Delaware Energy Office co-sponsors residential and commercial energy code training on April 19-20

DOVER, DE – March 31, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The Delaware Energy Office and the Kent County Levy Court, Department of Planning Services, of Inspection and Enforcement, in conjunction with co-sponsor Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), will hold two days of energy code compliance training for code officials, design professionals and builders/remodelers from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19 and 20. The training will be held at the Kent County Administration Building, 555 Bay Road in Dover.

The IECC Residential Code and state amendments will be presented on April 19 and the state-adopted commercial ASHRAE 90.1-2007 standards on April 20. Training will focus on the changes to Delaware’s adopted residential and commercial energy codes and some of the principles of building science that support the new changes. Seminar materials will be made available electronically after the conclusion of the trainings.

Each program includes the understanding and use of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy code software programs RESCheck and COMCheck, review how the DOE software programs integrate the new residential and commercial code changes, and how use of these tools can assist achieving and documenting compliance. Completion of the two-day seminar will enable participants to use this information on the latest energy code compliance requirements to conduct training for their respective groups and personnel.

Prompt pre-registration is encouraged, as seating will be limited, particularly on the second training day. Delaware participants will be accepted first until Wednesday, April 13, when remaining seats will be open to participants from adjacent states on a space-available basis, as well as Delawareans.

Participants are asked to bring a copy of the 2009 IECC. Free downloads of IECC 2009 are currently available from: http://www.iccsafe.org/store/pages/doeregistration.aspx?r=FreeIECC

Please contact Crystal Nagyiski at the Delaware Energy Office at 302-735-3480 or email crystal.nagyiski (at) state.de (dot) us by Friday, April 15 with name, organization, and which days you plan to attend.

Contact:
Joanna Wilson, Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

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