HOW DOES LED LIGHTING WORK? LED stands for light emitting diode. LED lighting products produce light approximately 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs, and emit much less heat into the living space. How do they work? An electrical current passes through a microchip, which illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDs and the result is visible light. LEDs produce a pleasing light that is easy on the eyes, similar to incandescent bulbs and much less harsh than compact fluorescent lighting (CFL). Read this article by ENERGY STAR® for an in-depth explanation of LED lighting technology. LEDs PROVIDE EXCELLENT COST SAVINGS LEDs provide significant energy savings versus traditional incandescent bulbs and decent increased savings versus CFLs. However, when considering LEDs versus CFLs, it is important to consider the expected…
The 2017 California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) adopts the CEC’s new energy performance metric for determining project eligibility: the Delta Energy Design Rating, or Delta EDR. In order to determine whether your project will meet the entry level Delta EDR to enroll in the program, please follow the steps listed in the resource below. The CAHP team has put together an overview of what the Delta EDR is, and how you can generate your score using CBECC-RES and EnergyPro. Click here to view the Generation of Delta EDR guide
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.
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.
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…)
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
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…
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.
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