These trainings are designed to expand on the New Alabama Energy Code sessions and offer in-depth information on new residential and commercial code requirements and compliance pathways for the new Alabama Energy Codes.
Southface, in partnership with ADECA, is offering a series of in-depth technical energy code workshops around the state of Alabama. These “201” workshops are designed to expand on the New Alabama Residential Energy Code sessions and offer in-depth information on new code requirements and compliance pathways for the new 2015 Alabama Energy Codes. The workshop will also cover the basics of Duct and Envelope testing, ventilation and the Energy Rating Index.
The Commercial Energy Code half-day workshop focuses on the scope, application and methods of demonstrating compliance with the 2009 IECC & ASHRAE 90.1-2007. Attendees also learn building science basics, the content of the IECC Chapter 5 & ASHRAE Chapters 5-11, strategies for more efficient building envelope, as well as HVAC and lighting systems. In addition, the workshop includes an overview of COMcheck software used to demonstrate compliance with energy code standards.
Mike Barcik is a Technical Principal at Southface and has been with the organization since 1995. With B.S and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, Mike is the author of numerous technical resources and has developed and led thousands of trainings for RESNET, BPI, LEED, DOE, EPA and other programs. He’s active in energy code development and often leads workshops on the latest code changes. Since 1999, Mike has trained over 1,500 individuals in RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) program, and in 2010 he helped create the Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier program to certify over a thousand individuals for blower door and duct leakage testing, as required by the 2009 and later energy codes. Mike served as LEED Faculty for BD+C, EB O&M and Homes, as well as helped develop and teach the EarthCraft family of sustainable programs. Mike co-authored Decatur Georgia’s High Performance Building Ordinance which requires third-party certification for new and substantially renovated single-family, multi-family and commercial projects.