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Crushing the Code NYS: Commercial Envelope

This 2-hour, online training prepares building and design professionals in NYS to comply with the commercial mechanical, hot water, and lighting requirements in the 2020 ECCCNYS.

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Event Cost

  • Member & Non Member: Free Admission
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Continuing Education Credits

2 GBCI, 2 AIA LU-HSW, 2 PDH, 0.2 ICC


Course Overview

The building envelope will outlive all other building systems, so it’s critical that it is designed and built to code. Crushing the Code NYS: Commercial Envelope prepares building and design professionals in New York State to comply with the commercial envelope requirements in the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS).

In this session, students will examine what makes a building envelope code compliant under the 2020 ECCCNYS commercial provisions. 

What you’ll learn

By the end of this 2-hour course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to identify the building thermal envelope and the different components that impact code compliance. 
  • Recognize the importance of the air barrier and the latest industry strategies to create a tight building envelope for improved efficiency and occupant comfort. 
  • Describe the ways that heat flows through the building envelope and learn how to find or calculate the needed thermal resistance for code compliance. 
  • Explain code criteria that limits energy losses from windows.

Who is this for?

This training is recommended for architects, engineers, code enforcement officials, contractors, building owners and operators and students working towards a career in the building industry. Learn more about the Energy Code and if this training is right for you.

How it works

Each Crushing the Code training is live, taught remotely on Zoom, and led by a certified instructor with more than seven years of professional experience. Register for an upcoming class and put your energy code confusion to rest! 

If you have previously taken an 8-hour Crushing the Code NYS training, this 2-hour training contains similar content, reformatted into a shorter module.

Not sure where to start? Here’s how our newly restructured 2-hour trainings fit together. Take one standalone training, or take an entire series at your convenience.

Instructor

Chonghui Liu
Principal and Owner of CLEnergy 

Chonghui Liu (CL), PE, CEM, LEED AP, is the principal and owner of CLEnergy, an energy and engineering consulting firm based in Syracuse, NY; he is also a principal engineer at Arcadis, a global design and consulting company. CL has developed, managed, and performed a broad range of energy, commissioning, and mechanical engineering projects. He has contributed to the publication of ANSI/ASHRAE Energy Standard 90.1-2019 and 90.1-2022 as a Mechanical Subcommittee Voting Member since 2016, and he has been serving on the NYSERDA stakeholder advisory group for 2023 NYStretch Energy Code development.