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TRAINING: Energy Code Ace – Decoding QII

TRAINING: Energy Code Ace – Decoding QII

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Brought to you by Energy Code Ace, Gina Rodda of Gabel & Associates, LLC, along with her guest speaker Rob Starr, from CHEERS, want you to join the conversation on the HERS verified Quality Insulation Installation (QII) process for residential construction, and how it may Impact your role in the construction process.   THESE FREE TRAINING WEBINARS WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS Examples on how to integrate QII into the design documents so that the project starts off RIGHT on what will be required for a QII project How scheduling is vital to a successful, and cost effective, project completion using QII Inspection process in the field, including the HERS rater, contractor(s) and Building Inspector can make or break a QII project, tips on how to accomplish getting a final occupancy permit…
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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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FEATURED PROJECT: Persimmon at the Cannery

FEATURED PROJECT: Persimmon at the Cannery

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TOP PROJECT OF Q4 2016 CAHP recognizes Shea Homes' Persimmon at the Cannery.   PROJECT OVERVIEW: Project: Persimmon at the Cannery LOCATION: Davis, CA Average CAHP Score: 61 Average incentive per lot:  $3,973 % Above Title 24:  42.8%   PROJECT TEAM: Builder: Shea Homes Energy consultant: California Living & Energy HERS Rater:  California Living & Energy   ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES Quality Insulation Installation High Performance Attic: R-49 ceiling + R-15 insulation below roof deck Cool Roof: 0.41 solar reflectance/ 0.85 roof emittance Whole-House Fans installed Building Tightness: ACH4.7 at 50Pa Tankless Condensing System with 0.95 EF Heating and Cooling Distribution Insulation: R-8 duct insulation HVAC: Split Air Conditioner: 14 SEER/ 12.5 EER / Furnace: 92 AFUE Windows: U-factor 0.3/ SHGC 0.23 (operable) and 0.28/ SHGC 0.25 (fixed) The Project of…
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TECH TIP: What is the Energy Design Rating, and why are there 5 of them?

TECH TIP: What is the Energy Design Rating, and why are there 5 of them?

Tech Tip
CAHP TRANSITIONS TO THE ENERGY DESIGN RATING In 2017, the California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) – now CAHP Zero Net Energy (ZNE) – switches the program eligibility and incentive metric from the CAHP score to the Energy Design Rating (EDR). CAHP-ZNE’s primary reason for shifting to the EDR is to align better with national standards. The EDR, like the CAHP score, is a whole house energy efficiency metric in which ratings closer to zero mean better performance and higher incentives. The current versions of CBECC-Res and EnergyPro already generate multiple versions of the EDR. Below is a list of the four EDRs currently available. CAHP also developed a 5th EDR – the CAHP-ZNE EDR – which is the Proposed Design EDR with adjustments to give additional credit for CAHP-ZNE point…
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