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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CABEC’s Associate Energy Analyst Accreditation

CABEC’s Associate Energy Analyst Accreditation

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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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Energy Code Ace First Annual Conference!

Energy Code Ace First Annual Conference!

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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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2019-Code Energy Design Rating Fact Sheet

2019-Code Energy Design Rating Fact Sheet

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The 2019 residential energy code (2019-Code) will use a new energy efficiency metric to gauge code compliance: the Energy Design Rating (EDR) will replace compliance percent. Each metric accomplishes a similar task – determining if a proposed-home uses less energy than a prescriptive-home of the same size and in the same climate zone. The difference between compliance percent and EDR is simply the mathematical construct used behind the scenes in the modeling software and the inclusion of all energy end uses within EDR. CAHP participants may be familiar with the EDR already as it’s being used for program compliance with the 2016-Code program. Calculations for the EDR are currently available in CBECC-Res 2016 and EnergyPro 7. Instructions to activate and surface the EDR calculations can be found here. And Delta-EDR,…
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Testing the 2019-Code Software

Testing the 2019-Code Software

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The 2019-Code goes into effect January 1, 2020 -  just around the corner considering construction timelines. CAHP and CABEC strongly encourage all energy consultants to test out the 2019-Code beta software (also called research versions) before the code change. Testing will help gain familiarity with software and the new code, test how certain building designs fair, and surface bugs, errors, and missing features to inform the development team ahead of final release. For residential buildings, the new code includes: More stringent wall and attic insulation values, including QII in the reference baseline A new baseline for electric water heating The Energy Design rating - a brand new method of code compliance that requires a user adhere to both an Efficiency-EDR and a Final-EDR simultaneously (see CAHP’s EDR Fact Sheet for…
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New Bonus Options Available!

New Bonus Options Available!

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The California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) and California Multifamily New Homes (CMFNH) program provide EDR and cash bonuses for industry best-practice measures to reward builders and homeowners. These bonuses also help offset the incremental costs for these added measures. These new cash bonuses are model-able and are available for all 2016 code single-family and low-rise multifamily projects, as applicable. Quality Insulation Installation (QII): Single family and low-rise multifamily projects QII outlines a procedure to verify proper installation of insulation to maximize thermal benefit per methods detailed in the Residential Appendix RA3.5, and applies to floors, walls, roofs and ceilings. Claiming compliance credit for QII requires that a third-party HERS Rater verifies the integrity of the installed insulation. Reduced Building Air Leakage: Single family projects only Lower building air leakage yields…
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CAHP Webinar: 2019 Code and the Solar Requirement

CAHP Webinar: 2019 Code and the Solar Requirement

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The California Advanced Homes and California Multifamily New Homes Program teams up to provide you with a one hour presentation on the 2019 code and the prescriptive requirements for building envelope, HVAC (heating ventilation air conditioning), DHW (domestic hot water), and PV (photovoltaic).   When: Tuesday, September 11th 10:00 am - 11:00 am Register here
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EnergyCode ACE Webinar: Advanced Energy Rebuild Program, Introduction for Architects & CEAs

EnergyCode ACE Webinar: Advanced Energy Rebuild Program, Introduction for Architects & CEAs

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EnergyCode ACE has announced two upcoming sessions for their webinar covering the Advanced Energy Rebuild (AER) program. The webinar is designed to help architects and Certified Energy Analysts (CEAs) understand the essential considerations for successful participation in the AER program that Sonoma Clean Power, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District jointly offer to help homeowners affected by the October 2017 firestorms rebuild energy-efficient and sustainable homes. During the session, presenters Martyn Dodd and Ted Tiffany will cover the program requirements, explore alternatives for meeting those requirements, and open the floor for participants to share ideas, concerns, and questions with other architects and energy analysts. This course is geared towards architects and CEAs who anticipate working on residential new construction projects in Sonoma and…
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