Commercial energy code design: Building thermal envelope provisions

AIA Codes Network webinar

Energy design using the 2015 IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013

The AIA Codes and Standards Committee (C&S) created the AIA Codes Network to engage AIA members in a dialogue about this critical policy issue.

Architects’ comprehension of, and engagement with, the development of construction codes and standards and other development regulations directly affects the success and prosperity of the AIA, its members, the profession and communities at large. It is essential that the AIA – with the ongoing leadership provided by the growing expertise of the Codes and Standards Committee – proactively engage with AIA members openly and in pertinent issues as they arise to achieve the Institute’s vision for future development, design and construction. In addition, committee members and staff will draw upon the expertise of allied professionals and partnerships to be a credible and reliable voice.

This webinar offers 1.5 AIA Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) Learning Units (LUs) with an intermediate-level overview of the building thermal envelope provisions of the latest national model energy codes. Changes to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013 and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) commercial provisions impact the design of commercial and high-rise residential buildings – including windows, doors and skylights, thermal envelope materials and technologies, and HVAC equipment.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the different compliance paths & methods applied to the building’s thermal envelope.

2. Learn the differences between new construction, additions, alterations, and repairs.

3. Become familiar with the mandatory requirements for the building thermal envelope.

4. Learn the differences between ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013 and the 2015 IECC commercial building thermal envelope provisions.

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