The webinar will cover the HVAC provisions of the 2018 Seattle and Washington state energy codes for “commercial buildings,” highlighting requirements that are new to this year’s code and the differences between the Seattle and State codes. (“Commercial buildings” include multifamily buildings taller than 3 stories.) Discussion topics will include the Total System Performance Ratio (TSPR), data center standards, restrictions on fossil fuel and electric resistance heating, balanced ventilation, DOAS, energy recovery, HVAC system alterations, and more. Duane Jonlin, FAIA, will explain the code requirements, and special guest Ben Roush of FSI Engineers will demonstrate design options. Q&A time will follow.
Learning Objectives:
1. Reduce energy use and carbon emissions through optimal HVAC design
2. Identify significant new HVAC-related code provisions
3. Make code-compliant system selections
4. Identify where heat pump systems are required
5. Correctly apply code requirements to alterations of HVAC systems
Eligible for 2 AIA Learning Units

Brought to you in collaboration with the Lab at Seattle City Light and Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections

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DJ smile.pngDuane Jonlin, FAIA | Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor, Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections

Duane Jonlin is the “Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor” for Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections, and for eight years chaired the Energy Code Technical Advisory Group for the Washington State Building Code Council.  At the national level, he is a voting member of both the ASHRAE 90.1 Committee and the ICC Commercial Energy Code Committee, and serves on several national advisory committees. Prior to taking his position at the City of Seattle, Duane was a principal at NBBJ, with 30 years’ experience designing complex projects as a technical architect. He is a featured speaker nationally on issues of energy efficiency and energy regulations, and in 2016 was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.


Ben_Roush-code.jpgBen Roush, PE (Mechanical and Fire Protection), LEED AP BD+C, CCP, ASHRAE BEAP & BEMP | Principal, FSi Engineers

As FSi’s most-credentialed engineer, Principal Ben Roush leads the company’s pursuit of continuous education and the acquisition and sharing of information. He specializes in sustainable design that is the basis of every FSi design project, design that requires thorough knowledge of energy codes in the many states in which he is licensed. He has 17 years of professional engineering experience. Ben models FSi’s commitment to community by serving on the board of the local US Green Building Council, co-chairing the AIA Baltimore COTE. and has a spot on the Maryland Clean Energy Advisory Council. As a presenter and educator, Ben is lively and engaging, encouraging questions and giving detail appropriate to the experience and interest of his audiences. When he is not memorizing code for his own entertainment, Ben enjoys skiing and rock climbing.




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