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Farragut offers info on new energy conservation code

Officials from the Town of Farragut's Community Development Department will discuss the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code March 12.

Farragut developers, designers and residents are welcome to attend and learn about the new energy code.

According to the International Code Council, the new code changes include measures to improve the thermal envelope, HVAC systems and electrical systems of residential buildings; Commercial updates include required energy savings for windows, doors and skylights; thermal envelope efficiency; and increased efficiencies for installed HVAC equipment.

Codes officials John Householder, Steve Coker and Elliott Sievers as well as an energy auditor and owner of a local building performance testing agency will answer questions including:

What is the code about?
What do the numbers mean?
Why should I have an energy compliant home/business?
What is an energy audit and what are the benefits?

The seminar will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive.

For more information call 865-966-7057.

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