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Georgia Commercial Energy Code Training – Full Day

July 24, 2019

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Georgia Commercial Energy Code Training - Full Day

July 24th 2019 in Savannah, GA

In partnership with Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) and the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Southface Institute is conducting energy code trainings across the state to educate code officials, builders, design professionals and relevant subcontractors on all changes and updates prior to new code implementation in 2020.


This full-day session includes a comprehensive overview of building science principles as they relate to commercial building performance and energy codes. Participants will learn about possible compliance options (including ASHRAE 90.1, prescriptive or performance paths). Participants will also learn basic requirements for building envelopes and mechanical systems, as well as new requirements for Existing Buildings (2015 IECC, Chapter 5).

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how basic building science informs building energy codes
  2. Identify general code requirements for commercial energy efficiency as pertaining to the building envelope, mechanical systems, power and lighting systems
  3. Compare and contrast different efficiency options and compliance paths and the use of COMCheck
  4. Identify design and construction strategies for ensuring building projects to comply with the GA Energy Code (ASHRAE 90.1-2007 + Chapter 5 of IECC 2009)
  5. Identify general requirements in the new 2015 IECC Chapter 5 (Existing Buildings)



The energy code training qualifies attendees for continuing education credit from the following organizations:

  • AIA - 8 LU
  • BPI - 2.29 CEUs
  • ICC - 0.8 CEUs

You may use your certificate of attendance to self-report any additional continuing education credits not listed above.


  • Handouts and resources pertaining to content covered during training
  • A link to additional resources on the Southface website, found here.


  • Course Price: FREE
  • To register, please visit the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) website here and select the training you wish to attend.

For additional information, please contact courses@southface.org.