On Demand Training

Welcome to our new on-demand training portal! We have a full schedule of webinars planned for 2020. Videos of all of our webinars will be posted after the live event. Check this page regularly for updates.

Instructions for WSEC Compliance Documentation Webtools

Stay tuned! Step through instructions for all the WSEC compliance documentation consoles will be posted soon!

WSEC Commercial Technical Support Website

Total System Performance Ratio (TSPR) Website

 

This training video provides an introduction to the HVAC Total System Performance Ratio (TSPR) code compliance path. The presenters discuss what TSPR is, when it is required by code, and how it is calculated. They also provide a click-through demonstration that highlights key features of a web-based simulation tool that can be used to test a proposed building’s compliance with TSPR.

The presenters are Heather Burpee who is the Director of Education and Outreach at the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab and Supriya Goel, Senior Research Engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Duane Lewellen with Lewellen Associates moderates the Q&A and assists behind the scenes.

After reviewing this Introduction video, refer to Snapshot Trainings 1-8 for specific pointers on how to use the TSPR tool.

 

This snapshot training provides an introduction to TSPR, gives an overview of how the TSPR tool works, and shares how to register and login to the tool.

This snapshot training provides a quick start guide for the TSPR tool. This is a good place to start before you begin modeling your project.

This snapshot training provides guidance on creating a building geometry in the TSPR tool.

This snapshot training provides guidance on how to simplify your project for TSPR analysis, and when to create a unique use type.

This snapshot training provides guidance on creating envelope components and discusses decision-making around developing window assignments.

This snapshot training provides guidance on developing mechanical equipment schedules, overview of HVAC forms, and thermal zoning.

 

This snapshot training provides guidance on sharing the results of your TSPR analysis.

This snapshot training provides guidance on the example building feature in the TSPR tool, and copying an example building into your own account.

WSEC Commercial Webinars

Check out our calendar for past and up-coming live webinars about the 2018 WSEC commercial provisions.

Training Calendar

This is the first episode of our seven part training series about the 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) commercial provisions. We highlight new requirements and describe key changes to the provisions that govern the most substantive energy efficiency measures for each discipline.

Topics in this commercial 2018 WSEC episode include:

  • Measures that address thermal bridging in opaque envelope assemblies.
  • New criteria for fenestration assembly performance.
  • Building enclosure air leakage testing - passing the test will be required.
  • Envelope compliance - New tools to navigate prescriptive vs. component performance.

 

This is the second episode of our seven part training series about the 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) commercial provisions. We highlight new requirements and describe key changes to the provisions that govern the most substantive energy efficiency measures for each discipline.

Topics in this episode include:

  • Re-organization of the mechanical systems section.
  • Dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) provision expanded to include additional building occupancies.
  • Summary of changes to DOAS related provisions for new construction and mechanical system alterations.
  • Brief introduction to the new total system performance ratio (TSPR) requirement.

This is the fourth episode of our seven part training series about the 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) commercial provisions. We highlight new requirements and describe key changes to the provisions that govern the most substantive energy efficiency measures for each discipline.

Topics in this episode include:

  • WSEC commercial technical support and compliance documentation webtool.
  • New requirement for data centers.
  • Updates to the mechanical equipment efficiency tables.
  • New ventilation requirement for Group 2 occupancies.
  • Economizer exceptions.
  • Miscellaneous controls updates.
  • New duct insulation tables.

This is the fifth episode of our seven part training series about the 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) commercial provisions. We highlight new requirements and describe key changes to the provisions that govern the most substantive energy efficiency measures for each discipline.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • Changes to lighting power allowances.
  • Additional spaces where occupancy sensors are required.
  • Luminaire level lighting controls as an alternative to prescriptive lighting controls.
  • Controlled receptacle requirements for alterations and commissioning requirements.
  • NEW solar readiness provision.

This is the sixth episode of our seven part training series about the 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) commercial provisions. We highlight new requirements and describe key changes to the provisions that govern the most substantive energy efficiency measures for each discipline.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • Water heater efficiency requirements.
  • High input rated water heating systems.
  • Domestic hot water sub-metering.
  • Walk-in cooler and freezer efficiency requirements.
  • Commissioning of refrigeration systems.

This is the final episode of our seven part training series about the 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) commercial provisions. We highlight new requirements and describe key changes to the provisions that govern the most substantive energy efficiency measures for each discipline.

Topics in this episode include:

  • Review of all additional energy efficiency credits.
  • Explanation of the new credit weighting system.
  • Summary of credit accounting for shell & core, tenant spaces and mixed use buildings.

This is the first episode of our three part training series about the 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) commercial requirements for existing buidling alterations. In this session we cover reqiurements for mechanical and service water heating (SWH) systems and equipment.

Topics in this 2018 WSEC commercial episode include:

  • DOAS and economizer requirements when replacing or adding cooling systems. 
  • Like-for-like HVAC and SWH equipment replacement.
  • Projects that include a change of space conditioning, occupancy or space use.

This is the second episode of our three part training series about the 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) commercial requirements for existing building alterations. In this session we cover requirements for lighting and electrical systems and equipment.

Topics in this 2018 WSEC commercial episode include:

  • Calculating lighting power allowances for fixture replacement projects
  • Alterations that require lighting controls updates
  • Requirements for a change in space use or space reconfiguration alteration
  • Alterations that require compliance with controlled receptacle provisions

This is the third episode of our three part training series about the 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) commercial requirements for existing building alterations. In this session we cover requirements for building envelope alterations.

Topics in this 2018 WSEC commercial episode include:

  • Alterations to existing opaque thermal envelope
  • Roof replacement and alterations
  • Replacement of existing and new windows, skylight and doors
  • Additions to existing buildings

This Fall Focus training covers key details about service water heating systems and technologies for plumbing engineers and contractors. 

Topics in this 2018 WSEC commercial training include:

  • Water heating equipment efficiency details
  • Requirements for high-input water heating systems
  • Heat pump water heating systems
  • Circulating and temperature maintenance systems
  • Domestic hot water metering in Group R-2 with central SWH systems
  • SWH additional efficiency credits
  • When commissioning is required for SWH systems