Upcoming Events and Training

Listed below are upcoming events and training opportunities for building codes officials.





Through our partnership with SPEER, the following webinars and meetings are available. Please register in advance for each event

Webinar: The IIJA and Texas: Cleaning up the Environment, Growing Jobs and Resiliency Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

These webinars will feature state agency experts on available opportunities for state and local investments in energy, transportation, water and environmental cleanup.  
June 14th - Environmental Cleanup: Wells and Superfund Sites;
June 21st - Transportation;
June 28th - Water Infrastructure.

We may add an additional webinar in July on transmission and other topics.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Webinar– Why ESG Matters for Property Owners and Managers

Learn why commercial property owners are applying environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards to their properties. This webinar will explore the advantages and benefits for property owners, tenants, and their communities. Facilitator: 
Charlene Heydinger, President, Texas PACE Authority

Date: June 16
Time: 2:00 pm

Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hOVnvqbpQY28HP6CKqglbQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinars.

What is the City Efficiency Leadership Council?

The council is a cooperative of city leaders and officials throughout Texas and Oklahoma, furthering the adoption of energy management best practices in the public sector. Our peer-to-peer network is open to employees of any public entity, including city and county governments, public school districts, and other publicly funded entities. For more information, check out our website

Questions or interested in getting involved with the City Efficiency Leadership Council? Get in touch! 

512-279-0765 or cities@eepartnership.org

Webinar Topic: The Importance of Good HVAC Design: Load Calcs and Duct Sizing (this is all new material)
Description: This class will cover the basics of residential HVAC design and how to quickly and easily check a design to make sure it is reasonable. The standard in the country for residential HVAC design is Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual J – Load Calculations, Manual S – Equipment Selection, and Manual D – Duct Design. Comfort and energy efficiency are closely related. Comfort related complaints are one of the most common complaints in new homes and are often caused by problems that will adversely affect efficiency and in some cases health and safety.

Presenter Russ King, Coded Energy Inc
When: Jun 23, 2022 09:00-10:30 AM Central Time
Register in advance for this webinar:


Webinar Topic: Expansion on the Residential HVAC Overview and Flex Duct Basics
Description: Let's see in real time if I've learned anything about residential HVAC in the last two years of trying. Without me watching it again first, we'll replay my first HVAC presentation which aired almost 2 years ago to the day. The original was 58 minutes long and I'm guessing we'll add another 30 minutes or so as I stop the replay along the way and tell you where I was wrong or expand upon where I was right.

Presenter: Jason Vandever, SPEER
When: Jun 28, 2022 10:00-11:30 AM Central Time 
Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinars.
 Go to Class – Virtually!
Join a live training event from any location with an internet connection. Virtual training is a hybrid learning environment where you participate remotely and experience the same collaboration, instructor interaction, and learning benefits as if you were physically in the classroom. 
Visit the Learning Center for all training opportunities!

The Code Council is releasing a series of documents. These documents outline important considerations and a set of potential solutions for code departments related to permitting, plan review, inspections and the codes. These resources follow from a recent Code Council survey that found that although 93 percent of surveyed code professionals continue to work during the crisis, many do not have the capacity to perform essential duties in a virtual work environment.
ICC Code Adoption Toolkit 
ICC Education & Certification Live Schedule
Building Codes Assistance Project's Upcoming Events
SPEER Events Calendar
SPEER 2015 Texas Energy Code Adoption Toolkit
International Code Compliance Calculator (ICCC / IC3)
Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory
Cedar Valley College - Home of the Sustainable Communities Institute
U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program & Resource Center
Other Sources of Information

Webinar: How to update building codes: A primer and resources for cities in need

Description: Many municipalities may not be aware of the proper procedure for code adoption. This presentation will show where cities can access resources to aide in this process. The presentation will also discuss building department protocols and aligning zoning and other city considerations during the code adoption process. Presenters: Carolyn Horner, NCTCOG & Jason Vandever, SPEER

Link: How to update building codes: A primer and resources for cities in need