Residential New Construction – Carbon-free Technology Alternatives for Cooktops and Fireplaces

Residential New Construction – Carbon-free Technology Alternatives for Cooktops and Fireplaces

Training
TRC will host an hour long webinar in support of PG&E’s residential new construction programs including the California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP), California Multifamily New Construction (CMFNH), Advanced Energy Rebuild (AER) and Enhanced CAHP. In the webinar, we will discuss California’s aggressive goals moving towards a 100% carbon-free grid by 2045. In addition to discussing the new legislation, the session will discuss alternative technologies for traditional fossil fuel cooktops and fireplaces and their associated benefits. When: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 | 11:00 - 12:00 PMTo Register: Click here
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The Energy Design Rating, a New Title 24 Compliance Metric for 2019

The Energy Design Rating, a New Title 24 Compliance Metric for 2019

Training
Join TRC Solutions Matt Christie for a California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) brown bag webinar on January 16th. The 2019 Title 24 Energy Code brings with it a number of exciting and challenging changes – but one often overlooked change is an entirely new way to demonstrate compliance with the code. The new Energy Design Rating (EDR) is an energy use index, similar to RESNET’s HERS index, but based on Title 24’s systems and structures. Get your home’s EDR below the code standard EDR and you’re good to build. This brown bag will dive deep into the basis and formulation of this new metric and how it compares to the familiar, but now eliminated, compliance percent. We’ll also discuss how the EDR handles California’s new solar mandate and…
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CABEC’s Associate Energy Analyst Accreditation

CABEC’s Associate Energy Analyst Accreditation

Tech Tip, Training, Uncategorized
The California Association of Energy Consultants (CABEC) has a new accreditation available, the Associate Energy Analyst (AEA). This accreditation is targeted to professionals who work closely with the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards as they gain the work experience or energy modeling expertise needed to become full Certified Energy Analysts (CEAs). This would include, but not be limited to candidates new to the energy industry, California Energy Commission staff, utility staff, Building Officials, Architects, Engineers, Manufacturers and similar. As with the CEA certification, there will be separate AEA accreditation for the residential and nonresidential energy standards. The AEA provides professional recognition for passing the multiple choice portion of the rigorous CEA exams without the modeling exam or requirements for CEU’s or direct work experience. The AEA program has been designed…
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Upcoming Heat Pump Training and Networking Event

Training
More and more homeowners are installing heat pumps for their space and water heating needs. This event will include a short training on heat pump fundamentals, information on energy efficiency and heat pump rebate programs, and scheduled networking time to meet other contractors and building professionals working with this technology. The heat pump training will cover all aspects of heat pumps for both water heating and space heating. Topics will include the fundamentals of the technology, site analysis, system design, cost factors, and comparing heat pumps with renewable energy systems. Instructor: Steve Easley Steve Easley is an internationally recognized construction consultant specializing in solving building related problems and education building industry professionals. His work focuses on increasing quality construction, sustainability, and reducing costly mistakes that lead to construction defects and callbacks.…
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Energy Code Ace First Annual Conference!

Energy Code Ace First Annual Conference!

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Want to learn how to make energy code compliance faster, easier, and more accurate? Register for the Energy Code ACE first annual conference. When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Where: SoCalGas Energy Resource Center 9240 Firestone Blvd Downey, CA 90241 Cost: Free Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be provided Topics include: Highlights of 2019 Title 24 Part 6 Code Changes Code Compliance Resources Hands-on Practical Scenarios for New Construction and Additions/Alterations: Residential Nonresidential Lighting & Electrical Nonresidential Mechanical Multifamily Register now! Click here and scroll to Energy Code ACE Conference Find out more via the Agenda
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CAHP Webinar: 2019 Code and the Solar Requirement

CAHP Webinar: 2019 Code and the Solar Requirement

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The California Advanced Homes and California Multifamily New Homes Program teams up to provide you with a one hour presentation on the 2019 code and the prescriptive requirements for building envelope, HVAC (heating ventilation air conditioning), DHW (domestic hot water), and PV (photovoltaic).   When: Tuesday, September 11th 10:00 am - 11:00 am Register here
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EnergyCode ACE Webinar: Advanced Energy Rebuild Program, Introduction for Architects & CEAs

EnergyCode ACE Webinar: Advanced Energy Rebuild Program, Introduction for Architects & CEAs

Tech Tip, Training, Uncategorized
EnergyCode ACE has announced two upcoming sessions for their webinar covering the Advanced Energy Rebuild (AER) program. The webinar is designed to help architects and Certified Energy Analysts (CEAs) understand the essential considerations for successful participation in the AER program that Sonoma Clean Power, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District jointly offer to help homeowners affected by the October 2017 firestorms rebuild energy-efficient and sustainable homes. During the session, presenters Martyn Dodd and Ted Tiffany will cover the program requirements, explore alternatives for meeting those requirements, and open the floor for participants to share ideas, concerns, and questions with other architects and energy analysts. This course is geared towards architects and CEAs who anticipate working on residential new construction projects in Sonoma and…
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CABEC Webinar: Energy Code for Accessory Dwelling Units

CABEC Webinar: Energy Code for Accessory Dwelling Units

Training
The California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) is hosting a webinar on the energy code standards for accessory dwelling units (ADUs). ADUs are becoming a desirable way to address the housing shortage in California. Because of this, the Advanced Energy Rebuild program will allow detached, in-law units with separate mechanical systems to receive full incentives. Date: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm Location: GoToWebinar To register, please follow this link.  
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Upcoming CEA Exams: May 2018

Upcoming CEA Exams: May 2018

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The California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) has scheduled the next round of 2016 Standards CEA exams. All types of CEA exams including both Residentail and Non-Residential exams and re-certifications will be offered in Northern and Southern California.     Southern California Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:30am to 5pm SGD&E Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117 Northern California Monday, May 21, 2018 7:30am to 5pm PG&E Energy Training Center 3136 Boeing Way, Stockton, CA 95206 Click here to register online
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PG&E Energy Center Training: High Performance Building Training

PG&E Energy Center Training: High Performance Building Training

Training, Uncategorized
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Pacific Energy Center will host a special series of training offerings to support high performance residential rebuilding in the North Bay. All classes will be held at the North Coast Builders Exchange, located at 1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. Registration is open now.   Integrated Design and Construction: Rebuilding for Comfort, Efficiency, and Affordability. This five-part series provides a holistic approach to high performance residential building. It is appropriate for homeowners and builders. While each session stands on its own, we encourage you to attend all or as many as possible. Subject Time (click to register and learn more)   Design Thinking for Zero Net Energy April 27, 2018 12 pm to 4 pm   Advanced Framing Saves Energy, Material and Labor…
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