More Than a Dozen Workshops...
Learn All About the State’s New Energy Code

Last year, the Nebraska Legislature adopted the 2003 International Energy Conservation Code as the new Nebraska Energy Code. The new code replaced the 1983 Model Energy Code which was the building code used for the past 20 years. The effective date for the new code is July 1, 2005.

The legislation required the Energy Office to provide training for codes officials, builders and others to assist in the transition to the updated code.

The Energy Office has scheduled three different types of workshops across the state between November 4, 2004 and January 28, 2005 that are designed to provide specialized training for those who will be working with the code as they design, build or inspect newly-built homes or commercial buildings.


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Nebraska Energy Code Training Schedule
For Local Building Code Officials and Others

Sign-in for these workshops is from 8:00-8:30 am. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged since seating is limited. The workshops begin at 8:30 am and conclude at 4:30 pm. A deli lunch will be provided at no charge to attendees. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each session will be available to individuals completing the one-day workshop.

The International Codes Council will provide six training sessions focusing on the residential and commercial design and enforcement provisions of the 2003 International Energy Conservation Code. The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • November 4 — Norfolk - Life Long Learning Center, Northeast Community College
  • November 5 — Omaha - Omaha Public Power District Service Center
  • November 18 — Grand Island - Mid Town Holiday Inn
  • November 19 — Lincoln - to be announced
  • December 2 — North Platte - 402 East State Farm Road
  • December 3 — Scottsbluff - 515 First Avenue

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For Architects and Engineers
Sign-in for these workshops is from 8:00-8:30 am. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged since seating is limited. The workshops begin at 8:30 am and conclude at 4:30 pm. A deli lunch will be provided at no charge to attendees. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each session will be available to individuals completing the one-day workshop.

The International Codes Council will provide two sessions on the impact of the 2003 International Energy Conservation Code on building design and operation as well as the latest construction industry technologies. The tentative schedule is as follows:
  • January 27 — Grand Island - Holiday Inn Interstate
  • January 28 — Mahoney State Park - Peter Kiewit Lodge, Nebraska Room

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For Builders and General Contractors
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for these day-long workshops since seating is limited. More information about starting and ending times, lunch options and other items will be available later. Continuing Education Units will not be available for these sessions.

Staff from Steven Winter & Associates will focus on the proper ways to use the technologies to get the maximum benefit from the installation of the equipment and products required under the International Energy Conservation Code. These workshops are likely to be held in February and March, 2005.
  • Not Scheduled Yet — Columbus
  • Not Scheduled Yet — Mahoney State Park

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For Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Installers and Suppliers
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for these day-long workshops since seating is limited. More information about starting and ending times, lunch options and other items will be available later. Continuing Education Units will not be available for these sessions.

Staff from the Kansas Building Science Institute will emphasize the impact of the proper design and sizing of heating, cooling and ventilation equipment needed to comply with the 2003 International Energy Conservation Code. These workshops are likely to be held in March and April, 2005.
  • Not Scheduled Yet — Norfolk
  • Not Scheduled Yet — Omaha
  • Not Scheduled Yet — Grand Island
  • Not Scheduled Yet — Lincoln
  • Not Scheduled Yet — North Platte
  • Not Scheduled Yet — Scottsbluff/Gering

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Residential and Commercial Compliance Computer Software Training Workshops
Pre-registration is strongly recommended for these limited seating half-day sessions. Training using staff from the Kansas Building Science Institute on the use of REScheck (Registration, 8-8:30 am, Class 8:30 to Noon) COMcheck (Registration, 12:30-1:00 pm, Class 1:00-4:30). These software programs, which are available for free at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Energy Code web site, simplify residential and commercial energy code compliance by using trade-offs, prescriptive packages, and, in the case of commercial property, performance approaches. Continuing Education Units will not be available for these sessions.
  • December 7 — North Platte - North Platte Community College, North Campus,
                                                   1101 Halligan Drive, Room 201
  • December 8 — Lincoln - Southeast Community College, Lincoln Campus,
                                            8800 "0" St., Rm. B8 - South Entrance, first hallway on the left
  • December 9 — Omaha

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If you would like to be notified about training session particulars when the information becomes available or require additional information, please contact Lynn Chamberlin, 402-471-3358 or Pete Davis, 402-471-3347

For more information about Nebraska’s new code, the federally-funded study and the effect of the new code, use any of the links listed below:
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