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“Taking the Performance Path: The ERI/HERS Index for Designers and Builders” Feature of the 2016 RESNET Building Performance Conference

Feb 2, 2016

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code features a new Energy Rating Index compliance option.  The Energy Rating Index option offers builders a greater flexibility for demonstrating compliance to energy codes through whole house performance.  State and local code jurisdictions from Texas to Vermont have already adopted the Energy Rating Index option and more code jurisdictions will be soon follow.

A special feature of the 2016 RESNET Conference will be an Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) full day session, “Taking the Performance Path: The ERI/HERS Index for Designers and Builders”.

This full day session reviews building science principles as they relate to the performance path option in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  The course explores the Energy Rating Index/HERS as a tool to successfully design and build houses that comply using the performance path option, while meeting the minimum prescriptive code requirements of the 2015 IECC. Participants will spend the last part of the session reviewing energy rating software and manipulating construction assemblies to see the effect of energy scores.

The session will address:

  • Introduction and Review of Building Science Principles – This will include
    • The house as a system
    • The human factor – occupant comfort and health
    • Overview of thermodynamics
    • Thermal and air barriers
    • Mechanical systems
    • Applied building science – preview on how building science relates to IECC and the Energy Rating Index
  • Overview of the 2015 IECC
    • Mandatory requirements
    • Compliance options
    • Contrast the Energy Rating Index to prescriptive and tradeoff approaches
    • Overview of how the Energy Rating Index score is determine
  • Demonstrate use of REM rate and EnergyGauge Software to Determine Energy Rating Index/HERS and Investigate how Changing Materials and Features Impact the Rating

The attendance of the EEBA Energy Rating Index training is covered by the 2016 RESNET Conference registration.  There is no additional charge.

You do not want to miss this unique opportunity to get a full understanding of the 2015 IECC Energy Rating Index.

RESNET has posted the listing of core conference sessions along with a description of each session and each session’s presenters.  To download the listing of sessions, click on 2016 RESNET Conference Core Conference Sessions

Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up on the latest information and network with the leaders of the home energy rating and building performance industry.

Join the Commitment to Excellence.  Register for the conference today at 2016 RESNET Conference

For more information go to 2016 RESNET Building Performance Conference