Education, Training & Outreach

The project team at the NCEEA and Appalachian State University have conducted site visits to 250 homes and are complete with the baseline study of the NC Energy Code. During these visits we have seen many examples of premium quality installation of insulation, air sealing measures, high performance windows, HVAC systems, and lighting. However, some areas have more problems than others and we are currently planning our education and training programs around these measures to seek to improve the quality of installation of energy efficiency measures prescribed by the 2012 North Carolina Energy Code.

This is an excellent opportunity for NC building industry professionals to take advantage of low-cost and no-cost trainings, and other free resources that will result in improved energy savings in new residential buildings. Sign up for email updates below and contact us to schedule a training.NC Energy Code Project

Residential Energy Code Trainings Offered

1-3 hour comprehensive, custom on-site trainings for:

Code Inspector Courses

  • 1-hour NC Residential Energy Code Essentials (Approved for NCDOI 1 CE in Building or Mechanical)
    This session will educate participants on the key provisions of the NC Energy Code. It will focus on problems identified during our recent field study of 250 new homes. Topics will include a quick overview, details on slab insulation, insulation coverage, air sealing, knee walls, and lighting. Photos from our recent field study will be shown showing practical applications as well as what doesn’t meet the code.

  • 2-hour NC Residential Energy Code Essentials (Approved for NCDOI 2 CE in Building or 1 CE Mechanical)
    This session will educate participants on the key provisions of the NC Energy Code. It will focus on problems identified during our recent field study of 250 new homes. Topics will include a quick overview, details on slab insulation, insulation coverage & installation practices, knee walls, lighting, duct sealing, and air sealing. Photos from our recent field study will be shown showing practical applications as well as what doesn’t meet the code.

    This training includes a plan review activity where participants will team up and implement the energy code provisions just reviewed by evaluating a set of residential home plans.

  • 3-hour NC Residential Energy Code Essentials (Approved for NCDOI 3 CE in Building or 1 CE Mechanical)
    This session will expand on the 2-hour session.

Homebuilder Courses (approved for NCBI and NAHB CGP recertification hours)

  • Energy Code Essentials (1 hour)
    This class will highlight 5 critical areas a home builder can focus on to 1) assure compliance with the NC Energy Code, 2) add indoor comfort for their homeowners and 3) reduce warranty issues associated with unwanted air moving into and out of the home. In the class we use a variety of teaching methods including animations, videos, photos from the field and even a plan review exercise when time permits.
    Learn how to maximize efficiency, reduce callbacks, increase durability of the building envelope, provide new marketing opportunities, and ultimately save the homeowner energy & money!

  • Training at your HBA - view flyer
    Variation of the above Energy Code Essentials class as time permits.

  • Connecting the Dots: The Building Envelope, Comfort Control and Ventilation
  • Energy Code Essentials Lunch and Learn (1.5 hour)
  • Energy Code Onsite Intensive (2-3 hour)
    This class is for volume builders (50+) and will take place in your community

HVAC Contractors

  • Energy Code Essentials (1 hour)
    Training includes a brief overview of the NC Energy Code as it relates to duct sealing and testing.

Insulation Contractors

  • Insulation Installation for Maximum Performance
    Join us as we share how the NC Energy Code applies to insulation contractors. We will explore building science, manufacturer’s installation instructions, and code requirements. This 45 minute class will present the information with a variety of visual materials including photos from the field, animations, and drawings.

Let us know your training needs and we will do our best to accomodate your request.
Contact Janet Miller, millerjm1@appstate.edu to schedule a training!

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