Georgia State Energy Code

3 Hour Online Course

3 Hours Continuing Education Credit

Course Description

All permit holders ( builders, remodelers, and homeowners) are required to comply with the Georgia Energy Code—officially known as the Georgia State Minimum Standard Energy Code.  It sets the baseline for the building envelope, systems, and equipment.  This course will describe the details regarding building features and equipment systems as they pertain to Georgia Energy Codes, and help contractors recognize how these codes can ultimately reduce and conserve energy consumption. 

Learning objectives are provided to facilitate student understanding and progress.   Informal progress checks throughout the module help students review and measure their understanding of the material.  The chapter final assessment accurately reflects the information covered.  Students must answer 70% of the questions correctly in order to receive credit/certification for the course.



*Learning Objectives:  1)  Describe the details regarding the building features and equipment systems as they pertain to the Georgia Energy code.  2)  Recognize how the energy code can ultimately reduce and conserve energy consumption.


1.  Application
2.  Exemptions

Compliance and Documentation

1.  Climate Zones
2.  Insulation Requirements

A.  Table 402.1.1-Insulation and Fenestration Requirements
B.  Table 402.1.4 – Equivalent U-Factors

3.  Compliance Methods

A.  R-Value Computations
B.  U-Factor Alternative
C.  Total UA Alternative
D.  Simulated Performance

*Progress Check

The Building Envelope

1.  Ceilings
2.  Access Hatches/Doors
3.  Walls
4.  Floors
5.  Slabs
6.  Fenestration

Air Leakage

1.  Fenestration
2.  Recessed Lighting

*Progress Check

Mechanical Systems

1.  Duct Sealing and Insulation
2.  Mechanical Ventilation

Electrical Power and Lighting Systems

*Progress Check