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The New Chicago Code: What You Can Expect

November 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


There has been great progress in terms of policy lately and this month we are welcoming back Isaac Elnecave, policy specialist with Phius, to talk about the updated code that was recently adopted by City of Chicago.

The city of Chicago adopted the Chicago Energy Transformation Code in September, 2022. The Chicago Energy Transformation Code is one of the most energy efficient codes in the country. This Webinar will focus on the residential portion of the energy code and highlight the major differences between this new code and the previous energy code in Chicago. We will also show how this code compares to a Phius designed home for the Chicago area to give a sense of how far the city has gone and how far it needs to go to reach net-zero.

About the Presenter
Isaac Elnecave joined the Phius Certification Team in 2019. He provides design review and energy modeling services to evaluate project qualifications for Phius+ Certification. Isaac works closely with the submitting CPHC® to provide feedback on questions pertaining to energy modeling and building plans.

Prior to joining Phius, Isaac worked as a policy manager focused on promoting the development, adoption and implementation of the latest building energy codes and appliance efficiency standards. Isaac also worked as a civil engineer in Southern California where he designed seismic retrofits for older buildings susceptible to damage from earthquakes.

Isaac has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Mechanics from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California at Los Angeles.


November 16, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Phius Alliance Chicago
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Online – Zoom