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Exterior Envelope Energy Provisions of the Minnesota Residential Energy Code

Total Credits: 1

MN Building Official Credit |  MN Contractor Credit |  MN Energy Credit
Peter Kulczyk
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Access for 180 day(s) after purchase.


This course is a refresher course on the Residential Exterior Energy Envelope Provisions of the 2020 Minnesota Residential Energy Code.

Course Outline
  • Energy provisions in the code
  • Information needed for permit applications
  • Definitions
  • Specific criteria
  • Energy envelope components (floor, wall, roof/ceilings)
  • Compliance
  • Summary

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the residential construction process and code requirements related to energy compliance.
  • List what information is needed by the code professionals Identify the relationship between proper submittal documents and field inspections.
  • Identify the relationship between proper submittal documents and field inspections.
  • Summarize MR1322 (Minnesota Residential Energy Code) and the relationship to the International Residential Code and related codes.


"This course was very interesting and I learned plenty from it. Peter Kulczyk is Rock Star and is very knowledgable in this area!!" Kevin Tramm, Kevin Tramm Construction Inc.

"This course waa very educational." Randolf Kulzer, D. R Horton Homes Inc.

"Good update and refresher of proper practices. Nice common sense explanations and way of looking at the code. Good Instructor and relevant materials." Tony Gustafson, Gustafson Home Improvements

"Great course." Brian Nelson, Brian's Insulation Inc.

Quiz Info

In order to receive continuing education credit(s), you will need to take a 10-question quiz following the course. To pass the quiz, you will need to achieve a score of 70% or higher. If you are unsuccessful, you will have an opportunity to repeat the quiz. Once you have successfully completed the quiz, you can download your continuing education certificate(s) showing the credit(s) that you have earned.

Credit Info

This course has been approved for one hour of MN residential contractor, remodeler, and building official continuing education by the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry and includes the required Energy credit. 

If you are eligible to receive continuing education credits, your information will be electronically reported to the appropriate agency within 3 business days of course completion.

Access Info

Your online course is accessible 24/7. The course will be available to you for 180 days from purchase date.

Questions and Comments

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Green Code Knowledge, LLC

Peter, owner of Green Code Knowledge, has three decades of experience in the construction and building code industry as a building inspector, author, educator and expert in residential building codes, energy codes and green building practices. His experience includes working on staff with the International Code Council (ICC), as an instructor with the State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), as a Building Inspector and/or a building plans examiner with multiple municipalities, and in various positions with five residential and commercial construction companies in Minnesota.

Peter is certified by the International Code Council as a Building Inspector, Plans Examiner, and Green Building-Residential; By the State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as a Certified Building Official and Certified Instructor; By the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) as LEED AP Homes.