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2018 IECC Case Studies on Simple Commercial Buildings

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:10 pm

2018 IECC Case Studies on Simple Commercial Buildings
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
10:00 am – 1:10 pm ET

Course Description:
Join us for an engaging course that explores the 2018 IECC requirements through real-world case studies. This program will provide in-depth coverage of various building types, including a retail building, a 6-story mixed-use apartment building, an HVAC system for a grocery store, and an office buildout within an existing building.
The course will kick off with a detailed examination of owner-installed building envelope requirements specifically tailored to a typical retail store. Participants will gain valuable insights into the essential elements that contribute to an energy-efficient retail building.
Next, we will shift our focus to tenant-installed items, delving into topics such as single-zone HVAC systems and lighting. Through practical examples and case studies, attendees will develop a comprehensive understanding of the HVAC and lighting requirements for tenant spaces.
The third portion of the program will be a plan review exercise, designed to actively engage the audience and enhance knowledge retention. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their learning and collaborate with peers to analyze and evaluate building plans, ensuring compliance with the energy code.
Furthermore, the course will feature a comprehensive study of a 6-story mixed-use apartment building, emphasizing the envelope requirements necessary to achieve energy efficiency and comfort in multi-story residential structures.

Learning objectives
• Describe prescriptive insulation requirements for a simple retail building case study and required inputs for COMcheck when tradeoffs are being used.
• Determine mechanical system requirements for single-zone HVAC systems with the use of COMcheck certificates and checklists.
• Identify and resolve areas of confusion with tenant fit outs.
• Compare building drawings with accompanying COMcheck documentation and identify inconsistencies.
• Describe prescriptive insulation requirements for several framing types and required inputs for COMcheck when tradeoffs are being used.


About the Instructor: 

Adam Smith, Energy Code Specialist, PSD

Adam Smith is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in facilities and project management. With over two decades in the field, he has successfully overseen and completed numerous large construction capital projects.

Adam’s expertise extends to the realm of energy inspection and plan examination, as he holds a certification in ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner. In his most recent role at Camphill Ghent, a Gold LEED certified retirement community in the Hudson Valley, Adam served as a pivotal figure overseeing all facilities and grounds projects. He also managed the wastewater treatment plant, ensuring strict compliance with regulations set by the NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and local building codes.

Adam’s commitment to community service is evident through his longstanding involvement with the volunteer fire department, spanning over 30 years. Currently, he serves at the Ghent Fire Department and holds the esteemed position of First Lieutenant. With his extensive experience, certifications, and dedication to excellence, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to any project or endeavor.



August 16
10:00 am - 1:10 pm
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