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2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Updates


Description
Course Description:
The City of Austin adopted the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with local amendments in the fall of 2021. In this course, the Austin Energy Green Building reviews the significant changes to the 2021 IECC and local amendments.

In this on-demand course, the speakers explore how design teams can navigate various paths of compliance and use partnerships to help their clients in the field. Development Services Department representatives provided additional updates and potential real-world scenarios resulting from recent code changes.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify major differences between the 2015 and 2021 IECC, specifically changes to the local
amendments.
• Understand what the energy code is and how it supports community resilience.
• Discover how to propose ideas and provide comments through the new standard energy code
development process.
• Explore ways to prevent field compliance issues through collaborations with energy code testers and
building raters.

Course Length:
The entire course takes about 2 hours to complete. You can start and stop as needed throughout the course.

Course Outline:
• Course welcome
• Participant survey
• Video of the recorded seminar on January 11, 2022
• Quiz - 20 questions
• AEGB on-demand learning end-of-course survey
• Course completion certificate- requires a passing score of 80%

Speakers:
•Garrett Jaynes, Engineer B, Austin Energy
•Patricia Chawla, Conservation Program Coordinator, Austin Energy
•Mitchell Tolbert, Commercial Plan Review Manager, Development Services Department
•Chris Ruddell, Residential Building Inspections - Northeast Supervisor, Development Services
Department

Continuing Education Credits:
• This seminar is approved for 2 AIA Learning Units for Health Safety and Welfare (LUs) and 2 GBCI CE Hours for LEED professionals.
• Certificates will be sent to your registered email after successfully passing the quiz and completing the
entire course. You can also find your certificates in the “My Certificates” under the profile menu.
• AIA Learning Units are reported by AEGB staff if you provided your AIA number when setting up your profile.
• If you are taking this course to meet a measure for an AEGB rating, please email the certificate to your AEGB representative.

Any questions regarding CE credits can be emailed to greenbuilding@austinenergy.com.
Content
  • 2021 IECC Updates - Welcome
  • 2021 IECC Updates - Participant survey
  • 2021 IECC Updates - Seminar video
  • 2021 IECC Updates - Quiz
  • 2021 IECC Updates - AEGB On-Demand End of Course Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever