New Developments in Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards

On Demand Training

1.5 hours

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.

This First Thursday Seminar is hosted on the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) learning management system. To take the course, click the Start button below. Then log into the WBDG system to launch the course and take the multiple choice assessment. Students will earn .20 IACET CEUs upon successful completion of the course and assessment.

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

Date recorded: April 3, 2014


  • Mark Halverson, Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read bio.
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