Residential Energy Code CE | Wisconsin Approval #13032


3 Credit Hours | Online Text Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
This online course describes the details regarding building features and equipment systems as they pertain to Wisconsin code.

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Residential Energy Code

Course Description

All permit holders (builders, remodelers and homeowners) are required to comply with the Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Code, 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 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 Wisconsin Energy code.  2)  Recognize how the energy code can ultimately reduce and conserve energy consumption. 

Administrative Code:  Chapter Comm 22 of the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code.

Subchapter I-Scope and Application

1.  Application
2.  Exemptions

*Progress Check

 Subchapter III- Insulation Materials and Equipment

1.  Compliance
A.  Plans and Specifications
B.  Construction Certificates 

Subchapter IV-The Dwelling Thermal Envelope 

        1. Insulation Materials—Tables 22.31-1, -2, -4
2. Compliance methods
3. Ceilings
4. Walls
5. Floors
6. Slabs and crawlspace
7. Fenestration    

Air Leakage

1.  Fenestration
2.  Recessed Lighting
3.  Vapor Retarders
4.  Ventilation and moisture control

*Progress Check

Subchapter V-Systems

1.  Ducts
A.  Insulation
B.  Sealing
2.  Replacement Furnaces and Boilers 

*Progress Check


Assessment–30 multiple choice questions


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