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2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

Significant changes were made to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) between 2018 and 2021. Our self-paced, on-demand learning platform can help you stay up-to-date on these changes. Explore the key updates and changes introduced in the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as they relate to residential buildings. This course provides a detailed comparison between the 2021 and 2018 editions of the IECC, highlighting new requirements, energy efficiency enhancements, and implications for residential construction projects. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the specific new provisions within the 2021 IECC that directly impact energy efficiency of residential buildings, including updates related to insulation and air sealing, mechanical systems, and lighting.  
  • Compare and contrast the energy performance requirements outlined in the 2018 and 2021 editions of the IECC, focusing on changes in performance metrics and compliance pathways.  
  • Apply code-compliant insulation practices by identifying minimum insulation requirements for buildings following the prescriptive compliance option.  
  • Differentiate when exceptions to interior lighting power standards apply through a structured assessment of regulatory exemptions.  
  • Determine how the minimum required Energy Rating Index (ERI) in Table R406.5 is calculated and understand which code provisions apply to the ERI Compliance Alternative. 

The course on 2021 IECC Updates: Residential is approved for the following CEUs:

  • AIA: 1 LU/HSW credit
  • ICC: 1 credit
  • BPI: 0.29 credits