GOE Sponsors Free Training on Principles of a Healthy Home

CARSON CITY, NV - October 17, 2016

A free training class is being offered Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Fernley City Hall (595 Silver Lace Boulevard in Fernley, Nevada) to help architects, builders, and other construction profiles build energy efficient homes that are more comfortable and healthier for homeowners.

The class runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A light lunch is provided. The first 25 attendees to register will receive a free copy of the “Success with 2012 International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC) for Nevada” guide (a $40 value) courtesy of NV Energy and Southwest Gas.

The IECC was adopted July 1, 2015 by the State of Nevada to ensure design and construction requirements for energy efficiency and building.

The course instructor is Mark Lera, President/CEO Distinctively Green Energy and Certified Professor for the Building Performance Institute.  Mark has been a trainer for over 30 years and the past 17 years he has worked in the Energy Efficiency industry.

Features and benefits of the training class include:

  • Learning how an energy efficient home is also a healthy home.
  • Learning how to perform energy code inspections more efficiently.
  • Receiving tips on how code officials and building departments can gain support from policymakers.
  • Learning about the economic benefits associated with green building codes.
  • Gaining a better understanding of the IECC, the difference between the 2009 IECC and the 2012 IECC, and the 2015 IECC Energy Rating Index (ERI).
  • Learning the top 10 inspection and plan review points for a 2012 IECC compliant house that saves consumers energy and money.
  • Increasing your understanding of how architects can formulate plans and expedite reviews.
  • Improving awareness on changes in construction/installation practices.

The training is sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Energy, NV Energy, Southwest Gas and Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, and Builders Association of Northern Nevada (BANN). Space is limited to 50 attendees.




About the Governor's Office of Energy  

The Governor's Office of Energy oversees energy programs required through statute and those that help to meet the mission of the office, which is to ensure the wise development of Nevada's energy resources in harmony with local community economic needs and Nevada natural resources. For more information about GOE, please visit www.energy.nv.gov.



Kelly Thomas
Energy Program Manager
(775) 687-1850 x 7357