Understanding Virginia’s New Residential Energy Code

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Name: Understanding Virginia’s New Residential Energy Code
Date: September 25, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Understanding Virginia?s New Residential Energy Code
How well is the 2012 Virginia Energy Code being implemented in residential buildings across the state? Join Viridiant to learn about a recent field study that assessed this, changes in the 2015 Virginia Energy Code, and how to meet the new requirements with the least risk. The field study results highlight areas of success as well as areas that will likely be challenging under the 2015 Energy Code. Specific attention will be paid to strategies for complying with upcoming mandatory duct testing requirements, including measures to achieve 4% total duct leakage or avoid that requirement altogether. 

Outline:
Overview material ? 20 minutes
·        Results from 2017-2018 Residential Energy Code field study
·        Survey results
·        Goal of training w/respect to those results and upcoming code changes
Building science basics ? 30 minutes
Meeting the new energy code ? 25 minutes
·        Changes in the new code
·        Pathways for compliance (Prescriptive, Performance, ERI) and cost effectiveness
·        New duct testing requirements
Meeting the duct leakage requirements ? 30 minutes
·       What to look for in a quality duct installation
·       Bringing ducts into conditioned space
·       What to ask your HVAC contractor/what HVAC contractors should be prepared to answer
·       Contract language ? sample contract language for sizing, equipment selection, duct sealing materials and standards
·       What a quality duct installation looks like and how to achieve it
·       How to find a qualified duct tester
Resources ? 5 minutes
Quiz ? 10 minutes
·        Photos of scenarios discussed in training and give a pass/fail
Location:
HBAR Office
400 North Ridge Road
Henrico, VA 2329
Date/Time Information:
September 25th, 2019
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Contact Information:
Jeana Schiffres
Fees/Admission:
Free to attend!
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