Energy Efficiency: Building Industry Coming To Charlotte

Did you know that commercial and residential buildings use 40% of the all energy consumed in America?  That’s more energy used than the transportation or industrial sectors of our economy. And our nation’s buildings are the leading contributors to greenhouse emissions.

This month, the building industry is gathering in Charlotte for annual training on building energy codes. The pre- and post-training events are open to the public and are free of charge (see information below).

We encourage you to share this information with your (audience/readers) who are either in the building industry or are interested in energy efficiency and post to your community calendars. We also invite members of your reporting staff to attend all or any portion of this event. We can make key individuals available for interview and arrange photography/video opportunities. Here is a link to the preliminary agenda.

Energy Codes 2010

Westin Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte

July 19-22, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) is working with the building design and construction industry, code enforcement officials, utilities, researchers to develop strategies to increase and improve the efficiency of our nation’s buildings. This training is an important part of that work. Speakers include:

  • Joseph Lstiburek –special keynote lunch speaker during local Buildings Tour
  • Gil Rossmiller – check out his exciting post training activities on our Agenda
  • Mike Barcik – from Southface will lead two exciting topics, check out our Agenda
  • Hunter Lovins – our remarkable closing lunch time speaker on Thursday, July 22. For more information about Hunter please visit her website

Larger story: From Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, Charlotte will again be the epicenter of energy-efficient building debate during the final action hearings of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Its goal: Building energy codes that are 30% more stringent than the previous standard.

We will follow-up with you by phone to gauge your interest and secure registration for a member(s) of your reporting staff. Or simply reply by email to; 509-372-4718. Thank you!

Free and Open to Public

Energy Codes 2010

Pre- and Post-Training Sessions

July 19, 22-23, 2010

Westin Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte, NC

Training sessions are free, but registration is required. There is limited space. For more information or to register, Topics covered include:

  • ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 – Commercial Provisions
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code – Residential Provisions
  • How to Size HVAC Systems Properly
  • Overview of Building Energy Standards
  • Review of Free Energy Code Software (COMcheck and REScheck)

Monday, July 19

7:30    Registration

8:00 – 2:30     Standard 90.1-2007  Morning Session – Building Envelope and Lighting

11:30 – 12:30   Lunch – On Your Own

12:30 – 2:30    Standard 90.1-2007 Afternoon Session – Mechanical

2:45 – 4:00     Overview of How to Use COMcheck *

Thursday, July 22

7:30 – 1:30     Registration

1:30 – 4:00     2009 IECC – Residential Provisions

4:15 – 5:00     Overview of How to Use REScheck *

Friday, July 23

7:30    Registration

8:00 – 11:00    How to Size HVAC Systems Properly

11:30 – 12:30   Lunch – On Your Own

12:30 – 4:30    How to Size HVAC Systems Properly – cont.

*Overview of free code compliance software COMcheck or REScheck; download at and bring laptop to training.

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