Education and Resources

We offer training and technical resources in support of the commercial provisions of the WSEC. Check this webpage periodically for updates.


PUBLIC NOTICE - The WA State Building Code Council (SBCC) has approved an emergency rule to delay adoption of all 2018 codes until February 1st, 2021. Refer to the SBCC Rulemaking page for further information.

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.


In lieu of classroom trainings, we are offering a seven part webinar trainings series starting in May 2020. This series will provide an overview of the commercial 2018 WSEC. We'll highlight new requirements and describe key changes to the provisions that govern the most substantive energy efficiency measures for each discipline. 

Webinar Training Schedule

All trainings will be Wednesdays at Noon PST. 

  • Building Envelope, Presented by ETC
    • Date - May 13th, 2020
    • Duration - 60 minutes
    • Refer to On-Demand Training page - POSTED!
  • Mechanical Systems, Part 1, Presented by ETC
    • Date - May 20th, 2020
    • Duration - 60 minutes
    • Refer to On-Demand Training page - POSTED!
  • Introduction to TSPR, Presented by the Integrated Design Lab (IDL) and Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL)
    • Date - June 3rd, 2020
    • Duration - 75 minutes
  • Mechanical Systems, Part 2, Presented by ETC
    • Date - June 24th, 2020
    • Duration - 60 minutes
    • Refer to On-Demand Training page - POSTED!
  • Introduction to TSPR, Round 2, Presented by IDL and PNNL
    • Date - July 1, 2020
    • Duration - 75 minutes
    • Refer to On-Demand Training page - POSTED!
  • Lighting & Electrical Systems, Presented by ETC
    • Date - July 15th, 2020
    • Duration - 60 minutes
    • Refer to On-Demand Training page - POSTED!
  • Service Water Heating & Refrigeration Systems, Presented by ETC
    • Date July 29th, 2020
    • Duration - 60 minutes
    • Refer to On-Demand Training page - POSTED!
  • Introduction to TSPR, Round 3, Presented by IDL and PNNL
    • Date - August 5th, 2020
    • Duration - 75 minutes
    • Click here to register for this training - TSPR Round #3
    • Refer to Technical Resources section below for a flyer about TSPR.
  • Additional Energy Efficiency Credits, Presented by ETC

Evergreen Technology Consulting (ETC) provides technical support and training for the commercial provisions of the WSEC. 


2020 WABO Annual Education Institute - June 16th and 17th, 2020

  • 2018 WSEC Commercial
    • Key changes and tools to navigate them
    • Where to focus your compliance review and verification "energy"?
  • We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who participated in this virtual conference. It was a huge success thanks to a lot of hard work by WABO and great engagement by all of the participants. It was our pleasure to be a part of this event!



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.

Technical Resources

What is Total System Peformance Ratio (TSPR)?

This resource provides a general overview of the purpose of this new requirement and how this performance ratio is calculated.