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Advanced Energy Rebuild Case Study: All-Electric Flexible Performance Path + Solar Bonus

Advanced Energy Rebuild Case Study: All-Electric Flexible Performance Path + Solar Bonus

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The Hirsch family recently completed their all-electric home in Santa Rosa, CA with the help of the Advanced Energy Rebuild program. The home achieved a modeled compliance of 35.6% better than a standard code compliant home, and improved the energy design rating by 7. They also chose to take advantage of the solar and storage bonus, guaranteeing them a total incentive of $17,500. To view the Hirsch home's case study, click here.
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Advanced Energy Rebuild Case Study: All-Electric Flexible Performance Path

Advanced Energy Rebuild Case Study: All-Electric Flexible Performance Path

Featured Project, Uncategorized
The Lojowsky family recently completed an all-electric home in Redwood Valley, California. This project took advantage of the Advanced Energy Rebuild program to offset the additional costs of implementing aggressive energy efficiency measures. The project chose the All-Electric Home – Flexible Performance Path and demonstrated a modeled compliance of 35.3% better than a standard code compliant home, also improving their energy design rating by 7. To view the Lojowsky home's case study, click here.
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April Title-24 and Building Science Training Updates

April Title-24 and Building Science Training Updates

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    PG&E Energy Center Training PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center provides professional training, a robust tool-lending library, on-demand courses, and real-time access to industry experts, all at no cost. Following are upcoming training opportunities that CAHP participants may find of interest (click the class description to learn more). To see a complete list of upcoming training courses, click here. Class Time and Date Location Title 24 Proper Procedures for Charging Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps April 23, 2019 Stockton - Energy Training Center Balanced Ventilation for ZNE and High Performance Homes April 23, 2019 San Francisco - Pacific Energy Center Building Tune-ups in Buildings with a BAS April 23, 2019 Web Based Training Optimizing Residential HVAC System Performance April 24, 2019 Stockton - Energy Training Center Energy Code Ace Training…
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Advanced Energy Rebuild Napa Workshop

Advanced Energy Rebuild Napa Workshop

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Napa County and Marin Clean Energy (MCE) are hosting a workshop to inform local residents of an opportunity to receive rebates for energy savings improvements when rebuilding a home after the 2017 wildfires. Through the Advanced Energy Rebuild Napa program, qualified homeowners are eligible for up to $12,540 in rebates. This initiative is an enhancement of PG&E's long-standing California Advanced Homes Program. Attend the workshop to receive: General program informationA step-by-step guide on how to apply to the program, work with contractors, and receive your rebatesRecommendations on energy efficiency and electrification technologiesInformation on the benefits of heat pumps Space is limited. To register, follow this link. For additional information on the Advanced Energy Rebuild Napa program, visit MCECleanEnergy.org/rebuildnapa.Contact MCE with questions at energysavings@mcecleanenergy.org or (415) 464-6033.
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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!

Training, Uncategorized
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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