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
Identifying projects to which it applies
Reviewing the format and organization of the code
Examining required submittals/procedures
Exploring energy models
Review functionality on live screen
Overview of menus, toolbars and fields
Common COMcheck submittal mistakes
Alternatives to compliance paths
Review the difference between the R and U factors
Vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal boundaries
Prescriptive R or U, F, and C
Requirements for doors and entrances
Basement insulation strategies
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems
Calculating loads and equipment sizing requirements
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
Power limitations using whole building or space-by-space method
Case Studies: Planning, Modeling and Verifying Compliance
Who Should Attend
6.5 HSW Contact Hours
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
6.5 Contact Hours (PDHs)
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
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 the 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 certification 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, AEE, Northeast HERS Raters, Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association, NYS Builders Association and National Association of Home Builders.
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.