The session will focus on the past, present, and future potential directions for Washington State residential energy code (WSEC). We will provide an overview of the WSEC, including examples of how to use WSEC compliance tools for new construction and remodeling. The WSEC is complemented by research, evaluation, and market transformation through "beyond code" programs such as ENERGY STAR and HERS. This energy code model is partly why WSEC is a leadership code in the USA today! The session will include an overview of the various home rating and certification programs available. We will end by facilitating an exchange of useful ideas related to development of WSEC 2020 and some thoughts on having home energy raters do more with energy code compliance verification.
Building to, or Beyond, the Washington's Residential Energy Code: Past, Present & Future direction
Monday, February 11, 2019
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
2019 HPC Northwest Regional Conference & Trade Show
By attending this session, participants will:1. Better understand how to comply with Washington State's 2015 Residential Energy Code (WSEC)
2. Better understand how to comply with beyond WSEC voluntary programs Energy Star Homes3. Share ideas on how to better align code and beyond code programs that help inform future improvementsPresenters:Attachments: