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Complying with the 2015 Commercial Energy Conservation Code

Presenter: Arthur Pakatar, LEED Green Associate, CEA

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Natick, MA

Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick
1360 Worcester Street
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-653-8800

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 4:30 pm

Massachusetts Commercial Energy Conservation Code

   Current commercial energy conservation code
   IECC 2015
   Identifying projects to which it applies
   Reviewing the format and organization of the code
   Examining required submittals/procedures
   Exploring energy models

COMcheck Introduction

   Review functionality on live screen
   Overview of menus, toolbars and fields
   Common COMcheck submittal mistakes
   Alternatives to compliance paths

Building Envelope

   Review the difference between the R and U factors
   Weather-resistive barriers
   Vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal boundaries
   Prescriptive R or U, F, and C
   Slab insulation
   Fenestration requirements
   Requirements for doors and entrances
   Insulation requirements
   Basement insulation strategies
   Exterior foam

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems

   Calculating loads and equipment sizing requirements
   Mandatory provisions
   Requirements for controls
   Equipment types and requirements
   Simple or complex

Service Water Heating

   Consideration including pipe insulation, pool covers and heat traps

Power and Lighting

   Lighting controls
   Power limitations using whole building or space-by-space method

Case Studies: Planning, Modeling and Verifying Compliance

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Contact Hours (PDHs)

Building Officials
     6.5 Credit Hours

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Energy)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to engineers in Massachusetts. Educators and courses for Massachusetts architects are not subject to pre-approval.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA.

Architect and professional engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The Massachusetts Building Official Certification Committee has assigned 6.5 credit hours for the completion of this event.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a construction contractor continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Arthur Pakatar, LEED Green Associate, CEA

Stonehenge Associates
Mr. Pakatar is the principal of Stonehenge Associates, a firm dedicated to the built environment. He is an industry veteran with several years teaching home performance and construction-related topics. Mr. Pakatar holds certifications from International Code Council, the Association of Energy Engineers, the Building Performance Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council and Resnet. He is a certified code enforcement officer in New York State and holds the energy code inspector and plans examiner credentials with ICC.

Over the past 10 years Mr. Pakatar has prepared and delivered training to code enforcement officers, design professionals and other construction industry stakeholders throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. He has taught throughout the United States. Having participated in creating protocols for several pertinent topics he is considered a subject matter expert.

His company, Stonehenge Associates, is a member of International Code Council, ASHRAE, the Association of Energy Engineers, Northeast HERS Raters, Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association, the New York State Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.