The Principles and Implications of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) v2012

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Green building and sustainable design are hot topics in the building design and construction industry. Beyond the hype, though there is a real advantage to employing many of the tactics espoused by these strategies, chief among these advantages is the ability to save money while saving the environment. Many standards have been written to codify these green approaches. ASHRAE has put out their 189.1 standard, and industry personnel are very familiar with LEED. Another entity that is pushing the boundaries of green and sustainable design is the IECC - International Energy Conservation Code. In this course we will explore the tenets and nuances of that standard. (Fundamental – 2 hours).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Explain who and what the IECC is, their cycle of publication, and goal(s) for the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
• Describe IECC design and construction requirements for building envelope (walls, roof, doors, glazing).
• Identify IECC design and construction requirements for MEP systems.
• Differentiate between IECC design and construction requirements for commercial and residential applications.
• Explain IECC design and construction requirements for total building performance, commissioning, and operations.
• Compare and contrast IECC, ASHRAE, LEED, and other leading green standards that are designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

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