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The New Energy Code 2009 and Energy Star 2011


  • The EPA has proposed to significantly revise their current ENERGY STAR Homes Guidelines to promote advanced building practices and accommodate more rigorous energy codes.  EPA proposes that homes permitted after January 1, 2011, will be required to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label using the proposed new guidelines.  Are you up to date on the upcoming changes to the program?  Get the latest information in this workshop.  Performance metrics and tracking methodology will be covered. Learn about the standards associated with the 2009 North Carolina Energy Conservation Code and big potential changes coming in 2012.


  • To introduce the EPA's new Energy Star 2011 Program and the 2009 NC Energy Conservation Code
  • Develop an understanding of the thermal and air barriers within homes
  • Define the types of heat transfer and give examples
  • Compile a library of insulation and air sealing best practices
  • Understand the relationship between insulation, air sealing and HVAC components
  • Learn proven solutions for insulation and air sealing details


  • Become familiar with changes associated with the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • Prepare for the changes in the Energy Star program for homes that will take place January 1, 2011
  • Learn sustainable strategies to reduce energy demand, increase efficiency, renewable production and monitoring performance
  • Review LEED for Homes credits associated with energy



Method of Instruction

Traditional Instructor-led format


  • Exam:  No
  • Demonstration of Skills:  No
  • Class Participation:  Yes