Case Study: Achieving Success with High Performance Attics and High Performance Walls

Case Study: Achieving Success with High Performance Attics and High Performance Walls

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The California investor owned utilities developed the CAHP Master Builder program to support early adoption of high performance walls and high performance attics before 2016 code implementation on January 1, 2017. With the help of the Master Builder program, De Young properties adopted high performance walls and high performance attics in all 39 homes of its Sierra Crest community. For more details on measure specifications and lessons learned, read the De Young Properties Master Builder case study here. To see how DeYoung created the Central Valley's first grid-connected zero net energy community, click here.
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Join CAHP at CABEC

Join CAHP at CABEC

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Join the CAHP team this October 12th – 14th at the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) conference in Palm Springs. This year’s conference will feature two full days of sessions, split into three tracks: energy code application; integrated design and best practices; and zero net energy and innovation. CAHP team members will be presenting at the conference, including: Ritesh Nayyar will present ZNE catch me if you can Nic Dunfee will present on High performance windows Nic Dunfee will present on High performance attics - type B CAHP will be sponsoring the conference’s Friday night banquet, which is included in your conference registration. CAHP and the statewide investor-owned utilities (PG&E, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, and SoCal Gas) will recognize the energy consultant, HERS rater, and…
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Install 100% LED Lighting to Secure the Maximum CAHP Incentive

Install 100% LED Lighting to Secure the Maximum CAHP Incentive

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HOW DOES LED LIGHTING WORK? LED stands for light emitting diode. LED lighting products produce light approximately 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs, and emit much less heat into the living space. How do they work? An electrical current passes through a microchip, which illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDs and the result is visible light. LEDs produce a pleasing light that is easy on the eyes, similar to incandescent bulbs and much less harsh than compact fluorescent lighting (CFL). Read this article by ENERGY STAR® for an in-depth explanation of LED lighting technology. LEDs PROVIDE EXCELLENT COST SAVINGS LEDs provide significant energy savings versus traditional incandescent bulbs and decent increased savings versus CFLs. However, when considering LEDs versus CFLs, it is important to consider the expected…
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How to Generate Your Delta Energy Design Rating

How to Generate Your Delta Energy Design Rating

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The 2017 California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) adopts the CEC’s new energy performance metric for determining project eligibility: the Delta Energy Design Rating, or Delta EDR. In order to determine whether your project will meet the entry level Delta EDR to enroll in the program, please follow the steps listed in the resource below. The CAHP team has put together an overview of what the Delta EDR is, and how you can generate your score using CBECC-RES and EnergyPro. Click here to view the Generation of Delta EDR guide
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Looking for a Handy CAHP Resource?

Looking for a Handy CAHP Resource?

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The 2017 California Advanced Homes Program fact sheet is your quickest way to learn about the program. This resource goes over the (free!) services provided by the program to our participants, how to determine if your project qualifies, what incentives are available, and how you can increase your incentives. Click here to view the 2017 program fact sheet.  
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CAHP Program Survey

CAHP Program Survey

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Take the CAHP Survey Today! The CAHP team wants your input on topics for resources like one-on-one trainings, blog posts, case studies, and educational webinars. This quick, eight-question survey asks you to rank topics from 1-10, based on how interesting and relevant they are to you, 10 being the most interesting & relevant. Click here to share your feedback and help the CAHP team create more robust training and educational material, tailored to the needs of program participants. The survey will close on 6/14/2017.    
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2013 Code Projects Eligibility Update

2013 Code Projects Eligibility Update

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Important eligibility update for currently enrolled California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) 2013 code projects! If you are planning to submit a program rollover or adjustment application under 2013 code, please submit your application as soon as possible. Any lots that show negative kWh or therm savings on a rollover or adjustment application received after June 15, 2017 will not be eligible for program incentives. (more…)
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May 17th and 18th: WISE High Performance Attics and Walls Training

May 17th and 18th: WISE High Performance Attics and Walls Training

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Join the WISE team on May 17th in Clovis (Fresno area), and May 18th in San Ramon (East Bay) to learn about different products and techniques that you can use to comply with California’s current Title 24 standards, focusing on high-performance walls and attics. High Performance Walls and Attics are requirements in California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, creating challenges for the state’s homebuilding industry. Funded by the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Incentive Charge (EPIC) Program, the Workforce Instruction for Standards and Efficiency (WISE) is a training and education program designed to support the transition of California’s new residential buildings towards High Performance Attic (HPA) and High Performance Wall (HPW) construction practices. Builders and installation contractors are invited to come learn about different products and techniques that can be…
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Join CAHP May 10th at PG&E’s ZNE forum

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Please join the CAHP team at Pacific Gas and Electric’s Supply Chain Innovations Supporting Residential Zero Net Energy (ZNE) forum on Wednesday, May 10th, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Hear expert speakers, including Melissa Buckley from CAHP Master Builder, discuss the role that builder supply chain and subcontractor relationships play in the development of new ZNE homes. This event seeks to help residential builders, developers, contractors, policy and program makers, and design professionals better understand supply chain, procurement, and skilled labor issues in the residential new construction sector as they relate to ZNE. The forum will include: Recent project case studies Perspective from the supplier side Discussion of program and training resources Siscussion of scaling from single ZNE prototypes to ZNE communities
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2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Development

2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Development

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Even though the new standards just took effect, planning for the next version is already in progress. The Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Team supports the Energy Commission in developing revisions to Title 24, Part 6. The joint intent is to achieve significant energy savings through the continued development of reasonable, responsible, and cost-effective code change proposals for the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Team welcomes participation in a series of webinars scheduled in March to share input on potential code changes and inform the market, energy, and cost-effectiveness analyses. Each webinar will cover specific topic areas and the agendas and presentations will be posted on Title24Stakeholders.com. Sign up here for an invite to attend the meeting series and to stay informed about the utility-sponsored stakeholder…
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