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Presented by Bridget Herring at the Restaurant Energy Education Forum on 1-13-12

Presented by Bridget Herring at the Restaurant Energy Education Forum on 1-13-12

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  • Why Buildings Matter and Brief Evolution of Codes Bridget Herring 2 MC Mathis Consulting Company Bridget@mathisconsulting.com
  • Mathis Consulting Company• 100+ Years of Experience as Building scientists, Builders, and Educators• 4 Terms on the IECC Code Development Committee• On IgCC Development Committee• Principal Investigators for the NC ECC• Instrumental in Development of ASHRAE 90.1
  • Energy Use in the US…
  • Energy Use in the US…
  • Energy Use in a Typical Commercial Building
  • Electricity Sources
  • Moving up the Energy Efficiency Hill Education, Marketing, Incentives, etc.Regulations,Laws,Codes Note: The primary “friction” in the system is resistance to change…
  • Now Lets Talk About the Push• What is the code? – Least safe… – Least strong… – Least energy efficient… Building allowed by law We are not allowed to build it any crappier
  • Where did the code come from?• Code of Hammurabi• The Burning of Rome• The San Francisco Earthquake• Oil Embargo
  • What Did We Do After 1973?
  • So Where isNorth Carolina?