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Florida Residential Energy Code Compliance: Methods, Tools and Verification

Code: FlRes
Price: $249.00
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This 4-hour instructor-led course uses lecture, demonstration and exercises to:

- Examine building energy use contributors
- Introduce the new 5th Edition (2014) Florida Residential Energy Code
- Review Residential 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.

Learning Objectives

The primary objective is for students to obtain a working knowledge of Florida Residential Energy Code compliance methods, the tools that are used for determining compliance, and how to verify compliance at permitting and in the field. 

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

In addition to recently heading a Code compliance training project, Mr. Sonne has also has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator for a number of other projects including monitored residential air conditioner sizing and roofing studies, a national K-12 school conditions study and a high school energy audit curriculum development project. He also has significant experience performing residential energy audits, code calculations and energy ratings, and ongoing teaching and speaking experience on residential building topics including building science, energy efficiency and the Florida Energy Code.  He also recently served on the Florida Building Commission's Pool Efficiency and Roofing Efficiency Sub-committees.  Mr. Sonne has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Engineering from Wheaton College.

Registration begins at 8:30 AM and class starts at 9:00 AM. Lunch will also be provided.

Course Outline/Agenda 

9:00    Course Introduction

9:10    Building Science
Heat Transfer Mechanisms
Moisture Movement
Uncontrolled Air Flow
Building Loads
The Building as a System

10:00   The Residential Florida Energy Code
Overview and Recent Changes
Chapter 4 Overview
Section R402 (Prescriptive) Compliance
U-factor Alternative and Total UA Alternative
Section R405 (Performance) Compliance
Computer Modeling Criteria

11:00   Code Compliance and Energy Savings Improvement Options
Improvement Options Overview
Performance Compliance Software Introduction
Improvement Options Exercise

1:00     Residential Energy Code Forms
Section R402 Forms
Section R405 Forms
Using Forms for Permitting Verification
Using Forms for Field Verification
Verification Exercise

2:10   Review


Continuing Education Credits:
CEUs: 4 credits


Course Location
Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa , FL , 32922, United States Of America

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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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