ASU/NCEEA provides on their web site a number of training resources for understanding and implementing the provisions of the 2012 NC Energy Conservation Code. Of special interest is an excellent introductory video outlining key residential provisions and also a pdf document identifying key residential construction details.
The files of power point presentations for training previously provided to home builders, contractors, designers, and inspectors addressing the 2012 NCECC residential and commercial provisions are also available for viewing and download.
Also available from ASU/NCEEA via their website is a wealth of information regarding the Energy Star Program with web pages specifically designed for home buyers, home builders, lenders, appraisers, real estate professionals, and home energy raters.
The US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy offers many free educational and informative resources of interest to the home owner, the contractor, the design professional, and the code official. Below are links to web pages containing free materials for your information and use. When viewing these lists of on-line videos and publications, please note that the materials on this site do not address any NC specific amendments that were included in our code. The materials on this site were developed for the model codes and model standards without the addition of any state specific amendments.
The 2012 NC Energy Conservation Code is modeled on the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code and also the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 and includes the addition of NC specific amendments. The materials noted on this site applicable to the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 would be of interest to you.
The NC Building Code Council recently adopted an amendment to allow use of ASHRAE 90.1-2010 as a compliance option. Material on the USDOE website specific to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 are numerous and are directly applicable.
Web links to the US DOE Building Energy Codes Program Resources of interest:
NAIMA is the trade association for North American manufacturers of fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products. NAIMA is an authoritative resource on energy-efficiency, sustainable performance, and the application and safety of fiber glass, rock wool and slag wool insulation products.
NAIMA provides from their web site a large offering of videos and pictorial guides and technical resource documents for application and installation of fiber glass, rock wool and slag wool insulation products.
The MBMA is the trade association for manufacturers of metal buildings. MBMA promotes the design and construction of metal building systems in the low-rise, non-residential building marketplace. MBMA has contributed significantly to the design community by producing technical publications to assist in the proper design and specification of metal building and roofing systems. Their website has a host of useful information, including a directory of members, bookstore with information resources that you may purchase; the latest news and technical information from the metal building industry, and more.
Of special interest is the publication “Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems” which is available for sale from their web site.