EVENTS

BayREN webinar: The Buzz About ADUs 

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This training is designed to help real estate professionals understand the benefits and process for building ADUs to meet client demand.

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Introduction to Passive House Retrofits

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The Passive House Institute developed EnerPHit certification standards to accommodate the realities of existing old buildings, where foundations, party lines, historic preservation, cost, and other factors make a typical Passive House certification impractical. This course takes a detailed look at the criteria, the pathways, and the potential exemptions, that drive EnerPHit performance to deliver the health, efficiency, and resilience results we expect from Passive House. Through case studies of successful retrofits, see how to upgrade a building with respect to airtightness, insulation, thermal bridge reductions, high-performance windows, and ventilation.

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I-REN & Energy Code Ace Webinar: Controlled Environment Horticulture (CEH) – 2022 Energy Code

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The 2022 Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6) includes new requirements for Controlled Environment Horticulture spaces and provides clarity for how the envelope and mechanical requirements of the Energy Code apply to these conditioned indoor grow environments. In this 90-minute session, we review the electrical, envelope and mechanical requirements for indoor grow facilities and conditioned greenhouses.

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ACEEE 2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

  • Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove
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The 2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings is the 23rd biennial event. Summer Study will bring together professionals from around the globe to the Asilomar Conference Grounds to collaborate, debate and advance the technologies, practices and research necessary to equitably decarbonize the building sector in a manner that addresses the urgency of the climate crisis.

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2024 Water Efficiency & Conservation Symposium

  • Chicago
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Join Alliance for Water Efficiency for three days of professional development, meaningful relationship building, and idea sharing. The program will feature a mix of short presentations, panels, and roundtables, primarily focusing on actionable research and resources and peer-to-peer learning pertinent to all water efficiency and sustainability professionals.

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Past Events

2024 Global Green Development Summit (GGDS)

  • Stanford University, Palo Alto
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“Energy Transition and Innovation for Carbon Neutrality” is the focus topic of 2024 GGDS. The conference will feature discussions focused on a shared goal of fighting the climate crisis and accelerating energy transition and decarbonization.

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Extreme Weather Events and Building Resilience in Home Electrification and Decarbonization

  • Virtual
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This seminar will delve into the intersection of extreme weather events and resilience strategies associated with reducing emissions from homes. Key topics include identifying the vulnerabilities of current home electrification systems to extreme weather events and highlighting the critical need for home resilient design and technologies. The seminar will present innovative solutions and best practices to enhance the durability and adaptability of home energy systems, during and after severe weather events.

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Heat Pumps for Pools and Spas – Manufacturers Roundtable

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Join New Buildings Institute to look at the landscape of commercially available air-source heat pumps that are marketed specifically for pool heating and learn about some of the key considerations when considering this equipment. We’ll take a look at heat pumps for residential and commercial pools and hear about successful installations.

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BayREN C&S Training: How the Energy Code Treats Residential Electrification

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The 2022 Energy Code supports electrification to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electric appliances such as heat pump water heaters, heat pump space conditioners, and induction cooktops are impacted by different aspects of the building code as well as planning and zoning. With increased incentives and reach codes driving toward electrification, the projects submitted for permits may vary from previous business as usual upgrades. This class will focus on the energy and green building codes for residential as it relates to different electrification technologies.

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3C-REN webinar: 2022 CALGreen Codes for Residential and Non-Residential

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This course focuses on Title 24, Part 11, the California Green Building Standards. Presenters will review background of the code, the logistics of implementation and the specific requirements for residential and non-residential construction.

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Right-Sizing Plumbing and the Water Demand Calculator Webinar

  • Online
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This webinar will cover the benefits of using the California Plumbing Code’s Water Demand Calculator (WDC) to size plumbing in homes and apartment buildings. It is a solution that reduces water aging, delivers hot water faster, generates significant construction cost savings, reduces the carbon footprint of the structure, and subsequently saves on water- and water heating-related utility bills for the entire life of the plumbing system. Effective July 1, 2024, the WDC will become part of the California Plumbing Code (as Appendix M). 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.

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I-REN and Energy Code Ace Training: Quality Insulation Installation

  • Online
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This course focuses on prescriptive quality insulation installation (QII) requirements in the 2022 Energy Code for new single-family buildings of any size and additions greater than 700 ft².

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15th Annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative Forum

  • Palm Springs
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The CCEC Forum brings together several hundred local government staff, elected officials, and community organizations, to collaborate and learn from each other as they work to advance fair and equitable climate change and energy practices. This event 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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2024 Next Generation Water Summit

  • Virtual and In-Person
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The Next Generation Water Summit brings together the building and development community, water reuse professionals and water policymakers in a collaborative setting to share best practices and learn about innovative water conservation and water reuse techniques that can be used to comply with water conservation restrictions .

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Both Sides of the Meter: Grid Optimal Building Strategies (Part 2 of 2-Part Series)

  • Online
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Buildings are at the center of our energy systems and account for over 70% of US electricity consumption. To succeed in decarbonizing our grid, buildings and the systems within buildings can be part of the solution. These two classes will focus on the foundations to create and operate grid-interactive buildings to optimize their energy use and grid interactions. These strategies lead to resiliency, cost savings, and reduced carbon emissions.

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Energy Innovation Summit

  • San Francisco
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This is a Roadshow, starting in SF, moving on to Zurich, Singapore, Paris, then to cities in the Global South: São Paulo and Delhi. We have participation from cities and countries we are visiting. We feature artists and experience designers, facilitating an evocative presentation of where we are, and of what the world we are building can be. We are values driven. Being independent, we can be highly effective in sparking effective community and alliances, accelerating the pivot toward clean energy and a sustainable future.

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3C-REN Training: Energy Code Implementation: Multi-Family

  • Online
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Since the energy code update took effect in January 2023, the industry is adjusting to design, detailing and construction to meet compliance. In this series, we’ll review the code requirements with a focus on what to include in construction documents to streamline the permitting process and tips for construction to ease signoffs and occupancy. This session focuses on multi-family construction.

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Both Sides of the Meter: Grid Optimal Building Strategies (Part 1 of 2-Part Series)

  • Online
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Buildings are at the center of our energy systems and account for over 70% of US electricity consumption. To succeed in decarbonizing our grid, buildings and the systems within buildings can be part of the solution. These two classes will focus on the foundations to create and operate grid-interactive buildings to optimize their energy use and grid interactions. These strategies lead to resiliency, cost savings, and reduced carbon emissions.

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BayREN Regional Forum: Commercial Conundrums and Successes in Building Decarbonization

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Commercial real estate varies in size, use, design, and tenant type. From neighborhood businesses to downtown office towers, this forum will explore the challenges and approaches to reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Are there simple solutions for small buildings or big box stores? Can the complex systems in large buildings transition to clean energy? What’s holding back heat pumps in commercial kitchens? This free forum will help you learn about commercial systems and how local governments can support decarbonization.

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Pre-Application Workshop - GFO-23-403 - Local Government Building Decarbonization Challenge

  • Webinar
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The CEC announces the availability of up to $4,070,070 to provide grants to local governments, which will be awarded for eligible project activities including the following: Community building decarbonization planning. Municipal building decarbonization planning. Advancing municipal operations to support building decarbonization. Developing local codes, ordinances, and voluntary decarbonization measures. Building decarbonization related workforce development activities. This workshop will provide information about the solicitation.

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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 

  • Webinar
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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

  • Webinar
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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

  • Webinar
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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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