Analysis of several options for requiring new single and low-rise multifamily projects to meet CALGreen Tier 1 and Tier 2 specifications using either energy efficiency measures only, or a combination of energy efficiency and photovoltaic systems. This study includes all Climate Zones in California, so is applicable statewide under the 2016 Energy Standards.
Analysis of the feasibility of requiring residential new construction projects to meet the Title 24, Part 11 (CALGreen) Tier 3 energy efficiency performance requirements and, combined with photovoltaic system, achieve a specified Energy Design Rating (EDR) equivalent to the proposed 2019 values. The study maximizes the compliance margin based on energy efficiency measures alone and includes a photovoltaic system to offset site electricity usage. The analysis is based on a mixed-fuel (electricity/natural gas) design, includes all climate zones in California, and is applicable statewide under the 2016 Building Energy Standards.
Analysis documenting the technical and economic feasibility of a local ordinance requiring residential new construction projects to meet CALGreen Tier 1 or Tier 2 specifications using an all-electric design and photovoltaic systems to offset site electricity usage. The study examines how results of compliance calculations are impacted depending on the availability of natural gas.
Analysis of the feasibility of requiring new single family construction projects to comply with the 2016 Energy Standards using a heat pump water heater combined with a PV system sized to offset the majority of estimated site electricity use, plus additional system capacity to offset the additional electricity use of the heat pump water heater. This analysis is applicable under the 2016 Energy Standards and includes all climate zones excluding Zones 1 and 6. In these zones, the designs and measures included in the scope of this analysis did not generate cost-effective options, although different designs may produce cost-effective, compliant results.
Analysis demonstrating cost-effective package of measures for exceeding Title 24, Part 6 minimum requirements by 10%.
Analysis of the feasibility of requiring residential new construction to meet the Title 24, Part 11 definition of ZNE (15% better than Title 24, Part 6 and achieve an Energy Design Rating, or EDR = 0), and new nonresidential new construction to meet the CALGreen Tier 1 requirements (10% better than 2016 Title 24, Part 6). This study contains content specific to Santa Monica’s policies and is currently only available for Santa Monica in Climate Zone 6.
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