Complying with the Washington State Residential Energy Code
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Friday, June 9, 2023
8:30 am – 4:00 pm PDT (including a 30-min. break)
General Administration of the Code
- Development and adoption Washington State Residential Energy Code
- Identifying projects to which the residential provisions of the energy code apply
- Reviewing the format and organization of the code
- Examining required submittals/procedures
- Building toward the next generation energy code
Residential Chapters 2-3
- Definitions Climate zones
- Materials, systems and equipment
Code Compliance Alternatives
- Choosing a compliance method
- UA tradeoff
- Additional efficiency requirements
- Simulated Performance Method
- Certified Passive House
Residential Energy Efficiency
- Building thermal envelope
- Insulation requirements
- Insulation requirements
- R-values and U-factor alternatives
- Prescriptive insulation:
- Ceilings, access doors
- Mass walls, basement walls, sunrooms
- Slab-on-grade floors
- Prescriptive fenestration:
- Air leakage and testing
- Fireplaces and fuel-burning appliances
Heating and Cooling Systems
- Control systems Ductwork insulation and sealing
- Service hot water systems Mechanical ventilation systems
- Pools and spas
Electrical Power and Lighting Systems
- Electrical Power and Lighting Systems
- Building additions Making building alterations
- Building repairs and maintenance Change of occupancy
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 HSW LUs
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Energy)
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6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)
Tom Marseille, PE, Hon AIA, LEED FellowPrincipal at Säzän Group in Seattle
Mr. Marseille is an award-winning Mechanical Engineer, Tom brings a robust and diverse professional background that informs a practice focused on the delivery of high-performance sustainable solutions for the built environment. Tom identifies strategies that are aligned with client values on even the most technically complex projects. He fosters integrative thinking into a design process that consistently leads to approaches that are healthy, resilient, highly resource-responsible while also being affordable, practical and maintainable. Tom’s technical expertise and experience includes mechanical design responsibility on project types ranging from single family to tenant improvements within existing buildings to multi-million square foot developments and campus-scale central and distributed thermal energy solutions. He frequently assists clients from the earliest inception on projects with feasibility assessments and energy master-planning that lead concept and early schematic designs that are used to set or validate performance targets and establish design direction. Tom is an author of numerous published papers and a skilled speaker and instructor. He previously has sat on the boards for both AIA Seattle and the ILFI/Cascadia Green Building Council.
Gaurav Mehta, BEMP, LEED AP BD+CBuilding Performance Practice Leader at Säzän Group in Seattle
As the Building Performance Practice Leader, Gaurav brings his passion for integrated design, sustainability, and high-performance buildings to the forefront of his work. Gaurav’s background in architecture and engineering has equipped him to be an invaluable member of multidisciplinary building design teams, where he utilizes energy simulation and assessment tools to inform design and operational decisions. He ensures that clients have a clear understanding of the impact of design strategies on building performance, indoor air quality, and user experience. Gaurav is a LEED Accredited Professional and Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP). Previously, he served as the Co-chair of the AIA Seattle Committee on the Environment (COTE) and is currently a Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Gaurav holds a Master of Science in Building Design with a Concentration in Energy Performance and Climate Responsive Architecture from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from TVB School of Habitat Studies in New Delhi, India.
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Course Title: Complying with the Washington State Residential Energy Code
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 6.5-hour course provides compliance methods for meeting and/or exceeding the Washington State Residential Energy Code. The course begins with a review of the development, adoption, application and format of the code, as well as chapters 2-3 (residential), before analyzing specific compliance methods and alternatives. The course will also examine heating and cooling system design, electrical and lighting system requirements, and existing building alterations, additions, repairs, maintenance and strategies to strengthen the thermal envelope.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the development and adoption of the Washington State Residential Energy Code, identify which projects it applies to, and discuss the next generation energy code.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to compare different compliance methods, such as prescriptive compliance, simulated performance method, and passive house, and choose the most appropriate method based on the needs of the project.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to design and build an efficient thermal envelope based on an understanding of insulation and fenestration requirements, R-values and U-factors.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explore code-compliant heating and cooling system design, including control systems, ductwork insulation and sealing, mechanical ventilation systems and service hot water systems.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 04/17/2026
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