Building Zero Energy Ready (NCLBGC) ONLINE

Friday, October 22, 2021
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Note: Course is limited to 50 attendees.

Registration Note:  Some people are experiencing errors when registering- If you have already logged in and created an account with IRIS and then go back into the registration process, you may need to clear your browser. Clearing the browser  will remove past attempts or registrations (Ctrl + F5 on your keyboard to clear cookies). When you go back in, if it asks for a code enter 21REZEROENERGY for the October course. If you still experience any problems, please contact Carey Driskell

*Attendees must have their own computer, laptop or iPad that has both a camera and a microphone and must remain on camera and connected to the internet for the entire duration of the course. Additional information regarding logging in, expectations, attendance tracking, and schedule for the day will be emailed prior to the class.*

This day long workshop will meet ALL 8 hours of the required continuing education (CE) for NC General Contractors, as well as CE for architects and engineers.

  • Mandatory 2-hr NCLBGC 2021  What Licensed General Contractors Need to Know (8:30am-10:20pm) taught by Chuck Perry
  • Building Zero Energy Ready: Setting the Stage with the HERS and ERI (2-hr, 10:30am-12:20pm) taught by Chuck Perry
    The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is a nationally recognized system used to determine and verify a home’s Energy Performance. Likewise, the Energy Rating Index (ERI) has emerged as an Energy Code compliance option that can be used in designing the energy provisions of a home. This course will set a HERS/ERI of 50 as the starting point for supporting any renewable energy system installed in a home. It will also explore the difference in the HERS and ERI and showcase key building features that help drive the HERS and ERI scores lower.
    Continuing Education Credits: 2 hr. NCLBGC , 2 LU|HSW, 2 PDH
  • Building Zero Energy Ready: Deep Dive into Mechanical Systems (2-hr, 1:00pm-2:50pm) taught by Rob Howard
    Zero energy ready homes are more energy efficient and have a tighter building envelope than a standard home which changes the landscape for mechanical systems. This course will take a deep dive into high performance mechanical systems including mechanical design for low load homes, IAQ and ventilation, and new equipment choices on the market that optimize comfort, efficiency and cost. A detailed case study will be reviewed.
    Continuing Education Credits: 2 hr. NCLBGC, 2 LU|HSW, 2 PDH
  • Building Zero Energy Ready: Residential Solar (2-hr, 3:10pm-5:00pm) taught by Landon Pennington
    The demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems is growing. Builders who integrate the ability to add solar PV into new construction can attract customers and stay competitive. This course will give builders a basic understanding of construction and site design for optimum solar performance including the PV install process, battery storage options, understanding energy loads, the impacts to home value, and where the market is going.
    Continuing Education Credits: 2 hr. NCLBGC, 2 LU|HSW, 2 PDH
  • Course is also being held November 19


8 HOURS NCLBGC with NCLBGC Mandatory Course and Building Zero Energy Ready Electives: Early Rate $170 (after October 1: $230)
6 HOURS Engineers, Architects, and Contractors who need Elective Courses only, 6-hours: Early Rate $150 (after October 1: $200)

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Note: Course materials will be provided electronically.


Chuck Perry, Lecturer for the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at ASU, and owner of Perry Built Homes
Rob Howard, Lecturer for the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at ASU, and owner of Howard Building Science
Landon Pennington, Founder & President of Collaborative Solar, and Instructor for the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at ASU