Module II-Updating the Code/Establishing Increased Proficiency
You now have successfully adopted building and energy codes. The work now begins to craft a lasting and respectful relationship with the community, builders and design professionals. Creation of an 'Energy Code Champion' as part of your staff starts this process. Training one staff member and having that person train others helps tremendously with the transition into energy code enforcement. Many building departments have staff that are subject matter experts, people that were in the construction trades (plumbers, mechanical, framers and electricians) prior to joining the jurisdiction. It is very likely that someone in your jurisdiction has the talent and motivation to become your next subject matter expert 'Energy Code Champion'.
Benefits of Updating to the 2009 IECC
Benefits of Increasing Proficiency in Energy Code Administration