Course will describe building features and equipment systems as they pertain to Utah energy codes, and help contractors recognize how these codes can ultimately reduce and conserve energy consumption.

Online access is immediate and you can come and go as you wish. You are not timed and if you leave the course, when you return you will be taken right back to the spot you left off.

Each chapter in the course has a short multiple-choice quiz at the end. Passing each quiz moves you onto the next chapter. Our courses do not allow you to fail the quiz. Once you achieve 70% on the quiz, you will move on to the next chapter. It’s that easy! There is no need to spend time and money going to a classroom.

Upon completion of the course, you will be sent an email with your results and you will be able to print your Certificate of Completion for your files.


This course meets the following credit requirements:

  • Contractors – 4 hours Core
  • Plumbers – 4 hours Core
  • Electricians – 4 hours Professional



 Course Syllabus:

Utah Online Residential Energy Codes Four Hour Renewal Course


Course Description

Building energy codes are minimum requirements for energy efficient design and construction for new and renovated residential and commercial buildings. In Utah, residential energy codes are based on Chapter 4 of the 2006 IECC, and Chapter 11 of the 2006 IRC, with no state specific modifications. All permit holders, (builders, remodelers and homeowners) are required to comply. The energy code sets the baseline for the building envelope, systems, and equipment.


This course is designed to provide students with a foundation of building features and equipment systems as they pertain to Utah Energy Codes, and help students 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.


Course Outline:


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



  1.  Application
  2.  Exemptions


Thermal Envelope

1. Climate Zones
2. Plans and Specifications

A. Table 402.1.1-Insulation and Fenestration Requirements
B. Table 402.1.3 – Equivalent U-Factors

3. Compliance Methods

A. R-Value Computations
B. U-Factor Alternative
C. Total UA Alternative
D. ResCheck
E. Thermal System Alternative

*Progress Check (incremental knowledge-based review question/s)

4. Ceilings
5. Walls
6. Floors
7. Slabs
A. Insulation
8. Fenestration
A. Doors and Windows


Air Leakage

  1.  Fenestration
  2. Recessed Lighting
  3. Moisture Control

*Progress Check



  1. Temperature Control
  2. Duct Sealing and Insulation
  3. Mechanical Ventilation

*Progress Check



Assessment–40 multiple choice questions


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