Education and Resources

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

Classroom Training and Webinars

2020 TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE 2018 WSEC COMMERCIAL PROVISIONS

PUBLIC NOTICE - Governor Jay Inslee has issued a proclamation that extends the implementation date for all 2018 codes until November 1st, 2020. Here's a link to Proclamation 20.40.

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.

JOIN OUR 2018 WSEC COMMERCIAL WEBINAR TRAINING SERIES!

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, Hosted by ETC
    • Date - May 13th, 2020
    • Duration - 60 minutes
    • Refer to On-Demand Training webpage - Coming soon!
  • Mechanical Systems, Part 1, Hosted by ETC
    • Date - May 20th, 2020
    • Duration - 60 minutes
    • Refer to On-Demand Training webpage - Coming soon!
  • Introduction to TSPR, Hosted by the Integrated Design Lab
  • Mechanical Systems, Part 2, Hosted by ETC
    • Date - June 24th, 2020
    • Duration - 60 minutes
  • Introduction to TSPR, Hosted by the Integrated Design Lab
    • Date - July 1, 2020
    • Duration - 75 minutes
  • Lighting & Electrical Systems, Hosted by ETC
    • Date - July 15th, 2020
    • Duration - 45 minutes
  • Additional Efficiency Credits, Hosted by ETC
    • Date July 29th, 2020
    • Duration - 45 minutes
  • Introduction to TSPR, Hoseted by the Integrated Design Lab
    • Date - August 5th, 2020
    • Duration - 75 minutes
  • Service Water Heating & Refrigeration Systems, Hosted by ETC
    • Date - August 12th, 2020
    • Duration - 45 minutes

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

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2020 WABO Annual Education Institute - TRAINING DATE HAS 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!

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2020 WABO Annual Education Institute  - TRAINING DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED

  • 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!

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Fall of 2020 - Classroom Training Series

Dates are subject to change depending on WA State public gathering restriction status. Additional locations and dates will be posted soon!

  • 2018 WSEC Commercial - Overview of Changes and new Compliance Documentation Tools
  • Date & Time - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
  • Location - UWBG Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, WA
  • Presenters - Lisa Rosenow, Director of Energy Code Services for ETC and Duane Lewellen, WSEC Tech Support Services for ETC
  • Description - We'll provide an overview of the most substantive changes in the new energy code. Includes brief demonstrations about how to use the new online compliance documentation tool, which will replace the Excel forms for the 2018 WSEC.

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 Performance Ratio (TSPR)?

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