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Best Practice

Module II-Updating the Code/Establishing Increased Proficiency

Best Practices Guideline/ Implementation Plan Suggestions

Many of you that have adopted building and energy codes are perhaps feeling a little overwhelmed with energy code application and enforcement. New concepts, like 'Building Thermal Envelope' and 'Solar Heat Gain Coefficient', can be impossible to apply to buildings if you have no idea what they mean. The other important realization some of you are making is that non-energy code requirements can directly impact how energy efficient a building can be and perform. For example, if the water resistive barrier and exterior flashing is not installed properly, the inside of the wall gets wet and ruins all the good work you have done.

Best Practices Guidelines

Implementation Plan Suggestions