California Association of Building Energy Consultants

Just Around the Corner — Now Arrived!

July 1, 2014 was the date of the last energy code change. The 2014 Energy Code is 30% stricter than the current energy code. This is a significant change. Therefore, being knowledgeable is important so that the added costs can be considered for each project.

There are two opportunities to gain knowledge and be prepared for this change. One unique opportunity for those in the Sacramento area is the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) Annual Conference. It begins May 30th and ends June 2nd. It is held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. Thursday, May 30th is a preconference day with sessions on CalGreen, HVAC, and Energy Modeling. Friday, May 31st through Saturday, June 1st offer multiple sessions focused on four areas of Energy Interests: Title 24, Net Zero Building (the exact direction of the energy code), HERS1 and HERS2. There will be a lot of information presented in these sessions by professionals in the field of energy. Read more about the conference and register at the 2013 CABEC Conference website.

The second opportunity is presented again by The California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC). This opportunity is to view a series of webinars outlining the coming Title 24 changes.

Please consider spending the time and money to become informed of the changes ahead. Below is the information directly from the CABEC website.

In early December 2012, CABEC presented a series of webinars that provided a comprehensive look at the new Residential and Nonresidential Title 24 Standards for 2013. These webinars were taught by Martyn Dodd and were recorded with technical support by Jon Nichols. These recorded videos are now available for viewing to both CABEC Members (no cost) and to Non-Members at a small cost.

Note: There are three videos available, one for Residential and two for Nonresidential (Part 1 and Part 2). Each video runs for approximately 1 hr 45 min.

As always, I am available to discuss the process of meeting the California Energy Code for any building project. Contact me …