Continuing Education Credits
Conquering the Energy Code: Residential prepares architects and engineers in New York State to comply with the many requirements in the 2015 NYS Code and design more energy-efficient buildings in the process. In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge about significant changes, new provisions, and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects.
“I learned a tremendous amount which I have been able to apply immediately. Although I have been involved in a Passive House project and have had Building Science consult on an indoor pool project, taking this class enhanced my knowledge and clarified how the energy code may be implemented in NY." —Conquering the Code student
By the end of the course, participants will:
- Understand the structure and rationale behind the energy code, and know how to navigate it;
- Be able to differentiate the various compliance pathways and understand the requirements for compliance on residential projects;
- Understand the interdependence of the building envelope, mechanical and lighting systems and their impacts on energy consumption;
- Know what to expect at progress inspections;
- Sharpen communications and coordination with clients, the design team, code officials and the construction team to remove barriers to compliance.
Download the course outline here.
Note: This course 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.
Each Conquering the Energy Code 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.
- The course fee includes a course manual.
- Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of the 2015 IECC Code Book.
Code Enforcement Official (CEO) credits must be requested at least 30-days prior to the course date. Other available credits (GBCI, AIA, LU-HSW, PDH) do not require advance notice, but please provide a member number as applicable. Advance registration is required for this course.
If you are unable to attend or miss your scheduled course date, sign up for a future ECODE class at no additional cost by emailing email@example.com. Note that any requests for a refund must be made no later than one week in advance of your scheduled class.
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