Category: Title 24 Standards

The California Energy Code, part 6 of the California Building Standards Code which is title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, also titled The Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings, were created by the California Building Standards Commission in 1978 in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California’s energy consumption. The standards are updated periodically by the California Energy Commission to allow consideration and possible incorporation of new energy efficiency technologies and methods.

 

Got a new 10 or more unit project in San Diego? Get financial support of $20,000 – $40,000.

Single Family Builder Program

The San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) Master Builder Program is back and contracted through TRC Engineering!  There are only three more spots left open to builders.  The program gives $20,000 to $40,000 of financial support to builders that are willing to recognize and support early adoption of two key 2016 Title 24 measures: high performance attics, and high performance walls. The program also offers on‐site training for your design team and subcontractors, and installation guidance from product manufacturers. 

In order to qualify, you must:

  • Complete 10 new single‐family project lots (homes) with either one or both measures
  • Host a design workshop and value engineering meeting with the project team and program staff
  • Agree to feature and promote the project through case studies, industry events, and publication

For More Information, Contact David Peery with TRC at (916) 844‐0171, dpeery@trcsolutions.com or reach out to DuctTesters and we will connect you.

*The Master Builder Program is funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, through a contract awarded to TRC Engineering. California customers who choose to participate in this program are not obligated to purchase any additional services offered by the contractor. The trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Here are some previous MasterBuilder Program Participant Write-Ups:

CAHP Master Builder Case Study CAHP Master Builder TRC 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a fact sheet about the SDG&E MasterBuilder Program as a pdf and here is a pdf of the TRC presentation describing the San Diego Gas and Electric MasterBuilder Program in more detail.

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2019 Energy Code (2019 T24 P6)

The 2019 Energy Code 45-Day Draft Language is Now Available on the Energy Commission’s website at: 

 

 

If you have any Comments and/or would like to be heard, now is the time.  Send comments to the public Docket at: 

 

 

“The California Energy Commission has opened a public process and rulemaking proceeding to adopt changes to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards contained in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24, Part 6 (also known as the California Energy Code), and associated administrative regulations in Part 1 (collectively referred to here as the Standards). The updated standards will be proposed for adoption in 2018 with an effective date of January 1, 2020. Previously open Docket 2016-BSTD-06 for the 2019 Time Dependent Valuation (TDV) of Energy, and Docket 2017-BSTD-01 for pre-rulemaking comments on proposed 2019 Standards measures, are closed. Separate Rulemaking Dockets have been opened for the 2019 Standards (2017-BSTD-02) and the 2019 CALGreen (2017-BSTD-03) updates.

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct workshops to present potential revisions to the Standards and obtain public suggestions and comment. The scope, time, and date of these workshops will be publicly noticed. Go to the public participation page for more information.” – This quote is from the CA Energy Commission Website: 

http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2019standards/rulemaking/

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Congrats to Mike Lehr!

certified calgreen examiner

Congratulations to DuctTesters team member Mike Lehr.  On January 9, 2018, Mike passed the CT – CalGreen Inspector/Plans Examiner Exam. The International Code Council (ICC) and California Building Officials (CALBO) offers CalGreen Certification Exams in order to validate the competency of inspectors and plan reviews on their understanding and ability to implement provisions of CalGreen. This exam covers the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24.  Mike successfully passed this exam.

Mike has been overseeing client’s green and sustainable verification programs. In addition to passing the CT – CalGreen Inspector/Plans Examiner exam, he is also certified BPI Building Analyst for Single and Multi-Family, USGBC LEED for Homes, GreenPoint Rated for New Home/Existing Home/Single and Multi-Family, Green Building Professional, CABEC Energy Plan Examiner – Residential and Non-Residential, EPA Refrigerant Technician – Universal, NGBS Green Verifier, and a CalCERTS, ConSol, and US Energy Raters Association HERS Rater and HERS II. His HERS rating includes disciplines in: whole house, residential, (alt., new), non-residential (alt., new), EnergyStar, EEM, Solar, Residential (new) Solar, and Alterations. 

Mike performs building energy consulting and third party HERS Compliance, HERS Whole House Energy Ratings, Utility Energy Program and National Green Program verification in California. In addition, he holds a General Building Contractor’s License and has over thirty years of prior experience in the building industry working for two different air conditioning companies and for a CA Title 24 energy consulting firm.

DuctTesters is proud of Mike Lehr for continuing to grow and enhance his certifications. Congrats Mike!

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