Office of Energy Policy
Commercial Building Energy Code Workshops to be Held in Lexington and Louisville

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 21, 2005  
Contact Information:  Greg Guess
(800) 282-0868

Frankfort, KY, (June 21, 2005) – Beginning today, the first of two workshops on the Commercial Energy Code and Beyond will be held. The first two-day workshop will be held on June 21 and 22 at the Holiday Inn South in Lexington, and the second workshop will be held in Louisville on August 23 and 24 on the Shelby Campus of the University of Louisville.   Continuing education credits are available for architects and other building professionals.

The wide-ranging programs feature presenters from Southface, a nationally recognized organization with a 27-year history of providing objective, entertaining training sessions on how to build better buildings.  These workshops will focus on the practical provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code, with special attention to recent findings regarding moisture control and mold prevention.

The workshops’ presenters have decades of experience assisting in the design of buildings and in troubleshooting problems that have occurred. They advocate cost-effective solutions to energy problems, as well as moisture and indoor air quality strategies.  These workshops will place special emphasis on cost-effective technologies for surpassing both the energy code and ENERGY STAR standards. The workshops will also feature case studies of successful high-quality building programs, as well as information about green building programs in the region. These workshops are nuts-and-bolts sessions that focus on recommended construction details.

These training sessions are sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Energy Policy, and the U.S. Department of Energy, and support the goals outlined in Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy.

To view Governor Fletcher’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy, please visit  For more information about these and other workshops, visit