Applying the Energy Code to Existing Building Enclosures

Applying the Energy Code to Existing Building Enclosures

Building energy code requirements are generally developed for new construction, then applied to existing buildings when those structures are rehabilitated or altered, or if they undergo a change in occupancy or use. Often in these cases, the quantity of alterations or type of building enclosure work being performed will dictate which provisions of the energy code apply and which can be ignored. Determining which provisions apply to a particular project can be difficult, however, and result in project delays if not applied and documented properly. In this webinar, we will address how to apply the energy code to building enclosure work on existing buildings.


After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify which provisions of the energy code apply to different types of building enclosure work for existing buildings.
  • Describe the methods used to determine the energy performance data required by the energy code for different building enclosure systems.
  • Identify building enclosure systems that must meet current energy code provisions.
  • Compare different approaches to meeting current energy code requirements for building enclosure systems on existing buildings.

Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email events@sgh.com to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register. 

About the Speaker

David  Artigas
David Artigas | Senior Project Manger

David Artigas is experienced in managing the investigation, design, and construction contract administration of building enclosures on both historic and contemporary buildings of many types in the United States. He also performs thermal and hygrothermal modeling and assessment of building enclosure assemblies, specializing in existing and historic building enclosure systems. David is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and Association for Preservation Technology International (APT).