Energy Codes; Buildings; Continuing Education
A multi-faceted Florida Energy Code compliance methods, tools and field verification training program was established that included development of two instructor-led and two web-based courses, instructor training and course development support, and training of building officials and contractors throughout the state.
Separate instructor-led commercial and residential 2010 Florida Energy Code compliance courses were developed for train-the-trainer class use, and existing instructor-led blueprints data collection and energy code software courses were redeveloped as web-based courses.
Through partnerships with Florida colleges, building departments and industry organizations, a total of 42 instructors were trained to provide commercial energy code compliance training and 42 instructors were trained to provide residential energy code compliance training.
Approximately 950 Florida building officials, contractors and other industry personnel are estimated to in turn have now been trained with energy code compliance related material developed through the program.
While these to-date training numbers are well short of programs goals and a discussion of possible contributing factors for the discrepancy is included in the report, promotion of the training is being continued through a program web site, industry partnerships, instructor efforts and additional outreach activities. An Additional Training section outlines a two-fold plan developed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to train the remainder building inspectors and contractors.
Continuing Education; Buildings - Energy Codes
Florida Solar Energy Center and Sonne, Jeffrey, "Final Technical Report (2nd Revision) ARRA: Florida Energy Code Compliance Train-The-Trainer Program" (2012). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 239.