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Looking for a handy CAHP resource?

Looking for a handy CAHP resource?

Tech Tip, Uncategorized
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

Training, Uncategorized
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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2017 Program Handbook Now Available!

2017 Program Handbook Now Available!

Tech Tip
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 California Advanced Homes Program handbook is now accessible for all program participants. Please follow the link below to view the handbook and learn how to receive incentives for 2016 Title 24 Code projects in PG&E Service Territory. Information covered in the handbook includes: Program overview General requirements and eligibility Financial incentives Calculation instructions Terms and conditions 2017 CAHP Handbook  
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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

Training, Uncategorized
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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Northern California – Registration is Closing soon for May 2017 CEA Exams!

Northern California – Registration is Closing soon for May 2017 CEA Exams!

Training
2016 Standards - CEA Exam Registration in San Francisco closes on Friday, May 5th If you're planning to join CABEC next week for the brand-new 2016 Standards Nonresidential CEA Exam, OR if it's time to have your Current 2013 Standards Res and/or Nonres CEA Re-Certified for the newest 2016 Standards, click here to register now! Exam types offered: Nonres for New CEAs, Nonres Multiple, Nonres ACM/Modeling, Res/Nonres 2016 Standards Re-certifications for current 2013 Standards CEAs. When: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. 8 am - 5:30 pm. Where: PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, 94103.  
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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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2017 CAHP Orientation Update

2017 CAHP Orientation Update

Training
You spoke, we listened. The California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) has updated the program to make the entry more equitable and to align better with the direction of the state in 2019. (more…)
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TRAINING: Energy Code Ace – Decoding QII

TRAINING: Energy Code Ace – Decoding QII

Training
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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