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Earn 1 LU AIA CEC | 2016 Energy Code Compliance Workshop

AIA San Francisco

DuctTesters will be presenting the 2016 Building Energy Code Standards at the AIA San Francisco Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  This workshop will allow AIA Members to earn 1 LU Continuing Education Credit. The Lunch and Learn will be held in San Francisco from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Attendees will receive a tri-fold informative handout and will be able to obtain the PowerPoint presentation.

Dave Hegarty, President of DuctTesters, will be discussing the new 2016 Energy Code Standards.  He will cover the following information:

  • The difference between: 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 basic understanding of some of the Energy Points/Costs, etc. 

This is an informative event that you will not want to miss.  If you would like to attend this event, please visit the AIA SF event page for more details: http://www.aiasf.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=952960&group=

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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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2016 Title 24 Part 6: Building Energy Code Standards (AIA Ventura County)

AIA Ventura County

DuctTesters is proud to be presenting “2016 Energy Code Standards, Are Here, Are You Ready?” at the AIA Ventura County Event on April 12 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at the Career Education Center, Conference Room, 465 Horizon Circle, Camarillo, CA 93010.

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 1 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

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

You must RSVP to attend this event.  Please visit AIAVC event information:  http://www.aiavc.org/event/aiavc-lunch-learn-2-2017-04-12/

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