Beyond the Code – How Above Code Programs Compare to the 2018 IECC

Change is challenging to keep up with. Building codes only work when they are enforced, and when all the players understand how their role contributes to building performance. Part 1 of this course focuses on the context and need for higher efficiency as well as the features most high performance buildings use. Part 2 is an overview of the most common above code programs available and how they compare to each other and 2018 IECC.

Learning Objectives 

  • Describe the features high performing buildings use to reduce energy usage
  • Differentiate the various above code programs and their high-level requirements
  • Recognize the interdependence of the building envelope, mechanical and lighting systems and their impacts on energy consumption
  • Have a fuller understanding of the role high performing buildings could play in a low-carbon future