Commercial Code Course Descriptions

(C1.1) Mechanical Systems for Large Commercial Buildings (Part 1)

T02-07-2910

Large commercial buildings are common in large urban areas, and while less common in suburban and rural areas, they have large per-building energy impacts. This program will prepare design professionals and code enforcement officials ensure their work results in buildings with better-than-average energy use intensities.
Attendees will be asked to pinpoint the locations in construction documents where various mechanical controls and equipment specifications are (or should be). Guided discussions will help attendees identify the best ways to provide adequate documentation on plans and inspect or elucidate control configurations in the field.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the types and basic functions of common and complex HVAC systems
  • Identify where ventilation and related equipment are required including economizers, demand-controlled ventilation, and energy recovery ventilation
  • Understand fan power limitation calculations and how to determine if systems meet code limits
  • Know when commissioning is required and identify what is needed to show compliance

(C1.2) Lighting Systems for Large Commercial Buildings (Part 2)

T02-07-2908

Large commercial buildings are common in large urban areas, and while less common in suburban and rural areas, they have large per-building energy impacts. This program will prepare design professionals and code enforcement officials ensure their work results in buildings with better-than-average energy use intensities.
Attendees will be asked to pinpoint the locations in construction documents where various lighting controls and equipment specifications are (or should be). Attendees will understand lighting power code requirements for both interior and exterior applications. Guided discussions will help attendees identify the best ways to provide adequate documentation on plans and inspect or elucidate control configurations in the field.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the 2020 ECCCNYS code requirements for commercial lighting systems
  • Understand lighting power density calculations and how to determine if building and space types meet code limits
  • Understand how to do calculate exterior lighting power allowances
  • How to provide evidence of lighting functional testing

 

(C2.1) Prioritizing ECCCNYS Enforcement for Commercial Buildings (Pt 1) Envelope

T02-07-2940

In a robust study of commercial buildings, 21% of the energy code provisions investigated were responsible for 81% of the potential savings.  This created a framework for prioritizing energy code enforcement efforts based on the time it takes to verify a code provision versus the energy savings potential.  With code enforcement officials being strapped for time and having other life-health safety priorities, this course, Part 1 of a two-part series, covering high-impact commercial envelope requirements, will help them prioritize efforts, improve compliance, and maximize the realization of savings inherent in the energy code.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify energy code envelope requirements with the greatest energy impacts and prioritize energy code documentation
  • Describe a process for creating and reviewing plans that includes documenting and assessing the highest impact energy code provisions related to envelope
  • Understand how to integrate provided construction details verification forms and checklists into normal compliance documentation or enforcement processes
  • Identify permit application specifications that enable a simplified plan review process as well as a process for providing or collecting verification forms

 

(C2.2) Prioritizing ECCCNYS Enforcement for Commercial Buildings (Part 2)

T02-07-2947

In a robust study of commercial buildings, 21% of the energy code provisions investigated were responsible for 81% of the potential savings. This created a framework for prioritizing energy code enforcement efforts based on the time it takes to verify a code provision versus the energy savings potential. With code enforcement officials being strapped for time and having other life-health safety priorities, this course, Part 2 of a two-part series, covering high-impact commercial mechanical and lighting requirements, will help them prioritize efforts, improve compliance, and maximize the realization of savings inherent in the energy code.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the energy code requirements with the greatest energy impacts and prioritize energy code documentation
  • Describe a process for creating and reviewing plans that includes documenting and assessing the highest impact energy code provisions
  • Understand how to integrate provided construction details verification forms and checklists into normal compliance documentation or enforcement processes
  • Identify permit application specifications that enable a simplified plan review process as well as a process for providing or collecting verification forms

Trainer Biographies

Cosimina Panetti – Vice President of Building Codes Assistance Project

Bio coming soon…

Mike Turns, Director Codes & New Construction

Mike Turns is a Director Codes & New Construction for PSD. He is a leading national expert in the International Energy Conservation Code, having developed and taught numerous training programs on three versions of the IECC. Mike is an experienced manager, with direct experience managing a number of residential new construction programs in different states. Prior to joining PSD, he was the Associate Director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) at Penn State University. While, at the PHRC, Mike managed the largest provider of residential building code training in Pennsylvania, and performed other services for the residential construction industry such as developing and presenting training programs and webinars, organizing conferences, writing articles and reports, and networking with residential professionals through industry advisory council meetings and other events.

Jerone Gagliano, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Vice President Energy Engineering Services

Jerone Gagliano is nationally recognized for his expertise in the retrofit energy analysis of multifamily buildings. As Vice President of Energy Engineering Services at Performance Systems Development he serves as a subject matter expert for the company’s multifamily retrofit efforts including internal green retrofit procedures, program design, and development of training curricula. Mr. Gagliano has extensive building performance experience from years of ASHRAE-compliant energy retrofit audits. He delivers advanced trainings on multifamily and commercial facility energy audits, consulting services, and develops best practices for and oversees the quality assurance of the company’s energy audits. He considers building retrofits a financial and societal investment from start to finish that should balance risk, accuracy, and budget. Mr. Gagliano serves as chair of the Multifamily Homes Group for Efficiency First. Mr. Gagliano is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional, a Certified Energy Manager, BPI Multifamily Analyst, and a LEED Accredited Professional. Jerone is a frequent presenter at national conferences including GreenBuild, ACI, and ACEEE, and has served on technical panels such as Oakridge National Lab’s national evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), the DOE Clean Energy Roadshow, and multifamily data standards meetings led by Fannie Mae and MacArthur Foundation. He serves as chair of the Multifamily Homes Group for Efficiency First, as well as a committee member and contributing author to standards on the RESNET Software Approval Standard working group, the BPI Data Collection and Transfer Standard working group, and the California Multifamily Home Energy Retrofit Coordinating Committee (MF HERCC).

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