EVENTS

3C-REN Webinar: Energy Code Implementation: Single Family Additions and Alterations

  • Webinar
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Part of the Energy Code Implementation Series, this session will focus on what to include in construction documents to streamline the permitting process and tips for construction to ease sign-offs and occupancy.

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2024 CivicWell Policymakers Conference

  • Yosemite
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This event is designed to support local elected officials with tools and partnership opportunities to implement innovative solutions locally.

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California Climate Policy Summit 2024

  • Sacramento
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The third annual California Climate Policy Summit will bring together elected and business leaders, policy experts, state officials, activists, and environmental justice advocates to build support for climate policy commensurate with what science demands.

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The 2024 Energy & Infrastructure Sector Showcase

  • Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center
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Join the Inland Empire’s Education, Training, Government, Community, Business and Industry Workforce Professionals to Explore Our Region’s Unique Local Policy Drivers, Labor Market Demand , Emerging Technology & Innovation, Funding & Resources, and More!

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BayREN Regional Forum: The Confluence of Water, Energy, and Climate

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This event will explore the relationships between the two critical resources, energy and water, as well as some of the programs and strategies local governments can use to improve water and energy conservation—and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This online Forum is free and open to all.

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NBI and Cool Roof Rating Council: Sizzling Solutions: Accelerating Heat Mitigation - Policies, Programs, and Design Dynamics!

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Join New Buildings Institute and Cool Roof Rating Council for an informative journey through heat mitigation policies and cool surface strategies! Speakers will present examples of extreme heat mitigation policies that are in progress in several jurisdictions and how to incorporate heat mitigation efforts into building and energy codes.

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I-REN Training: Basic Building Science

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This introductory course is intended to outline the fundamental background needed to pursue subsequent continuing education in building enclosure performance design.

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Past Events

I-REN Training: 2022 Energy Code: Overview of Solar Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems

  • Webinar
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Attendees will receive an overview of the 2022 Energy Code solar PV system requirements for newly constructed single-family, multifamily, and nonresidential buildings. Topics include mandatory requirements for energy storage ready, prescriptive requirements related to solar PV systems and battery storage, including exceptions, performance compliance options, and Energy Code resources.

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Passive House California: The Benefits of Right-Sizing Plumbing in Homes and Apartment Buildings

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Effective July 1, 2024, the Appendix M, Peak Water Demand Calculator (WDC) will become part of the California Plumbing Code. Instead of using flow rates and flush volumes from the 1940s, the WDC will allow you to “right-size” the cold and hot water distribution systems in homes and apartment buildings using modern information about flow rates and simultaneous use. The presentation will share the results of the study used to support the petition for the adoption proceeding; provide an overview of how to use Appendix M in single-family and multi-family projects; provide case studies that show how using the WDC can save $500-$1,000 per apartment in first costs; and identify and enable connection with members of the Passive House community who want to learn how to use the WDC in their upcoming projects.

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3C-REN Webinar: Practical Ways to Address Embodied Carbon

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This course will provide practical approaches to reducing embodied carbon in residential and commercial projects.

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BayREN Training: Residential Alterations Compliance

  • Webinar
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This course will focus on Energy Code requirements and processes for residential alterations projects such as HVAC changeouts, window replacements and water heater replacements.

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3C-REN Webinar: Elements of a Whole House Assessment: The Home Energy Audit Explained

  • Webinar
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In this session the presenters will go through the process, exploration and testing necessary to perform a comprehensive Home Energy Audit.

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Simplified Flexible Path Policymaking with the Cost-Effectiveness Explorer

  • Webinar
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The Cost-Effectiveness Explorer team will present new capabilities in the free online tool that local jurisdiction staff can use to craft effective flexible path measures more easily.

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New 2023 Updates to the 2022 Single Family New Construction Cost-Effectiveness Study

  • Webinar
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This webinar presents draft results for the 2023 updates to the Single Family New Construction Cost-Effectiveness Study. This study conducted research on the impacts of all measures, with a focus on fuel substitution, using various sources including contractor/distributor interviews, other recent reports, and online research. Presenters will also provide an overview of strategies to structure a policy that requires higher performance for all building designs, strongly encouraging all-electric projects.

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CivicWell 31st Annual Policymakers Conference

  • Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove CA
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This intimate gathering brings together over 100 mayors, city council members, county supervisors, and other senior executives in an inspiring and collaborative environment. The event is designed to support local elected officials with tools and partnership opportunities to implement innovative solutions to our most pressing community challenges.

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Results from the 2022 Multifamily New Construction Cost-Effectiveness Study 

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This webinar will present the results from the most recent cost-effectiveness analysis for multifamily new construction, which supports the development of reach codes under the new 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (effective 1/1/2023). The presenters will provide results for all packages studied across all 16 California Climate Zones (CZs).

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Inflation Reduction Act Part 1: Funding Overview of Programs (Real Estate Focus)

  • 3C-REN Webinar
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IRA funding is coming, bringing huge potential for energy-efficiency upgrades at an affordable cost. By understanding the programs coming, you can help clients maximize their savings – on both their installation costs and utility bills. This training is presented by Franklin Energy and made available through the Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN), a partnership between the Counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo to improve energy efficiency. 3C-REN is funded by utility ratepayer funds through the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Reaching Beyond New Construction: A Panel Discussion

  • Webinar
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This is a panel discussion with local jurisdiction staff on existing building policy adoption. A collaboration between Building Decarbonization Coalition, BayREN, 3C-REN, California Climate & Energy Collaborative and the Statewide Reach Codes Program, this webinar is reserved for local jurisdiction staff.

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2025 Energy Code Cycle Stakeholder Meeting: Single Family and Multifamily

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In this webinar, the Statewide CASE Team will introduce the audience to the Single Family and Multifamily measures that are being considered for the 2025 T24 energy code and seek to garner participation from new and existing stakeholders.

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Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 5

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

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Designing Local Policies with the Cost-Effectiveness Explorer

  • Webinar
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Launched in the fall of 2020 and used by 100+ local jurisdictions statewide, the Cost-Effectiveness Explorer now lets users create and visualize impacts from overarching policies at the local level. This webinar will walk through the free online tool to enable attendees a "hands-on" look at how to explore the new policy-building tools, and provide plenty of time for Q&A.

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Draft Results: Multifamily New Construction Cost-Effectiveness Study

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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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Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 4

  • Webinar
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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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Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 3

  • Webinar
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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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Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 2

  • Webinar
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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

  • Webinar
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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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Reach Codes Results: Residential Retrofits Cost-effectiveness Webinar

  • Webinar - Online
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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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2019 New Construction Studies - Technical Webinar

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  • SDGE - A Sempra Energy Utility
  • Southern California Edison - An EDISON INTERNATIONAL® Company
  • PG&E Corporation

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