Utah Energy Code & Advanced Building Science Training

Utah Commercial Energy Code Training



June 26 & 27

*Register by Fri, June 22


Strategies for Improving the Building Envelope while Meeting Commercial Utah Energy Code

You are invited to learn from experts with the building-envelope consulting firm Morrison Hershfield as they discuss strategies to reduce thermal bridging and improve wall performance, as well as other solutions related to wall and roof systems. They will be joined by Brent Ursenbach, Salt Lake County Building Official, who will give an overview of the commercial energy code requirements related to building envelope. Onsite training includes a tour with the building envelope contractor NOORDA at their facility where we will go into depth about how they have helped their clients avoid high-risk details that lead to leaks and moisture problems.


Tuesday, June 26 2018 - Half-Day Classroom Training


Price: $20.00 per session (attend morning or afternoon – same class)



9am: Check-In

9:15am – 12:15pm:  Morning Session – Building Envelope Strategies & Energy Code I

12:15 – 1:00pm:  Lunch provided

1:00 – 4:30pm: Afternoon Session – Building Envelope Strategies & Energy Code I



Salt Lake City Community College

Larry H. Miller Campus

9750 S 300 W, Sandy UT

Miller Professional Development Center (MPDC) 220



Wednesday, June 27 2018 - Half-Day Onsite Training at NOORDA


Price: $20.00



9am: Check-In

9:15am – 12:30pm:  Building Envelope Strategies & Energy Code II

  • Plant Tour

  • Exterior wall mock-up hands on training to address commonly experienced challenges such as:

    • Base termination details

    • Air barrier detailing for commercial window systems

    • Parapet wall detailing tying the weather barrier to flat roof conditions


Paper bag lunch provided



NOORDA, 2160 West 1700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84104



Speaker Bios:


Chamonix Larsen, AIA, LEED AP, Building Science Consultant, Morrison Hershfield: Chamonix brings 13 years of industry experience. She is a licensed architect with technical experience including project management, design consultation, and building envelope commissioning.  She has served as an owner’s representative for energy efficiency, LEED certification, whole building commissioning, and the development and implementation of the State of Utah High Performance Building Standard.  Chamonix has worked for clients in both private and public sectors, on renovation and new construction design. She is well versed in energy efficiency programs and high performance building project strategies used by state and municipal government entities


Rick Ziegler, PE, Building Science Regional Manager, Morrison Hershfield: Rick has over 10 years of experience as a building envelope consultant.  His consulting experience is broad and covers new and existing building in numerous regions of North America, Europe, and Asia.  His work includes building envelope assessments and investigations, envelope design and specifications, shop drawing and submittal reviews, field testing, mockups, and construction review. 


NOORDA Building Envelope Contractor: Noorda is an experienced subcontractor that specializes in roofing, wall panel systems, and commercial glazing. Noorda BEC, owned and operated by Chris Noorda, provides a full building envelope package at the highest quality and service possible. Originally founded as Noorda Sheet Metal, Inc. in 1969, we pull from many years and two generations of experience to accomplish our goals and our driving force, Quality and Service. Noorda is leading the charge in the building envelope space by incorporating technologies like Laser Scanning, 3D modeling, and a state of the art facility to manufacture systems that realize the architects vision for the building.


Brent Ursenbach, Energy/Mechanical Code Specialist at West Coast Code Consultants, ICC Combination Inspector, CBO and LEED AP: Brent is a recently retired Building Inspector from Salt Lake County. Previous experience includes 33 years in HVAC contracting and 5 years as adjunct faculty at SLCC in the Energy Management AAS program. He currently serves on the ICC- PMG Code Action Committee, PMG Interpretations, and Mechanical Code Dev Committees, ACCA Educational Institute- Standards Task Team, ACCA Manual Zr Advisory Committee, and the Utah Chapter ICC Code Development Committee. He is Past President on the RMGA (Rocky Mountain Gas Association) Board of Directors and serves as Chair-Utah UBCC Mechanical Advisory Committee. Brent has presented numerous seminars and classes on energy, mechanical and fuel gas code, as well as HVAC design principles. He received a B.S. in Sustainability Studies from U-Mass Amherst UWW.





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