10 August, 2023

Online Training: 2018 WSEC Residential Code Compliance Overview


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Access this no-cost online CE training to gain an overview of significant changes and requirements in the 2018 Washington State Energy Code for Residential buildings (2018 WSEC-R).

Hear from Mike Lubliner, Senior Building Science Specialist with the WSU Energy Program, as he provides insights on energy code point package scenarios and a tour of compliance forms and resources to use when permitting single-family and multifamily new construction, additions and remodels.

To access additional energy code resources and info, visit WSU’s Energy Code webpage.

Training participants will learn about:

  • WSU Energy Program Code Support Services
  • Code Progression in Washington
  • Code Change Overview
  • Energy Credits Summary
  • Single Family Point Package Scenarios
  • Multi-Family Low Rise R2 Point Package Scenarios
  • Overview of Compliance Tools
  • WSU’s “C3” Code Compliance Calculator
  • Code Interpretations
  • Duct Sealing & Testing
  • Durability Benefits
  • Tools, Resources & Additional Training Opportunities

On-demand course

This 2-hour, self-paced online training format consists of a series of 5-10 minute videos divided into sections. Users can start or stop their viewing at their own pace and easily resume the course at another time. Short questions and activities will help you incorporate content covered in the videos.

Visit WSU’s Training webpage to access other versions of this training (live webinars and recordings of previous webinars), plus trainings on additional energy code topics.


  • AIA: 2 LU/HSW
  • OR CCB: 2 CEs
  • BPI: 0.57 units
  • ICC: 0.2 CEs

No cost

Building industry professionals (builders, raters/verifiers, architects, code officials, subcontractors, and utility representatives)

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Lubliner

Michael Lubliner has worked in the energy conservation and renewable energy field for over 35 years, starting his career as the Pacific Northwest regional distributor for Grumman, Bio-Energy Systems and other renewable energy products. In 1983, Lubliner began working for the Washington State Energy Office, where he helped develop, implement, evaluate, and refine the Northwest Power Planning Council’s Model Conservation Standards, state energy codes, and Super Good Cents site-built and manufactured housing programs. He works in support of the U.S. DOE Building America Program and the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Program. Lubliner has a B.S. in energy engineering from The Evergreen State College.


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