EVENTS

Draft Results: Multifamily New Construction Cost-Effectiveness Study

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3C-REN Central Coast Reach Codes Policy Workshop

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Jurisdictions across the Central Coast are interested in or already pursuing reach codes in preparation for the updated Energy Code going into effect January 1, 2023. This workshop offers information on cost-effectiveness studies specific to Central Coast climate zones and opportunities to hear from and collaborate with other jurisdictions in the region pursuing reach code policies.

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3C-REN Regional Forum: 2022 California Energy Code: Reaching Towards Higher Efficiency Standards

  • In-person: Museum of Ventura County
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In this Forum, participants will have the opportunity to learn how industry groups and experts are preparing for the changes ahead for commercial, residential, and multifamily buildings and developing their own sets of codes. Join us and discover how the new energy code will influence your upcoming projects.

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USGBC-LA Thought Leadership Series webinar: Building Our Electrified Future

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The foundation for our electrified future is being laid now, yet its scope and scale are to be determined, as is how much we can electrify and how fast. Join us for an energizing discussion on what is currently happening to electrify our region and a friendly debate over how we get there.

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13th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum: Accelerating Climate Action & Advancing Justice

  • In-person: San Diego
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The in-person 13th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum #CCEC22 brings together several hundred local government staff, elected officials, and community organizations, so they can collaborate and learn from each other in their efforts to advance fair and equitable climate change and energy practices. The forum will feature engaging sessions, expert plenaries and keynotes, and new innovative activities to help climate and energy leaders and practitioners connect to learn about innovative projects and strategies, share best practices, and troubleshoot challenges.

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Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 5

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Session 5, Implementation:  Monitoring reach code implementation, checklists and training, examples from specific jurisdictions, and more.

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Past Events

3C-REN: Introduction to High Performance Buildings & Careers

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This class is an introduction to the opportunities presented by working in the realm of high-performance buildings, and how to create a place for yourself within that realm. It will also introduce 3C-REN’s new High Performance Fundamentals Program, which will continue to be rolled out throughout 2022.

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2019 Title 24, Part 6 Residential Energy Standards: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)

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This hour-long course covers the Prescriptive requirements that apply to new ADU, and discusses both minimum requirements and design options for compliance.The major changes coming in the 2022 Energy Code (effective 1/1/2023) that effect ADUs will also be reviewed. Developed by BayREN and Energy Code Ace.

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BayREN Regional Forum: Regional Forum: Connecting Housing and Energy: Implementing Energy Efficiency and Electrification in Multifamily Buildings

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Housing and climate are two key challenges in the Bay Area, but they are often approached independently. Join us to hear how multifamily housing can connect with energy efficiency and electrification efforts, from policy considerations to technical approaches. Speakers will discuss case studies of multifamily building projects and address how energy improvements and electrification affect costs, as well as opportunities to layer funding. This event is free and open to all.

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USGBC Live

  • Hybrid: In-person and virtual
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My Green Building Conference & Expo

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Hybrid: A two-day, hybrid event hosted at DTLA’s Los Angeles Trade Technical College and virtually on the interactive event platform Whova

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SolarAPP+ webinar

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CVAG and Inland Regional Energy Network (I REN) are hosting a webinar with speakers from NREL to demonstrate how building departments can integrate SolarAPP+ into their existing permitting software and solar installers can use SolarAPP+ to streamline the process. This webinar will also provide an opportunity to learn more about the California Energy Commission’s upcoming grant program to cover building departments’ upfront costs for adoption of SolarAPP+. Event Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3OUqEIi

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Tuning Buildings for Tomorrow’s Electric Grid: Building-side Perspectives on Building-Grid Optimization in California

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. As more renewable energy sources come online in the state of California, buildings have a critical role to play in ensuring that tomorrow’s electricity grid is clean, affordable, reliable, and safe. When energy is used--not just how much is used--is becoming more important. But what can home and building owners, operators, designers, and builders actually do? Informed by more than three years of work by the GridOptimal® Buildings Initiative, this webinar will focus on straightforward steps relevant to both new and existing buildings that will improve building-grid integration. Presenters will cover key market, technology, and policy context, discuss key strategies available in buildings today, including energy efficiency, grid-integrated HVAC controls, thermal mass, and energy storage, and highlight key resources and programs available today. Join us to learn when and how to deploy these and other approaches in a range of specific building types and climates across California.

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Draft Results: Nonresidential New Construction Cost-Effectiveness Study

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Results & Findings: Single Family New Construction Cost-Effectiveness Study

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BayREN Training: Residential Additions

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Comprehensive residential energy code compliance processes, compliance forms, prescriptive and performance approaches, and HERS features specific to additions.

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Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 4

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Session 4, Reach code ordinance options:  Renewing existing reach codes, developing and adopting new reach codes for new and existing buildings, model ordinances, and more.

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Energy Commission April Business Meeting

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BayREN Training: Navigating the Energy Code

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This course will review the context of the Energy Code and provide an overview of its structure, important supporting references and manuals, and how it addresses different types of buildings and projects, as well as mandatory measures and performance and prescriptive approaches.

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Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 3

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Session 3, Cost-effectiveness analyses:  Introduction to terms, when an analysis is required, what makes a measure cost effective, types of inputs and considerations, how to obtain and use a cost-effectiveness analysis, energy code terms and metrics, and more.

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ACEEE Hot Water Forum

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ACEEE’s Hot Water Forum is the only national conference focused exclusively on water heating, the second largest use of energy in residential and multifamily homes. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, advocates, startups, and other stakeholders as this tight-knit community.

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BayREN Regional Forum: Heat Pumps for Water and Space Heating: From the Technical to Real World Experience

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This forum will focus on heat pumps, including why they are important, how they work, different technology options, and available funding. Hear from technical experts and homeowners about their heat pump experiences and learn about statewide efforts to expand the availability and workforce for these technologies.

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BayREN On-Line Training: Heat Pump Water Heaters for Building Department Staff

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Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are an increasingly popular technology that are a highly efficient means of providing hot water to houses. This training will describe HPWHs, when HPWHs are allowed under the 2019 Energy Code, energy code requirements for installation, and how to complete compliance forms.

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Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 2

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Session 2, Reach code process & timing:  The general steps of developing and drafting a reach code, including policy development, timing considerations, preparing for Council, and support resources to help you throughout the process.

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Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 1

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Session 1, Introduction:  The what and why of reach codes, including an overview of the process and timing, legal considerations, and more.

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Designing Flexible Path Reach Codes with the Cost-Effectiveness Explorer

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Tackling Residential Retrofits: Tools and Lessons Learned

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Closing Plenary – Highlights and Horizons: An Interactive Forum Closing

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Webinar 12 – Leveraging Solar & Battery Systems to Lower Costs & Increase Resiliency

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Webinar 11 – Next Generation Building Decarbonization: Policy Evolution in California & Washington

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Lunch 6 – The State of Local Climate Planning: a Needed Evolution

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California Water Data Consortium Data for Lunch

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This event is part of the Consortium's Data for Lunch series, which provides an opportunity to learn about innovative water data-related projects.

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Webinar 10 – Speeding Decarbonization Efforts with Reach Code Development Tools

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Lunch 5 – Local Government Electrification: Opportunities and Challenges

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Webinar 9 – Planning for Energy Reliability Solutions That Do More Than Keep the Lights On

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Webinar 8 – Preparing Workers to Build Back Cleaner

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Lunch 4 – BPC Spotlight Event: How Local Governments Can Be Competitive in Today’s Funding Climate

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Webinar 7 – The Future is Local: Just and Equitable Clean Energy Transformation

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Webinar 6 – Incorporating Environmental Justice Priorities into Regulatory and Enforcement Policy

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Lunch 3 – Building Equity into Policy & Programs with SOMAH

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Webinar 5 – Planning for Equitable Existing Building Electrification

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12th annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) Forum: Webinar 4 – Increasing EV Adoption: From Paper to Production

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Webinar: Battery Storage for Single Family Homes Cost Effectiveness Analysis

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Local jurisdiction staff and other interested stakeholders are warmly invited to join us for a presentation on the results of our newly-completed analysis of battery storage for single family homes. The study objective was to identify cost-effective storage system measure combinations in new and existing single family homes that meet the requirements to support adoption of a reach code. Stakeholders interested in adopting a storage system ordinance will be particularly interested in this webinar.

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2021 California Resilience Challenge RFP Walk-through Webinar

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The Bay Area Council is launching the official request for proposals for the 2021 California Resilience Challenge — a statewide competition to support innovative projects that address climate change-related threats and help safeguard under-resourced communities against wildfire, drought, flood and extreme heat events. Interested applicants are encouraged to join the RFP walk-through on July 19th.

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California Irrigation Institute: 2021 Annual Conference

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AWWA: Approaches for Developing a Water Conservation Plan and Climate Action Plan

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2021 CABEC "Solving the Energy Puzzle": How Local Governments Are Using Reach Codes to Meet Local Energy and Climate Goals

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Water Smart Growth: Water Adequacy and Water Efficiency Workshop (City of Bozeman MT and the Alliance for Water Efficiency)

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California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP) Peer to Peer 2020

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Reach Codes Results: Residential Retrofits Cost-effectiveness Webinar

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Please join us for a presentation on the results of our newly-completed analysis of residential retrofit measures and measure packages. A preliminary cost-effectiveness study on existing residential building upgrades was published by the statewide Codes & Standards team in February 2020. At that time, the research team identified a range of additional options that merited further study. These include: Revisiting  base case assumptions Exploring additional HVAC upgrade options Evaluating additional building envelope improvements Assessing lighting: luminaire replacements in addition to lamp replacements Evaluating electrification and electrification-ready measures at equipment change-out Considering the effectiveness of PV system installation when building an addition Requiring additional efficiency upgrades when installing PV Study authors will present their findings and answer participant questions on all the measures and measure packages analyzed.

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Municipal Green Building Expo and Conference: Maintaining Local Momentum Toward California’s Strategic Climate Goals: How Reach Codes Accelerate Clean Construction

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SEEC Virtual Forum Webinar 3: Maintaining Local Momentum Toward Climate Goals: Reach Codes Collaboration

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SEEC Virtual Forum Webinar 3: Maintaining Local Momentum Toward Climate Goals: Reach Codes Collaboration This webinar gathers experts from local jurisdictions, statewide programs and Energy Commission staff to explore some of the most effective ways to collaborate as well as understand the needs attendees present from their own jurisdictions. The two panelists from the cities of Palo Alto and Chula Vista will be able to share actual and valuable lessons learned from their own experiences. Each of these cities is at a different point on the reach code development timeline and have quite different local variables; the insights they offer will be extremely valuable to participants from all regions of the state.

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2020 Vision: Reach Codes Mid-Rise New Construction Technical Analysis Webinar

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**This is a Past Event** Join us on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm PDT to review and discuss the cost-effectiveness analysis results for the new Mid-Rise New Construction building prototype. Many jurisdictions have identified that building affordable multifamily housing is a high priority to begin alleviating the housing shortage across the state. The Energy Commission recently developed updated prototype models to better reflect the current building styles for multifamily projects. The Utility Codes and Standards Reach Codes program is currently completing the analysis of the most popular style: a mid-rise multifamily building (4-7 stories), typically with a commercial occupancy on the first floor and residences above. The technical team will present the preliminary results to enable participants to familiarize themselves with the analysis to inform reach code development opportunities. The webinar will include a general overview of the study objectives, development process, and results, followed by a summary and discussion with the analysts. There is no charge for attendance to this webinar and all are welcome.

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2019 New Construction Studies - Technical Webinar

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2020 Vision: Reach Codes Best Practices Workshops (2018 and 2019 events)

  • Oakland, Irwindale, San Diego, Ontario, Irvine
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**This is a past event.**

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