New Developments in Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Live Training

Apr 3, 2014
1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Video with Audio
FEMP First Thursday Seminar

Gain knowledge of the current legislative drivers relative to ASHRAE standards and which buildings fall under which standard. Learn about major changes in the most recent versions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code. Understand the actual requirements of the standards, where to look for conservation measures, and how to determine if a building meets them.

Competencies and Objectives

  • When designing a Federal building, determine which Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards apply for the particular building type.
  • Explain the relationship between the Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards, ASHRAE 90.1, and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
  • Apply the right parts of the standards (10 CFR 433 and 435) based on when the building design was initiated.
  • When calculating the 30% energy efficiency improvement requirement, explain what is included and excluded in the calculations.
  • Discuss key strategies for meeting the energy efficiency standards through aspects of building design such as building envelope, lighting, service hot water, and technology selection.
  • Discuss key strategies for calculating the improvement, including whole building simulation and life cycle cost analysis.

Credit and Certificate of Completion:

To receive credit for this seminar, register for an account with the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) at

If you already have a WBDG account, simply log in at

Once logged in, visit Then scroll down, and follow the instructions for taking the assessment and downloading a certificate of completion.

In partnership with Whole Buildings Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences.


  • Mark Halverson, Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read bio.
Before the Training Take the Training
  1. Learner's Guide
  2. Presentation Handout
  3. Facilitator's Guide
Video with Audio


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