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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. …

California’s 2016 – Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards

California’s 2016 – Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards $7,400 Savings over a 30 ye. mortgage – Initial Cost $2,700 28% more stringent High Efficacy Lighting High Performance Walls High Performance Attics Improved Water Heating System Efficiency

What are Building Energy Efficiency Standards?

Building Energy Efficiency Standards are designed to ensure new and existing buildings achieve energy efficiency and preserve outdoor and indoor environmental quality. These measures (Title 24, Part 6) are listed in the California Code of Regulations. The California Energy Commission is responsible for adopting, implementing and updating building energy efficiency. Local city and county enforcement …

California Title 24 – 2016 Standards – Upcoming Update

California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. The 2016 Standards will continue to improve upon the 2013 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. The effective date of the 2016 Standards is January 1, 2017. California Energy Commission – Title 24