Dec
13
8:30 AM08:30

2015 IECC Training - FREE OF CHARGE!

The Idaho Building Code Board has adopted the 2015 IECC and these codes went into effect in January, 2018. This interactive course will highlight and provide discussion of the significant changes of the 2015 IECC. Course material will focus on the current and potential compliance issues being experienced by the design community as well as identifying potential resources to remedy compliance issues. Key topic areas include changes to building envelope requirements, lighting systems and additional efficiency package options.

Who Should Attend: Commercial Builders, Architects, Designers, HVAC Contractors, Electrical Contractors, Building Officials, Inspectors, Permit Techs

FREE OF CHARGE!

Contact trowley@amsidaho.com for more information or to register.

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Dec
4
8:15 AM08:15

Underground Utility Damage Prevention

The “Damage Prevention” presentation is intended for anyone involved in excavation and underground utilities. It will include an overview of the Damage Prevention Board, why it was created and who is affected by the new Idaho Statutes and Rules. Information will include compliance efforts, details related to reporting, available training and “safe digging” practices.

Register online at: www.idahocities.org/2018codetrainings

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Dec
4
7:00 AM07:00

Remodels and Energy Efficiency

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) This interactive session reviews compliance, comfort concerns and potential energy savings related to remodels and additions when using the 2012 IRC and IECC.

Register online at: www.idahocities.org/2018codetrainings

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Nov
27
8:15 AM08:15

Managing Moisture - Residential

Ross Phares (Dupont) will discuss the challenges in moisture management and durability posed by energy efficient wall systems. A significant amount of research has been conducted on traditional wall systems, leading to water-resistive barrier, drainage, window installation and flashing recommendations. This presentation will review water management code requirements and discuss how these established water management recommendations and code requirements relate to highly insulated and airtight wall assemblies. The implications of air barriers and vapor retarders on wall system moisture management and building durability will also be discussed.

Register online at: www.idahocities.org/2018codetrainings

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Nov
20
8:15 AM08:15

Conditioned Crawlspaces

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) explains the difference between conditioned and unconditioned crawlspace on a code level, what purpose the conditioned crawlspace serves and which environment is most conducive to the conditioned crawl’s benefits and the best practices for installations.

Register online at: www.idahocities.org/2018codetrainings

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Nov
20
7:00 AM07:00

Residential Attic Ventilation

Lucas Howard (Panasonic Eco Solutions) reviews IAQ problems that result from excess condensation, when condensation becomes a problem, where to find potential condensation areas and how to prevent condensation in the home. In addition, Lucas will provide the latest information and products for managing condensation, options for meeting minimum ventilation rates and a quieter more cost effective approach for ventilating sealed crawlspaces. New shallow mount quiet fans, wall controls and low cost ERVs will be on display.

Register online at: www.idahocities.org/2018codetrainings

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Nov
13
to Nov 14

DET Duct & Envelope Testing Certification (2 day course)

  • Division of Building Safety (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This two-day course is designed to introduce the skills necessary to become a Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier, certified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2009 and 2012 IECC amendments.

Please use this link to register for this specific course:

http://www.idabo.org/sites/default/files/pdf/training/Duct%20Training%20November%2013-14%2C%202018_0.pdf

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Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification Training
Nov
13
to Nov 14

Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification Training

  • Division of Building Safety (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This two-day course is designed to introduce the skills necessary to become a Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier, certified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2009 and 2012 IECC amendments.

Specific topics include:

  • Protocols for blower door and duct leakage testing

  • Calculations for ACH50 and percent duct leakage

  • Tips for successfully completing the written and in-field DET Verifier certification exams

Class is limited to 10 students. Register now to reserve your space! Visit http://www.idabo.org/training/duct-and-envelope-tightness-verification-training-2 for more information.

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Nov
6
8:15 AM08:15

Mechanical Insulation

Megan Hansen & Alec Rexroat will review mechanical insulation deficiencies and potential energy savings. There are approximately 5 million commercial buildings (80 billion square feet1) consuming approximately 18% of all primary energy used in the United States.

Register online at: www.idahocities.org/2018codetrainings

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Nov
6
7:00 AM07:00

Air Leakage Control - Commercial

Ross Phares (Dupont) explains that air leakage is important because it can transport heat, moisture and contaminants through the building enclosure and can impact building energy performance, envelope durability and occupants’ comfort. A continuous air barrier is critical for air leakage control. Air barrier performance requirements which include air infiltration resistance, continuity, structural integrity and durability will be reviewed. Energy codes which regulate air barrier requirements will be highlighted along with the three compliance options: air barrier materials, assemblies and whole building airtightness.

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Oct
23
7:00 AM07:00

Conditioned Crawlspaces

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) explains the difference between conditioned and unconditioned crawlspace on a code level, what purpose the conditioned crawlspace serves and which environment is most conducive to the conditioned crawl’s benefits and the best practices for installations.

Register online at: www.idahocities.org/2018codetrainings

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Oct
16
8:15 AM08:15

Underground Utility Damage Prevention

The “Damage Prevention” presentation is intended for anyone involved in excavation and underground utilities. It will include an overview of the Damage Prevention Board, why it was created and who is affected by the new Idaho Statutes and Rules. Information will include compliance efforts, details related to reporting, available training and “safe digging” practices.

Register online at: www.idahocities.org/2018codetrainings

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Oct
16
8:15 AM08:15

Effective Air Sealing

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) provides a short history of air sealing in the codes and unravels some of the mystery of why one of the most important parts of building an energy efficient home is often overlooked. Based on years of field work and multiple Treasure Valley homes as case study, the presenter provides an overview of materials, costs and best practices for building a business case on why air sealing deserves more focus.

Register online at: www.idahocities.org/2018codetrainings

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Oct
16
7:00 AM07:00

Residential Renewables in Idaho

Jimmie Stansell (Idaho Division of Building Safety) reviews Idaho Statues, Policies, the 2017 National Electrical Code, and associated hazards in reference to the installation of Renewable Energy Systems in Idaho

Register online at: www.idahocities.org/2018codetrainings

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Home Efficiency Forum 2018
Oct
11
to Oct 12

Home Efficiency Forum 2018

Home Efficiency Forum is an annual event that brings together Northwest building professionals of all kinds to discuss and advance energy-efficient building practices in residential new construction. This year, our theme is Building for the Future. This two-day event offers trainings, networking opportunities and the chance to shape the future of residential building practices.

Register here: https://betterbuiltnw.com/home-efficiency-forum-2018

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Oct
9
7:00 AM07:00

Residential Ventilation

Lucas Howard (Panasonic Eco Solutions) reviews IAQ problems that result from excess condensation, when condensation becomes a problem, where to find potential condensation areas and how to prevent condensation in the home. In addition, Lucas will provide the latest information and products for managing condensation, options for meeting minimum ventilation rates and a quieter more cost effective approach for ventilating sealed crawlspaces. New shallow mount quiet fans, wall controls and low cost ERVs will be on display.

Register online: www.idahocities/org/2018codetrainings

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Residential Air-Balancing Certification
Oct
3
8:30 AM08:30

Residential Air-Balancing Certification

The Idaho Association of Building Officials (IDABO) has made available its certification program in Residential Air Balancing for local jurisdictions that chose to recognize it as a means to complying with balancing requirements.

Each class limited to 20 students. A demonstration duct system that allows hands-on use of flow hood, manometer, and other diagnostic equipment will be used to familiarize students with the practical aspects and problems of residential air balancing.

Email trowley@amsidaho.com for more information or to reserve your spot!

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Oct
2
to Oct 5

2018 Idaho Energy Conference and BSPSI Education Week

The Idaho Association of Building Officials, in association with the NEEA Energy Code Collaborative and the Building Safety Professionals of Southwest Idaho, Present TWO TRAINING EVENTS: 2018 Idaho Energy Conference, October 2, 2018 and the BSPSI Education Week, October 3-5, 2018.

Registration and Conference Information

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Residential Air Balancing Certification Opportunity - Idaho Falls
May
22
8:30 AM08:30

Residential Air Balancing Certification Opportunity - Idaho Falls

Balancing the airflow in residential HVAC systems, as required in ACCA Manual D, is “the proof of the pudding” to ensure comfort and efficiency. Many local jurisdictions are requiring balance reports by certified air-balance technicians on new HVAC systems. Additionally, contractors who design their systems according to ACCA Manuals J, S, and D realize that balancing the installed system is the only way to ensure a system performs in accordance with the design, whether or not balancing is required by the local jurisdiction.

The Idaho Association of Building Officials (IDABO) has made available its certification program in Residential Air Balancing for those local jurisdictions that chose to recognize it as a means to complying with balancing requirements. Even if you were certified under a different program, such as NCI (National Comfort Institute), you can re-certify under IDABO’s program and be certain that it will be recognized in Idaho, but at only a fraction of the cost.

Cost: $100 per person

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Residential Air Balancing Certification Opportunity - Post Falls
Apr
25
8:30 AM08:30

Residential Air Balancing Certification Opportunity - Post Falls

CERTIFICATION TRAINING CLASS
Air balancing is a useful process for measuring the performance of a simple or complex HVAC system, and for providing occupants with a comfortable conditioned space. This residential air-balancing class is being provided to the North Idaho Region to inform and certify contractors and inspectors. Certification will be a requirement for those performing air-balancing. Air-balancing is an existing code; however, beginning October 1, 2017 it will be a requirement for final inspections.

Cost: $100 per person

For more information and to register, visit the event on IDABO's website. 

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Dec
12
8:15 AM08:15

Residential Attic Ventilation

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) addresses “attic ventilation” and the significant effect proper ventilation has on energy efficiency, comfort, and durability. Using multiple case studies as a backdrop, the presenter explains that the same issues that create ice dams in winter also have an effect on air conditioning demands and premature roof failure. The class covers codes, proper calculations, material specifications, and best practices for reviewing, inspecting, and installing ventilation in a common sense, cost effective manner. Register here. 

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Dec
12
7:00 AM07:00

Conditioned Crawlspaces

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) explains the difference between conditioned and unconditioned crawlspaces on a code level, what purpose the conditioned crawlspace serves, which environment is most conducive to the conditioned crawl’s benefits, and best practices for installation. Register here. 

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Dec
5
8:15 AM08:15

Duct and Envelope Testing

David Freelove (Idaho Energy Code Circuit Rider) answers questions about specific energy efficient measures and their effectiveness. Topics include infiltration, conditioned attics and crawlspaces, and an overview of the DET (Duct and Envelope Tightness) training that is now available through IDABO and the Idaho Energy Code Circuit Rider. Register here. 

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Dec
5
7:00 AM07:00

Effective Air Sealing

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) will provide a short history of air sealing in the codes and unravels some of the mystery of why one of the most important parts of building an energy efficient home is often overlooked. Using years of field work and multiple Treasure Valley homes as case studies, the presenter provides an overview of materials, costs, and best practices for building a business case on why air sealing deserves more focus. Register here. 

View Event →
Nov
28
8:15 AM08:15

Managing Moisture in Residential Construction

Ken Nelson (Dupont) will discuss the challenges in moisture management and durability posed by energy efficient wall systems. A significant amount of research has been conducted on traditional wall systems, leading to water-resistive barrier, drainage, window installation, and flashing recommendations. This presentation will review water management code requirements and discuss how these established water management recommendations and code requirements relate to highly insulated and airtight wall assemblies. The implications of air barriers and vapor retarders on wall system moisture management and building durability will also be discussed. Register here. 

View Event →
Nov
28
7:00 AM07:00

Residential Attic Ventilation

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) addresses “attic ventilation” and the significant effect proper ventilation has on energy efficiency, comfort, and durability. Using multiple case studies as a backdrop, the presenter explains that the same issues that create ice dams in winter also have an effect on air conditioning demands and premature roof failure. The class covers codes, proper calculations, material specifications, and best practices for reviewing, inspecting, and installing ventilation in a common sense, cost effective manner. Register here. 

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