The objective of the Commercial Energy Code is to educate the construction community about the energy code in order to increase compliance. This webinar is excellent information for PEs, but is also applicable to architects, code enforcement officials, contractors and building owners.
The presentation includes an in-depth review and analysis of the mechanical, envelope and lighting/power requirements for commercial buildings. This webinar is more oriented to “understanding” the code rather than just repeating the code.
Main sections of the code will be highlighted a presentation full of graphics and photographs. Plus, we’ll also include explanations of the applicability of the section and corresponding images of real-life building situations of both compliant and non-compliant constructions, as appropriate.
In order to enable greater compliance with the energy code, we encourage a discussion around interpretations and applications of the code by addressing the building science and intent behind the code’s prescriptions. Within each section of the Code, there are numerous seemingly small issues (often only one sentence) that have a large impact. We identify and discuss these points to ensure that attendees understand the full application of the code.
The final portion of the webinar is devoted to enforcement of the code to ensure compliance. Since the Code is primarily a prescriptive code and the majority of projects will be able to readily comply, emphasis is placed on the standard compliance path using COMcheck. The performance-based Energy Cost Budget Method of ASHRAE 90.1 will be introduced as an alternate method of compliance.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Introduction about building energy consumption, the energy codes, ASHRAE 90.1 and their applications
- Analysis and review of the commercial energy code for Mechanical systems
- Analysis and review of the commercial energy code for Envelope and Lighting/Power systems
- The last section will be devoted to enforcement of the code to ensure compliance. Since the Code is primarily a prescriptive code and the majority of projects will be able to readily comply, emphasis will be placed on the standard compliance path using COMcheck. The performance-based Energy Cost Budget Method of ASHRAE 90.1 will be introduced as an alternate method of compliance
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