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

1 AIA Learning Unit (GHT-ME-072120)
1 GBCI CE Hour (920022309)

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 President, Patrick Kunze, PE, LEED AP, 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 Sustainable DC plan.
  • Learning Objective 2: Participants will understand the transitory provisions for implementation of the new construction codes.
  • Learning Objective 3: Participants will be able to identify the changes to the DC Energy Conservation Code and DC Green Code, and how they will impact commercial project designs.
  • Learning Objective 4: Participants will understand how the DC Energy Code relates to the new DC Building Energy Performance Standard, and how to benchmark for compliance in the design process.