involved in building design and construction to understand the important role building energy codes play in helping us all…

Energy Code Compliance Paths: Which is best for you?
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This webinar took a look at the flexibility and options built into the International Energy Conservation Code as well as the various paths of compliance that can be taken and what type of documentation is needed for each path.

Achieving and Evaluating Residential Compliance of Tight Envelopes
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This session explored the relationship between home envelope tightness and energy performance and the policy implications of stronger energy code requirements. 

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 …

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…

2015 IECC – Energy Rating Index (ERI) Compliance Alternative
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This webinar covered the requirements of the Energy Rating Index (ERI) compliance alternative performance path that gives builders yet another option for complying with the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). 

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.

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.  

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.…

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

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…

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.