Buildings are not good for the environment, consuming more than 40% of all US Energy. Energy standards and codes such as ASHRAE 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) exist to lessen this “building” burden to the environment. But exactly how do these codes relate to architects and what are the available paths to compliance? Architects must closely integrate their efforts with project engineers to balance the design of the building envelope with the building’s engineered systems to meet the minimum energy efficiency requirements. However, architects may find it difficult to stay abreast on energy efficiency requirements that continue to get more stringent and difficult to interpret. This presentation will provide a roadmap for building envelope compliance, as well as provide touchpoints where architect-engineer integration is essential for overall project compliance.
Attendees will recognize the difference between energy standards and energy codes, and understand which to follow.
Attendees will identify the differences between the prescriptive and performance-based paths of energy code compliance and in which situations to use each path.
Attendees will determine the prescriptive requirements and mandatory provisions for building envelopes.
Attendees will integrate architectural and engineering decisions to meet or exceed the minimum energy efficiency performance.
Presenter: Timothy A. Warren, PE, LEED AP. Tim has more than two decades of experience in interpreting energy codes and is president of JDB Engineering, Inc. A licensed mechanical engineer and LEED Accredited Professional, he is passionate about energy reduction and creative applications of engineering concepts. Tim has previously presented at the National Facilities Management & Technology Expo (NFMT), Sustainable Manufacturing Summit, Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, Project Management Institute, and Leadership Montgomery County (MD). He also has a keen interest in sustainability, and was involved with one of the first applications of the Living Building Challenge outside of the Pacific Northwest.
This program qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW for the South Atlantic Region. Format: Course led by instructor in-person.