The Good Haus project, located in Nevada City, took advantage of the California Advanced Homes Program to offset the additional costs of implementing aggressive energy efficiency measures. The project performed 54.5 percent better than similar homes built using the prescriptive 2016 California energy code, Title 24, and it achieved an outstanding delta EDR of 13. (more…)
Jarrod and Judi Holmes’ Santa Rosa home was affected by the October 2017 Northern California wildfires. By enrolling in Advanced Energy Rebuild (AER), they received $7,500 in incentives towards installing energy efficient equipment including ENERGY STAR® appliances, high-performance windows, and a whole house fan. As a result, their completed home features energy savings 30 percent better than a standard, code-compliant home. (more…)
De Young Properties’ EnVision project leveraged California Advanced Homes Program incentives to offset the additional costs of building a zero-energy community. The project incorporated smart technologies including cutting-edge home automation and monitoring, which helped homes achieve modeled energy savings of 28 percent lower than homes built to current building code. (more…)
The Rivero family recently completed their custom home in Berkeley, California with the help of the California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP). By incorporating advanced energy saving measures into virtually every aspect of design, the home secured $4,950 in CAHP incentives. (more…)
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.
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.
The first home to enroll in and complete the Advanced Energy Rebuild program has been featured in a LinkedIn article by Micro Grid Development Group. Homeowner Barry Hirsch enrolled in the program taking advantage of the highest incentives available, and received $17,500. To read more about Barry's rebuild, please follow this link.
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.
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…