Upcoming No-Cost Building Energy Code Training Opportunities

Looking for resources to get up to speed on Title 24 energy code? No-cost trainings for building inspectors, plan examiners, contractors, and energy consultants are available through Energy Code Ace, funded through the California Codes and Standards Program – which has to-date trained over 3,500 local government and building professionals. Energy Code Ace has upcoming trainings…

Save the Date: 2016 Building EE Standards Presentation at East Bay ICC Meeting, April 12th

The CEC will be sharing a high-level “What’s New For the 2016 Energy Standards” presentation at the International Code Council East Bay Chapter Meeting on April 12th. The meeting will be held at The Englander in San Leandro. CEC presentations and trainings, and trainings held by Energy Code Ace are two valuable resources for California local…

CEC’s March/April Blueprint Newsletter in Review

The CEC’s Blueprint Newsletter for March and April is out! The Newsletter covers everything from demand responsive controls and commissioning to small duct high-velocity HVAC systems, to upcoming free trainings. This is a great (more…)

Invitation for Public Comment on Non-residential Compliance Manual Lighting Language (2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards)

The CEC has issued a Notice of Opportunity to comment on the nonresidential compliance manual and related compliance documents that have been developed for the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES). Opportunities to comment are phased by topic, and comments are currently invited on the lighting alteration subchapters of the documents. Comments are invited from across…

Save the Date! 3/29 BayREN Forum, “Bridging the Gap: From Efficient Policies to Successful, On-the-Ground Implementation”

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) will be holding a forum on March 29th, 8:30am-12:00pm to discuss moving from policy and planning to implementation. The forum will be at California State University’s East Bay Oakland Center (1000 Broadway #109, Oakland) and also be accessible via WebEx. This will be the first forum event BayREN…

BayREN Report: Permitting Best Practices, Reach Code Case Study, Code Trainings, and More

BayREN’s Codes and Standards’s new 2015 Annual Report is out, and has a wealth of information – including best practices for local governments – on reach code adoption, improving building energy efficiency standard compliance, energy-focused ordinances, and more. Check out case studies of stakeholder engagement for energy code development in Santa Clara, and support offered…

CEC’s Blueprint Newsletter, Nov 2015-Feb 2016 Now Available

Issue 112 of the California Energy Commission’s Blueprint Newsletter is now available. In the issue: A change in Home Energy Rating System (HERS) providers; A new computer compliance software program; Funding for workforce training from the CEC’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program; Guidance on radiant barriers; and more! Click here to read the newsletter.  

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Title 24 Energy Code In-Person Trainings

Looking for training resources on California’s current 2013 energy code? Looking ahead to educate yourself on the coming 2016 code? Mark your calendars with the trainings available through Energy Code Ace, listed below. (For reference, the Energy Code Ace Web site is developed and provided by the California Statewide Codes & Standards Program, which offers…

Santa Barbara County’s Smart Build Santa Barbara (SB2) Program

To support energy efficiency in community projects, the County of Santa Barbara runs the innovative Smart Build Santa Barbara (SB2) program (formerly known as the IBRP), to provide complimentary energy efficiency expertise from community leaders during the (more…)

California Energy Efficiency and Solar Permits on the Rise

Reported in GreenHomeBuilder Magazine, California’s energy-related permits are being tracked by the Construction Industry Research Board (CIRB), who is noticing an update in solar and efficient HVAC residential permits. An excerpt is available below: The most recent reported month of June 2015 revealed a total of 9,823 solar permits issued in California, a 14.15 percent increase…
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