The Home Builders Association of Greater Charleston will hold a free training session on new, more energy efficient construction standards today at the organization's South Charleston office.
The association has partnered with the state Division of Energy and Pierpont Community and Technical College to provide a series of four-hour training seminars throughout the state on the new 2009 International Energy Conservation Code and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers 90.1-2007 construction standards.
The state recently updated its construction code requirements to follow these standards. All new buildings will have to be constructed according to the codes when the change becomes effective Nov. 30.
The Home Builders Association has been promoting the new standards as a way for builders to boost energy efficiency for homes and businesses. The organization has so far trained more than 184 homebuilders and construction workers on the updated codes.
Training is 1 to 5 p.m. at the association's headquarters, 540 Third Ave. in South Charleston.