The 2022 Energy Code, going into effect January 1, 2023, has new chapters devoted to multifamily occupancies. These chapters include new envelope requirements supporting multifamily buildings (along with other increased efficiency measures not discussed during this session).
Topics we will explore include: the new requirements for opaque surfaces (walls, roofs and ceiling), the new fire rating considerations, and how Quality Insulation Installation (QII) applies to new multifamily buildings; increased fenestration efficiency including a new AW (Architectural Window) performance class and new area allowances; and the new air barrier design considerations and testing requirements and compliance options for new multifamily buildings and how they will impact the design professional’s scope of work. We also will examine the performance method changes and how it might, or might not, allow the flexibility allowed in the past code cycles due to the major revisions by the Energy Commission in support the new multifamily requirements. In addition, we will share how Energy Code Ace supports the design professional via their suite of classes, resources and tools get up to speed on these new requirements.
Speaker: Gina Rodda | Principal/Owner of Gabel Associates, LLC