Code Green: A Building Enclosure Energy Code Panel Discussion
As we strive to improve the demand that buildings place on our energy infrastructure, the building design and construction community is faced with constantly adapting to evolving energy performance requirements. Designers are faced with increasingly stringent model building codes and must understand the nuances of local amendments within multiple jurisdictions. Owner-driven, high-performance design standards and a multitude of performance certifications place further demands on the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry to develop buildings that exceed the minimum requirements of the code. In recent years, many of these efforts have focused specifically on building enclosure design and construction, including requirements related to air leakage, thermal bridging, energy code compliance pathways, and energy performance standards for new and existing buildings (e.g., passive house, operational performance requirements, and benchmarking).
AEC industry professionals are facing new and complex challenges when navigating this changing landscape. In this webinar, we have formed a panel of professionals with experience and insight into recent updates to energy performance requirements in various jurisdictions across the United States. Together, they will identify and discuss the challenges AEC industry professionals face and answer questions from participants.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify relevant requirements related to energy performance of building enclosures.
- Understand how various building enclosure energy performance requirements may impact your project.
- Recognize that each jurisdiction has independent, evolving building enclosure energy performance requirements.
- Discuss challenges that AEC industry professionals are facing or have faced on current and recently completed projects.
Participants will earn 1.5 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email email@example.com to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.