Energy Code Training

Conquering the Energy Code for Commercial Architects and Engineers

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 7.0 CE Credits
Approved for 7.0 HSW/LU Hours (Applicable to NYS Professional Engineers)
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General Admission

Conquer the Code

Demystify New York State's 2015 Energy Conservation Construction Code with Conquer the Code, a training course to help architects and engineers design more energy-efficient buildings. In an era of improved code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge about significant changes, new provisions, and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects. Attend one of our courses for a look at the new energy code and to understand what it means for your daily work.

Each course is led by a certified instructor with more than five years of professional architecture or engineering experience, a passion for sustainability, and in-depth knowledge of the green building industry. Learn how to conquer the energy code from an expert designer of commercial, institutional, industrial, single-family and/or multi-family buildings that exceed energy code requirements.


Conquer the Code starts with the basics of energy code design and construction requirements, teaches the breadth of the residential/commercial provisions and ends with clarification of the documentation and inspection processes.

The course covers:

  • All mandatory prescriptive requirements and the context behind these provisions

  • How to navigate the code and find relevant information
  • How to evaluate and select the right compliance path for various projects
  • What documentation is needed to show compliance
  • What to expect at progress inspections
  • How to improve design team communication to reduce barriers to compliance

The class is not intended for people who want to learn energy modeling or how to use COMcheck or REScheck, but will teach you the prescriptive requirements that underlie those programs.


Advance registration is required for this course—we cannot accept walk-ins and apologize for any inconvenience.

Requests to change course dates must be placed at least one week in advance of the scheduled class by emailing If participants cannot attend their scheduled course date due to an emergency, they are asked to call 212-514-9385 x126 as soon as possible. Note that any requests for refund will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Please email with any questions.

Wolfgang Werner RA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Urban Fabrick

Wolfgang is an architect and building sustainability expert. He is a principal at Urban Fabrick, Inc. with more than 18 years of experience in building sustainability, architectural design, construction administration, and building investigation. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in architecture from the Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany and a master’s degree in architecture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.


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