star Worth 7 GBCI CE hours and 7 AIA LU-HSWs

Breaking Down the New Code: 2018 IECC Commercial Training for Design Professionals

Thu, 3/14/2019 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

Center for Architecture and Design | 1218 Arch St | Philadelphia, PA 19107

Green Building United is hosting a highly interactive training session with emphasis on architectural elements of the code in Section C402 along with building science principles and low energy design concepts. Highlights of chapters C403 through C408 will be covered. The session will highlight changes between the 2009 IECC and 2018 IECC and will also highlight where ASHRAE 90.1-2016 differs from 2018 IECC.

The training is most relevant to architects but also provides valuable information for engineers, developers, and code officials. 

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. is facilitating the training on behalf of Green Building United. AIA Philadelphia is an event partner and host. This training is made possible by support from the Sustainable Development Fund. 


Cost to attend

Member: $75

Non-member: $150 (Want to become a member? Join here!)

Approved for 7 GBCI CEs and 7 AIA LU-HSWs 

Training Schedule 

8:30am – 9:00am | Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Morning Session 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Afternoon Session 


Course Details

The course will include interactive elements including pop quizes and break-out exercises throughout the agenda. Electronic handouts and slides will be made available to all participants. 

  • Introductions
  • C402: Building Envelope Requirements
    • Building science primers (heat transfer, R-values, thermal bridging)
    • Envelope functions regulated by code
    • Building thermal envelope depiction
    • Window-to-Wall ratio
      • Fenestration 
      • Daylight Zone Requirements
    • Mandatory Requirements 
      • Air barriers
      • Airsealing and compartmentalization
      • Air leakage testing
    • Opaque assemblies 
    • Envelope tradeoff
    • Specific insulation requirements
    • COMcheck
    • Exemptions
  • C403: Building Mechanical Systems
    • Eight-sizing equipment for envelope conditions
    • Efficiency requirements
    • Controls
    • Ventilation 
  • C404: Service Water Heating
    • Efficiency requirements
    • Demand circulation 
    • Solar thermal and cogeneration
  • C405: Electric Power and Lighting Systems
    • Lighting design and quality
    • Lighting controls (occupancy, vacancy, daylight, timeclock, etc.)  
    • Exterior lighting
  • C406: Additional Efficiency Package Options
    • Off-site renewables
  • C407: Performance Path
    • When and why do modeling?
  • C408: System Commissioning 
    • What is commissioning?
  • Conclusion 


Thank You to Our Sponsor

Program Funder

High-Rise Codes Event Series Sponsor

Green Building United Legacy Partners

Green Building United Platinum Partners

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