Upcoming Events and Training
Listed below are upcoming events and training opportunities for building codes officials.
Through our partnership with SPEER:
SPEER Energy Code Webinar: Electrical and Lighting Control Requirements for the IECC
July 28 @ 9 AM: Industry experts, Harold Jepsen from Legrand and Bryan Holland from NEMA, highlight the requirements for lighting and lighting controls for commercial applications for IECC compliance. We’ll look at the requirements and how and why these are needed and how compliance is met through proper product selection. Register here
SPEER's Texas Statewide Focus Group- Energy Survey Findings
August 8 @ 10:00 am- 11:30 AM. This meeting will unveil issues across the state that are critical to state and federal government priorities based on survey responses from SPEER’s statewide focus group. We’ll cover subject topics related to the communities they serve. The five regional focus groups (North, Central, West, East, Gulf Coast region), in addition to the statewide group, will work to bring together a collaboration of cities on issues such as energy equity, resiliency, transportation, air quality, and other issues critical to state and federal government priorities demonstrated through the two recent acts, IIJA and BIL. Register here
CELC Workshop: Sharing your SECO Energy Report to Create Organizational Change
August 17 @ 10:00- 11:15 AM. Our presenter will teach you how to use the power of storytelling, data visualization, and persuasive communication techniques to captivate your audience and motivate them to take action. You'll learn how to turn dry statistics into compelling narratives, and how to use visual aids to make your data come alive. A participant will walk away with a report template and resolution. Register here
Go to Class – Virtually!
Join a live training event from any location with an internet connection. Virtual training is a hybrid learning environment where you participate remotely and experience the same collaboration, instructor interaction, and learning benefits as if you were physically in the classroom.
Visit the Learning Center for all training opportunities!
The Code Council is releasing a series of documents. These documents outline important considerations and a set of potential solutions for code departments related to permitting, plan review, inspections and the codes. These resources follow from a recent Code Council survey that found that although 93 percent of surveyed code professionals continue to work during the crisis, many do not have the capacity to perform essential duties in a virtual work environment.
Cedar Valley College - Home of the Sustainable Communities Institute
Associations, Organizations and Initiatives
- Association of Electrical Engineers – North Texas Chapter
- International Codes Council
- National Association of Homebuilders
- National Institute of Building Sciences
- Sustainable Energy
- Texas State Energy Conservation Office
- Texas Association of Builders
- U.S. Green Building Council
- U.S. Department of Energy - Building America
- Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
How to update building codes: A primer and resources for cities in need
Many municipalities may not be aware of the proper procedure for code adoption. This presentation will show where cities can access resources to aide in this process. The presentation will also discuss building department protocols and aligning zoning and other city considerations during the code adoption process.
Presenters: Carolyn Horner, NCTCOG & Jason Vandever, SPEER