Complying with the Texas Energy Code for Single-Family Construction
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James Gee RAS, LEED-AP, CPC
General Administration of the Code
Code history and development
Development of Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code 2015
Adoption in Texas
Scope and general requirements
Energy Efficiency Basics
Materials, systems and equipment
Code Compliance Alternatives
Energy rating index compliance alternative
Residential Energy Efficiency
Building thermal envelope
• Insulation requirements
• Fenestration requirements
R-values and U-factor alternatives
• Ceilings, access doors
• Mass walls, basement walls, sunrooms
• Slab-on-grade floors
• Air leakage and testing
Fireplaces and fuel-burning appliances
Heating and Cooling Systems
Ductwork insulation and sealing
Service hot water systems
Mechanical ventilation systems
Pools and spas
Electrical Power and Lighting Systems
Going Beyond the Current Code Requirements in Texas
Municipal code adoption
Residential provisions of the International Energy Efficiency Code 2021 (IECC)
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.7 CEUs (Energy
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James Gee RAS LEED-AP CPC
Absolute Energy Raters
For over 13 years Mr. Gee has led Absolute Energy Raters. He continues to deliver impeccable consulting services. He believes that Absolute Energy Raters can add value to the construction process by consulting architects, project managers and sub-contractors on code requirements for energy efficiency in commercial, residential and multi-family construction. He is also a Specialist with the Architectural Barriers Texas Accessibly Standards (TAS) administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Mr. Gee serves has an ambassador for South-Central Partnership for Energy
Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) where he promotes the energy code.
Mr. Gee is an avid Vikings fan. He resides in Houston, with his wife and two sons.
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Course Title: Complying with the Texas Energy Code for Single-Family Construction
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This seven-hour course informs design professionals on the history, development, and general administration of the Texas Energy Code, discusses the basics of energy efficiency, explores code compliance alternatives, analyzes residential energy efficiency strategies, evaluates heating, cooling, electrical and lighting systems, and goes beyond the current code requirements in Texas.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and discuss the history, development and general administration of the Texas Energy Code, as well as the scope, requirements, amendments, and standards. Development of Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code 2015 is also discussed.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to understand the basics of residential energy efficiency, including relevant definitions, climate zones, materials, systems and equipment, and recognize code compliance alternatives.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to increase residential energy efficiency through an improved thermal envelope; insulation and fenestration requirements, R-values and U-factor alternatives, and energy modeling are of particular focus.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to evaluate HVAC systems, hot water systems, control systems, ductwork insulation and sealing, mechanical ventilation systems, power systems, and lighting systems.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience in residential design and code compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 07/13/2023
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