Using REScheck for IECC-2015 Compliance
Description: This workshop provides the necessary details of the use of the free REScheck software (computer or web-based) for determining compliance with IECC-2015. An introduction to the IECC-2015 includes the three residential compliance approaches of prescriptive, building UA (component) tradeoff, and energy analysis (performance alternative). Using REScheck, the UA trade-off method is explained in detail with an example, leading to compliance. The energy analysis method is also discussed using the same example. Creating inspection checklists and compliance certificates are addressed. The ancillary software, AreaCalc, is demonstrated as a tool for the completion of REScheck.
Length of Session: 120 minutes including Q & A
Learning objectives: After attending this course, participants will
1. Know the differences among the three compliance paths of the IECC-2015, including prescriptive, component tradeoff, and performance
2. Understand how REScheck functions and calculates building envelope compliance with the IECC-2015
3. Be able to identify and correctly enter construction specifications required by the REScheck software
4. Understand how to create inspection checklists and compliance reports/certificates with the REScheck software
About the Presenter: Rick Karg, Residential Energy Dynamics, Bethel, ME
Mr. Karg is the owner of R.J. Karg Associates and the president of Residential Energy Dynamics (RED), a software firm that offers online software for performing building science calculations. Rick has had extensive experience in Maine writing building codes and construction manuals, and has served on the MUBEC Board for more than six years. Rick is a member of the ASHRAE 62.2 technical committee, and has presented training in Maine and across the U.S. on residential ventilation, ASHRAE 62.2, and related energy issues.