The California Energy Commission (CEC) has developed a list of Energy Code Trainings that will be made available at multiple locations throughout the state through International Code Council (ICC) Chapters. Highlights from the list are below – click here for the list in full. If you are interested in receiving one of the trainings, get in touch with your ICC Chapter!
A Solid Foundation of the Energy Standards: This course is intended to break the Standards down into simple, easy to digest elements. It covers how all the parts, articles, sections, and chapters of the Energy Standards come into play. The class includes navigation of the Standards, classification of typical projects, and a tour of the index. It provides background information to the Standards and the part they play in the State’s larger picture. Includes references for further discovery. For plan checkers, designers and builders, and anyone unfamiliar with the Energy Standards.
2013 Energy Standards Nonresidential Forms: This course provides an overview of the 2013 Energy Standards compliance documents for nonresidential, hotel/motel, and high-rise residential buildings. All project types will be covered, including newly constructed buildings, additions, and alterations. The compliance documents that will be addressed include Certificates of Compliance, Certificates of Installation, Certificates of Acceptance, and Certificates of Verification. Through this training, enforcement agency staff will learn about the required compliance documents, and which ones to verify at permit and final inspection.
Residential Alterations and the 2013 Energy Standards: This course provides an overview of the 2013 Energy Standards requirements for residential alterations. The residential alteration projects that will be addressed include water heater replacements/installations, reroofs, and HVAC replacements/installations. This course will identify compliance triggers, how to verify compliance at permit, and which measures/efficiencies to verify at final inspection. The HERS testing and compliance document registration requirements for HVAC alterations will also be discussed.
What’s New for the 2016 Energy Standards: This course will provide an overview of the new requirements in the 2016 Energy Standards for both residential and nonresidential buildings. All project types will be covered, including newly constructed buildings, additions, and alterations. The new requirements for residential buildings that will be addressed include high performance attics and walls; instantaneous water heaters; high efficacy lighting; and much more. The new requirements for nonresidential buildings that will be addressed include elevators and escalators; window and door HVAC lockout sensors; direct digital controls (DDC) and much more. Through this training enforcement agency staff will be provided with the tools and knowledge necessary to enforce the 2016 Energy Standards.
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