Florida Windows Workshop to Prepare Professionals for Energy Code Transition

The Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF) is holding a Florida Windows Workshop Wednesday, June 7, from 9:00 am - 4:40 pm, in conjunction with its Florida Educational Conference. The workshop and conference are being held at the World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.

This is the only educational program planned by BOAF to prepare professionals for the upcoming Energy Code transition, according to information from the association. The one-day workshop and trade show is intended to prepare code enforcement officials and fenestration industry professionals in Florida for an anticipated market shift toward energy efficient windows as a result of energy code changes in November 2006. More than 130,000 housing permits in Florida will be affected by a 10 to 20 percent increase in energy code stringency, along with limited availability of high efficiency air conditioning equipment for hot, humid climates, according to the association. Florida builders are expected to turn to high-efficiency windows as a cost-effective option to meet their compliance needs.

This workshop will aim to provide the knowledge and tools to identify and verify better-than-default windows and review the upcoming energy code changes, labeling requirements, plan review documents, inspection techniques and the technology used to make efficient windows. A windows-only trade show will spotlight products that meet the Florida Building Code 13-104.4.5 labeling requirement, allowing officials to become familiar with compliant windows in advance of the changes.

For more information, visit www.boaf.net or call 407/265-9009.


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