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Navigating the Energy Code and its Architectural Requirements
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When: 8/22/2017
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Where: Iowa Center for Architecture
400 Locust St.
Ste 100
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Amy Spike

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Seminar Description:

The energy code is just one of many requirements architects must navigate to bring designs from concept to reality. Knowing how to negotiate the various methods of compliance within the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code can provided clarity, certainty, and flexibility during the design process. This course will not only review the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of compliance with the commercial building provisions as a whole, but also focus on specifics of architecturally designed systems. Resources and methodologies available to assist architects in complying with the code’s energy conservation objectives while simultaneously enhancing the performance of the building envelope will be reviewed. An overview of groups of building envelope technologies and products developed to address the requirements and concerns manifest in the code will also be covered. 


Learning Objectives

1. Understand the various paths to complying with the commercial building provisions of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code.

2. Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of using one path to compliance over another.

3. Identify and evaluate resources and methodologies that exist to help meet the provisions of the energy code's conservation goals.

4. Identify groups of products and technologies that benefit energy conservation goals.



Karl Kaufman, AIA, is a Project Manager at The Weidt Group, providing energy consulting services for new and existing buildings by assisting design professionals and owners with identifying and selecting optimal energy-saving strategies for their projects. An A/E/C industry professional for over 20 years, he has served as an architect, design engineer, project manager and sustainable design consultant. Mr. Kaufman holds degrees in Architecture and Architectural Engineering.

Jason Steinbock, is The Weidt Group’s Director of Business Development, leading the deployment of consulting services and advanced energy performance simulation software. He works with architects, engineers, building owners and utilities to help them achieve higher-performing buildings. Mr. Steinbock has deep expertise in comparative energy modeling, lifecycle analyses, daylighting, and operational monitoring to verify intended energy performance goals have been met.


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AIA Continuing Education

By attending this AIA Iowa Professional Development Seminar, AIA members will earn 3 HSW AIA CES LUs. AIA Iowa is an AIA CES Approved Provider (#A023) with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.


Architectural Experience Program and AIA Continuing Education

Interns may earn AXP Supplemental Experience hours by completing approved AIA Continuing Education programs – one AIA CEU/LU is equal to one AXP experience hour. When submitting to NCARB, Learning Units (LUs) must be documented on the intern’s AIA transcript. Any intern in AXP can request a free AIA Transcript by visiting the AIA website

Questions? Call AIA Iowa at 515.244.7502 Due to planning logistics, no refunds can be given after registration is completed. 

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