2018 Residential Energy Code Workshops

NCBPA offers educational workshops for architects, builders and developers, contractors, code officials and others on the new 2018 Residential Energy Code.  Learn how to comply with the new minimum code requirements and exceed them through energy efficiency and high performance design, installation, products and services!  Scroll down for more information and contact us to schedule a workshop at your company or in your region!

Have questions or want to schedule a workshop? Please contact us at Info@BuildingNC.org or 919-841-6207.

About the Workshop

Learn how to meet and exceed NC’s new residential energy code

Register for this workshop to learn how to meet and exceed NC’s new residential energy code requirements that become mandatory on January 1st of 2019.  Expert instructors will provide builders, code officials, contractors and others with details on key energy efficiency and performance code changes and, most importantly, provide guidance on cost-effective means to meet and exceed the new code standards.  A major focal point of the workshop includes an introduction to the newly-available compliance path called the Energy Rating Index (ERI).  This performance-based option saves time, saves money and helps achieve an energy efficient house through the use of third-party HERS ratings.

Dates and Locations:

NCBPA is currently scheduling dates and locations across the state for October and November.  Visit our Upcoming Events Calendar to see when workshops are scheduled and contact us to schedule one for your company or in your region!


  • 30 minutes of networking with light food/drinks
  • 75 minutes of presentation
  • 15 minutes of Q&A
  • Can be presented as breakfast, lunch n’ learn or late afternoon event (preferred)


  • Chuck Perry – President, PerryBuilt Homes
  • Curt A. Hurd – Residential Buildings Specialist, NCBPA


CEUs Available:

  • AIA HSW – 2 hours approved
  • BPI – .57 hours approved
  • Code Officials – 2 hours approved


  • Summary of key code changes, front and back

Workshop Agenda:

Review energy code changes (30 min):

  • Fenestration and insulation tables
  • Requirements for house wrap and exterior sheathing
  • Requirements for duct testing
  • Attached and detached garages
  • Existing residential building energy code

Discuss the status of REScheck (15 min):

  • Only available if complying with 2015 IECC requirements (above-code)
  • Learn how to meet and exceed minimum energy code without it

Discuss ERI Compliance Option (30 min)

  • What is the ERI?
  • Benefits of using the ERI for compliance
  • How to account for renewables
  • Mandatory requirements and backstop
  • What score is needed for compliance?
  • Required forms, reports, policies and procedures
  • Trade-off options (if available)
  • Logistics of working with code officials to ensure a smooth process

Review future code change possibilities (15 min):

  • Required third-party whole house and duct leakage testing
  • Solar PV
  • Electric vehicles
  • Battery storage

Questions & Discussion (15 min)


  • $40 for members and $60 for non-members.  Discounts available for NCBPA member companies!
  • Companies can join NCBPA for as little as $21 per month at BuildingNC.org
  • Light food and drinks are included