Complying with the 2015 Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards
Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:15 – 4:30 pm
Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standard
Current Vermont commercial building energy standards
2015 IECCIdentifying projects to which it applies
Reviewing the format and organization of the code
Examining required submittals/procedures
Exploring energy models
Review functionality on live screen
Overview of menus, toolbars and fields
Common COMcheck submittal mistakes
Alternatives to compliance paths
Review the difference between the R and U factors
Vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal boundaries
Prescriptive R or U, F, and C
Requirements for doors and entrances
Basement insulation strategies
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems
Calculating loads and equipment sizing requirements
Requirements for controls
Equipment types and requirements
Simple or complex
Service Water Heating
Considerations including pipe
insulation, pool covers and heat traps
Power and Lighting
Power limitations using whole
building or space-by-space method
Case Studies: Planning, Modeling and Verifying Compliance
6.5 HSW Contact Hours
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
Building Performance Institute
International Code Council
6.5 Contact Hours
Voluntary Cont. Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to Vermont architects and 6.5 non-mandatory continuing education hours to Vermont professional engineers. Educators and courses for architects are not subject to preapproval in Vermont.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).
Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit outside Vermont will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Due to Vermont-specific course content, this seminar is not eligible for New York architect and engineering continuing education credit.
The Building Performance Institute has awarded 1.86 CEUs for the completion of this seminar.
The International Code Council has approved this event for 6.5 contact hours (.65 CEUs) in the specialty area of energy.
This seminar offers construction contractors a continuing education activity; it has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Arthur Pakatar is the principal of The Pakatar Group, a firm dedicated to the built environment. He is an industry veteran with several years teaching home performance and construction-related topics. Mr. Pakatar holds certifications from the International Code Council, the Association of Energy Engineers, the Building Performance Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council and RESNET. He is a certified code enforcement officer in New York State and holds the energy code inspector and plans examiner credentials with ICC. Over the past 10 years Mr. Pakatar has prepared and delivered training to code enforcement officers, design professionals and other construction industry stakeholders throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. He has taught throughout the United States. Having participated in creating protocols on several pertinent topics, he is considered a subject matter expert on those topics. His company, Stonehenge Associates, is a member of the International Code Council, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Northeast HERS Raters, Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association, the New York State Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.