Nevada’s communities are becoming more energy efficient as they adopt the latest versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), but contractors, developers, homebuilders, architects, and other professionals in the construction trade need to understand the new requirements. To help these groups, the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) and other sponsors will hold free training sessions June 12-13 in Las Vegas, NV, at 6226 W. Sahara Ave. The sessions are free, but participants need to register for the events.
One set of courses will focus on residential building codes and another on commercial codes. During both events, experts will explain how the newest energy building code – the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) – differs from preceding code requirements. The classes will include the details that architects, builders, building code officials, and policymakers need about how to provide the optimal degree of comfort, safety, and energy-cost savings for homeowners and commercial building occupants.
“These half-day courses will provide a snap shot of information on the 2018 IECC, helping professionals understand the technical requirements to construct buildings to the latest model energy code,” said Jim Meyers, director of the SWEEP Buildings Program. “These trainings will help the building industry stakeholders better understand the code, which allows them the ability to perform more detailed research of the code when designing and constructing a building to this new code.”
Joining SWEEP as event co-sponsors will be the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy, NV Energy, PowerShift, Southwest Gas, and the Southern Nevada Chapter of ASHRAE. Major funding for the training sessions comes from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy (NGOE).
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) available from the International Codes Council (ICC).