NASEO will host a webinar, “State and Local Strategies for Increasing Building Energy Code Compliance,” from 1:30pm – 2:30pm EST on December 13, 2012. The webinar will highlight approaches for achieving higher levels of code compliance while also recognizing the potential impact of compliance strategies on already strained and limited state and local resources. Marilyn Kaplan, Project Manager at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will present on NYSERDA’s recent and ongoing compliance survey efforts. Marilyn will also discuss how this information is informing NYSERDA’s on-going strategies for capturing energy savings through increasing energy code compliance. Jennifer Wilson, State Energy Program Manager at the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), will highlight the results of a recent report, “Building Department Pilot Study: Guidance on Effective Enforcement of Georgia’s Energy Code.” The report examines building energy code enforcement practices from two jurisdictions in Georgia and identifies best practices related to building energy code compliance, including implementation of the blower door and duct tightness testing requirements of the Georgia code (2009 IECC plus amendments).
Following these presentations, there will be a Q&A session with the presenters and a discussion among all the SEOs in attendance regarding their challenges and successes pertaining to increasing building energy code compliance. NASEO members are encouraged to share the webinar registration link with other professionals in your state working on building energy codes, such as local code officials.