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Are you prepared for the 2016 Energy Code?

A FORUM ON THE 2016 ENERGY STANDARDS Come join Builders, Product Manufacturers and Consultants as we discuss high performance walls and attics in relation to complying with the 2016 Energy Standards, on August 24th and 25th, 2016. Why should you attend? Hear the California Energy Division’s vision for the 2019 standard updates.  Will there be …

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GreenPoint Rated Professional

EnerCal Solutions – GreenPoint Rated  – Certified Green Building Professional – GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Single Family Rater – GreenPoint Rated New Home Rater – Home Energy Rating System (HERS) GREENPOINT RATED Living sustainably should mean living in a home that is as comfortable as it is environmentally friendly. GreenPoint Rated lets you achieve both. …

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NSHP

What Is The New Solar Homes Partnership? The California Energy Commission’s New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) is part of the comprehensive statewide solar program, known as the California Solar Initiative. The NSHP provides financial incentives and other support to home builders, encouraging the construction of new, energy efficient solar homes that save homeowners money on …

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Duct Test

Save Energy and Money on Your Utility Bill – Have Your Ducts Sealed and Tested  The largest single source of energy consumption in California homes is the cooling and heating system. When this system is installed properly, you will increase energy efficiency in your home and save money on your utility bill. You and/or your …

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HERS Raters Providers

HERS Providers are approved by the Energy Commission based on, among other requirements indicated in the HERS Regulations, the Providers’ ability to create and maintain a Registry and Database, to provide ongoing access of the Registry and Database to Energy Commission staff, to train and certify HERS Raters, to create a Quality Assurance Program and …

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HERS Rater

Background of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Program The California Energy Commission is required by Public Resources Code Section 25942 to establish criteria for a statewide home energy rating program for residential dwellings. The goal of the program is to create a consistent, accurate, and uniform rating system based on a single statewide rating …

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California Title 24 Standards 2016

Additions and Alterations: 1. Changes to the prescriptive requirements for the building envelope (specifically wall insulation) for additions (§ 150.2(a)1). 2. With alterations, the prescriptive requirements for mechanical cooling, water heating, and lighting have been revised (§ 150.2(b)). 3. More detailed information on additions and alterations in Chapter 9 of the 2016 Residential Compliance Manual.

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Other significant changes in the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards affecting residential buildings

Prescriptive Compliance: 1. Increased flexibility for envelope compliance (§ 150.1(c)). 2. Increased roof assembly requirements to include insulation installed either above or below roof deck (§ 150.1(c)1A). 3. Requirements for water-heating systems in single-family and multifamily buildings have been updated and more options have been added (§ 150.1(c)8). 4. High-performance attics and ducts in conditioned …