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Two Codes Education Opportunities!
By Stephanie Spear, Manager, Building Codes Policy
Have you been wanting to learn more about codes? Now is your chance! Check out two new education opportunities below.
Want to learn the basics of energy modeling? Presented by Roger Chang, Principal and Director of Sustainability at Westlake Reed Leskosky, this course will provide a basic introduction to the concept of energy modeling, geared especially toward architects. In addition to learning what energy modeling is, participants will be taught about its relevance to integrated project design and how it aids in code compliance. Some case studies will also be explored.
Cutting through Code Confusion: A New R-Value Guide for Roofs and Walls
December 18, 2012 @ 2:00 PM EST
*This course has also been approved for 1 RCI CEH
Since 1994, the International Codes, or I-Codes, have served as models for almost all state and local codes in the United States. The 2012 edition of the I-Codes includes several landmark advances to increase energy efficiency in buildings. Not only does the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) include new and higher standards for almost every component in the building envelope, but these standards are further increased in the new International Green Construction Code (IgCC), which is intended to serve as an overlay code, or “above the code” standard for sustainable buildings.
Although the significant advancement in energy efficiency in the 2012 I-Codes is considered to be beneficial by energy experts, the number of new options available may be confusing to the non-expert. In an effort to assist building designers and contractors, the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing and the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association and have published a Roof and Wall Thermal Design Guide for interested building professionals.
1. Provide attendees with an understanding of the prescriptive thermal value tables in the 2012 edition of the I-Codes.
2. Offer an explanation and translation of information into simple and straightforward roof and wall R-value tables covering the most common types of roof and wall assemblies.
3. Describe how the new design guide is organized and how building professionals can use the guide to better understand the prescriptive thermal design standards of the 2012 I-Codes.
4. Provide webinar attendees with a free electronic copy of the new Roof and Wall Thermal Design Guide.
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