Energy Code Training Assessment, Texas 2
This Energy Codes Training Assessment Report provides the Texas State Energy Conservation Office(SECO)
with a current, short-term status of energy code training in Texas and a proposed, advanced- orlong-term training strategy moving forward after the initial, introductory training is delivered by thisproject. This document identifies additional training needs and supplemental materials in addition tothose materials delivered by Apple Energy Group and BCAP through this project. This TrainingAssessment Report has been completed specifically for the project “SECO Building Energy Code Trainingand Outreach Services.”The two principal goals of this report are to review Texas’ near term training efforts, in order to informthat training effort, as well as to develop recommendations for long term training strategies for theconstruction industry stakeholders in the state:
Near term is defined as applicable to the training to be held through January 2012, and inresponse to the implementation of the 2010 Edition of the Building Energy PerformanceStandards (BEPS), which became mandatory on January 1, 2012
Long term is defined as applying to recommendations for improved energy code compliancestatewide, for 2012 and beyond.This assessment provides:
A review of the 2011 training efforts and recommendations for training to meet the 2010 BEPSand towards improving industry compliance with the code towards 90%.
Feedback from stakeholders, many of whom were in attendance for at least one trainingsession, as well as a stakeholder meeting hosted by Apple Energy on the state’s current trainingefforts, and finally, in-depth interviews with over 20 other stakeholders representing allstakeholder groups across the state.
Numerous recommendations including the top four that will provide the largest impact for theleast amount of funding.