EVENTS

CalWEP Peer-to-Peer 2024

  • San Jose
  •  

This flagship event from the California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP) brings together water conservation professionals from across the state.

More Info

Practical Ways to Address Embodied Carbon

  • AIA Santa Barbara Chapter House 229 E Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  •  

Embodied Carbon, the term that identifies the collective impacts of extracting, manufacturing and transporting building materials, is appearing on everything from requests for proposals to the next round of the building code. This course, sponsored by 3C-REN, will provide practical approaches to reducing embodied carbon in residential and commercial projects.

More Info

BayREN Regional Forum: Commercial Conundrums and Successes in Building Decarbonization

  • Online
  •  

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.

More Info

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

  • Online
  •  

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.

More Info

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

  • Online
  •  

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.

More Info

Energy Innovation Summit

  • San Francisco
  •  

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.

More Info

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

  • Online
  •  

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.

More Info

15th Annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative Forum

  • Palm Springs
  •  

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.

More Info

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

  • Online
  •  

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.

More Info

Past Events

California Green Building Conference

  • The Beehive, 1000 E 60th St, Los Angeles, CA 90001
  •  

This event now covers the entirety of California, bringing together advocates and companies from across the state. Join us in uniting the entire region for a thorough exploration of green building and sustainability practices, addressing a wide range of topics and issues that resonate throughout California.

More Info

I-REN Forum: Demystifying the Energy Code: How and Why to Comply

  • Webinar
  •  

Attendees will learn about the California Energy Code (Title 24 Part 6), how it impacts professions across the building sector and upcoming changes to look out for. Speakers will share their experience with the permitting process, the importance of code compliance, and local resources available to support this work.

More Info

Getting to Zero Forum

  • Charlotte, NC
  •  

This event brings together leading experts to share best practice approaches to reducing energy demand and decarbonization related to policy, program, and projects. It offers a broad cross-section of stakeholders focused on ambitious building efficiency goals and is an ideal venue for organizing both the policy and building communities to achieve zero carbon ambitions.

More Info

3C-REN Regional Forum: The Past, Present, and Future of HERS Raters

  • Webinar
  •  

This virtual forum will first introduce the history of HERS Rating, what the program has accomplished, and why HERS Rating is important for code compliance.

More Info

2024 National Energy Codes Conference

  • Holiday Inn: Sacramento Downtown-Arena Sacramento, CA
  •  

Hosted by the US Department of Energy, this event offers an engaging set of topics, educational sessions, and networking opportunities.

More Info

Heat Pump Fundamentals: Space Conditioning and Water Heating – Class 4: High Performance Fundamentals Series

  • Webinar
  •  

This is class 4 of 6 in 3C-REN’s High Performance Fundamentals Certificate series. The class will cover what a heat pump is and explain why heat pumps are essential elements of high performance buildings. Special attention will be paid to refrigerants: how heat pumps use them, how to avoid leaks through proper installation, and why it’s important to avoid leaks due to the damage they can cause to contractor profitability and the planet. An overview will be provided to aid in selecting, sizing, installing, and commissioning heat pump equipment, so that it performs as intended.

More Info

Unlocking Savings for School Facilities with the Energy Code

  • Webinar
  •  

I-REN will cover energy code changes pertaining to Kindergarten through University school facilities and offer recommendations for low-cost/no-cost ways schools can reduce energy consumption and overall energy costs.

More Info

SF Climate Week

  • Various venues
  •  

SF Climate Week is a series of events gathering diverse climate organizations, leaders, and the broader community working at the intersection of climate action and innovation.

More Info

2025 Senate Bill 100 Report Non-Energy Benefits Workshop

  • Hybrid (in-person or virtual)
  •  

The California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will conduct a joint workshop to discuss the approach and implications of examining the non-energy benefits and social costs of potential resource scenarios to meet Senate Bill (SB) 100 (SB 100, De León, Chapter 312, Statutes of 2018) targets.

More Info

Climate Forward Conference

  • USC Town and Gown (665 West Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089)
  •  

This year’s conference will focus on plans and likely outcomes for environmental and sustainability policy in 2025 and beyond.

More Info

Water Conservation Showcase

  • San Ramon Valley Conference Center
  •  

Since 2004, hundreds of advocates, researchers, business leaders, product manufacturers and government officials have gathered each year to address the most pressing water issues and challenges facing the state of California. ​Join in person to engage with exhibitors and network with water industry professionals. If you are unable to attend in person, you may register to view individual sessions online.

More Info

Introduction to Passive House Standard

  • Webinar
  •  

This two-hour course dives into the basic principles, history, certification, and the new frontiers of Passive House design as it continues to challenge and change industry expectations. All theory is then illustrated through case studies outlining specific Passive House principles.

More Info

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

  • Webinar
  •  

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.

More Info

Simplified Flexible Path Policymaking with the Cost-Effectiveness Explorer

  • Webinar
  •  

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.

More Info

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

  • Webinar
  •  

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.

More Info

CivicWell 31st Annual Policymakers Conference

  • Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove CA
  •  

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.

More Info

Results from the 2022 Multifamily New Construction Cost-Effectiveness Study 

  • Webinar
  •  

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).

More Info

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

  • 3C-REN Webinar
  •  

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.

More Info

Reaching Beyond New Construction: A Panel Discussion

  • Webinar
  •  

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.

More Info

2025 Energy Code Cycle Stakeholder Meeting: Single Family and Multifamily

  • Webinar
  •  

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.

More Info

Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 5

  • Webinar
  •  

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

More Info

Designing Local Policies with the Cost-Effectiveness Explorer

  • Webinar
  •  

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.

More Info

Draft Results: Multifamily New Construction Cost-Effectiveness Study

  • Webinar
  •  
More Info

Draft Results: Nonresidential New Construction Cost-Effectiveness Study

  • Webinar
  •  
More Info

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

  • Webinar
  •  
More Info

Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 4

  • Webinar
  •  

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.

More Info

Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 3

  • Webinar
  •  

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.

More Info

Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 2

  • Webinar
  •  

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.

More Info

Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series:
Session 1

  • Webinar
  •  

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

More Info

Designing Flexible Path Reach Codes with the Cost-Effectiveness Explorer

  • Webinar
  •  
More Info

Tackling Residential Retrofits: Tools and Lessons Learned

  • Webinar
  •  
More Info

Reach Codes Results: Residential Retrofits Cost-effectiveness Webinar

  • Webinar - Online
  •  

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.

More Info

2019 New Construction Studies - Technical Webinar

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

form will go here