IECC Performance Path

Taking the Performance Path: The ERI/HERS Index for Designers and Builders

EEBA ERI HERS LogoThis full day session reviews Building Science principles as they relate to the Performance Path option in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  The course explores the ERI/HERS as a tool to successfully design and build houses that comply using the Performance Path option, while meeting the minimum prescriptive code requirements of the 2015 IECC. Participants will spend the last part of the session reviewing energy rating software and manipulating construction assemblies to see the effect of energy scores.

Performance Path Graphic

Gain confidence to achieve compliance with the performance path of the international energy code, and use it to expand construction options, materials choices, and building assemblies.  Integrate the HERS/ERI scores as a marketing feature of your high performance homes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand basic building science terminology and principles as they relate to the International Energy Code.
  2. Comprehend the methods used in calculating an Energy Rating Index
  3. Understand the implications of different climate zones and building assemblies on the Energy Rating Index
  4. Attain a working understanding of the major approved energy rating software packages used in calculating an energy rating.