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Over the Edge for Veterans – 2017

On Saturday, October 7th, Homes 4 Families (formerly Habitat for Humanity SFV / SCV) hosted an “OVER THE EDGE FOR VETERANS” fundraiser event. DuctTesters was a proud sponsor and sent two of their clients, Michael Hall from RSI Communities and Mark Mandernacht from Montage Development, rappelling down 25-stories in support of the event. The Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT Team rappelled first. You will see a photo below of LA’s SWAT Team with Judi Maclean from Homes 4 Familes.  All the proceeds from this event go directly towards the construction of new homes and social services for low-income Veterans and their families.

“To date, Homes 4 Families has partnered with non-profits, government entities, and corporations to bring the outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model to communities. Primarily with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) as builder, we have built over 144 homes in 5 Enriched Neighborhoods® in Northern Los Angeles County, are under construction on 80 homes for low-income veteran families, and are working with Habitat for Humanity Riverside to build 38 additional homes for low-income veterans.” – Homes 4 Families 

Over the Edge for Veteran’s Event has currently raised $142,061 of its $145,000 goal. Please help the fundraising effort by donating here: https://www.firstgiving.com/HabitatSFSCV/go-overthe-edge-for-veterans-2017 or Read More about Homes4Families: http://www.homes4families.org/.

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2017 CAHP Program is Back!

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The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) released the 2017 California Advanced Home Program (CAHP). The program offers financial incentives to help builders and architects create environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient communities for potential new home buyers and is now effective through December 15, 2017.

The DuctTesters team of Certified Energy Analysts (CEA), HERS Raters, GreenPoint Raters, and other certified Energy Consultants can verify, register and document your home(s).

Take a look at the entire program here: https://www.socalgas.com/for-your-business/builder-services/california-advanced-homes

2017 Single-Family Residence CAHP Program

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2017 Multi-Family Residence CAHP Program

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Take a look at the entire program here: https://www.socalgas.com/for-your-business/builder-services/california-advanced-homes

 

 

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DuctTesters to speak at BIS Show 2016 on Wednesday, November 9

2016 Building Industry ShowThe Building Industry Show (BIS) of Southern California is almost here.  The BIS Show will be held on November 9, 2016 and November 10, 2016 at the Riverside Convention Center.  The building trade show attracts a number of builders, general contractors, architects, suppliers, subcontractors, consultants and other industry related businesses from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties.  The BIS Show provides networking opportunities, current industry issues and discussions, product information and educational opportunities.   

The BIS Show is going on 27 years and this year it brings a new element to the show.  There will be insightful Pop-Up education presentations included with all attendee’s BIS Show Passes.  DuctTesters, Inc. is proud to announce that they will be presenting at “The New Title 24 Requirements And How It Will Impact You in 2017” pop-up education held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 1:00pm. 

Dave Hegarty, President of DuctTesters, will be presenting with John Morton, Senior Project Manager of CONSOL and WISE. 

DuctTesters is an energy consulting company covering all of your Title 24 Energy Code Design Compliance, HERS Verification, HVAC Mechanical Engineering Plans, Federal Energy Tax Credits, and other certified third-party verification (Solar, ENERGYSTAR, GreenPoint Rated, LEED, CAHP, TCAC, Home Energy Audits, etc).  The company completed over 2,000 projects ranging from custom/production/owner residential homes to multi-family/commercial/affordable projects.  DuctTesters covers the entire state of California and select areas of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.

Dave Hegarty has been performing duct tests, energy consulting and Title 24 expertise since 1998.  He officially founded DuctTesters, Inc. in 2004.  Dave is licensed and certified by CalCERTS, CHEERS, BPI, LEED, HERS, HERS II, GreenPoint Rated, NGBS, and Thermographer.  Dave’s certifications include: 2016, 2013 & 2008 Residential and Non Residential New Construction, Residential and Non Residential Alterations, Whole House Rater, RCA 2, RCA 1, EnergyStar, EEM, undefined, and Photovoltaic (Solar Electric).  In 2013, Dave won GreenPoint Rater of the Year.

Dave began his energy consulting career active in the RCP Program (Residential Contractors Program) and continued further by obtaining CHEERS (California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services) Certifications. A few years later, he began participating and training with the CBPCA’s (California Building Performance Contractors Association).  Dave has trained and taught Title 24, HERS, and Energy Consulting classes for contractors, developers, municipalities, and other jurisdictions. His deep passion for learning about building compliance and energy efficiency really shows when he guides others to understanding and meeting/exceeding compliance.

Prior to DuctTesters, he was manager of a HVAC contractor, including management of the sales and the installation crews.  Dave worked with wholesale equipment suppliers and manufacturers. He has a strong passion for professional energy consulting, quality testing, and building compliance.  He takes pride in helping others interested in understanding their contribution and how it fits into the larger picture, now and for the future. Dave is continuously active in a number of Building and Energy Associations and Organizations, staying up to date and knowledgeable about ongoing and future regulations, rebates, products, and technology.  Dave will be focusing on the 2016 Energy Code changes, options, and cost-effective measures of the upcoming Energy Code Standards for this Pop-Up presentation.

CONSOL Energy Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based energy producer, and one of the largest independent natural gas exploration, development and production companies, with operations centered in the major shale formations of the Appalachian basin. The company deploys an organic growth strategy focused on developing its substantial resource base. As of December 31, 2015, CONSOL Energy had 5.6 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves.

WISE stands for Workforce Instructions for Standards and Efficiency.  It is a training and education program designed to support the transition of California new residential building toward High Performance Attic (HPA) and High Performance Wall (HPW) construction practices.

John Morton has worked in the residential new construction industry since 2001. Prior to joining ConSol, he worked for a homebuilder managing all aspects of the homebuilding process from design development through construction. Most recently he ran the award-winning residential new construction programs for Southern California Edison. He is on the Board of Trustees at the California Homebuilding Foundation and Board of Directors for the Building Industry Association of Orange County.  John received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Devry University after being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps.  John will be speaking about the upcoming code changes and opportunities to improve the workforce and field trades on new installation processes and products. 

Both Dave and John sit on the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Code Compliance Planning Committee for the 2019 energy code.  The 2019 Code is the energy code standards to meet our 2020 Net Zero Energy goal for all new residential construction. Dave and John also plan to touch on what is coming in the future 2019 Energy Code Compliance.

Feel free to bring any energy code compliance questions to this event.  We look forward to seeing and meeting you at the BIS Show – Pop-Up on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 1pm.  DuctTesters is also always available to come to your office to give a private presentation on the upcoming code changes.  

Sign up to attend the BIS Show here: https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/LinkPageTwo.jsp?ActivityID=17134

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