Meeting/Event Information


October 09, 2018

Lighting and Electrical Energy Code Changes Training Session
October 09, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
McCall Golf & Country Club
201 N. Lynn Blvd
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Comprehensive Overview of the Lighting and Electrical Sections of the New Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Energy Codes Effective October 1, 2018

$30.00 Training (Member)

$40.00 Training (Non-members and all Walk-ups)

$5.00 Unemployed / Student

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has finally approved the adoption of the entire suite of 2015 International Building Codes (IBCs) for Residential and Non-Residential building projects statewide.  This change will take effect on October 1, 2018.  The 2015 IBCs reference the 2013 Standard 90.1 and the 2014 NEC (National Electric Code).  However, more recently, the City of Philadelphia has approved the adoption of a very slightly amended version of the entire suite of 2018 IBCs, only for Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and Multi-Family (Apartments & Condominiums) building projects.  The 2018 IBCs reference the 2016 Standard 90.1 and the 2017 NEC.  Conversely, Single-Family, Two-Family, and Townhouse Residential building projects in Philadelphia will remain in-step with the State; and therefore, they will need to be designed to meet the 2015 IBCs.  Both of these new citywide building code changes for Philadelphia will also take effect on October 1, 2018

Speaker: Carl M. Watson, P.E., MBA, LC (Lighting Certified, is a professional designation of the NCQLP*) *The National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions  

Course Title: “Update on the Latest Editions of Two Sections of the Mandated Energy Code” 

Course Description: An in-depth survey of the extensive electrical and lighting provisions of the ASHRAE/IES/ANSI Standard 90.1 and their crucial role in the electrical and lighting design process, especially for “sustainable” or “green” buildings.  A concise discussion concerning the relationship between Standard 90.1 - 2007 and IECC - 2009 (The International Energy Conservation Code) will be presented; along with the multiple contrasts between these relatively similar, yet slightly different, legislated energy efficiency mandates.  This intensive course will provide a detailed incremental examination of the specifics of the electrical and the lighting requirements of the 2007, the 2010, the 2013, and the.2016 editions of Standard 90.1.  Due to time limitations, this course will not address the remaining principal components of the energy code, including building envelope, HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning), service (domestic) hot water heating, and other code requirements. 

Reasons to Attend: These extensively revised code provisions, which are much more comprehensive than in the past, affect virtually all new building projects, as well as most renovation projects for existing buildings, throughout PA, NJ, DE and beyond, within the Mid-Atlantic region.  You cannot afford to neglect this unparalleled opportunity to enhance dramatically your knowledge about the newer and more stringent electrical and lighting requirements of the recently updated energy code, which has been mandated by these two governmental entities.  It is noteworthy that the State of New Jersey is already enforcing newer versions of Standard 90.1, exclusively

Learning Objectives: 1) Understand “real-world” issues and opportunities associated with integrating Standard 90.1 into the electrical/lighting design process, and the challenges and the consequences of demonstrating compliance with either one of these two energy code alternative options, which are applicable in most nearby states.  2) Develop awareness of the most common local and state-specific practices used for energy code enforcement.  3) Obtain detailed knowledge about techniques that can be utilized successfully to enhance energy efficiency, while simultaneously staying within the project’s budget.  4) Identify similarities and differences between the electrical and the lighting requirements contained within Standard 90.1 -- 2007 and IECC2009, the two energy code compliance alternatives, which are currently in effect within Pennsylvania. 

Abstract: Energy codes are playing an increasingly significant and far-reaching role in influencing the lighting and electrical design process, particularly concerning environmentally sustainable buildings.  This presentation examines the growing impact of these energy efficiency regulations on new construction projects, as well as on additions, alterations and renovations of existing non-residential buildings.  It includes an insightful review of the major mandatory energy code requirements, plus an overview of the two alternative prescriptive path approaches to achieve full compliance for interior lighting and for exterior lighting.  Several straightforward examples are provided to illustrate the applicability of the energy code as an integral part of the design process. 

Program Level: Intermediate to Advanced; presumes a fundamental working knowledge of the lighting and electrical design process, and of the National Electric Code (NEC – 2008), which is also known as NFPA 70 

Registration:  9:00am

Breakfast will be provided: 9:00-9:30am

Training Workshop: 9:30am-12:00pm

Free parking in the facility parking lot

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