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Presenter: Phil Hull and 1 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Richmond, VA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14343

Product Number: 17 VACWRECC 1 12 CDMN CF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $279 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:30 pm

Virginia Residential Energy Conservation Code

   Current residential energy conservation code and anticipated changes
   Identifying projects to which it applies
   Reviewing the format and organization of the code
   Examining required submittals/procedures
   Exploring energy models

Building Envelope

   Review the difference between the R and U factors
   Weather-resistive barriers
   Vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal boundaries
   Examples of calculating insulation thickness/U factors
   Slab insulation
   Advanced framing methods
   Fenestration requirements—National Fenestration Rating Council labels
   Requirements for doors and entrances
   Insulation requirements
   Basement insulation strategies
   Exterior foam

Verifying Code Compliance

   Methods for verifying compliance
   Thermal bypass inspection
   Performance testing—blower doors and shell tightness

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems

   Manuals J&D
   The simplified approach and when it can save you a lot of work
   Requirements for controls
   Equipment types and applications
   Ventilation standards and options

Ductwork Sealing Requirements and Verification Testing

Case Studies: Planning, Modeling and Verifying Compliance


Phil Hull

Training Center Director at Community Housing Partners
Mr. Hull is a BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector, BPI HEP Energy Auditor, HERS Rater and BPI-certified Building Analyst Professional, Envelope Professional, Heating Professional, and Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Crew Chief. He joined CHP Energy Solutions in 2010. Mr. Hull has a master’s degree in Building Science from Appalachian State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology Management from Berea College. He co-managed the Piedmont Non-Profit Weatherization Assistance Program and was a contractor for the infrastructure program in North Carolina. Mr. Hull has also performed audits on both residential and light commercial buildings.

Caleb Simon

Project Manager & Building Science Trainer at Community Housing Partners
Mr. Simon is a project manager and trainer. He is a BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector, BPI HEP Energy Auditor, BPI HEP Crew Leader, BPI HEP Retrofit Installer Technician, HERS Rater, BPI-certified Building Analyst Professional, Envelope Professional, Heating Professional, and Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Professional. He earned a Virginia general contractor’s license and has an extensive background in business management, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. Mr. Simon joined CHP Energy Solutions in early 2011. He has 15 years of experience in the construction industry ranging from general laborer to project manager.