Funded by the California Energy Commission, Workforce Instructions for Standards and Efficiency (WISE) is a training and education program designed to support the transition of new residential buildings toward high performance attics and walls. These building approaches often introduce new construction practices, like 2×6 walls, and associated challenges, like sequencing.
The Title 24 energy code introduced California builders to high performance attics and walls, but most builders were able to find other energy tradeoffs, such as solar photovoltaics, to avoid them. The 2019 code eliminates common tradeoffs, including the solar offset, making high performance attics and walls critical design features of any code compliant building, starting January 1, 2020. Are you prepared for the new code? Consider scheduling a free, 60-minute presentation for your office, where WISE staff will answer:
- What qualifies as high performance attics and walls?
- What are the differences between the 2019 and 2016 codes?
- What common challenges do builders face when adopting these measures?
- What are best practices?
- What products and resources exist to help builders meet these requirements?
- What are the requirements for different climate zones?
This presentation is targeted towards:
- Purchasing managers
- Site superintendents
- Energy consultants
- HERS raters
Lunch or breakfast is provided free-of-charge (for up to 8 people).
Contact David Peery to schedule at 916.205.0083 or DPeery@trccompanies.com.
Note: WISE is currently surveying homebuilders to understand how recent code changes have influenced building designs and construction methods. To learn more, click here.