Education and Resources

Several new educational tools, resources and opportunities for training for the commercial provisions of the WSEC are in development. Check this webpage periodically for updates.

Technical Resources


Fact Sheets

Commissioning Fact Sheet (PDF 2.6 MB)

Commissioning significantly increases the likelihood that technical details such as system configurations and flow rates, occupancy and temperature settings, and record drawings are correct and complete. Getting these technical details right can have a significant impact on the long-term performance of the building systems. Commissioning requirements in the WSEC elevate the priority for this important step in the construction process. This fact explains the basics of commissioning and when it is required per the WSEC.

Classroom Training and Webinars


In response to recommendations by the WA State Department of Public Health regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, we will not be hosting classroom trainings until advised that it is safe for the general public to participate in large group events.

We anticipate kicking off our classroom training series in June-July 2020.

In the meantime, we are developing webinar training content that will provide a brief summary of key up-coming changes in the commercial 2018 WSEC.

Stay tuned for webinar dates in April 2020! 


2020 WABO Annual Education Institute - TRAINING DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED

  • 2018 WSEC Commercial - Key changes and tools to navigate them
  • Date & Time - Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, 1:00-4:30pm
  • Location - Lynnwood, WA
  • Presenter - Lisa Rosenow, Director of Energy Code Services for ETC
  • Description - The 2018 WSEC is scheduled for adoption in July 2020.Through a facilitated discussion we'll summarize the most substantive commercial changes that are anticipated and ideas for compliance verification. Discussion will focus on provisions where the scope will be expanded including air barrier testing, additional efficiency package options and dedicated outside air systems. We’ll also provide a demonstration of our new WSEC commercial technical support website and online compliance documentation tool!
  • Registration via the WABO website available soon!


2020 WABO Annual Education Institute

  • 2018 WSEC Commercial - Where to focus your compliance review and verification "energy"?
  • Date & Time - Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
  • Location - Lynnwood, WA
  • Presenters - Lisa Rosenow, Director of Energy Code Services for ETC and Duane Lewellen, WSEC Tech Support Services for ETC
  • Description - 2018 WSEC Commercial - Where to focus your compliance review and verification "energy"
    The commercial WSEC covers a wide diversity of building types and systems. Navigating these requirements to determine which provisions apply to a specific project and are the most important to verify based on energy savings potential can be a challenge. In this training we'll provide our recommended "Top 5" most substantive energy efficiency measures under each discipline in the WSEC and focus on the provisions that govern these measures. This will include practical information about the specific building elements and systems associated with these provisions. Throughout the presentation we'll include brief demos that show how the new WSEC commercial technical support website simplifies some of these tricky details through a Q&A format that gathers pertinent project information and then filters out provisions that do not apply.
  • Registration via the WABO website available soon!