Thermal Envelope Compliance with the Maine Commercial Building/Energy Code
The 2015 International Energy Code for thermal envelope construction contains required information for compliance with Maine’s Commercial Building Code. The IECC contains provisions for floors, walls, roofs, as well as outlines penetration requirements.
Description: This program will provide an overview of the provisions of the 2015 IECC for building envelopes. We will cover everything from the foundation to the roof. The course will cover insulation requirements (cavity and continuous), as well as air sealing requirements and will include information on glass ratings for compliance with the code. The presenter will provide insight into successful strategies to achieve the air sealing components of the code.
Session Length: 60 minutes, including Q & A
Learning objectives: After attending this course, participants will be able to
1. Identify the insulation values required by the code
2. Understand the requirements for air sealing and building air tightness
3. Understand the difference between cavity insulation and continuous insulation
4. Identify the requirements for fenestration (windows, skylights, storefront, etc.)
5. Achieve the air sealing requirements of the code.
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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