Category: Residential Mechanical Drawings

Mechanical drawing are a type of technical drawing that shows information about heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. It helps analyze complex systems. These drawings are often a set of detailed drawings used for construction projects; it is a requirement for all HVAC work. They are based on the floor and reflected ceiling plans of the architect. After the mechanical drawings are complete, they become part of the construction drawings, which is then used to apply for a building permit. They are also used to determine the price of the project.

 

DuctTesters Team

DuctTesters was officially established in 2005 but was founded in 1998.  With nearly 20 years under the belt, DuctTesters continues to grow with the times and continues to be a direct resource for all your energy consulting needs.  DuctTesters strives to continually improve upon innovation, adaptability and responsiveness with clients and subcontractor partners. DuctTesters has a strong team of nearly 50 team members covering the entire state of California and select outlying areas of Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.  “QUALITY ENERGY CONSULTING WITH THE TESTING TO PROVE IT”. Here are a few fun pictures of some of the team prior to Memorial Day Weekend 2017:  

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Sustainability and Future Development

Sustainability and Future Development in CA

The Building Industry Association of Southern California’s Los Angeles / Ventura Chapter is holding a: Connecting the Dots: Sustainability and Future Development Event. The Event is going to be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 2:30pm to 8:30pm.  This is not your ordinary type of event.

The afternoon will begin with key note speaker: Hasan Ikhrata who is the Executive Director of SCAG.

Here is a list of panels with the names of the panelists:

Sustainable Future: How Do We Get There?

  • Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer of Los Angeles County
  • Lauren Faber O’Conner, Deputy Chief Sustainability of City of Los Angeles
  • Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director of LA Sanitation District
  • MODERATOR: Mike Lewis, President of Lewis and Associates

Net Zero and the Drought: What’s in Our Near Future?

  • Demetri Polyzos, Senior Engineer of the Metropolitan Water District Water Resources Management Group
  • Scott Slater, CEO of Cadiz, Inc.
  • Gary Smith, Principal Analyst of Chief Executive Office of Los Angeles County.
  • MODERATOR: Charlie Wilson, CEO of Southern California Water Committee

Net Zero: The Future of Energy & Development.  

  • Randall Higa, Program Manager of Codes and Standards for Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Susan Kristjansson, Market Strategy and Codes Standards Manager at SoCalGas
  • Laird Sanders, Regional Sales Manager of Sonnen
  • MODERATOR: Dave Hegarty, President and Founder, DuctTesters, Inc.

The event will finish up with networking from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.  If you would like to attend this event, please visit here: https://biasc-la-ventura.silkstart.com/events/connecting-the-dots-sustainability-the-future-of-development.

 

 

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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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