The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched Rescheck 101, a self-paced online training course for its Rescheck software. The software allows builders to check the basic compliance codes with the 2003 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
More than 30 states accepted Rescheck as a way to demonstrate energy code compliance, so the DOE decided to offer online training for the software. "Online training allows us to reach even more designers, builders and code officials who want to use Rescheck," says Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Rose Bartlett, training manager for DOE's Building Energy Codes Program. "They can learn how to use the software from their desktop at their own pace."
The online training takes one to two hours to complete. The purpose: to help users understand the 2003 IECC requirements and test knowledge of the codes. Users can even build an example house with the codes. Additional resources and Web links to expand the user's knowledge of energy-efficient building techniques is also available. For more information, visit www.energycodes.gov.