I need help with my project

How do I know if my project triggers Energy Code requirements?

An easy way to find out if your project must meet any Energy Code requirements is to use our Forms Ace tool. After you enter your project information, Forms Ace will determine if any forms are required. If they are, this means your project must meet certain requirements.

In addition to building requirements, there could be energy efficiency requirements for appliances and building components used in your project, such as window or roof ratings, or approved air conditioners. Our Product Finder tool can guide you through the components affected by your project to see if you need to be aware of requirements for certified products.

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I have a question about my project

We have a variety of live and on-demand training courses that dive into project-specific requirements. Maybe your project requires acceptance testing and you don’t know how that works. Or you’d like to really dig into modeling techniques or how the standards handle lighting or HVAC. We have classes on all of these topics and more. If a quick reference document is more your speed, our downloadable resources provide practical guidance on specific topics. If you still find yourself stuck in determining how the Energy Code applies to your project and you could use advice, we have experts that can assist. Use our Submit a Question tool and a real-live person will get back to you with suggestions.

I’m not even sure where to start

Following the right sequence of activities for your project can certainly make things go more smoothly. Forms Ace is a good place to start for smaller projects. After you enter your project info, you’ll see what forms are required and you can use the forms to guide your design decisions. Also, our fact sheets, which are provided for a variety of project types, can help you determine what requirements you need to meet, which compliance path to use and which compliance forms you will need to submit.

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