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BCD600 – Meeting Residential Energy Requirements with Wood-Frame Construction


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As compliance with new energy codes becomes more challenging, designers, builders and code officials are looking to understand the new requirements and for flexibility in design. This presentation will focus on how to meet the energy requirements of the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) and prescriptive options of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Included will be a discussion on the flexibility offered in the codes and what design aids are available to make compliance easier, including DCA 7 – Meeting Residential Energy Requirements with Wood-Frame Construction – 2012 IECC Version and a related Energy UA calculator.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this presentation, participants will:

  1. Understand the three prescriptive energy paths in the IRC and IECC.
  2. Be familiar with R-values and U-factors for assemblies and how to calculate them.
  3. Be familiar with the allowable trade-offs in the IRC and IECC.
  4. Be familiar with available design aids offered by AWC.

Equivalencies: 1.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU)

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