Just published, this study analyzes cost-effective combinations of measures that exceed the minimum state requirements (the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards) for alterations to nonresidential and high-rise multifamily (HRMF) buildings. The Reach Codes team modified seven different Department of Energy (DOE) building prototypes for the following buildings:
The team also created three vintages for each building type: 1980s (buildings constructed prior to 1990), 1990s (buildings constructed between 1990-1999), and 2000s (buildings constructed during the 2000 era). Analyses included electrical retrofits, efficiency, solar PV, and battery measures for each prototype, as well as the following measure packages:
The study includes detailed cost-effectiveness results for each of these measures and measure packages across all the building types and climate zones. While results are nuanced by vintage, Climate Zone, and utility, the overarching takeaways by prototype using the assumptions in this report are summarized below:
The complete report is available for download at no cost here.
February 8: CCEC Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) Meeting
February 10: 3C-REN Webinar: 2022 Energy Code Preview for Residential Projects
February 15: 3C-REN Webinar: 2022 Energy Code Preview for Multifamily Projects
February 16: Energy Commission Business Meeting
February 22: Reach Code Newcomers Series Session 2: Reach Code Process & Timing
February 28-Mar. 2: California Irrigation Institute: Annual Conference: Water for a Sustainable California
The Reach Codes Team in collaboration with BayREN and California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) kicked off a Reach Codes Newcomers webinar series this month, focused on helping reach code newcomers (and anyone who wants to learn more about reach codes) gain a greater understanding of the options, resources and timeframes involved. Sessions are timed for jurisdiction staff who are exploring reach code adoption in alignment with the new statewide 2022 Building Energy Code, effective January 1, 2023.
This 5-session webinar series began with an introductory session on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. This session focused on the what and why of reach codes, including an overview of the process and timing, legal considerations, and more.
Four additional sessions are planned as follows:
Tuesday, February 22, 2022. 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.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022. 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.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022. 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.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Session 5, Implementation: Monitoring reach code implementation, checklists and training, examples from specific jurisdictions, and more.
All sessions will be from 10-11:30 am PST and are free. Local government staff and other stakeholders are welcome to attend all sessions or just a couple of particular interest. Webinars will also be recorded for registrants to view later.
Visit the Eventbrite page to reserve your space now!
This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®) and Southern California Edison Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission and in support of the California Energy Commission.
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