Texas Training Assessment
Monday, January 30, 2012
This Energy Codes Training Assessment Report provides the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) with a current, short-term status of energy code training in Texas and a proposed, advanced- or long-term training strategy moving forward after the initial, introductory training is delivered by this project.
This document identifies additional training needs and supplemental materials in addition to those materials delivered by Apple Energy Group and BCAP through this project. This Training Assessment Report has been completed specifically for the project “SECO Building Energy Code Training and Outreach Services.”
The two principal goals of this report are to review Texas’ near term training efforts, in order to inform that training effort, as well as to develop recommendations for long term training strategies for the construction industry stakeholders in the state:
- Near term is defined as applicable to the training to be held through January 2012, and in response to the implementation of the 2010 Edition of the Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS), which became mandatory on January 1, 2012
- Long term is defined as applying to recommendations for improved energy code compliance statewide, for 2012 and beyond.
This assessment provides:
- A review of the 2011 training efforts and recommendations for training to meet the 2010 BEPS and towards improving industry compliance with the code towards 90%.
- Feedback from stakeholders, many of whom were in attendance for at least one training session, as well as a stakeholder meeting hosted by Apple Energy on the state’s current training efforts, and finally, in-depth interviews with over 20 other stakeholders representing all stakeholder groups across the state.