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Residential Energy Codes

Residential Energy Code Certification​—8 weeks

  1. Intro/Overview and Energy Code History

    1. Class Intro/Syllabus Overview

    2. Energy Code History

    3. Energy Code intersection with other codes

  2. Basic Building Science

    1. Building Science

    2. Moisture Management

  3. Residential Energy Code Basics / Requirements

    1. 2018 IECC

      1. Compliance Paths

    2. Thermal Envelope

      1. Walls, Floors and Roof/Ceilings

      2. Windows

      3. Doors

      4. Curtain Walls

    3. Performance Testing

  4. Mechanical Systems

    1. Heating Systems

    2. Cooling Systems

    3. Performance Testing

    4. Ventilation Systems

      1. ASHRAE 62.2

    5. Electric Requirements

  5. Best Practices and Non-Code Standards

    1. Envelope Best Practices

    2. Mechanical Best Practices

    3. Building Above Code

    4. ASHRAE 90.2

    5. LEED

    6. Passive House

  6. Advanced Energy Technologies

    1. Advanced Insulation

    2. Advanced Windows

    3. Smart Homes

    4. Electric Vehicles

    5. Grid-integrated Efficient Buildings

  7. Energy Code Benefits, Economics, and Marketing

    1. Energy Cost Savings and Non-Energy Benefits

    2. Incremental Costs and Payback

    3. Marketing High Performing Homes

  8. Discussion/Final Exam