At CxEnergy 2024—which brings together professionals in commissioning, energy management, and building technology—Salas O’Brien’s Stephen Shanks is presenting a session on new energy codes and BECx on Thursday, May 2nd at 10:30am.

Energy codes and recent updates to IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 include detailed design, construction, and documentation requirements for building enclosure commissioning. These include field verification and installation of insulation, fenestration, and air sealing of the building envelope to ensure improved thermal performance. Stephen’s presentation will review evolving energy code requirements, assessment techniques to identify and mitigate thermal bridging, moisture, and air barrier performance issues, and strategies for energy code compliance.

Stephen Shanks, CxA, BECxP, NDT Level III, is a building scientist and commissioning provider with over 40 years of experience studying the performance of structures. He specializes in Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx), Air Barriers, and Whole Building Airtightness Testing (WBAT).

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Stephen Shanks, CxA, BECxP, NDT Level IIIVice President, Salas O’Brien
Building codes are regularly updated to incorporate advances in building technology and energy conservation practices, and in recent years there have been major shifts in the code requiring changes in practice.
Stephen Shanks, CxA, BECxP, NDT Level IIIVice President, Salas O’Brien

About CXEnergy

CXEnergy is the leading event focused on commissioning, energy management, and building diagnostics. It attracts a diverse range of participants interested in learning about the significance of commissioning. CxEnergy is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), and Energy Management Association (EMA).

About Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien is an engineering, commissioning, and technical services firm focused on advancing the human experience through the built environment. Our team is engineered for impact, helping clients achieve critical goals, advancing our team members through growth and opportunity, and operating at the center of important global issues including sustainability and decarbonization. We are a top firm as ranked by Engineering News-Record and Consulting-Specifying Engineer, and we have appeared for the past ten years on the Inc. 5000 list of North America’s fastest-growing private companies.

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