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2018 IECC for Large Commercial Buildings Mechanical and Lighting Systems

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:10 pm

2018 IECC for Large Commercial Buildings Mechanical and Lighting Systems
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Course Description:
This 180-minute training session focused on large commercial buildings and their energy impacts in accordance with the 2018 IECC. While these buildings are commonly found in urban areas and less prevalent in suburban and rural areas, they significantly contribute to energy consumption on a per-building basis. This program aims to equip design professionals and code enforcement officials with the knowledge and skills to ensure their work results in buildings with energy use intensities that surpass the average standards.
During this training, attendees will have the opportunity to identify the specific locations within construction documents where various mechanical controls and equipment specifications are or should be included. By understanding the lighting power code requirements for both interior and exterior applications, participants will gain valuable insights into achieving energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Through guided discussions, attendees will also explore effective strategies for documenting plans and conducting inspections to ensure compliance with control configurations in the field.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the types and basic functions of common and complex HVAC systems.
• Identify where ventilation and related equipment are required including economizers, demand-controlled ventilation, and energy recovery ventilation.
• Identify fan power limitation calculations and how to determine if systems meet code limits.
• Know when commissioning is required and identify what is needed to show compliance.
• Identify the 2020 ECCCNYS code requirements for commercial lighting systems.
• Identify lighting power density calculations and how to determine if building and space types meet code limits.
• Identify how to do calculate exterior lighting power allowances.
• How to provide evidence of lighting functional testing.


Meet 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.


September 20
10:00 am - 1:10 pm
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