Nothing is driving greater change in the home building industry than energy efficiency, but prior to 2015 the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) didnâ€™t address mechanical equipment such as furnaces and water heaters. The 2015 IECC now includes a new compliance path called the Energy Rating Index allowing builders more choices in how to meet the energy code. This course will take a closer look at how high efficiency propane equipment such as furnaces and water heaters provide flexibility in meeting 2015 IECC standards and help reduce a homeâ€™s HERS Index, in addition to helping projects gain points in above-code programs such as LEED and the National Green Building Standard.
- Understand how the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) offers a compliance method using an energy score.
- Explain the HERS Index for scoring a homeâ€™s energy efficiency and how high efficiency propane equipment can improve this score.
- Describe the cost implications of using high efficiency propane equipment.
- Identify how high efficiency propane equipment can help projects gain points in LEED for Homes and the National Green Building Standard.