2015 RBES Expanded Training October 28th
Post date: Oct 1, 2015 7:11:37 PM
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Please join us for:
EXPANDED TRAINING ON VERMONT'S
2015 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ENERGY STANDARDS
Wednesday, October 28th
8:00am - 3:30pm
Three Stallion Inn
665 Stock Farm Road
This in-depth training session promises to be informative and practical. The course will start with a review of the 2015 RBES and its significant changes from the 2011 code, then move to an overview and instruction on how to use the free software tool, REScheck to show compliance with RBES. The next part of the session will be spent looking at key situations (wall sections, ventilation, etc.) and reviewing current best practice and building science for both new construction and retrofits. There will also be a discussion of the new "Stretch" code, towns' growing role in compliance certification, and what services Efficiency Vermont provides. The day's session will end with a quick overview of Vermont's other requirements for single family homes (smoke/fire detection, etc).
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:
- Understand the requirements of RBES and apply them to projects;
- Follow and use the simplified "packages;"
- Use REScheck software for more complicated projects;
- Design & construct key parts of buildings for energy efficiency;
- Apply best energy efficiency practices to renovations;
- Understand new paperwork Vermont's towns are required to use for certification;
- Use Efficiency Vermont's services for a range of construction projects;
- Understand the basics of the Stretch Code now in place in Vermont;
- Understand and apply Vermont's requirements for single family homes.
Dave Keefe, an energy consultant with Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, has 30 years of experience making Vermont homes perform better. He has taught extensively on Vermont's residential energy codes, energy efficiency, and best practices, including numerous courses on the 2011 and 2015 code updates for builders, architects, homeowners, and all others involved with residential construction. He also provides ongoing support to the building community handling day-to-day inquiries received through the Energy Code Assistance Center.
8:30 2015 RBES and REScheck software
10:30 15 min break
10:45 Building Science & Best Practices
1:15 Towns' new responsibilities; EVT services; Stretch code.
2:15 15 min break
2:30 Presentation from Department of Fire Safety on requirements for single family homes
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:
6 LU's for AIA (with HSW)
Registration is $35 and includes the full day of training, 6 CE credits, continental breakfast, lunch and a one-year membership in the ICC Building Safety Association of Vermont!
Event Completed (at full capacity) - Registration is closed.
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