COMCheck for Compliance with the Maine Commercial Energy Code
COMcheck is a free software product that helps architects, engineers, builders, designers, and contractors determine whether a new commercial building or renovation project meets the requirements of the International Energy Code and ASHRAE 90.1.
Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the use of the COMcheck program to determine if a planned building project meets the commercial provisions of the 2015 IECC for climate zones 6 and 7, including building thermal envelope, mechanical systems, lighting, alternative compliance paths, existing buildings, additional efficiency package options, and new requirements for system commissioning. Key focus areas will include how to start a new project in COMcheck, information required from project documents to complete the forms within COMcheck, and how to generate a report of compliance.
Session Length: 90 minutes including Q & A
Learning objectives: After attending this course, participants will be able to…
1. Open a new project in COMcheck
2. Understand what information is required to determine compliance
3. Begin to understand where to find the required information in the project documents
4. Generate a compliance report for submission to code officials
About the Presenter: Steve Caulfield, P.E., CIH, President, Turner Building Science & Design, Harrison, ME
Steve Caulfield has over 30 years of experience in industrial hygiene and mechanical engineering. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, as well as a professional engineer, licensed in Maine and several other states. Steve has extensive experience in mechanical system design, evaluation, and commissioning. He is also an expert in building envelope construction and commissioning. Steve’s experience as a trainer includes a decade of training for the Building Operator Certification (BOC) program, specializing in HVAC systems and Indoor Air Quality. He has also conducted training in Commercial Energy Audits for Public Service New Hampshire and a pilot on site operator energy efficiency training for Eversource. Steve has given presentations on HVAC and indoor air quality nationwide and internationally.
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