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Florida Commercial Energy Code Compliance: Methods, Tools and Verification 4-Hour [Live Webinar Only]

Code: FlComm
Price: $199.00
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CILB CEUs: 4 General credits; CILB# 0613600; Provider# 0000859

This 4-hour instructor-led live webinar course uses lecture, demonstration and exercises to:

- Examine building energy use contributors
- Introduce the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Commercial Energy Code changes
- Review Commercial Energy Code compliance methods and tools
- Run sample calculations to assess the effects of specific improvements on energy efficiency and Code compliance
- Verify Code forms and identify common errors.

Q and A will be available during the course. Webinar details will be provided after course registration.

(Note: The 8th Edition (2023) Florida Energy Code is scheduled to go into effect on December 31, 2023 but is still being developed at this time. This class will only include 7th Edition code material. We will start offering 8th Edition Florida Energy Code webinars in the spring of 2023.)

Learning Objectives

The primary objective is for students to be able to obtain a working knowledge of Florida Commercial Energy Code compliance methods, use EnergyGauge Summit software with existing building files to determine energy code compliance, simulate energy use and generate output reports, and find deficiencies in a Code compliance report.

Method of evaluation is a 15-minute exam.


Michael M. Houston, LEED AP

Mr. Houston is a registered Architect, Building Contractor, and Energy and Green Building Consultant specializing in indigenous and eco-sensitive design and construction projects. A recognized expert in both energy effective green building design and construction, he has more than 35 years of project experience with residential, restaurant, retail, office, medical, theme park, resort, and government facilities. His work has been featured in national publications such as Progressive Architecture and Popular Science magazines.

Mr. Houston conducts numerous seminars and lectures on “energy and buildings” for other architects, engineers, building inspectors, and contractors. He has developed instructional presentations, manuals and testing materials for the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) (now Department of Business and Professional Regulation) and the Florida Solar Energy Center.

He is a Past President of the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) - a 501C3 non-profit organization leading a statewide program to define, promote, and encourage sustainable efforts that have environmental and economic benefits.

Mr. Houston holds a Master of Architecture, Energy Efficient Building Design from Georgia Tech.

Course Outline/Agenda

1:00pm     Course Introduction

1:05pm Commercial Energy Code Overview
- Factors Evaluated By Florida Energy Code
- Basic Methodologies for Compliance
- Recent Changes

2:05pm Introduction to EnergyGauge Summit Florida Code Compliance Software
- Navigating Code Software Menus
- Reviewing Florida Code Compliance Reports

2:35pm Energy Use Modeling to Assess Code Compliance and Energy Savings
- Envelope
- Lighting and Controls
- Cooling Efficiency

3:15pm Break

3:25pm Key Areas of Focus for Code Compliance

3:50pm Using Energy Code Forms for Compliance Evaluation
- Evaluate Envelope Issues
- Evaluate Lighting and Controls Issues
- Evaluate Cooling Efficiency Issues

4:50pm Review and Questions

5:00pm Testing

Event Location
Live Webinar

Jacksonville location:
JEA, Jacksonville Florida
Cocoa location:
Florida Solar Energy Center,
1679 Clearlake Rd,
Cocoa Florida

All payments are fully refundable if cancellation is received at least 7 business days before the class begins. FSEC reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient pre-registration. In that event, all payments are fully refundable.

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