2021 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC)
Following a brief introduction of the speakers and presentation agenda, the presenters discuss learning objectives, terminology, the current progress toward the energy code goal, trending topics, and the 2021 WSEC adoption date.
WSEC Building Enclosure
Updates towards performance improvements, air leakage, operable openings interlocks, and more building enclosure standards are introduced and expanded by the presenters.
With the WSEC updates come opportunities to save energy resources. From facility interior and exterior lighting, lighting controls, uninterrupted power supplies, and other energy consumption management opportunities, the presenters expand upon the code and the rationale pushing the initiative.
WSEC Section C406
Presenters compare the 2018 code against the 2021 updates, dictating updates to energy efficiency credits, and other current practices. New initiatives, such as load management credits, are introduced and explored.
WSEC Compliance Options
Presenters exhibit three code compliance options. The prescriptive approach, the total building performance approach, and the outcome-based energy budget approach.
WSEC ALterations (C503)
Presenters detail the C503 mechanical revisions, electrical revisions, and notable Seattle Energy Code updates.
WSEC Live Questions
Listen to the post-presentation question and answer session.
Clean Buildings Performance Standard (CBPS)
What is CBPS?
Washington state passed the Clean Buildings Performance Standard (HB1257) as a measure to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through more efficiently operating buildings. Impacting all buildings, regardless of year of construction, discover what it means to capital planning and maintenance.
How to comply with the CBpS?
Building owners have essentially three paths forward to comply with the Clean Buildings Performance Standard for the life of their buildings. The paths and process for compliance are explained here.
Positioning for What’s Next
Three bills were passed that will have long-term effects on capital planning and maintenance. The recorded event captures how Clean Buildings Performance Standard (HB 1257), Refrigerant Reporting (HB 1050), and Fire, Fire Smoke, Smoke Damper Inspection/ Testing (HB 2701, RCW 19.27.710) will have lasting impacts on capital planning and operations.
CBpS – Pathway Forward
Bonus material from the Hargis • University Mechanical Contractors (UMC )• Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) Pathway Forward presentation, with guest speakers from the state of Washington, NW Energy Coalition and Shift Zero, and Innovations.