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Program Overview

The Iowa Energy Code Consultant program provides free, individually tailored residential energy code assistance, training and education to homebuilders, code officials, design professionals and other stakeholders across the state of Iowa. The goal of this work is to improve compliance with the Iowa State Residential Energy Code through an improved understanding of code requirements, best practices and building science.

The Energy Code Consultant is an advisor, not a code official, and as such does not issue official code interpretations or approvals. Instead, the Energy Code Consultant will share best practices and tailored information to participants to help them address provisions in the energy code they find unclear or challenging, as well as typical areas of noncompliance.

The Iowa Fire Marshal’s Office, Building Code Bureau endorses the Iowa Energy Code Consultant program. The program is funded by the US Department of Energy and is provided at no cost to all participants. Iowa Energy Code Consultant Ryan Lovan is an experienced BPI-certified professional with deep knowledge of building energy use, troubleshooting energy issues and finding solutions.

Who Should Participate

This program is designed for home builders, code officials, subcontractors, supply houses, energy raters, designers and others working in residential construction.

Program Services Offered

  • Virtual, In Office or Job Site Visits
  • One-on-One Consultations
  • Small Group Trainings
  • Topic-Specific Trainings
  • Blower Door Demonstrations
  • REScheck Consultations
  • And More!

Upcoming Events

To be announced!

Past Events

April 6, 2023 at Iowa Central CC: Build It Right: IRC 2015 and IECC 2012 Code Requirements for Residential Construction - Slides

October 13, 2022 in Creston: The Iowa Energy Code Consultant Program and How it Benefits You - Slides

September 29, 2022 at DMACC Newton Campus: The Iowa Energy Code Consultant Program and How it Benefits You - Slides

September 9, 2022 at Northeast Iowa Community College Debuque: The Iowa Energy Code Consultant Program and How it Benefits You - Slides

July 7, 2022 in Sioux City: The Iowa Energy Code Consultant Program and How it Benefits You - Slides

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Michelle Thorsell

Buildings Project Manager, MEEA

mthorsell@mwalliance.org