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Purchasing Agents Education Seminar on 2016 Energy Code Standards

2016 Energy Code Standards Presentation

DuctTesters will be presenting the 2016 Building Energy Code Standards (2016 Title 24 Part 6: Energy Code Compliance) at the next BIA Bay Area Event on August 31, 2017 from 11am to 12:30pm for 1.5  AIA Continuing Educational Credits (1.5 LU/HSW). This will be held at KB Home’s office at 5000 Executive Parkway, Suite 125 in San Ramon, CA.

The educational workshop will cover a number of the updated 2016 Energy Code Standards that are currently active.

Agenda:

  • What is T24 / CF1R?
  • Brief Understanding the Forms / Registry
  • 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
  • A quick overview to understanding the Energy Points in software to achieve compliance

Download the flyer as a PDF: August2017_PA_Meeting_Flyer or  see the jpg below:2016 Energy Code Standards Presentation

 

If you would like to attend the event, please register through the BIA Bay Area Page: BIA BAY AREA WEBPAGE 

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Congratulations to Matt G.

HERS Rater

Matt G. is a newer addition to the DuctTesters team.  Matt joined DuctTesters with a Physical and Biological Science Degree from the College of the Canyons. While attending College, Matt was a member of the “Hands on Earth Club”  and held a strong passion to learn more about sustainability and energy-efficiency. His ambition to grow and educate himself further led him to DuctTesters. Matt joined the team as a HERS Rater Apprentice and shadowed Certified HERS Raters in the field for a few months learning the ins and outs of compliance, efficiency and quality assurance. This hands-on understanding of the building energy code compliance helped Matt with his training to become an official Certified HERS Rater. Matt recently took the CalCERTS training and certification courses and is an official Certified New Residential Construction and Alterations HERS Rater. We are proud of Matt and his dedication to our company.

Congratulations Matt!

 

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PG&E Release 2017 CAHP Program (Builder Incentive Program)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) released the 2017 California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP).  This program was developed to give builder’s incentives for energy efficient new homes. The program now focuses on the Energy Design Rating (EDR) which is compiled in the 2016 Title 24 Part 6 Energy Calculations which are completed by a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA).  That number is used to configure the CAHP EDR.  The closer the home’s EDR is to zero, the more incentives the builder receives. To qualify the minimum CAHP EDR for the climate zone – 48 for coastal homes and 44 for inland homes. There are also now certain energy efficiency measures that are eligible for additional incentive kickers (per home) to lower your EDR too. Other good news…the 2017 program now allows per plan to qualify and not entire projects!

Watch the webinar here for more information or call us: DuctTesters (Certified Energy Analysts) for more information: 

or visit: http://cahp-pge.com/resource/handbook/

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