Three Steps to Meeting California’s Latest Energy Standards

“California enacted upgrade to its Title 24 energy standard earlier this year, mandating new energy efficiency regulations for residential construction projects. The new requirements include updates for LED lighting, reduced air leakage, tankless water heaters and increased R-value requirements for duct work in attics. But one of the most significant changes in the code is…

Three Steps to Meeting California’s Latest Energy Standards

“California enacted upgrade to its Title 24 energy standard earlier this year, mandating new energy efficiency regulations for residential construction projects. The new requirements include updates for LED lighting, reduced air leakage, tankless water heaters and increased R-value requirements for duct work in attics. But one of the most significant changes in the code is…

Santa Barbara County Passes New Energy Efficiency Policy for Municipally Owned and Leased Facilities

Congratulations to Santa Barbara County, who has just passed a new “County of Santa Barbara Energy Efficiency Standards Policy for County Owned and Leased Facilities.” This comprehensive policy was passed by the Board of Supervisors on August 30th, and includes requirements for staff energy training, reporting of (more…)

New California Energy Commission Online Resource Center

The California Energy Commission (CEC)’s Efficiency Division’s Online Resource Center (ORC) is a central location for Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Standards) educational resource materials. The ORC is now available at http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/orc/. The ORC offers quick access to: 2013, 2016, and archived Energy Standards home pages (more…)

Energy Code Ace Update: Free Training – Decoding 2016 Title 24, Part 6: Let’s Talk About What’s New – August 23

Gina Rodda of Gabel & Associates, LLC, along with her guest speaker Martyn Dodd of Energy Soft, want you to join the conversation regarding the new 2016 code requirements for Title 24, Part 6. (more…)

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Lighting Alterations Update: New energy code compliance option may reduce lighting controls requirements and project costs, effective immediately for all projects permitted before December 31, 2016

The California Energy Commission approved the use of an optional compliance pathway for use in non-residential lighting alterations that trigger Title 24, Part 6. This is in addition to the pre-existing two compliance pathways. This new option may (more…)

CEC Workshop 7/15: Time Dependent Valuation (TDV) of Energy and Life Cycle Cost Methodology

Commissioner Andrew McAllister, the California Energy Commission’s Lead Commissioner on Energy Efficiency, will conduct a workshop to present proposed revisions to the Time Dependent Valuation (TDV) of energy and Life Cycle Cost (LCC) (more…)

Energy Code Ace Resources Update

The 2016 Title 24 standards become effective 1/1/17. Are you ready? Energy Code Ace is here to help you prepare with free offerings focused on what’s new in 2016. Four new Fact Sheets offer “quick reference” summaries of key Title 24, Part 6 (more…)

CEC Energy Code Trainings to be Made Available through ICC Chapters

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 (more…)
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