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Per California Energy Commission: “California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. The 2019 Standards will continue to improve upon the 2016 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. The 2019 Standards will go into effect on January 1, 2020.”   Contact EnerCal Solutions …

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Certified Energy Analyst – 2016 Code

EnerCal Solutions is pleased to announce that we are now a Certified Energy Analyst for the 2016 California Energy Code. Certification number: R16-16-20087. We are always striving to provide our clients with the best service possible by staying up to date on all current certifications and code updates. Contact us now and let us know …

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FYIs – Prescriptive High Performance Attics – 2016

>>Click here to download a PDF version<< Prescriptive High Performance Attics §150.1 There are three options that may be used to comply: Option A: Ducts and air handler may be located in the attic – Install attic radiant barrier (Zones 2-15) – Install R-38 insulation at ceiling (R-30 in zones 3 & 5-7) – Install …

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FYIs Provided by EnerCal Solutions

We are excited to announce that EnerCal Solutions continues to “Provide Solutions” to our clients. As a resource we will be posting “FYIs provided by EnerCal Solutions” in our blog to give you information on the current California’s Energy Code – Title 24. Feel free to share the links and post it on social media …

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CHEERS – 2016 Standards – Certified HERS Rater

EnerCal Solutions is now a Certified HERS Rater for the 2016 Standards by CHEERS. Certifications include: Residential New Construction, Residential Alterations and NSHP Solar Verification. Please contact us and let us help you on your next project!

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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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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 …

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

Mandatory Measures: 1. Insulation in roof/ceiling construction must be at least R-22 (maximum U-factor of 0.043) (§ 150.0(a)1). 2. New duct total leakage reduced to 5 percent or less (§ 150.0(m)11B1). 3. All installed air-conditioner and heat pump systems shall be equipped with liquid line filter driers as specified by manufacturer’s instructions (§ 150.0(h)3B). 4. …