Tag: 2016 Energy Standards

 

DuctTesters Presenting at AIA OC Event

DuctTesters is proud to be presenting “New Energy Code Standards Are Here, Are You Ready?” at the AIA Orange County Event on March 21 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at the AIAOC Office (4100 Birch Street, Suite 300, Newport Beach,, CA 92660). Course Summary: Discussing the new Energy Code Standards including: Mandatory, Performance, and Prescriptive Measures, Time Dependent Valuation (TDV), High Efficacy Lighting, High Performance Walls (HPW), High Performance Attics (HPA), PV/Solar Credit, Hot Water Heater Changes, Basic Understanding of some of the Energy Points/Costs, etc. Attendees who are current AIA Members can receive AIA CEC for attending this event.

Learning Objectives Attendees will discuss and learn:

1. The difference between Mandatory, Prescriptive and Performance Methods

2. What is new in the 2016 Energy Code

3. High-Performance Attics and High-Performance Walls

4. Hot Water Heaters, Solar, and seeing what energy code points are potentially the most cost effective

Find out more: http://aiaorangecounty.org/event/energy-code-update/

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IS YOUR COMPANY PREPARED FOR THE TITLE 24 2016 ENERGY STANDARDS?

2016 Energy Code Standards SeminarInterested in learning about the 2016 Title 24 part 6 Energy Code Standards before they go into effect on January 1, 2017?

Come join WISE, DuctTesters, CONSOL, Owens Corning, and Weaver Lumber on November 8, 2016 in Redding, CA.

Connect with code experts, energy consultants and product manufacturers for solutions to comply with 2016 Energy Standards. See and learn new ways to comply with the 2016 Energy Code including the latest innovations in high performance attics & high performance walls.

Have your questions answered by experts. Hear the vision for the 2019 standard updates.

RSVP to Chad Nielson at chad@weaver-lumber.com or 530-241-9191.

Download this flyer as a PDF here.

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What is coming for Title 24 – 2016 Residential Energy Standards Code?

2016 Energy Code - DuctTesters

Title 24 Energy Code Standards are MANDATED for every residential project built, making a minimum energy efficient code all buildings must abide to, in order to get a final permit.  You are hearing more about the energy code because: it becomes more stringent every three years, third party testers are now required to ensure compliance is met, and building inspectors are enforcing it.  About every three years, the energy code standards change in an effort to get every new building to eventually become net zero (building produces as much energy as it uses making the building self-sustainable) or as close as  possible.  The government’s goal is that all new residential buildings will be net zero ready in 2020 and all new commercial buildings in 2030. This is also why some  products you installed in one development a year ago, may not qualify to be installed in next year’s project.  Every building and every project are different, the code allows for some items to have a tradeoff in order to meet compliance, different climate zones dictate and prompt different energy efficient compliance minimums, and building orientation all could have an effect on a project’s energy calculations.

2016 Energy Standard Code will officially go in to effect for projects permitted on or after January 1, 2017.

New for the 2016 Residential Energy Standards…

LIGHTING

  • All Occupant Sensing controllers have max timer of 20 minutes
  • All Installed luminaires shall be high efficacy Table 150.0 A
  • Count of Blank Electrical boxes more than 5 ft. above floor limited to amount of bedrooms. Must Controlled by dimmer of Vacancy sensor.
  • Recessed Lights cannot have screw based lamps.
  • All Recessed Lighting, LED GU-24 socket, and any screw based lamps still need to be High Efficacy, but must a CEC certified product AND controlled by Dimmer or Vacancy Sensor (Except hallways and closets >70sf for controls)
  • Bathrooms, Garages, Laundry, Utility Rooms at least 1 light is controlled by Vacancy Sensors

2016 Energy Code Compliance Lighting Standards

 

CEILINGS AND RAFTER ROOF

  • Option A: Insulation above deck (R8 No Air Space or R6 with air space) AND R38 at Ceiling and Radiant Barrier
  • Option B: Insulation below deck (R18 No Air Space or R13 with Air Space) AND R38 at Ceiling and NO Radiant Barrier
  • Option C: R38 at Ceiling and Radiant Barrier and Ducts In conditioned Space.

WALL INSULATION

  • Being compared to a U-Factor of 0.050 (no option without rigid foam meets this)

HVAC

  • Duct Leakage reduced to 5% (from 6%)
  • Duct Insulation increased to R8 with HPA OR R6 with Option C Attic
  • Liquid Line Filter Drier installed if Manufacturer’s instructions call for it.

HOT WATER

  • Option 1: Tankless water heater with 200kBtu
  • Option 2: Storage Tank with 105kBtu AND QII Insulation AND Compact Hot Water Design OR All Hot water Pipe Insulation

DUCTTESTERS – 2016 RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CODE SUMMARY SHEET

ENERGY CODE ACE’S OFFICIAL 2016 SUMMARY SHEET FOR RESIDENTIAL

2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by the CEC

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