Education and Resources

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


In response to recommendations by the WA State Department of Public Health regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be offering an all virtual training program in 2021. 


2021 WABO (Virtual) Annual Education Institute - March 15th and 16th, 2021

  • 2018 WSEC Commercial
    • Cool Tool - Online Resources for 2018 WSEC Commercial Compliance Verification
    • Where to focus your compliance review and verification "energy" for the 2018 WSEC Commerical (Season 2!)
  • Thanks to everyone who attended the WABO Annual Education Institute!


Upcoming Virtual Training Topics for the 2018 WSEC Commercial Provisions 

  • April 8th, 2021 - 2018 WSEC Commercial Highlights
    • Key topics will include:
      • Building enclosure testing – Passing the test is now required!
      • Additional efficiency credit accounting
      • Expanded scope of building occupancies required to have dedicated outside air systems
      • Multi-discipline accommodations to support solar readiness in new construction
      • Overview of the new WSEC commercial compliance documentation webtool – Replaces the Excel worksheets for the 2018 WSEC!
    • Presenter - Lisa Rosenow, Evergreen Technology Consulting (ETC)
    • Time - 8:30am - 1:00pm Pacific
    • Registration is through AIA Seattle. Fee for this training is $60 members / $90 non-members / $35 Associate
    • AIA HSW CEUs and ICC PP CEUs provided


  • May - Cool Tool On-Demand Training Series 
    • Using the Webtool for Envelope Projects
    • Using the Webtool for Lighting Projects
    • Using the Webtool for Mechanical Projects
    • On-demand webtool videos will be posted in early May. 


  • June - 2018 WSEC Commercial Summer Update
    • WA State Building Code Council (SBCC) Official Opinions Summary



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.