ABA presenting a HalfMoon Education Seminar

Michael Browne, Principal of Advanced Building Analysis, will be presenting the full day seminar: Complying with the Massachusetts State Residential Energy Conservation Code.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Natick, MA through Half Moon Education, Inc.

ABA Presenting at ABX 2014

Michael Browne, Principal of Advanced Building Analysis, will be presenting B03: The Power of Construction Cost Analysis with HERS Rating at Architecture Boston Expo 2014 in the Construction Conference Track on Wednesday, October 28st.

ABA Presenting at Jackson Lumber Builder’s Show

ABA will be presenting two seminars at Jackson Lumber Builders Show at the old race track at Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire. Our seminars are tailored specifically for builders about the new 2012 IECC Code and Stretch Code Requirements. Join us Wednesday, April 9th from 2 – 7pm.

3-4pm – The HERS Index for Stretch Code Compliance
5-6pm – 2012 IECC Code Requirements Effective July 1st

HERS Ratings for MA Energy Code Compliance in Non-Stretch Code Communities

MA Amendments to Energy Code now allow a HERS Rating to be used for 2009 IECC “Performance” Path Compliance. For 1-4 unit residential homes, the 8th edition residential code has an alternative “Performance” path for homes with HERS Ratings of 75 or less. Detailed information from the Mass.Gov is available at this link: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dps/inf/780-8th-51.pdf. See pages 22-23.

And the following was just approved by the BBRS this week. For residential buildings larger than 1-4 units, the 8th edition base code now allows HERS ratings to be used for residential units up to 5 stories including mixed use buildings. The HERS rating of each individual Home must be 70 or less and will satisfy the “Performance” requirements of the 2009 IECC.