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HBC Training and Inspection

The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence is partnering with the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction (HBC) to conduct training events and expand their inspection capabilities. HBC will receive $457,153 for training and $1,198,895 for inspections through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This funding will provide education and training to local and state code enforcement officials responsible for residential and commercial building energy codes as well as funding for inspectors statewide to achieve 90 percent compliance with new energy-efficient building codes within eight years.

Kentucky Energy Code Online Training Center

Currently Available: 2009 Residential International Energy Conservation Code
(2009 IECC):

This free interactive online learning system allows you to work at your own pace.  The course includes detailed text and video tutorials on elements of the 2009 IECC with a focus on residential construction.  The contained lessons provide examples, explanations and show details of the 2009 code as adopted by Kentucky.  Lessons include:

  • Introduction and Background of Energy Codes
  • The Structure of IECC and Basic Code Definitions
  • The Energy Code: 2009 IECC
  • Mandatory Compliance Requirements and Prescriptive Compliance Procedures
  • Building Thermal Envelope
  • Air Leakage
  • Ducts Inside Conditioned Space
  • HVAC and Building Pressure
  • Insulation Installation and Walls
  • Roof/Attics/Above Ground Walls and Floors
  • Basements, Crawlspaces and Slabs
  • Water and Moisture Issues
  • Fenestration, Ducts and Electrical
  • Various Compliance Software

Visit the free training center now.