Changes to the DC Construction Codes: 2017 Energy Conservation & Green Construction Codes

1 AIA Learning Unit (GHT-ME-052714)
1 GBCI CE Hour (0920002430)

This  presentation focuses on how recent DC code changes will affect the minimum requirements for all future construction projects over 10,000 SF in Washington, DC. GHT Senior Principal Patrick Kunze, PE, LEED, a voting member of the Green Technical Advisory Group that amended the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) for adoption, will share his unique perspective to explain DC’s 2032 sustainable goals, green code process, green building compliance paths, 2017 code transitory provisions, DC Energy Conservation Code, and the DC Green Construction Code.

  • Learning Objective 1: Participants will become familiar with the 2032 goals of the District of Columbia’s Energy Conservation Code.
  • Learning Objective 2: Participants will understand how changes to the Energy Conservation Code impact equipment efficiency and operational requirements.
  • Learning Objective 3: Participants will be able to explain the various compliance paths through which a design and construction project larger than 10,000 SF may meet the requirements of the DCgCC.
  • Learning Objective 4: Participants will be able to identify the underlying model codes and standards from which the DC Energy Conservation Code was derived.