June 1, 2023 IAQ Club Forum: Using REScheck for Compliance with Maine IECC-2015

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (Eastern) – Thursday, June 1, 2023
Featured Video Presenter: Richard J. Karg, Residential Energy Dynamics, Bethel, ME
06/01/2023 Club Moderator: Richard J. Karg

Welcome to our discussion forum series, The IAQ Club, modeled after the popular American institution, the community book club.

How it works:

When you register for an IAQ Club Session, not only will you get access to a video presentation* from a past education event, you’ll also be able to attend an informal discussion forum** with the original presenter or other knowledgeable moderator. You’ll find the forums fun, informative, and personal. Each session encourages lively discussion of the scheduled topic (and sometimes other related issues!) Participants can ask moderators and each other questions about current projects and challenges. Each session ends with a fun, interactive trivia quiz. You might win a MIAQC hoodie or t-shirt!

*Like a book club, it is recommended, but not required, that you watch the video prior to the discussion forum, as it is not shown during the forum itself.
**Current club forums are held via Zoom.


Participation in the IAQ Club is free for members in good standing (dues current) of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council, and just $25 for nonmembers. All participants get advance access to the recorded education session, as well as entry into the live, discussion forum for that topic.

Advance registration for each monthly forum is required.

About this month’s featured video: “Using REScheck for Compliance with Maine IECC-2015”

This 120-minute webinar or face-to-face training provides the necessary details of the use of the free REScheck software (computer or web based) for determining compliance with IECC-2015*. An introduction to the IECC-2015 includes the three residential compliance approaches of prescriptive, building UA (component) tradeoff, and energy analysis (performance alternative). Using REScheck, the UA trade-off method is explained in detail with an example, leading to compliance. The energy analysis method is also discussed using the same example. Creating inspection checklists and compliance certificates are addressed. The ancillary software, AreaCalc, is demonstrated as a tool for the completion of REScheck.

*IECC-2015 is mandatory code in Maine.

The presentation was created by the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council in the Fall of 2021 as part of a series of seven energy-code workshops sponsored by Efficiency Maine. All seven of these programs are available free of charge on the Efficiency Maine website: https://www.efficiencymaine.com/professional-training/building-energy-code-workshops/

Video Length: 2 hours, 7 minutes, including Q & A

Intended Audience: Code enforcement officials, design/build contractors, building designers and specifiers, building trade professionals, construction supervisors, product suppliers, energy professionals, third-parting inspectors.

What you’ll learn from the video presentation:

  1. Know the differences among the three compliance paths of the IECC-2015, including prescriptive, component tradeoff, and performance
  2. Understand how REScheck functions and calculates building envelope compliance with the IECC-2015
  3. Be able to identify and correctly enter construction specifications required by the REScheck software
  4. Understand how to create inspection checklists and compliance reports/certificates with the REScheck software

About the video Presenter and IAQ Club Forum Moderator: Richard Karg, Residential Energy Dynamics, Bethel, ME

Here is just a brief summary of Rick Karg’s many qualifications:

• Member of ASHRAE 62.2 committee since 2007
• Chair of ASHRAE Residential Buildings Committee
• Primary author of 62.2-2016 User’s Manual
• President of Residential Energy Dynamics (RED)
• Member of MUBEC Board (2008 – 2013)
• Received Phillip C. Hastings award from Efficiency Maine in 2015
• Inducted into the Building Performance Institute (BPI) Hall of Fame in 2016

Continuing Education Credits:

BPIPending for video
Pending for Live Discussion
AIHASelf-Submit with Certificate of Attendance
EngineersSelf-Submit with Certificate of Attendance
USGBCSelf-Submit with Certificate of Attendance
BOCSelf-Submit with Certificate of Attendance

Click here to register for the June 1, 2023 IAQ Club Discussion forum