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State Energy Code Training and Support Services

 

Energy Code Training Directory

All of the training provided in this directory is supported with funding by NYSERDA. This directory lists trainings that are currently available to the public and will be updated periodically as new training is made available and old training is discontinued. 

Training Organization Course Name Category Continuing Education Credits Course Description Link
Urban Green Council Crushing the Code NYC: Residential ECCCNYS-2020, residential chapters 7 GBCI, AIA LU-HSW and PDH credits

Crushing the Code New York State: Residential prepares building and design professionals in New York State to comply with the many requirements in the ECCCNYS-2020 and design more energy-efficient buildings in the process. In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge about significant changes, new provisions and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects.

 

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Urban Green Council Crushing the Code NYS: Commercial ECCCNYS-2020, commercial chapters 7 GBCI, AIA LU-HSW and PDH credits Crushing the Code New York State: Commercial prepares building and design professionals in New York State to comply with the many requirements in the ECCCNYS-2020 and design more energy-efficient buildings in the process. In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge about significant changes, new provisions and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects. https://www.urbangreencouncil.org/content/projects/crushing-nyc-energy-codeLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Urban Green Council Crushing the Code NYC: Residential 2020 NYCECC, residential chapters 7 GBCI, AIA LU-HSW and PDH credits Crushing the Code New York City: Residential prepares design and building professionals to comply with the many requirements in the 2020 NYCECC and create more energy-efficient buildings in the process. In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge on significant changes, new provisions and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects. https://www.urbangreencouncil.org/content/projects/crushing-nyc-energy-codeLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Urban Green Council Crushing the Code NYC: Commercial 2020 NYCECC, commercial chapters 7 GBCI, AIA LU-HSW and PDH credits Crushing the Code New York City: Commercial prepares design and building professionals to comply with the many requirements in the 2020 NYCECC and create more energy-efficient buildings in the process. In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge on significant changes, new provisions and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects. https://www.urbangreencouncil.org/content/projects/crushing-nyc-energy-codeLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Urban Green Council What’s New in the 2020 NYC Energy Code 2020 NYCECC 1.5 GBCI, AIA LU-HSW and PDH credits

What’s New in the 2020 NYC Energy Code is a free 90-minute online class designed to cover the major updates in the 2020 NYCECC and how it relates to NYC’s Local Law 97. This class is recommended for a range of design and building professionals, from principals to expediters.

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Newport Ventures 2020 ECCCNYS for Residential Buildings: Overview ECCCNYS-2020, residential chapters 3 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number 49-7220) and AIA LU-HSW credits

This course combines an overview of the residential chapters of the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS-2020) with a review of REScheck software. This 3-hour course covers the ECCCNYS-2020 changes relative to the ECCCNYS-2016, and frequently misunderstood requirements.

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Newport Ventures 2020 ECCCNYS for Commercial Buildings: Overview ECCCNYS-2020, commercial chapters 3 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number 49-7225) and AIA LU-HSW credits

This course focuses on the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNY-2020) and highlights differences from the 2016 code. This 3-hour course includes case studies that invite audience participation and discusses typical enforcement scenarios.

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Newport Ventures Transitioning to High Performance: Residential Building Strategies Energy Efficiency 3 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number T02-07-2981) and AIA LU-HSW credits

This course is designed for residential builders and architects, and examines moving from minimum compliance with the ECCCNYS-2020 to incorporating high performance technology and practices into building design and construction. The course will consist of two major parts: 

  1. Technology that enables relatively easy and cost-effective transition to above-code performance; and, 
  2. The business case for investing in higher performance construction.

 In addition to introducing some innovative technologies, this course reviews case studies based on interviews with above-code builders and how they successfully evolved their building practices. When possible, local guest speakers from building, trade and design professions will offer first-hand experience with moving beyond code-minimum practice.

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Performance Systems Development ECCCNYS Residential Enforcement (Pt 1): Plan Review in 15 Minutes or Less Enforcement 1.5 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number T02-07-2829), AIA LU/HSW, BPI, and PDH credits

Research suggests that many code officials have limited time to perform plan reviews and that life and safety requirements necessarily take priority. This webinar is Part 1 of a two-part series, and will help code officials prioritize what energy code requirements to review with limited time. Permit applicants will also benefit from this course to effectively prepare construction documents for energy code compliance. Participants will understand what’s required to perform quick – yet thorough – document submittals and plan reviews. Sample checklists, worksheets and other forms will be discussed and downloadable.

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Performance Systems Development ECCCNYS Residential Enforcement (Pt 2): Inspection in 15 Minutes or Less Enforcement 1.5 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number T02-07-2863), AIA LU/HSW, BPI, and PDH credits

Research suggests that many code officials have limited time to perform thorough energy code inspections. This 90-minute webinar covers the five required inspections: footing and foundation; Framing and rough-in; Plumbing rough-in; Mechanical rough-in; and, Final. Part 2 of a two-part series, this course will help code officials and those responsible for designing and constructing residential buildings. Participants will understand what’s required to perform quick – yet thorough – site inspections. Sample inspection checklists, worksheets and other forms will be discussed and downloadable.

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Performance Systems Development ECCCNYS Residential Envelope (Pt 1): Air Sealing to 3 ACH50
Building Envelope
1.5 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number T02-07-2843), AIA LU/HSW, BPI, and PDH credits

Research, including DOE Residential Field StudiesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., suggests significant noncompliance with the energy code’s 3 ACH50 air leakage requirement. Multiple other field studies show a lack of proper insulation installation. This webinar covers air sealing and testing requirements using CAD details, 3D graphics, and photographs, for residential construction. This webinar is Part 1 of a two-part series on energy code envelope requirements. Both webinars include test-your-knowledge questions, and guided discussion of pros/cons of various strategies.

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Performance Systems Development ECCCNYS Residential Envelope (Pt 2): Other Requirements
Building Envelope
1.5 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number T02-07-2849), AIA LU/HSW, BPI, and PDH credits

Research, including DOE Residential Field StudiesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., suggests significant noncompliance with the energy code’s 3 ACH50 air leakage requirement. Multiple other field studies show a lack of proper insulation installation. This webinar covers energy code insulation installation requirements, and includes mock-ups, CAD details, 3D graphics, and photographs for residential construction. This webinar is Part 2 of a two-part series and includes test-your-knowledge questions, and guided discussion of pros/cons of various strategies.

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Performance Systems Development ECCCNYS Residential Systems (Pt 1): Whole-house Mechanical Ventilation
Mechanical Systems
1.5 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number T02-07-2857), AIA LU/HSW, BPI, and PDH credits

In this course, attendees will understand the building science behind this important code requirement and be able define various methods of achieving compliance. In addition, attendees will learn how to determine the minimum required ventilation rate based on house specifications and choose a system that meets the ventilation rates and fan efficacy requirements.

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Performance Systems Development ECCCNYS Residential Systems (Pt 2): Forced Air Distribution Mechanical Systems
1.5 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number T02-07-2862), AIA LU/HSW, BPI, and PDH credits

In this course, attendees will understand the importance of duct testing, sealing, and installation of heating and cooling systems. Attendees will be able to distinguish various code requirements based on duct proximity to the building thermal envelope. In addition, attendees will learn duct insulation requirements and methods. Attendees will be introduced to a customizable Duct and Envelope Testing (DET) reporting form to make demonstrating code compliance straightforward and efficient.

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Performance Systems Development ECCCNYS for Large Commercial Buildings (Pt 1): Mechanical Systems
Mechanical Systems 1.5 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number T02-07-2910), AIA LU/HSW, BPI, and PDH credits

This course prepares design professionals and code enforcement officials to ensure their work results in buildings with better-than-average energy use intensities. Attendees will be asked to pinpoint the locations in construction documents where various mechanical controls and equipment specifications are (or should be). Guided discussions will help attendees identify the best ways to provide adequate documentation on plans and inspect or elucidate control configurations in the field.

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Performance Systems Development

ECCCNYS for Large Commercial Buildings (Pt 2): Lighting Systems

Lighting
1.5 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number T02-07-2908), AIA LU/HSW, BPI, and PDH credits

This course prepares design professionals and code enforcement officials to ensure their work results in buildings with better-than-average energy use intensities. Attendees will be asked to pinpoint the locations in construction documents where various lighting controls and equipment specifications are (or should be). Attendees will understand lighting power code requirements for both interior and exterior applications. Guided discussions will help attendees identify the best ways to provide adequate documentation on plans and inspect or elucidate control configurations in the field.

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Performance Systems Development

Prioritizing ECCCNYS Enforcement for Commercial Buildings (Pt 1)

Building Envelope 1.5 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number T02-07-2940), AIA LU/HSW, BPI, and PDH credits In a detailed analysis of commercial buildings Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.[PDF], 21% of the energy code systems investigated were responsible for 81% of the potential energy cost savings—this finding highlights the need for a framework-driven approach towards energy code enforcement efforts. This course, Part 1 of a two-part series, addresses how building department staff can prioritize limited time and resources to address the most critical commercial envelope requirements, and maximize the realization of savings inherent in the energy code. https://psdconsulting.com/ny-energycode/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Performance Systems Development

Prioritizing ECCCNYS Enforcement for Commercial Buildings (Pt 2)

Mechanical and Lighting Systems 1.5 NYSDOS In-service (Course Number T02-07-2947), AIA LU/HSW, BPI, and PDH credits In a detailed analysis of commercial buildings Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.[PDF], 21% of the energy code systems investigated were responsible for 81% of the potential energy cost savings—this finding highlights the need for a framework-driven approach towards energy code enforcement efforts. This course, Part 2 of a two-part series, addresses how building department staff can prioritize limited time and resources to address the most critical commercial mechanical and lighting system requirements, and maximize the realization of savings inherent in the energy code. https://psdconsulting.com/ny-energycode/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Karpman Consulting LLC

110: Performance-based Compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016

ASHRAE 90.1 Performance Compliance 8 NYSDOS In-service, AIA LU/HSW credits This 8-hour training focuses on ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Section 11 Energy Cost Budget Method and Appendix G Performance Rating Method, which are the compliance options under 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS-2020) for commercial buildings. It describes the energy modeling requirements for building envelope, lighting, HVAC, service water heating and miscellaneous other systems, highlighting similarities and differences between 90.1 Section 11 and Appendix G, and goes over 90.1 mandatory requirements that projects must meet. The training also covers the special rules for renovations, core and shell and tenant fit-out projects, and the requirements that are often overlooked such as the handling of renewable energy, combined heat and power (CHP), district heating and cooling systems, elevators, and commercial and industrial equipment. In addition, the training goes over the changes to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Section 11 and Appendix G included in the NYStretch Energy Code-2020 supplement and the 2020 New York City Energy Conservation Code. The presentation segments are followed by live polls and interactive discussions. The target audience includes code officials, reviewers of modeling-based submittals for code compliance and beyond code programs, energy modelers, and members of design teams. https://karpmanconsulting.net/110Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Karpman Consulting LLC 210: Compliance Documentation for ASHRAE 90.1 Section 11 and Appendix G ASHRAE 90.1 Performance Compliance 2 NYSDOS In-service, AIA LU/HSW credits This 2-hour training explains the reporting requirements for projects that used ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Section 11 or Appendix G and covers the documentation that must be submitted to code officials or beyond-code program administrators. It provides instructions on how to fill out the DOE/PNNL Compliance Form that can be used for documenting minimum compliance with 90.1 2016, NYCECC-2020, LEED v4.1 and LEED v4 Pilot Alternative Compliance Path, the EPA ENERGY STAR® program for new multifamily buildings, and various incentive programs. The training covers productivity tips, efficient workflow, common mistakes, and best practices. The target audience includes code officials, reviewers of modeling-based submittals for code compliance and beyond code programs, energy modelers and members of design teams. https://karpmanconsulting.net/210Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Karpman Consulting LLC 212: Review of the Modeling-based Submittals for ASHRAE 90.1 Section 11 and Appendix G ASHRAE 90.1 Performance Compliance 8 NYSDOS In-service, AIA LU/HSW credits This 8-hour training is targeted toward building officials, beyond code program administrators, and other professionals tasked with the approval of energy modeling submittals for performance-based compliance, as well as energy modelers for internal quality control. It covers strategies for performing effective and efficient reviews of modeling-based submittals including identifying the impactful aspects of design to help prioritize the review effort and the key review steps including checking submittals for completeness; confirming that building systems and components shown in the Compliance Form reflect design documents; validating that the configuration of the baseline (budget) design model is established correctly based on the applicable rules of ASHRAE 90.1; establishing that, based on the simulation reports, the baseline (budget) and proposed designs were modeled as described in the Compliance Form; and that the compliance outcome is established correctly based on the modeling results. It demonstrates QC features of DOE/PNNL Compliance Form and helps modelers establish internal quality control procedures to reduce the number of review iterations when submitting to above code programs or for code compliance. The training includes multiple examples based on real life projects to illustrate how to apply review strategies and steps described in the DOE/PNNL Submittal Review Manual, use simulation reports to review energy models, and to communicate review comments to modelers and design teams. The training also covers the additional review checks for projects following the NYStretch Energy Code-2020. https://karpmanconsulting.net/212Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
Karpman Consulting LLC 213: Integrating Performance-based Compliance into the Design Process ASHRAE 90.1 Performance Compliance, high performance buildings 4 NYSDOS In-service, AIA LU/HSW credits This 4-hour training illustrates the use of energy modeling following the framework of ASHRAE Standard 209 – Computer Simulation Aided Design throughout design development process including the schematic design, construction document, and compliance documentation phases. It focuses on design decisions made at different stages of design that may lead to projects failing to comply with code and the impact of space and service water heating fuel source on compliance. The training includes examples of designs that may not meet code due to recent changes to Standard 90.1 and additional requirements in NYStretch Energy Code-2020 and 2020 NYCECC, such as the envelope backstop. The target audience for the training includes energy modelers and design professionals. https://karpmanconsulting.net/213Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.