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.

 

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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DuctTesters Presenting at AIA OC Event

DuctTesters is proud to be presenting “New Energy Code Standards Are Here, Are You Ready?” at the AIA Orange County Event on March 21 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at the AIAOC Office (4100 Birch Street, Suite 300, Newport Beach,, CA 92660). 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 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

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

Find out more: http://aiaorangecounty.org/event/energy-code-update/

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DuctTesters to speak at AIA San Fernando Valley

 

Join DuctTesters and AIA San Fernando Valley on Wednesday, January 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm (networking) and 7:00 pm presentation on the Residential 2016 Title 24 Part 6 Energy Standards.  Dave Hegarty, President of DuctTesters, will be conducting a 1.5 AIA Continuing Education Credits presentation.  He will be discussing:

  • 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
  • Mention of Innovative Products Coming to or Currently on the Market (DuctTesters does not refer or recommend any products.  The company likes to inform industry professionals about new, current, and innovative products/ideas. Any products mentioned should be researched further with your own due diligence). If you have a new/innovative product currently on the market or coming to market, please let us know. We appreciate innovation!

The AIA SFV office is located at 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200A, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. RSVP’s are required for this event due to limited space. Pizza will be served prior to the presentation. For more information, please email Alyssa Trebil.

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AIA San Fernando Valley Newsletter

Read more about the event in the AIA Newsletter: http://www.aiasfv.org/newsletter/2016/12-2016Elevations.pdf.

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