Design-Build Institute of America Rocky Mountain Region

Design-Build Institute of America Rocky Mountain Region - Event Information

Event Name:
The IECC - Where We're At and Where We're Going

Event Type(s):
Rocky Mountain Region

The 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC®) addresses energy efficiency on several fronts including cost, energy usage, use of natural resources and the impact of energy usage on the environment.  Jim Dent of the Weifield Group and Kevin Perri of NORESCO will cover the myriad of International Energy Conservation Code changes that have occurred in recent years, and how they apply today. They will also cover how the energy landscape and building electrification requirements will change the way we execute construction in the future. From 2006 to 2021, the energy codes have increased its efficiency requirements by about 40%, an average of 8% per cycle — this rate will accelerate in future years.

Attendees of this educational program can expect to understand:
  1. The purpose of the energy codes.
  2. The history of the IECC going back to 2015.
  3. Discussion around enforcement or lack thereof of the IECC.
  4. Brief overview of the most salient changes to the 2021 IECC.
  5. A Look ahead - what is Electrification and what does it mean for Colorado?
About our Speakers:

Jim Dent, Senior Preconstruction Manager, Weifield Group

Jim has 40+ years of electrical experience and possesses an exceptional skill set which includes the ability to manage large, complex projects and use his institutional knowledge to lead vested parties – both internal and external — to success. He has a proven track record in preconstruction management, design-build delivery, estimating, budget, and cost control.Jim was an instructor for the Independent Electrical Contractors – Rocky Mountain (IECRM) apprenticeship program for ten consecutive years and also served as chairperson of the Apprentice and Training Committee for ten years. He is a past president of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) – Rocky Mountain Region, is an active member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) – Colorado Chapter, currently serving on the USGBC Market Leader Advisory Board, and served two terms on the Colorado State Electrical Board. He is an expert in National Electrical Code (NEC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), having taught numerous educational seminars on the impacts of each.

Kevin Perri, Manager, Sustainability Services, NORESCO

Kevin has been greatly involved in the codes nationally and more locally in Colorado. He presented for the International Code Council, the Mayors Sustainability Summit, the United State Green Building Council, and to architects, engineers, and owners around the nation. Kevin’s background is in mechanical engineering and holds certifications as a commercial energy inspector and plans examiner, certified energy manager, certified commissioning provider, and holds a LEED AP. As a committee member of the code adoption process for the 2018 code cycle he was able to help provide guidance to the AEC community on upcoming changes to the energy code. He is currently working with the State of Colorado’s Energy office to educate and promote energy efficiency across the state, training designers how the net zero energy process can be achieved, helping to write the electrification pathway for different jurisdictions, and is the moderator for the upcoming code hearings for the City and County of Denver.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mountain


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