BSUG September 21st - Energy Codes in Idaho (Panel Discussion)

Upcoming BSUG

Energy Codes in Idaho

Target Audience:

Engineers, Architects, & Simulationists


Date and Time:

September 21st, 2022 – Noon to 1:00 p.m. MT




The Creative Space

121 E. 34th Street, Garden City, ID 83714




To Register Click Here;


The energy code and it’s value to Idahoans is under great discussion and debate in recent months as the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses has brought all codes under full review in response to the Governor’s Executive Order for Zero-Based Rulemaking. As rule makers engage with the public through these discussions, questions arise about what value an energy code, or specific sections therein, bring to a state like Idaho and it’s local communities. The discussion will be moderated by Dan Russell, PE.

  • Do the measures captured in the energy code actually save building owners money?
  • Are the measures cost-effective?
  • Do energy code measures offer any life safety, health or environmental quality benefits?
  • Are energy code measures enforceable?
  • Does the energy code pose an undue burden on those financing building construction?
  • Does the energy code benefit any stakeholders in a uniquely positive way?
  • How does the energy code or lack of one impact the local electric utility demand and associated payer rates?
  • Can the energy code be feasibly diced up into sections or individual measures such that there is a middle ground between retaining the full energy code and eliminating it all together?
  • If so, what specific measures are best candidates for meeting this middle ground?
  • Many of these questions and possibly questions you have will be discussed by this industry panel. We believe this is an extremely timely topic for our Society, our Chapter and our Idaho community. Please register today to join us and we encourage you to submit 1 or 2 questions during the registration process that you would like to be considered for inclusion in the question set for the panel.


    Michael Hyde, DOPL

    Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Board Executive Officer

    Chad Schwendiman, City of Boise

    Mechanical Inspection Supervisor at the City of Boise

    2 - 3 Other Local Industry Representatives

    To be determined.