How well is your organization complying with NC’s new commercial and residential energy codes? And, how can you most cost-effectively exceed them?
During the summer of 2019, NCBPA and AIA NC partnered to deliver six energy code workshops across the state on North Carolina’s new commercial and residential energy code. Participants learned the answers to these and other important questions:
- How are architects, builders, contractors, product suppliers and others complying with new energy code requirements, particularly with changes to the use of COMcheck and REScheck?
- What best practices are being used to ensure cost-effective design specifications, product selection and installation?
- How can residential builders and code officials benefit from the new Energy Rating Index compliance option?
- How can your company benefit from state, federal and utility rebate opportunities?
- What’s next for NC’s energy codes?
July 18 – Raleigh
July 24 – Wilmington
July 31 – Charlotte
August 1 – Asheville
August 7 – Boone
August 8 – Greensboro
About the Workshop:
North Carolina transitioned to new commercial and residential energy codes on January 1st and since then architects, developers, code officials and many others are learning how to best meet the new requirements. This eight hour workshop informs attendees of the most critical energy code changes and provides best practices to not only meet the new requirements, but exceed them as well. Instructed by energy code and building science expert Meghan McDermott of High Performance Building Solutions, this workshop will help you, your organization and your customers comply with the new energy code requirements where you need to, and exceed them where you want to.
In addition to the energy code updates, energy efficiency design experts from Willdan will deliver a one hour interactive course demonstrating how energy-efficiency goals—when addressed beginning in schematic design—can be successfully achieved, saving valuable resources such as design time and client budgets. The session begins with an overview of how comparative analysis assists in achieving energy conservation goals alongside factors that drive energy use. A case study building forming the basis of the charrette will be presented, including an overview of conservation strategies available for consideration. Participants will then break out into small groups and assemble “bundles” of selected energy efficiency measures to play out what-if scenarios, discussing the merits and challenges of each bundle. Attendees will improve their understanding of building energy analysis and learn how to take advantage of utility, state and federal rebate and incentive programs along the way.
Each workshop starts at 8:30am and wraps up at 4:30pm. Lunch is provided!
Learning objectives include:
- Understand the most critical commercial and residential energy code updates in NC’s new codes.
- Learn how to cost-effectively meet and exceed the requirements through design and installation practices and product selection considerations.
- Recognize the value early energy analysis provides to the design process and client decision-making.
- Identify a range of energy-efficiency options and their impacts on energy outcomes during various stages of design.
- Interpret building performance and financial information provided by energy analysis results including lifecycle costs.
- Understand how decisions made very early in pre-design can increase energy savings opportunities.
Workshop presenters include:
- Meghan McDermott – Co-Owner & Architectural Engineer, High Performance Building Solutions
- Ryan Miller – Executive Director, NCBPA
- Jeanne Huntsman, Renee Hutcheson, Elizabeth Bowen and Hannah Christoph of Willdan (formerly The Weidt Group)
CEUs are available for AIA HSW and BPI. Code Official CEUs are approved for Energy and Mechanical.
Visit our Events Calendar to view the other workshop locations and dates in this series.
Questions? Contact us at Info@BuildingNC.org or 919-841-6207.