Florida Commercial Energy Code Compliance: Methods, Tools and Verification
This 6-hour instructor-led course uses lecture, demonstration and exercises to:
- Examine building use energy contributors
- Introduce the new 5th Edition (2014) Florida Commercial Energy Code changes
- Review Commercial Energy Code compliance methods and tools
- Run sample calculations to assess the effects of specific
- Verify Code forms and identify common errors.
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 for each course is a 30-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 31 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) 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.
Registration begins at 8:30 AM and class starts at 9:00 AM. Lunch will also be provided.
9:00 Course Introduction
9:10 Commercial Energy Code Overview
Factors Evaluated By Florida Energy Code
Basic Methodologies for Compliance
10:10 Florida Code Compliance Software
Navigating Code Software Menus
Generating Florida Code Compliance Reports
Reviewing Florida Code Compliance Reports
11:15 Building Science Energy Fundamentals
Internal and External Heat Sources
Three Types of Heat Transfer in Buildings
Controlling Moisture Transfer
Good Airflow Management in Commercial Buildings
1:00 Energy Use Modeling to Assess Code Compliance and Energy Savings
Evaluate Different Orientations and Window Shading
Interior Electric Lighting
2:00 Code Compliance Tips
2:30 Energy Code Forms
Using Forms in the Field for compliance verification
Continuing Education Credit:
CEUs: 6 credits
Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa , FL , 32922, United States Of America