Local building codes regulate new construction and repair, alteration, addition, and change of use in existing buildings. The latter, change of occupancy classification or use, is a common trigger for requiring an existing building to comply with the current building code requirements.
The session, conducted by Covestro LLC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, aims at identifying best practice recommendation for energy-efficient, cost-effective retrofit solutions for the interior of existing masonry wall system for commercial buildings. The target market identified is climate zone 4 & 5.
FREE online training program on U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool and building information collection. 4 interactive training modules (free to public).
Performance-based (also known as outcome-based) codes set standards based upon buildings’ actual energy use, rather than on compliance with stipulated technology or design features. For example, a performance-based code would require meeting specified energy use intensity, while a standard, prescriptive code would stipulate a minimum wall insulation level among other specific measures.