Tag: Utility Incentives
Posted by: DuctTesters | on April 5, 2017
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/
Posted by: DuctTesters | on June 15, 2016
Once again DuctTesters attended PCBC (Pacific Coast Builder Convention). This year’s trade show was held on Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23 in San Francisco. PCBC is attended by home builders, developers, architects, building scientists, energy consultants, lenders, investors, marketers and product manufacturers from a range of housing forms including single-family, multifamily, mixed-use, 50+ and resort development.
There is an exhibit floor compiled of extensive building industry products and service solutions, along with a number of educational conferences and forums. There are countless networking opportunities throughout the convention days which include breakfast meetings, lunch meetings, cocktail hours, lounge retreats, dinner events, evening events, and much more. If you are attending and interested in meeting, please let us know and we can set up a time to see you there.
In 2015, there were close to 9,000 attendees of which:
Below are photos from the 2016 show in San Francisco. Please note that in no way are we promoting any products or companies. These are photos taken at the event, walking the floor, attending seminars, etc. If you would like us to add any other photos you took at the event, we would be more than happy to. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.