A new Florida Building Code went into effect on December 31, 2020. Learn about the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code Energy Conservation changes and earn continuing education credits by attending short, live webinar training courses. Register by Monday, February 8th.
- The 4-hour commercial course topics include an examination of building energy use contributors, introduction to the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Energy Conservation Code commercial provision changes, review of Commercial Energy Code compliance methods and tools, running sample calculations to assess the effects of specific improvements on energy efficiency and Code compliance, and verifying Code forms and identifying common errors. CILB CEUs: 4 credits; CILB# 0613600; Provider# 0000859
- The 2-hour residential course topics include an overview of residential 7th Edition (2020) Florida Energy Conservation Code Prescriptive, Performance and Energy Rating Index (ERI) compliance options, and discussions of residential building air leakage testing, duct leakage testing and mechanical ventilation requirements. CILB CEUs: 2 credits; CILB# 0613599; Provider# 0000859
A summary of the energy code changes citing specific code language can be found at FloridaBuilding.org/bc/, under Code Resources or at http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/go/2020-code-changes.
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FSEC Energy Research Center will host a webinar on Thursday, January 28th at 3:30 p.m. to discuss how students and teachers can participate in the Virtual EnergyWhiz 2021. Email Penny Hall for Zoom meeting connection details.
EnergyWhiz—a renewable energy-focused event for students to demonstrate their science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) capabilities through project-based learning activities—will be held virtually on May 3 – 7, 2021.
In this article by Next City, FSEC’s Danny Parker and Karen Fenaughty discuss energy efficiency phased deep retrofit projects.
…According to Parker, homeowners could be convinced to invest in deep retrofits if the timing was right.
“The sad reality is everything breaks eventually,” he says. “Since, eventually, you have to replace it, you have a choice [about] what will you replace it with.”
A new Florida Building Code went into effect on December 31. The 7th Edition Florida Building Code (2020) includes a number of changes to the Energy Conservation code. These changes will impact how new Florida buildings are constructed, lit, and controlled. A summary listing of some of the more impactful changes is provided below. Learn even more about the code changes and earn continuing education credits by attending short, live webinar training courses offered by the University of Central Florida’s FSEC Energy Research Center.