Studies show that rigorous energy codes are among the most cost-effective ways to improve energy efficiency and provide immediate cost savings to new home buyers. What’s the status of building codes in Virginia and the value proposition and forecast for more rigorous codes? Join this free VAEEC webinar to find out.
This webinar covered:
— The law and process for updating building codes with a focus on Virginia
— Best practices from a regional perspective
— Data from the field on results from above code buildings
— Advantages for more rigorous codes in Virginia
— What’s next and how to get involved
Moderator: Chelsea Harnish, VAEEC
Andrew Grigsby, Local Energy Alliance Program and VAEEC Governance Board
Amy Dzura, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
K.C. Bleile, Viridiant
Andrew Grigsby, Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)
ndrew Grigsby is Executive Director at the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP). He previously ran LEAP’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program after serving as principal at Commonwealth Sustainability Works of Culpeper, Virginia, a consulting firm which he founded in 2001. Prior to starting this business, Grigsby worked many years in various construction trades, served as a program facilitator in the experiential education industry, and managed the Sustainable Communities Initiative of the City of Austin, Texas.
Amy Dzura, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA)
Amy Dzura is currently SEEA’s Energy Code Program Associate and has held this role since 2014. She engages with all of SEEA’s 11 states to provide technical assistance and foster increased coordination between involved parties regarding their state energy code adoption, implementation and compliance practices. Prior to joining SEEA, Amy served in the AmeriCorps program and worked at Advanced Energy as a Building Science Intern. She has a Master’s of Architectural Studies degree from the University of Florida, she is also a LEED GA and a HERS rater.
K.C. Bleile, Viridiant
As Executive Director, K.C. Bleile oversees the administration, programs and strategic direction of Viridiant and its mission of advancing sustainable, affordable construction through education and technical support. She joined Viridiant as the first employee and helped pioneer the Commonwealth’s first state-wide green building program. To date Viridiant has helped nearly 20,000 families live in EarthCraft certified housing. She earned her Master in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015, her B.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech, and is a 2012 graduate of Nonprofit Learning Point’s Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Program. She serves her community through the local Home Builders Association and the City of Richmond’s Green City Commission.