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From Blueprints to Residential Energy Code Compliance

Code: FromBlueprints
Price: $279.00
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 This course is also available online for only $149! Register here.
The course will provide students with detailed instructions and examples of how to go from a set of blueprints to calculating the residential energy code.

6 credits

 This course is also available online for only $149! Register here.

Registration begins at 8:30 am and class starts at 9:00 am. Lunch is provided.

Identify Intended Target Group

Course is designed for Florida energy raters, code compliance specialists, building officials, utility representatives, mortgage lenders, residential builders and subcontractors.

Overall Goal

Have students gain a better understanding of how to perform blueprint "take-offs" for energy code compliance.

Specific Behavioral Objectives

Students should be able to enter to obtain the correct inputs for computing a residential energy code compliance.

Method of Presentation

Demonstration, practice by students and some presentation.


A booklet that includes forms for take-offs. During the class students will also receive a set of construction plans.

Method of Evaluation

Class attendance.

Qualification of Instructors

(to be taught by one or more of the following instructors)

Tei Kucharski
Energy Gauge Program Coordinator

Tei Kucharski joined the staff of the Florida Solar Energy Center as the program coordinator for the Florida Energy Gauge in March of 1998. Her tasks include marketing Energy Gauge® software to consumers, builders, real estate professionals and mechanical systems professionals, the training of new raters, educating diversified groups about the rating system, software technical support and maintaining the ratings database. In addition, she has also conducted workshops and performed technical support for the Department of Community Affairs in Florida dealing with both residential and commercial energy code to building officials, HVAC contractors, and builders. Ms. Kucharski has more than 20 years experience in preparing residential and commercial energy calculations for builders. She is a Certified Class I Energy Rater in the State of Florida and a certified residential building contractor, inactive. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Housing Coalition, a non-profit affordable housing advocate.

Robin K. Vieira
Buildings Research Division Director
Florida Solar Energy Center
Cocoa, FL 32922

Mr. Vieira has over 18 years of experience in hot, humid climate research. He has been the principal investigator for over 2 million dollars of contracts and grants from industry, foundations and state and federal agencies. He has led research efforts in residential auditing and field evaluation work, survey and statistical work, and computer simulation and analysis work. Rob has presented over 40 workshops and seminars on sustainable development and energy-efficient construction to developers, builders, designers and others in the energy & environmental & development fields. He has written papers for diverse audiences, e.g., Transportation Quarterly, Florida Planning, and ASHRAE Transactions, and was the primary author of one book, Energy-Efficient Florida Home Buildings. Rob leads FSEC's involvement in providing technical support to Southeastern builders for EPA's Energy Star Homes Program and has directed the work on the cost-benefit optimization, improvement analysis and system sizing features of the State of Florida's residential code and rating software (EnergyGauge®). Mr. Vieira has a B.A. in Physics, an M.S. in Applied Solar Energy and an MBA.

Jeff Sonne
Research Engineer
Florida Solar Energy Center
Cocoa, FL 32922

Mr. Sonne has over 24 years of experience conducting building energy efficiency research at FSEC.  Recent activities include heading a residential ventilation effectiveness and failure rate Code study and a residential airtightness and ventilation literature review.  Other projects he has led include a statewide Florida Energy Code compliance training project, a monitored residential air conditioner sizing study and a green roof demonstration project.  He has also served on two Florida Building Commission efficiency sub-committees.  His teaching and speaking experience includes topics such as building science, building performance testing, energy modeling and the residential Florida Energy Code.  Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Engineering from Wheaton College.

Event Location
Florida Solar Energy Center
Room 111
1679 Clearlake Road
United States Of America

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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