Building Energy Codes and Beyond Workshop

October 27-30, 2010 -- The Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

NASEO will be hosting a workshop at the ICC Final Action Hearings on Wednesday, October 27 – Saturday, October 30, 2010, focusing on building codes training and compliance.

Agenda and Presentations

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Workshop Registration

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

 

Speaker:

David Terry, Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials

 

Greening the Codes

This session will provide an overview of IGCC, Standard 189.1 and the evolution of building codes and standards. With the broad acceptance of LEED, a growing community of professionals recognized the need for enforceable codes and standards for large-scale adoption and implementation of green building practices by building departments and regulatory authorities.

 

Speaker:

Jeremy Sigmon, Manager Building Code Advocacy, U.S. Green Building Council

Moderator:

Brian Henderson, Southeast Regional Coordinator, National Association of State Energy Officials

 

Adoption and Implementation of Green Building Standards and Codes

Jurisdictions are engaging their communities and considering a wide array of policy measures in recognition of the need for sustainability planning.  For example, in Massachusetts, forty-seven municipalities have adopted the new “stretch code”.  The Cambridge, Massachusetts experience will be presented.

 

Speaker:

John Lojek, Commisoner, City of Newton Inspectional Services Department (No PowerPoint)

Moderator:

Ian Finlayson, Manager, Buildings and Climate Programs, Massachusetts Department of Energy

1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Open Session - ICC Hearings

6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Energy Code Compliance and Enforcement Best Practices

This session will look at several activities that provide high-impact and ways of establishing measurement and tracking protocols.  In addition, discussion will include the latest progress on code compliance.

 

Speaker:

Jim Meyers, Director Buildings Efficiency Program, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Moderator:

Joseph Hill, RA, Assistant Director for Energy Services, New York Department of State

 

Update on Code Implementation - Strategies and Technical Support

This session will focus on energy code implementation and what materials are needed to foster increased implementation and how they should be delivered.  Combined state/local implementation strategies working with builders and providing training and tools will be discussed.

 

Speakers:

Ralph Jenkins, Program Manager, Technical Services, South Carolina Energy Office (No PowerPoint)

John Spalding, Architect/Section Chief, Wisconsin Department of Commerce

Felix Lopez, Senior Engineer, Texas State Energy Conservation Office

Stuart Crine, State Building Code Commissioner, Iowa Department of Public Safety (No PowerPoint)

Moderator:

Joseph Hill, RA, Assistant Director for Energy Services, New York Department of State

 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Workshop Registration

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Incremental Cost of States Moving to 2009 IECC and Beyond

This session will focus on the incremental cost issue of more stringent energy codes.  Analysis has been conducted on the cost implications of states moving from where they were to the 2009 IECC, as well as moving to a more energy efficiency code.

 

Speaker:

Robin Snyder, Program Director, Building Codes Assistance Project, Alliance to Save Energy

Moderator:

Lee Bolten, Assistant Director, Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Open Session - ICC Hearings

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Net-Zero Commercial Buildings

A series of measures and market-proven technologies can be integrated to achieve significant energy savings over the current national model code.  In collaboration with key partners and stakeholders, how can we get even deeper savings in commercial buildings in order to get on a path to net-zero buildings.  Outcome-Based Codes will also be discussed.

 

Speaker:

David Hewitt, Executive Director, New Buildings Institute

Moderator:

Maureen Guttman, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Governor's Green Government Council

 

A Case Study on State Code Adoption

The State of North Carolina is in the middle of a code adoption process.  An update on the process, challenges and strategies going forward will be discussed.

 

Speakers:

Chris Mathis, President, MC2 Mathis Consulting Company

Thomas A. Dorsey, Senior Vice President, Corporate Properties, Wells Fargo

Billy Hinton, Building Code Consultant, North Carolina Department of Insurance

Moderator:

Renee Hutcheson, USI, North Carolina State Energy Office

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Open Session - ICC Hearings
Friday, October 29, 2010

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Workshop Registration

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Case Studies of Technical Assistance to States, including Compliance Pilot Studies

The U.S. Department of Energy has begun tracking compliance with the 2009 IECC in selected states that have already adopted the code, and expects to publish usable best practices for compliance for any state.  A focus of the technical assistance and activities of the Southeast will be presented from the regional efficiency provider and several states.

 

Speaker:

Maria Leonardi, Building Codes Program Manager, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Moderator:

Evan Brown, Building Codes and Emergency Response Coordinator, Arkansas Energy Office

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Open Session - ICC Hearings

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Convergence of Energy, Building Automation Systems and Technology

The expanding opportunities for deep savings impacts in commercial buildings will be discussed, including key technology that can enhance building operation and facility management.

 

Speaker:

Michael Burke, LEED GA, Director, Energy Solutions, Johnson Controls

Moderator:

Amy Butler, Bureau Director, Michigan Bureau of Energy Systems

 

Application of Residential Building Space

This session will highlight an example of super-insulated, super-tight housing construction in the northeast.

 

Speaker:

Donald Vigneau, AIA, Building Energy Code Project Manager, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership

Moderator:

Amy Butler, Bureau Director, Michigan Bureau of Energy Systems

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Open Session - ICC Hearings
Saturday, October 30, 2010

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Strategies for Measuring Building Code Compliance

Many states, territories and jurisdictions are creating plans to measure and improve compliance with their current and future energy codes.  Action plans and recommended methodologies will be discussed, along with resources and tools available to help.

 

Speakers:

Representatives, State and Local Governments

Moderator:

Michael DeWein, Technial Director, Building Codes Assistance Project

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Open Session - ICC Hearings

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Strategies for State Adoption

This session will provide strategies for State and local energy code adoption and what materials, technical assistance, and support are available and/or needed to facilitate adoption and how it should be delivered.  Identify and communicate the benefits to builders and policy-makers.

 

Speakers:

Representatives, State and Local Governments

Moderator:

Ralph Jenkins, Program Manager, Technical Services, South Carolina Energy Office

 

Enhancing State and Local Government Coordination on Codes

This session will follow-up from previous discussions of earlier this year with state and local governments on strategies to better communicate and coordinate code related issues on adoption, implementation, training, technical assistance, resource needs, compliance and evaluation.

 

Speakers:

Representatives, State and Local Governments

Moderators:

The Honorable Heidi Davison, Mayor, City of Athens, Georgia

Brian Henderson, Southeast Regional Coordinator, National Association of State Energy Officials

 

Workshop Adjournment

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Open Session - ICC Hearings

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Shemika Spencer at 703.299.8800 ext. 15 or sspencer@naseo.org.