On-Demand Training Videos

Can't make it to a live workshop? Check out these mini training videos taken straight from our latest live training sessions!

Come here to learn about why building energy codes are important, what you need to know about the recently adopted IECC 2009 and ASHRAE 90.1 codes, and new & effective techniques to help you meet and beat the NH energy code.





Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these videos are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency of the U.S. government.

1. Why Building Energy Codes? (15:20)

Presenter Alan Mulak talks about why building energy codes are important and why they are here to stay.


2. Code Overview and Compliance Methods (2:58)

Presenter Alan Mulak summarizes the sections of the NH Commercial Energy Code (chapter 5 of the IECC 2009) and describes the various methods for demonstrating code compliance, with emphasis on the free COMcheck software.


3. Windows and Unintended Indoor Air Quality Issues (7:35)

In this video, Presenter Alan Mulak speaks to window designs that meet code and the unintended consequences of making window retrofits.


4. Control Systems (3:54)

Presenter Alan Mulak talks about various types of building controls systems and how simple controls can save a substantial amount of energy and money.


5. Duct Sealing (3:13)

Presenter Alan Mulak speaks to the code requirements on proper duct sealing and why it's important for successful energy management in a commercial building.


6. O&M and Commissioning (5:40)

In this video, Presenter Alan Mulak explains why commissioning and proper operation and maintenance are critical components to creating safe and energy efficient commercial buildings. Alan also introduces some helpful and free O&M and commissioning resources.


7. Electric Motors (4:18)

Presenter Alan Mulak speaks to the code requirements for electric motors and introduces premium-efficiency motor options available today.

He also introduces MotorMaster, a free and easy to use tool created by the DOE, which can be helpful in creating motor inventories and in choosing premium-efficiency replacement motors.


8. Lighting and Occupancy Sensors (7:00)

Presenter Alan Mulak describes several options for complying with the lighting section of the code including LED options, controls, and other forms of occupancy sensors.






Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these videos are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency of the U.S. government.

1. Measuring a BTU of Energy (1:13)

Presenter Bruce Bennett explains a basic unit of energy - the British Thermal Unit.


Measuring a BTU of Energy

2. The Second Law of Thermodynamics (1:13)

Presenter Bruce Bennett explains the Second Law of Thermodynamics, a foundational concept that underscores energy efficient building design.


The Second Law of Thermodynamics

3. Heat Tranfer - Convection, Conduction, Radiation (9:51)

Presenter Bruce Bennett continues his basic building science discussion, moving on to the the three ways by which heat moves: convection, conduction and radiation.


Heat Tranfer - Convection, Conduction, Radiation

4. Heat Loss - R-Values and U-Factors (5:27)

Presenter Bruce Bennett explains R-values and U-factors of insulation and assemblies and shows why a small section of light insulation can have a big effect on heat loss.


Heat Loss - R-Values and U-Factors

5. Common Insulation R-Values (2:56)

A description of common insulation types and their respective R-values.


Heat Loss - R-Values and U-Factors

6. Demonstrating Energy Code Compliance in New Hampshire (2:05)

Presenter Jon Osgood introduces the EC-1 form and how to demonstrate energy code compliance for building projects in NH.


Demonstrating Energy Code Compliance in New Hampshire

7. NH Climate Zones (2:43)

Presenter Jon Osgood describes a major change in the most recent NH Energy Code - multiple climate zones in New Hampshire.


NH Climate Zones

8. The EC-1 Form (4 videos)

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