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Building Code Training: The 2018 IECC for Pennsylvania – Commercial

Thursday, May 9th | 9:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual Event


Course Summary: 

This training will include a high-level review of building science concepts including basic thermodynamics (how heat moves), including stack effect, and conditions that result in optimum occupant comfort and productivity.  The program will focus on high-impact energy code provisions and items with relatively high noncompliance as found by a recent PNNL commercial energy efficiency field study.  Specific topics will include envelope insulation and air sealing, mechanical system control configurations, economizers, kitchen ventilation, energy recovery ventilation, demand control ventilation, and lighting controls.  These topics will be framed in terms of entering and reviewing COMcheck inputs and outputs for accuracy regarding the submitted construction documents.  Instructors will also present the use of example checklists throughout the program.

Learning Objectives: 

1) Identify significant changes between the 2015 and 2018 IECC

2) Describe the science behind building energy efficiency and occupant comfort and productivity

3) Identify the energy code provisions with high impact but low compliance rates

4) Describe mechanical system and lighting control configuration requirements