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Building Science: Energy Code Standards & Trends

June 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am June 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm CDT


 Are you a local building official or work on building and energy codes? Want to understand the latest standards and trends? Join MEC for a FREE multi-day training course!

Cities in our region are in process of adopting more recent energy codes, so MEC is hosting a FREE building science & energy codes training. The course is valued at $200+ and attendees are eligible for up to 8 Continuing Education Hours.

This course will provide an overview of the history of residential energy codes in the IRC and IECC and the development of multiple compliance paths. It provides a common understanding of the thermal envelope, including the impact of windows, doors, and skylights, what is included in insulation installation grading, and advanced framing techniques. Heating, cooling, and mechanical ventilation systems are also covered along with a discussion of the importance of duct tightness. Lighting, appliance, and clean energy contributions are discussed. The role of a HERS Rater as a third-party verifier and the verifications they perform, as well as what to look for in their reporting is included. Index scores and what they mean, along with similarities and differences between the HERS Index and the ERI are discussed.

When: June 15 & 16, 8am-12pm
Where: Plexpod Westport Commons – 300 East 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

In July there will be a one-day training session on the commercial energy code. Stay tuned for additional details.

Meet Your Instructor

Sharla Riead, Hathmore Technologies LLC, EnergySmart Institute

Sharla’s energy and environmental experience began with her first energy audit in 1979 and spans years of progression from working as an energy auditor through construction and installation of solar panels to directorships and management of energy conservation and consulting companies and culminates in her leadership of Hathmore Technologies, LLC. For over five decades she has performed heat load calculations, residential energy diagnostics, solar and alternate energy design, energy conservation instruction, contracting, and consulting. As a Certified Building Analyst and Envelope Specialist, Sharla assisted hundreds of homeowners with energy retrofit improvement analysis and design. As a Certified Home Energy Rater, Sharla and her team provide testing, certification, and program compliance services for national energy and environmental programs such as ENERGYSTAR, NAHB Green Build, US Green Building Council’s LEED® for Homes Program and Federal Energy Tax Credits. Sharla and her company have supported several hundred builders with their Green Building goals.

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