Training Courses

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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…

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

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.…

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 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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). 

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…

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. 

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 …

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. 

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.

Evolution of Commercial Building Design and Construction
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The session will focus on how the construction and engineering design industry is evolving and take a look at a futuristic perspective in the context of building codes.

Residential Provisions of the 2021 IECC
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Presentation slides that focus on the residential provisions of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code. 

Commercial Requirements of the 2021 IECC
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Presentation slides that focus on the commercial scope and envelope, lighting, and mechanical requirements of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code. 

Buildings, the Final Frontier: Advanced Technology and the Role of Building Codes
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This discussion-based session explored impacts and opportunities for building codes and advanced technologies. Topics include energy storage, EV-readiness, grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEB), and more!

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019
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Presentation slides that focus on the envelope; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; power and lighting; and scope and application requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019.

The Building Energy Commercial Codes Landscape
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Presentation slides that include overviews, planned revisions, and interrelationships among the following codes: ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010, ANSI/ASHRAE/IES/USGBC 189.1-2011, ICC 2012 IECC Commercial, ICC 2012 IgCC.