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Energy Code Ace free training courses target a wide range of “hot topic” measures and audience groups, and are provided in a variety of formats. Use the filters on this page to find the perfect class to help you "decode" the California building and appliance energy efficiency standards.

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Title 24, Part 6 2019 Energy Code

2019 Title 24, Part 6: Where We’re Headed With the Nonresidential Standards
The 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Standards for Nonresidential Buildings, scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020, include numerous changes, including extending the scope of Part 6 to healthcare facilities, revising ventilation and lighting requirements, among them updating prescriptive indoor and outdoor lighting power allowance values to assume the use of LED lighting, plus revisions to HVAC and acceptance test requirements. Martyn Dodd will summarize the new and revised requirements in the 2019 standards for nonresidential and high-rise residential buildings and direct participants to informational and training resources that provide more in-depth Title 24, Part 6 information. Architects, engineers, lighting designers, energy consultants, contractors, and building department staff should find this training of interest and directly applicable to their work. Participants will benefit if they have some background on California’s Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Standards.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

2019 Title 24, Part 6: Where We’re Headed With the Residential Standards
The 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Standards for Residential Buildings, scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020, include numerous changes. The biggest changes center upon new prescriptive requirements for installation of solar photovoltaic systems in newly constructed residential buildings and specification of use of an Energy Design Rating in the performance approach to compliance to support solar photovoltaic requirements. There are also changes to requirements for ventilation, wall u-factor, fenestration, water heating, and residential HVAC among others. Martyn Dodd will summarize the new and revised requirements in the 2019 standards for residential and low-rise multifamily buildings and direct participants to informational and training resources that provide more in-depth Title 24, Part 6 information. Architects, energy consultants, contractors, and building department staff should find this training of interest and directly applicable to their work. Participants will benefit if they have some background on California’s Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Standards.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Residential CEA Exam Preparation Workshop
This full-day workshop will focus on preparing candidates to take the multiple-choice and modeling portions of the Residential Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) exam administered through CABEC. The workshop includes key information about how the exam was developed, exam competencies and objectives, sample questions, study resources and exam-taking tips. This workshop will also include hands-on modeling of a sample project, including strategies for project assessment, gathering and organizing plan take-offs, and identifying common modeling mistakes. Note: Participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers with the most current version of the compliance software and be prepared to use it.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
Nonresidential CEA Exam Preparation Workshop
This full-day workshop will focus on preparing candidates to take the multiple-choice and modeling portions of the Nonresidential Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) exam administered through CABEC. The workshop includes key information about how the exam was developed, exam competencies and objectives, sample questions, study resources and exam-taking tips. This workshop will also include hands-on modeling of a sample project, including strategies for project assessment, gathering and organizing plan take-offs, and identifying common modeling mistakes. Note: Participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers with the most current version of the compliance software and be prepared to use it.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
Title 24: Where We're Headed with the 2019 Standards
The 2019 Title 24 Building Energy Standards will be more stringent than prior versions as we move closer to ZNE. The new standards are intended to reduce peak energy consumption and slow the growth in demand for electricity and natural gas in California. Martyn Dodd will summarize the new and revised requirements in the 2019 standards for residential, nonresidential and high-rise residential buildings and direct participants to informational and training resources that provide more in-depth Title 24 information. Architects, engineers, lighting designers, energy consultants, contractors, and building department staff should find this training of interest and directly applicable to their work.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
Introduction to CBECC-Res Energy Modeling Software for Residential Buildings
This full-day training covers the basics of CBECC-Res energy modeling software for compliance with the 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Residential Energy Standards. This class is intended for those with little or no experience with CBECC-Res software and will cover basic inputs required to create energy models and compliance documentation for new construction residential projects. Participants will experience hands-on modeling of a sample project, including strategies for project assessment, gathering and organizing plan take-offs, and reviewing the compliance documentation for accuracy. Note: Participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers with the most current version of the CBECC-Res compliance software and be prepared to use it.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
Decoding QII: Let’s Talk What’s Coming for HERS Quality Insulation Installation
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy along with her guest speaker Russ King, from CalCERTS, want you to join the conversation on HERS-verified Quality Insulation Installation (QII) process, and how it will Impact your role in the residential construction process. Discussion topics include: Examples of how to integrate QII into design documents so that the project starts off RIGHT; How scheduling is vital to successful, and cost-effective, project completion using QII; Tips on how to get a final occupancy permit for QII features, including the critical field inspection process with the HERS rater, contractor(s) and Building Inspector; How to determine the QII procedures for the 2016 code and the 2019 code
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Advanced CBECC-Res Energy Modeling Software for Residential Buildings
This full day training covers advanced uses of CBECC-Res energy modeling software for compliance with the 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Residential Energy Standards. This class is intended for those with intermediate experience with CBECC-Res software and will cover advanced inputs required to create energy models and compliance documentation for new construction residential projects and Existing + Addition/Alteration (E+A+A) projects. Participants will experience strategies for modeling unconventional assemblies, alternate mechanical systems, solar PV and solar thermal systems, and hands-on modeling of a sample E+A+A project, including strategies for project assessment, gathering and organizing plan take-offs, and reviewing the compliance documentation for accuracy. Prerequisite:Introduction to CBECC-Res
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
Decoding What’s New: Let’s Talk 2019 Title 24, Part 6 - Residential
Gina Rodda of Gabel & Associates, LLC, along with her guest speaker Martyn Dodd of Energy Soft, want you to join the conversation about the new 2019 energy code requirements for California’s Title 24, Part 6. Due to popular demand, we will be offering Residential and Nonresidential as separate sessions. You may choose to register for BOTH sessions. Both sessions will cover: Challenges of designing to, modeling and enforcing these new code requirements; Opinions on how they will affect compliance options used. Residential session will also explore new PV requirements as well as building efficiency changes. Nonresidential session will also review: Changes to lighting power densities; New mechanical ventilation requirements; Lab hood changes and much more.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Decoding What’s New: Let’s Talk 2019 Title 24, Part 6 - Nonresidential
Gina Rodda of Gabel & Associates, LLC, along with her guest speaker Martyn Dodd of Energy Soft, want you to join the conversation about the new 2019 energy code requirements for California’s Title 24, Part 6. Due to popular demand, we will be offering Residential and Nonresidential as separate sessions. You may choose to register for BOTH sessions. Both sessions will cover: Challenges of designing to, modeling and enforcing these new code requirements; Opinions on how they will affect compliance options used. Residential session will also explore new PV requirements as well as building efficiency changes. Nonresidential session will also review: Changes to lighting power densities; New mechanical ventilation requirements; Lab hood changes and much more.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials on Demand - Residential Standards & Technology: Water Heating
This course provides Energy Consultants with a robust look at the requirements and considerations for recommending residential water heating system features that will help a residential project meet or exceed the 2019 Energy Code requirements for new construction and alterations.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
Take Online Self Study
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials on Demand - Residential Standards & Technology: Building Envelope
This course is designed to help Energy Consultants identify 2019 Energy Code Mandatory and Prescriptive requirements for residential envelope, identify strategies for improving the energy efficiency performance of the envelope based on Climate Zone characteristics and advise clients on product specifications necessary for compliance.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
Take Online Self Study
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials on Demand — Residential Standards & Technology: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
This course provides Energy Consultants with a robust look at the requirements and considerations for recommending HVAC system features that will help a residential project meet or exceed the 2019 Energy Code requirements for new construction and alterations.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
Take Online Self Study
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential Standards: Lighting
This interactive, "hands-on" course is designed to provide those who design, specify, and/or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled residential spaces with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks associated with residential Title 24 building energy efficiency compliance. Topics include an overview of current lighting technologies that are available to fulfill code requirements.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. Click here to request training for this topic.
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials on Demand - Residential Standards & Technology: Solar Systems
This course focuses on what Energy Consultants need to know to understand and apply solar ready requirements for low-rise mulitfamily and single family residential buildings under California's 2019 Energy Code.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
Take Online Self Study
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials on Demand — Residential Standards: Ventilation
This course aims to provide the knowledge necessary to understand and apply ventilation requirements for low-rise and single-family residential buildings under California's 2019 Building Energy Standards (Title 24, Part 6). Designers, contractors, energy consultants, HERS raters and building department staff will benefit from this course.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
Take Online Self Study
Decoding 2019 Title 24, Part 6: Let’s Talk Healthcare Facilities
Gina Rodda of Gabel & Associates, LLC, along with her guest speaker Ted Tiffany of Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers, want you to join the conversation regarding how healthcare facilities (occupancy I-2) are now subject to the requirements of Title 24, Part 6 (the Energy Code). Join us as we review how healthcare facilities will need to be designed, documented and verified to show compliance with the 2019 Energy Code, when occupancy I-2 will no longer be exempt. We will discuss: The format, code triggers and building features associated with the Energy Code; Understanding the exceptions included in the Energy Code specific to healthcare buildings; How to be successful in modeling healthcare facilities using compliance software; and Documenting compliance for OSHPD submittal (Certificate of Compliance), during construction (Certificate of Installation) and for verification (Certificate of Acceptance) applicable to healthcare buildings.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Video Walkthrough of the NRCC-ELC-E Dynamic Form
In 2017, the California Energy Commission began updating California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code or Title 24, Part 6) nonresidential compliance forms so each measure area has a single dynamic form that guides you as you complete each section. This two-minute demonstration shows you how to use the dynamic form to document Prescriptive compliance with the Energy Code for nonresidential electrical power distribution — for both new and altered power distribution systems. The video reveals how the dynamic form NRCC-ELC-E functions with real project data. As you see the 2016 version of the form in action, keep in mind that the 2019 version functions and is organized the same way; only a few of the details are different. To learn more, visit Energy Code Ace Training and select course: 2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials: Nonresidential Standards — Dynamic Compliance Forms
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Nonresidential Standards for Architects & Designers
This course is designed to help nonresidential architects and designers advance their understanding of California’s 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) and ease Energy Code implementation. The course offers a clear roadmap of the compliance process, including how to administer and coordinate with the design team and energy consultant, and it provides guidance on the Energy Code requirements for commissioning and design review, envelope, daylighting and solar ready design. The online live version of this course is delivered in two half-day sessions held on two consecutive days. Participants must attend both sessions to complete the course. The traditional classroom (in-person) version of this course is delivered as one full day of training.
Oct
29
through
Oct
30

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7; AIA:7
Instructor
Gina Rodda
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 9:00 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
Oct
29
through
Oct
30

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7; AIA:7
Instructor
Gina Rodda
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 9:00 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential Standards for HVAC Contractors
This course is designed to help residential HVAC contractors standout from the competition, and help their customers stay cool and save money by complying with the 2019 Title 24, Part 6 building Energy Code. It addresses when the Code does and does not apply to a residential HVAC project, which requirements are triggered when you're just changing part of the system, when you need to involve a HERS Rater and what compliance forms the building department will require.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Nonresidential Standards: Indoor Lighting
Join us for this course designed to provide those who design, specify and/or inspect indoor lighting installations in new and remodeled nonresidential spaces with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks associated with Title 24, Part 6 building Energy Code compliance. During the course you will look at how the requirements may differ when they apply to lighting alteration projects, using tools and resources available through Energy Code Ace.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Nonresidential: Modeling
This highly interactive online live course addresses general principles and hands-on application for effectively modeling nonresidential new construction and alterations to demonstrate compliance with California’s 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code). The course includes examples, demonstrations and individual hands-on practice covering both EnergyPro v. 8 and and CBECC-Com v. 2019. Note that this is a “virtual” class (v-class) and is delivered in three parts held on three consecutive mornings. You need to attend all three parts to complete the course. Part One addresses what’s changed in modeling compared to the 2016 code cycle, how to assess a project and prepare for data entry as well as considerations for modeling the building envelope. Part Two explores how to interpret the results from an envelope modeling run as well as how to model nonresidential lighting and interpret the results. Part Three focuses on zoning the model for HVAC, interpreting the results of a Mechanical run and identifying recommended improvements for a project.
Nov
17
through
Nov
19

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC; AIA
Instructor
Martyn Dodd & Ted Tiffany
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 3 parts over 3 consecutive days, all of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 9:00 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential Standards for Plans Examiners & Building Inspectors
This interactive, "hands-on" course is designed to provide Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors with the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce the Energy Code for residential projects. Course Objectives include: Identify Residential construction's "top six" areas of typical greatest impact on Energy Code compliance; Identify "essential" Plans Examiner and Building Inspector review tasks associated with top Energy Code compliance categories, and describe how review strategy shifts based on project type (Performance vs Prescriptive; New Construction vs Additions vs Alterations); Use given Plans Examiner and Building Inspector checklists to guide review, and identify where checklist line items correspond to compliance documentation, Plan Set drawings, and observed on-site conditions; Use Plans Examiner and Building Inspector Checklists and task prioritization strategies to perform a plan check or building inspection that is appropriate given your time available, realities on the job, & goals of Title 24, Part 6; Practice ways to address non-compliance, as well as methods for communicating effectively, during plan check and building inspection phases.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. Click here to request training for this topic.
Title 24, Part 6 Essentials – Nonresidential Lighting Standards: Comparing 2019 to 2016 Requirements
This intermediate class is for professionals who design, specify, install and/or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled buildings. Join us to: Gain an understanding of current (2016) Energy Code requirements for indoor, outdoor and sign lighting under Title 24, Part 6, and what is changing for the next code cycle (2019, effective January 1, 2020); Review lighting-related measures in the 2016/2019 Energy Code for nonresidential occupancies; Use the Energy Code Ace “Nonresidential Lighting Wheel” as a tool for understanding the control requirements and options; Effectively apply the Energy Code requirements specific to new and altered indoor, outdoor and sign lighting projects; Access resources through utility and lighting technology training centers for continued professional development
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential Standards for Energy Consultants
This course is designed to provide energy analysts with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks associated with California’s 2019 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code or Title 24, Part 6). Activities and information presented in the class help energy consultants identify compliance options and considerations for different kinds of residential projects, ensure the appropriate compliance documentation is prepared for permit submittal and effectively communicate compliance options, requirements and recommendations to builders and clients. Course Objectives: Identify major differences between the 2016 and 2019 California Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards; Identify requirements for residential new construction, additions and alterations; Describe the residential compliance forms and related documents; Communicate energy efficiency compliance options and requirements to builders and clients; Make recommendations for improving a building’s compliance margin, balancing cost, schedule, practicality, availability and other relevant considerations
Oct
6
through
Oct
8

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.9; AIA:9
Instructor
Brian Selby
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 3 parts over 3 consecutive days, all of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 9:00 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Nonresidential Standards for Plans Examiners & Building Inspectors
This interactive, "hands-on" course is designed to provide Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors with the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce California’s 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code or Title 24, Part 6) for nonresidential projects.Course Objectives: Identify nonresidential construction's top areas of typical greatest impact on 2019 Energy Code compliance; Identify "essential" Plans Examiner and Building Inspector review tasks associated with top 2019 Nonresidential Energy Code compliance categories, and describe how review strategy shifts based on project type (Performance vs. Prescriptive; New Construction vs. Additions vs. Alterations); Use given Plans Examiner and Building Inspector Nonresidential checklists to guide review, and identify where checklist line items correspond to compliance documentation, Plan Set drawings and observed on-site conditions; Use Plans Examiner and Building Inspector Nonresidential Checklists and task prioritization strategies to perform a plan check or building inspection that is appropriate given your time available, realities on the job and goals of the 2019 Nonresidential Energy Code; Practice ways to address noncompliance, as well as methods for communicating effectively, during plan check and building inspection phases
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. Click here to request training for this topic.
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential: Modeling
This highly interactive course addresses general principles and hands-on application for effectively modeling residential new construction and alterations to demonstrate compliance with California’s 2019 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code or Title 24, Part 6). The course includes examples, demonstrations and individual hands-on practice covering both EnergyPro v. 8 and CBECC-Res v. 2019. Course Objectives include: Scope a residential project, calculating and organizing the information needed to model the project to demonstrate compliance with California's 2019 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or the Energy Code); Structure the residential project model and enter data, using the Standard Design as a reference to evaluate the Proposed Design relative to compliance with the 2019 Residential Energy Code; Review the reports and compliance documentation from a modeling run to identify anomalous results and data entry errors; Based on the modeling results, make recommendations for modifying the building envelope, mechanical, and/or lighting systems in order to bring the project into compliance with the 2019 Residential Energy Code.
Sep
15
through
Sep
17

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.9; AIA:9
Instructor
Martyn Dodd & Ted Tiffany
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 3 parts over 3 consecutive days, all of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 9:00 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
Dec
1
through
Dec
3

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.9; AIA:9
Instructor
Martyn Dodd & Ted Tiffany
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 3 parts over 3 consecutive days, all of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 9:00 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential Standards: Envelope & Solar Systems
This "roll-up-your-sleeves" interactive session assists energy analysts with making appropriate recommendations regarding walls, attics, fenestration and shading, and documenting solar systems for residential projects within the context of project requirements and client preferences. Course Objectives include: Select the high-performance attic (HPA) assembly that is most appropriate for a given project and climate zone and considering client preferences and priorities; Determine the Mandatory measures and Prescriptive requirements for alternative residential addition project involving mass walls; Determine the requirements for the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) area for a low-rise single-family new construction project; Identify the values to be entered into a residential performance model for fixed shading (overhang and side fin) of fenestration.
Oct
13

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.3; AIA:3
Instructor
Luke Morton
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential: Analyzing the CF1R
This "roll-up-your-sleeves" interactive session provides energy analysts with a conceptual framework for predicting how project features will affect a residential project's compliance margin and for confirming the accuracy of the CF1R relative to the As-Designed project and troubleshooting unexpected results. Course objectives include: Describe the components of the CF1R and the information they convey; Determine the measures that are most likely to have the greatest impact on a given project’s compliance and predict how project features will affect the compliance margin and project performance; Use simulation results to confirm accuracy and troubleshoot issues related to both compliance and model accuracy; Explain how the Standard Design that sets the energy budget for the proposed building is established based on the modeled envelope, HVAC and water heating. Course Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with California’s 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code or Title 24, Part 6) (If don’t have this understanding, take v-class: 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential Standards for Energy Consultants); Basic familiarity with the role of the CF1R and how it’s produced (If don’t have this knowledge, take v-class: 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential Standards for Energy Consultants OR v-class: 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential: Modeling OR both ); v-class: 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential: Modeling (recommended; not required)
Aug
18

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.3; AIA:3
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nov
12

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.3; AIA:3
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Nonresidential Standards for Energy Consultants
This course is designed to provide energy analysts with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks associated with California’s 2019 Nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code or Title 24, Part 6). Activities and information presented in the class help energy consultants identify compliance options and considerations for different kinds of nonresidential projects, ensure the appropriate compliance documentation is prepared for permit submittal and effectively communicate compliance options, requirements and recommendations to builders and clients. Course objectives include: Identify major differences between the 2016 and 2019 California Nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards; Identify requirements for nonresidential new construction, additions and alterations; Describe the nonresidential compliance forms and related documents; Communicate energy efficiency compliance options and requirements to builders and clients; Make recommendations for improving a building’s compliance margin, balancing cost, schedule, practicality, availability and other relevant considerations.
Oct
20
through
Oct
22

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.9; AIA:9
Instructor
Brian Selby
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 3 parts over 3 consecutive days, all of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 9:00 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Nonresidential: Introduction to Modeling
This is a three-hour online "virtual-classroom" training experience that answers the question: “Why bother with the modeling to demonstrate compliance with the California’s 2019 Nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code or Title 24, Part 6)?” This course does NOT address how to use modeling software or include any hands-on work with the software. Rather, it is designed for individuals who are uncertain of the important role that modeling can play in complying with the Energy Code. Specifically, it illustrates the benefits of using the Performance Approach to compliance and how approved modeling software lets you avoid selected Prescriptive requirements by making trade-offs between building features that are “better and worse” than Prescriptive. Course objectives include: Compare the Prescriptive and Performance approaches to compliance with the 2019 Energy Code; Describe, in general terms, how Performance modeling works and what it produces; Use the Standards Joint Appendix JA4 to determine how alternative wall assemblies compare to residential Prescriptive requirements of the 2019 Energy Code; Given an example residential project, identify a set of “trade-offs” among measures that likely will comply with the 2019 Energy Code using the Performance approach
Oct
27

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.3; AIA:3
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential: Introduction to Modeling
This is a three-hour online "virtual-classroom" training experience that answers the question: “Why bother with the modeling to demonstrate compliance with the California’s 2019 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code or Title 24, Part 6)?” This course does NOT address how to use modeling software or include any hands-on work with the software. Rather, it is designed for individuals who are uncertain of the important role that modeling can play in complying with the Energy Code. Specifically, it illustrates the benefits of using the Performance Approach to compliance and how approved modeling software lets you avoid selected Prescriptive requirements by making trade-offs between building features that are “better and worse” than Prescriptive. Course objectives include: Compare the Prescriptive and Performance approaches to compliance with the 2019 Energy Code; Describe, in general terms, how Performance modeling works and what it produces; Use the Standards Joint Appendix JA4 to determine how alternative wall assemblies compare to residential Prescriptive requirements of Title 24, Part 6; Given an example residential project, identify a set of “trade-offs” among measures that likely will comply with the Energy Code using the Performance approach
Aug
12

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.3; AIA:3
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nov
3

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.3; AIA:3
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential: Modeling Tips
Through demonstration, hands-on practice with sample files and team activities, this three-hour course provides a deep dive into specific techniques for modeling HERS measures for compliance credit, important envelope features, common and alternative mechanical systems and photovoltaic (PV) systems. Course objectives include: Discuss the implications of using HERS-verified measures in a residential project and how to model verified existing conditions; Apply recommended techniques for modeling residential envelope including elimination of geometry errors from models, selecting and modeling high-performance attics and walls and determining appropriate methods of modeling different dwelling configurations (single-family with one model, single-family with two models, multifamily with single model); Apply recommended techniques for modeling residential mechanical systems including considerations for modeling whole-house fans, alternative systems for heating and water heating and how to select and model efficient water heating approaches; Apply recommended techniques for modeling a photovoltaic (PV, solar) system in a residential building. This course is designed for professionals who already have basic competence with residential modeling software used to demonstrate compliance with California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code), Title 24, Part 6.
Oct
28

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.3; AIA:3
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential Standards: Mechanical Systems
This highly interactive workshop gives participants a chance to work individually and in teams to do a deep dive on key residential mechanical systems and features in the context of compliance with California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code), Title 24, Part 6 as well as client goals and preferences. Participants have an opportunity to weigh the pros and cons of alternative approaches to achieving energy efficiency and meeting the code, selecting the approach that makes best sense to them given the project parameters. Specific topics explored include methods for improving energy performance of mixed fuel and all electric HVAC systems, when and how alternative HVAC systems (evaporative cooling, ductless mini-split, radiant in-floor, heat pump) make the best sense for a given project, the pros, cons and considerations of three whole-house ventilation strategies and considerations for alternative residential water heating systems.
Aug
21

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.3; AIA:3
Instructor
Chandra Apperson
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct
9

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.3; AIA:3
Instructor
Chandra Apperson
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - EnergyPro Software for Residential Compliance - Intermediate/Advanced
This half-day course addresses experienced users’ common questions and demonstrates how to use EnergyPro software effectively software for compliance with the 2019 Residential California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code). This course is intended for those with experience using EnergyPro for Residential projects that need to comply with the Energy Code. The instructor, Martyn Dodd, solicits questions from class participants, groups these questions into categories and answers as many questions as possible in the allotted class time.
Oct
26

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.35; AIA:3.5
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - EnergyPro Software for Residential Compliance - Introduction
This half-day course covers the basics of EnergyPro software when used to document compliance with the 2019 Residential California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code). It covers the basic inputs required to create a model for compliance documentation. This course is intended for those with little or no experience with EnergyPro software, but does assume basic knowledge of the Energy Code, the Residential compliance process and basic residential modeling inputs such as building envelope details, electric lighting and HVAC systems.
Oct
26

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.35; AIA:3.5
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - EnergyPro Software for Nonresidential Compliance - Introduction
This class is designed for people new to EnergyPro software. During this class we will introduce participants to the basic input and modeling requirements to document commercial building envelope, lighting and mechanical systems with the 2019 Nonresidential California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code). Participants in this workshop will be provided the opportunity to practice hands-on using the latest version of EnergyPro. Topics slated for discussion include: • Modeling of Construction Assemblies using the Joint Appendix IV Tables • Modeling Fenestration U-Factors and SHGCs using NRFC procedures • Modeling Fenestration U-Factors and SHGCs using CEC default tables • Procedures for describing the basic building envelope • Utilization of Overhangs and Sidefins to reduce solar gains • Modeling procedures for the Cool Roof requirements • Basic Modeling of Lighting Fixture technology • Lighting Control strategies to save energy • Indoor Lighting Title 24 requirements. • Basic procedures for modeling single zone systems. • Utilization of the CEC Equipment Directories Database in EnergyPro • How to get started with zoning a building • Load Calculations and how to properly size a mechanical system
Sep
23

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.35; AIA:3.5
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
Nov
4

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.35; AIA:3.5
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - EnergyPro Software for Nonresidential Compliance - Intermediate/Advanced
This half-day course addresses experienced users’ common questions and demonstrates how to use EnergyPro software effectively software for compliance with the 2019 Nonresidential California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code). This course is intended for those with experience using EnergyPro for Nonresidential projects that need to comply with the Energy Code. The instructor, Martyn Dodd, will solicit questions from class participants, group these questions into categories and answer as many questions as possible in the allotted class time.
Sep
23

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.35; AIA:3.5
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
Nov
4

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.35; AIA:3.5
Instructor
Martyn Dodd
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
Decoding EnergyPro: Let’s Talk Updates for 2019 Code - Residential
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy, along with her guest speaker Martyn Dodd of Energy Soft, want you to join the conversation on how EnergyPro 8 has been updated to support 2019 Energy Code modeling features and requirements, and how they will be documented in the Certificate of Compliance (CF1R/NRCC). This course focuses on residential compliance (single family, duplexes, low-rise townhomes and multifamily). We also offer a companion course focusing on nonresidential compliance (nonresidential, hotel/motel and high-rise multifamily). These Decoding Talks are intended for individuals who have a working knowledge of EnergyPro and are not geared towards beginners.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Decoding EnergyPro: Let’s Talk Updates for 2019 Code - Nonresidential
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy, along with her guest speaker Martyn Dodd of Energy Soft, want you to join the conversation on how EnergyPro 8 has been updated to support 2019 Energy Code modeling features and requirements, and how they will be documented in the Certificate of Compliance (CF1R/NRCC). This course focuses on nonresidential compliance (nonresidential, hotel/motel and high-rise multifamily). We also offer a companion course focusing on residential compliance (single family, duplexes, low-rise townhomes and multifamily). These Decoding Talks are intended for individuals who have a working knowledge of EnergyPro and are not geared towards beginners.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Code & Coffee: Residential Modeling – 2019 Energy Code New Construction Project using EnergyPro 8
This episode of Code & Coffee focuses on residential building performance modeling for compliance with California's 2019 Energy Code. The host Brian Selby will demonstrate how to update an existing 2016 Energy Code new construction model for compliance with the 2019 Energy Code using EnergyPro version 8. Key topics include adding a solar PV system and battery storage, updating envelope, HVAC and DWH system measures, reviewing the new EDR compliance metric and checking the CF1R for accuracy.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Decoding NRCC: Let’s Talk 2019 Nonresidential Dynamic Forms
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy, along with her guest speaker Sally Blair from NORESCO, want you to join the conversation on the new Certificate of Compliance forms for nonresidential, high-rise multifamily and hotel/motel buildings (NRCC). These new redesigned forms are “dynamic,” with integrated code logic and the ability to expand based on the project’s scope of work. And they are required for applicable projects permitted under the 2019 Energy Code. Discussion topics include:the overarching structure behind the forms and how best to use them; tips and trick to be successful with these new dynamic forms, such as which software to use to open them, how to import the forms in CAD and other troubleshooting solutions; how a new construction or alteration project scope will determine how the form adapts to support the code requirements and dictate which inputs are required to document compliance; and where to go for more guidance via Energy Code Ace, the California Energy Commission, or Energy Soft (if EnergyPro software is used).
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

2019 Residential & Nonresidential Energy Compliance: Let’s Talk About HERS Measures
This half-day session is designed to provide architects, designers, contractors and energy consultants with an intermediate knowledge and skill set on how on the HERS-verified energy features are either required as a mandatory measure, or as an option in showing energy compliance via the performance method, for both residential and nonresidential buildings. We will discuss how various HERS measures affect the design, specifications, construction process, installed features and scheduling of a project.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
2019 Residential Energy Compliance: Let’s Talk About Design to Construction
This half-day session is designed to provide architects, designers, contractors and energy consultants with an intermediate knowledge and skill set to navigate residential energy compliance documentation and how they should be used to support the design drawings/specifications. Understanding high performance walls and attics, photovoltaics (PV), quality insulation installation (QII), and other HERS verification requirements affect design documentation is essential in being successful in this current 2019 Energy Code cycle. Participants will receive guidance on how and when to integrate code compliance tasks into their project schedule and looks at how Architects/Designers can best support the promises made in the energy compliance documents for the permit submittal and construction phases of a residential project.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
2019 Residential Energy Compliance: Let’s Talk About Quality Insulation Installation (QII)
This half-day session is designed to provide architects, designers, energy consultants and contractors with an intermediate knowledge and skill set on how on the HERS verified Quality Insulation Installation (QII) process will impact their role throughout the residential construction process. Discussion topics include what QII requires of designers, energy consultants, contractors, HERS raters and plans examiners/field inspectors; scheduling requirements associated with QII; and typical pit falls associated with QII and how to overcome them.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
2019 Residential & Nonresidential Energy Compliance: Let’s Talk About Renewable Energy
This half-day session is designed to provide architects, designers and energy consultants with an intermediate knowledge and skill set, and tools and resources on how renewables - including photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal water heating and battery storage - are treated in Title 24, Part 6 (Energy Code) for compliance options. Course objectives include: Understanding how building types (single family, multifamily and commercial) dictate when renewables are allowed for compliance with the Energy Code; Applying the current renewable requirements and recognizing how they may, or may not, change for future code cycles; Learning where to find guidance on Energy Code renewable considerations; Understanding strategies for applying renewable energy for Energy Code compliance.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Nonresidential Standards for Building Inspectors
This highly interactive virtual course is designed to provide Building Inspectors with the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) for Nonresidential projects. Course objectives include: Identify Nonresidential construction's "top seven" categories of high-value energy savings and impact on Energy Code compliance; Identify "essential" Building Inspector review tasks associated with top Energy Code compliance categories and describe how review strategy shifts based on project type (Performance vs. Prescriptive; New Construction vs. Additions vs. Alterations); Use the Building Inspector Checklist to guide review and identify where checklist line items correspond to compliance documentation, Plan Set drawings and observed on-site conditions; Use the Building Inspector Checklist and task-prioritization strategies to perform a building inspection that is appropriate given time available, realities on the job and goals of the Energy Code; Practice ways to address non-compliance and communicate effectively during building inspection phases. The course is delivered in two 3.5-hour sessions over two days. Both sessions need to be attended to complete the course.
Aug
25
through
Aug
26

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Brian Selby
Guest Speaker
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 8:30 am - Noon, PST.

Sep
21
through
Sep
22

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Brian Selby
Guest Speaker
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 8:30 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
Dec
10
through
Dec
11

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Gina Rodda
Guest Speaker
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 8:30 am - Noon, PST.

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2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Nonresidential Indoor Lighting Controls
This course is intended to help professionals who design, specify, install or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled Nonresidential spaces as well as Energy Analysts who evaluate California’s 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) compliance of proposed lighting designs and manufacturers who supply lighting control devices and systems. As its name implies, this course focuses on the lighting controls themselves – the types available for Nonresidential indoor lighting scenarios, how are they codified and how they must interact with each other per 2019 Energy Code requirements. This course is delivered in two three-hour sessions held on two consecutive days. Participants must attend both sessions to complete the course.
Oct
7
through
Oct
8

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.6; AIA:6
Instructor
Gina Rodda
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
Dec
3
through
Dec
4

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.6; AIA:6
Instructor
Gina Rodda
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, PST.

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2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Nonresidential Indoor Lighting Compliance Pathways
This course is intended to help professionals who design, specify, install or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled Nonresidential spaces as well as Energy Analysts who evaluate the California’s 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) compliance of proposed lighting designs. As its name implies, this course focuses on methods for demonstrating lighting compliance via any of up to four Nonresidential indoor lighting pathways (the number of available pathways will vary depending on project type). Appropriateness of, as well as requirements for, given pathways for specific lighting projects will also be explored via deep-dive investigations of each pathway. This course is divided into two three-hour sessions held on two consecutive days. Participants must attend both sessions to complete the course.
Sep
3
through
Sep
4

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.6; AIA:6
Instructor
Gina Rodda
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 9:00 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
Oct
27
through
Oct
28

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.6; AIA:6
Instructor
Gina Rodda
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Nonresidential Standards for Plans Examiners
This highly interactive virtual course is designed to provide Plans Examiners with the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce the 2019 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) for Nonresidential projects. Course objectives include: Identify Nonresidential construction's "top seven" categories of high-value energy savings and impact on Energy Code compliance; Identify "essential" Plans Examiner review tasks associated with top Energy Code compliance categories and describe how review strategy shifts based on project type (Performance vs. Prescriptive; New Construction vs. Additions vs. Alterations); Use the given Plans Examiner Checklist to guide review and identify where checklist line items correspond to compliance documentation, Plan Set drawings; Use the Plans Examiner Checklist and task-prioritization strategies to perform a plan check that is appropriate given time available, realities on the job and goals of the Energy Code; Practice ways to address non-compliance and communicate effectively during plan checks. This course is delivered in two 3.5-hour sessions over two days. Both sessions need to be attended to complete the course.
Sep
28
through
Sep
29

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Brian Selby
Guest Speaker
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 8:30 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
Oct
1
through
Oct
2

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 12:30 pm - 4:00pm, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
Nov
12
through
Nov
13

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Gina Rodda
Guest Speaker
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 12:30 pm - 4:00pm, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential Standards for Building Inspectors
This highly interactive virtual course is designed to provide Building Inspectors with the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) for Residential projects. Course objectives include: Identify Residential construction's "top six" areas of typical greatest impact on Energy Code compliance; Identify "essential" Building Inspector review tasks associated with top Energy Code compliance categories and describe how review strategy shifts based on project type (Performance vs. Prescriptive; New Construction vs. Additions vs. Alterations); Use the Building Inspector Checklist to guide review and identify where checklist line items correspond to compliance documentation, Plan Set drawings and observed on-site conditions; Use the Building Inspector Checklist and task-prioritization strategies to perform a building inspection that is appropriate given time available, realities on the job and goals of the Energy Code; Practice ways to address non-compliance and communicate effectively during building inspection phases. The course is delivered in two 3.5-hour sessions over two days. Both sessions need to be attended to complete the course.
Aug
13
through
Aug
14

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Brian Selby
Guest Speaker
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 8:30 am - Noon, PST.

Sep
30
through
Oct
1

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Gina Rodda
Guest Speaker
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 8:30 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
Dec
14
through
Dec
15

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Brian Selby
Guest Speaker
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 8:30 am - Noon, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential Standards for Plans Examiners
This highly interactive virtual course is designed to provide Plans Examiners with the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce the 2019 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) for Residential projects. Course objectives include: Identify Residential construction's "top six" areas of typical greatest impact on Energy Code compliance; Identify "essential" Plans Examiner review tasks associated with top Energy Code compliance categories and describe how review strategy shifts based on project type (Performance vs. Prescriptive; New Construction vs. Additions vs. Alterations); Use the given Plans Examiner Checklist to guide review and identify where checklist line items correspond to compliance documentation and Plan Set drawings; Use the Plans Examiner Checklist and task prioritization strategies to perform a plan check that is appropriate given time available, realities on the job and goals of the Energy Code; Practice ways to address non-compliance communicate effectively during plan checks. The course is delivered in two 3.5-hour sessions over two days. Both sessions need to be attended to complete the course.
Aug
19
through
Aug
20

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Brian Selby
Guest Speaker
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 8:30 am - Noon, PST.

Nov
17
through
Nov
18

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Brian Selby
Guest Speaker
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 12:30 pm - 4:00pm, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
Dec
8
through
Dec
9

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7
Instructor
Brian Selby
Guest Speaker
Bruce Cheney
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 8:30 am - Noon, PST.

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Decoding 2019 Alterations: Let’s Talk Nonresidential Indoor Lighting
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy, along with her guest speaker Mike Hicks, Project Manager at IES, Inc., want you to join the conversation on the choices you have for showing compliance with the 2019 Energy Code for nonresidential indoor lighting alteration projects. Determining a pathway to compliance for these types of projects can be challenging if you don’t understand the triggers and options available, let us help you feel confident in deciding which compliance option is best for your projects. We will discuss: When a lighting alteration project triggers (and does not trigger) compliance with the Energy Code; Audit tips and tricks supporting compliance pathways to minimize existing lighting control changes; All the compliance pathways available under the alteration requirements of the 2019 Energy Code and the advantages of each approach; and Documenting compliance with the “new” Certificate of Compliance (NRCC-LTI-E); Certificate of Installation (NRCI); and the acceptance testing requirements via the Certificate of Acceptance (NRCA) including the role of a Certified Acceptance Test Technician (ATT)
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Residential Standards for Architects & Designers
This course is designed to help residential architects and designers advance their understanding of California’s 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) and ease Energy Code implementation. The course offers a clear roadmap of the compliance process, including an integrated design approach with the Design Team and Energy Consultant, as well as training specific to the code requirements for envelope, mechanical, and photovoltaic (solar) design. The online live version of this course is delivered in two half-day sessions held on two consecutive days. Participants must attend both sessions to complete the course. The traditional classroom (in-person) version of this course is delivered as one full day of training.
Aug
12
through
Aug
13

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7; AIA:7
Instructor
Nick Brown
Guest Speaker
Gina Rodda
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 4:00 pm - 7:00pm, PST.

Oct
13
through
Oct
14

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7; AIA:7
Instructor
Nick Brown
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 1:00 pm - 4:00pm, PST.

Registration link coming soon!
Dec
1
through
Dec
2

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Available CEUs
ICC:0.7; AIA:7
Instructor
Nick Brown
Sessions

Note that the v-class is delivered in 2 parts over 2 consecutive days, both of which need to be attended to complete the course. Each part runs 1:00 pm - 4:00pm, PST.

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2019 Nonresidential CEA Exam Preparation Workshop
This half-day course helps energy consultants prepare to take the both the multiple-choice and the modeling portions of the Nonresidential Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) and Associate Energy Analyst (AEA) exams for the 2019 Energy Code, which are administered through CABEC. The session includes key information about how the exam was developed and exam-taking tips, an overview of exam competencies and objectives, sample questions and study resources for the multiple-choice portion and — for the modeling portion — information how your model will be scored, strategies to help you assess a project for modeling, tips for organizing take-offs and guidance on how to check modeling results for errors and resolve common mistakes. This class also provides participants with a sample project to complete on your own, including plans, take-offs, and solution model (BLD and RIBD) files.
Sep
2

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Instructor
Brian Selby
Guest Speaker
Chandra Apperson
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
2019 Residential CEA Exam Preparation Workshop
This half-day course helps energy consultants prepare to take the both the multiple-choice and the modeling portions of the Residential Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) and Associate Energy Analyst (AEA) exams for the 2019 Energy Code, which are administered through CABEC. The session includes key information about how the exam was developed and exam-taking tips, an overview of exam competencies and objectives, sample questions and study resources for the multiple-choice portion and — for the modeling portion — information how your model will be scored, strategies to help you assess a project for modeling, tips for organizing take-offs and guidance on how to check modeling results for errors and resolve common mistakes. This class also provides participants with a sample project to complete on your own, including plans, take-offs, and solution model (BLD and RIBD) files.
Sep
1

Type
Virtual Classroom
Location
Online
Instructor
Brian Selby
Guest Speaker
Chandra Apperson
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration link coming soon!
2019 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Nonresidential Standards: Outdoor Lighting
This course focuses on outdoor lighting controls, and Prescriptive power allowances for both new outdoor lighting projects and alterations. It is designed to help professionals who specify, design, install or inspect outdoor lighting installations in new and remodeled Nonresidential spaces, as well as energy consultants who evaluate the 2019 Title 24, Part 6 (Energy Code) compliance of proposed outdoor lighting designs.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.

Title 24, Part 6 2016 Energy Code

2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Test, Certify & Comply: California's High Efficacy Lighting Requirements for Residential Applications
This 90-minute online session provides an overview of California's residential lamp requirements, with a focus on the upcoming high efficacy lighting requirements in 2016 Title 24, Part 6, Joint Appendix 8 (JA8) that go into effect on January 1, 2017. Detailed information on how to certify JA8-compliant lamps to the California Energy Commission's Title 24 database, a comparison to California's other lamp specifications, as well as flicker testing and reporting, will be presented to help manufacturers, testing laboratories and distributors learn how to comply with the new requirements.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Decoding Attics and Walls: Let's Talk 2016 High Performance Requirements
This two-hour web-based session focuses on 2016 Standards for attics and walls, and answers the question, what are high performance attics and walls?, provides guidance on how to design, model and build to be in compliance with the energy code and explores resources that can help you integrate these features into current construction practices.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Decoding Electrical Distribution: Let's Talk Title 24 Part 6 Section 130.5
This two-hour web-based session focuses on electrical distribution requirements for nonresidential buildings under Title 24, Part 6 and addresses questions such as: When are these code requirements triggered? How should they be integrated into design for permit submittal? What do these requirements look like in the field? What needs to be documented during construction to show compliance?
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Decoding Multifamily: Let's Talk Low Rise and High Rise Multifamily
This two-hour web-based session focuses on the code requirements of high rise versus low rise multi-family under Title 24 Part 6, and includes information on the difference between "high rise" and "low rise", how envelope, lighting and mechanical features change based on their classification, how to document the requirements for low rise and high rise buildings for building permit, and for final occupancy permit, and the challenges of modeling these building types and how these challenges can be overcome.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Decoding 2016 Title 24, Part 6: Let's Talk Nonresidential Lighting
This two-hour web-based session focuses on what's changing and what's staying the same for nonresidential lighting under the 2016 Standards, and includes guidance on how to design, model and build to be in compliance with the energy code, an overview of the forms required to show compliance for lighting alterations, and what information is needed for permit.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Decoding 2016 Title 24, Part 6: Let's Talk About What's New
This two-hour web-based session focuses on what's new in the 2016 residential and nonresidential Standards, and addresses how envelope, lighting and mechanical building features will change under the 2016 code, the challenges of designing to, modeling and enforcing these new code requirements, and suggestions on how to overcome these challenges.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Residential Standards for Ventilation
This course aims to provide the knowledge necessary to understand and apply ventilation requirements for low-rise and single family residential buildings under California's 2016 Building Energy Standards (Title 24, Part 6). Designers, contractors, energy consultants, HERS raters, and building department staff will benefit from this course.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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Residential and Nonresidential Energy Efficiency Concepts
This course describes the benefits, principles, and underlying science of energy-efficient buildings, including: energy terminology and units of measure, heat-flow principles, causes and methods of controlling building heat transfer, and energy consumption and efficiency of building envelope, heating and cooling, water heating, and lighting systems as well as plug loads.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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2016 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - Residential Standards & Technology for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
This course provides Energy Analysts with a robust look at the requirements and considerations for recommending HVAC system features that will help a residential project meet or exceed the requirements for new construction and alterations.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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2016 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - Residential Standards & Technology for Water Heating
This course provides Energy Analysts with a robust look at the requirements and considerations for recommending residential water heating system features that will help a residential project meet or exceed the requirements for new construction and alterations.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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2016 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - Residential Standards & Technology for Building Envelope
This course focuses on residential envelope is designed to help Energy Analysts identify mandatory and prescriptive requirements under the 2016 Standards, identify strategies for improving the energy efficiency performance of the envelope based on climate zone characteristics, and advise clients on product specifications necessary for compliance.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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2016 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - Residential Standards & Technology for Solar Systems
This course focuses on what Energy Analysts need to know to understand and apply solar ready requirements for low-rise mulitfamily and single family residential buildings under California's 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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Title 24 Part 6: Residential & Nonresidential Introduction to HERS
This course focuses on the process and pros, cons, and considerations that energy analysts should consider when recommending HERS measures for residential projects.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Residential Standards for AC Quality Installation Contractors
This course is designed to help HVAC contractors standout from the competition, and help their customers stay cool and save money by complying with the 2016 Title 24 building energy standards. It addresses when the standards do and do not apply to a residential HVAC project, which requirements are triggered when you're just changing part of the system, when you need to involve a HERS Rater, and what compliance forms the building department will require.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Nonresidential Standards & Technology for Indoor Lighting Prescriptive Compliance
This course focuses specifically on the 2016 Title 24, Part 6 Prescriptive requirements for new or retrofit nonresidential indoor lighting projects. We strongly recommended that you first complete 2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials Standards and Technology for Nonresidential Indoor Lighting Mandatory Measures.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Nonresidential Standards & Technology for Indoor Lighting Mandatory Measures
This course is intended to help professionals who design, specify, install, or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled nonresidential spaces as well as energy analysts who evaluate the Title 24 Energy code compliance of proposed lighting designs, and manufacturers who supply lighting devices, controls and systems. The focus is on mandatory lighting measures which are required regardless of the compliance method selected. They are enforced for new construction, additions, and alterations.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Nonresidential Standards for Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors
This interactive, "hands-on" course is designed to provide plans examiners and building inspectors with the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce the 2016 energy code for nonresidential projects.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Nonresidential Standards for Energy Consultants
Join us for this FREE hands-on course designed to provide energy consultants with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks associated with nonresidential Title 24 building energy efficiency compliance – and to more effectively communicate compliance options and requirements to builders and clients.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Nonresidential Standards for Architects
This hands-on course is designed to provide architects with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate key nonresidential Title 24, Part 6 building standards and compliance options for new construction, alterations and additions, and compliance related documents. Participants will receive instruction on integrating code compliance tasks into their project schedule, collaborating with the project team to increase energy efficiency, and improving energy literacy to design aesthetically beautiful buildings that use less energy.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Nonresidential Standards for Small Commercial AC Quality Installation Contractors
This course offers "hands-on" training in an interactive classroom setting, and covers: The essentials for complying with the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24 code) for small commercial AC changeouts; Acceptance testing requirements; An overview of and practice filling out the required Installation and Acceptance forms for small commercial AC. By the end of this course, you'll have working knowledge of how to comply with the Standards and enhanced practical skills to deliver energy savings for your customers.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Residential Standards for Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors
This interactive, "hands-on" course is designed to provide plans examiners and building inspectors with the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce the energy code for residential projects.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Standards & Technology for Office Lighting
This interactive, "hands-on" course is designed to provide those who design, specify, and/or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled commercial office spaces with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks associated with nonresidential Title 24 building energy efficiency compliance. Topics include an overview of current lighting technologies, including LED luminaires, that are available to fulfill code requirements.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Standards & Technology for Residential Lighting
This interactive, "hands-on" course is designed to provide those who design, specify, and/or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled residential spaces with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks associated with residential Title 24 building energy efficiency compliance. Topics include an overview of current lighting technologies that are available to fulfill code requirements.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Standards & Technology for Retail Lighting
This interactive, "hands-on" course is designed to provide those who design, specify, and/or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled retail spaces with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks associated with nonresidential Title 24 building energy efficiency compliance. Topics include an overview of current lighting technologies that are available to fulfill code requirements.
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Advanced EnergyPro - Nonresidential
This class is designed for people experienced with EnergyPro software. Explore advanced envelope, lighting and mechanical design options and learn about new Title 24 requirements. Learn how to model and document Title 24 compliance for commercial building designs. Find out about opportunities for energy-efficiency incentives for efficient building designs under the Savings By Design incentive program. Participants will be provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using the latest version of EnergyPro designed for use with the 2016 Title 24 Standards on provided computers.
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Advanced EnergyPro - Residential
This class is designed for people experienced with EnergyPro software. During this class we explore advanced modeling techniques for compliance with the low-rise residential building envelope and mechanical system requirements in the 2016 Title 24 Standards. Participants will be provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using the latest version of EnergyPro designed for use with the 2016 Title 24 Standards on provided computers.
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Beginning EnergyPro - Nonresidential
This class is designed for people new to the EnergyPro software. The class will introduce participants to the basic input and modeling requirements to document commercial building envelope, lighting and mechanical systems with the 2016 Title 24 Standards. Participants will be provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using the latest version of EnergyPro on provided computers.
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Beginning EnergyPro - Residential
This class is designed for people new to the EnergyPro software. The class will introduce participants to the basic input and modeling requirements to document low-rise residential building envelope and mechanical systems with the 2016 Title 24 Standards. Participants will be provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using the latest version of EnergyPro on provided computers.
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IES-VE Software Training for Title 24 Compliance for Nonresidential Buildings
This hands-on software training course focuses on Title 24 Compliance Modeling for non-residential buildings. The course will include envelope, lighting & HVAC energy conservation measures. IES-VE Software is currently the only certified commercial software by the State of California for Title 24 Compliance, Performance Approach of the 2013 Standards. This class is for Energy Modelers, Engineers, Architects, Sustainability Consultants and Contractors who are already familiar with the Title 24 Standards. Attendees should understand basic inputs for modeling common building envelope details, electric lighting, and HVAC systems.
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Title 24: Where We're Headed with the 2016 Standards
Martyn Dodd summarizes the new and revised requirements in the 2016 standards for residential, nonresidential and high-rise residential buildings and direct participants to informational and training resources that provide more in-depth Title 24 information.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Nonresidential Modeling
This highly interactive course addresses general principles and hands-on application for effectively modeling nonresidential new construction and alterations to demonstrate compliance with the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The course includes examples, demonstrations, and individual hands-on practice covering both EnergyPro and CBECC-Com. Note that the v-class is delivered in 3 parts, all of which need to be attended to complete the course.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Residential Modeling
This is a highly interactive course that addresses general principles and hands-on application for effectively modeling residential new construction and alterations to demonstrated compliance with the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The course includes examples, demonstrations, and individual hands-on practice covering both EnergyPro and CBECC-Res.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Residential Standards for Energy Consultants
This course is designed to provide energy analysts with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks associated with residential Title 24, Part 6 building energy efficiency compliance - and to more effectively communicate compliance options and requirements to builders and clients.
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Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - Residential Analyzing the CF1R
This "roll-up-your-sleeves" interactive session provides energy analysts with a conceptual framework for predicting how project features will affect a residential project's compliance margin and for confirming the accuracy of the CF1R relative to the As Designed project and troubleshooting unexpected results. Course Pre-Requisites: Basic familiarity with Title 24, Part 6: Residential Building Energy Standards (If don’t have this understanding, take v-class: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Standards for Energy Consultants); Basic familiarity with the role of the CF1R and how it’s produced (If don’t have this knowledge, take v-class: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Standards for Energy Consultants OR V-class: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Modeling OR both ); V-class: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Modeling (recommended; not required)
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Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - Residential Modeling Tips
This "roll-up-your-sleeves" interactive session provides energy analysts with guidance on how to effectively and efficiently model HERS features, high-performance attics and walls, mechanical systems, and photovoltaic (solar) systems in residential projects.Course Pre-Requisites: Basic hands-on familiarity with either EnergyPro or CBECC-Res (If you don’t have this experience, take Beginning EnergyPro 7 Residential OR an introductory course for CBECC-Res); V-class: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Modeling (recommended; not required)
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2016 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - Residential Envelope and Solar Systems
This "roll-up-your-sleeves" interactive session assists energy analysts with making appropriate recommendations regarding walls, attics, fenestration and shading, and documenting solar systems for residential projects within the context of project requirements and client preferences. PreRequisites: Basic familiarity with Title 24, Part 6: Residential Building Energy Standards (if don’t have this understanding, take our v-class: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Standards for Energy Consultants); Online Self-Study: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Standards and Technology for Building Envelope; Online Self-Study: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Standards and Technology for Solar Systems
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2016 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials - Residential Mechanical Systems
This "roll-up-your-sleeves" interactive session provides energy analysts to identify and prioritize potential improvements to conventional residential HVAC systems based on project characteristics, determine which types of alternative HVAC systems make sense based on project characteristics, use MAEDBS to get the equipment data necessary to specify a given HVAC system in a model, and make recommendations regarding ventilation and water heating based on project characteristics. Course Pre-Requirements: Basic familiarity with Title 24, Part 6: Residential Building Energy Standards (if don’t have this understanding, take V-class: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Standards for Energy Consultants); Online Self-Study: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Standards and Technology for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Online Self-Study: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Standards for Ventilation; Online Self-Study: Title 24, Part 6 Essentials: Residential Standards and Technology for Water Heating; Online Self-Study: Title 24 Part 6: Residential & Nonresidential Introduction to HERS
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Decoding 2016 Title 24, Part 6: Let's Talk Energy Code Resources
This two-hour web-based session focuses on resources available on the new 2016 code requirements for Title 24, Part 6, including where to find information from the California Energy Commission, how Energy Code Ace can help with code resources and questions, and classes, books, websites, fact sheets, trigger sheets and more on the 2016 Standards.
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Title 24: Where We're Headed with the 2016 Nonresidential Standards
Martyn Dodd summarizes the new and revised requirements in the 2016 standards for nonresidential and high-rise residential buildings and direct participants to informational and training resources that provide more in-depth Title 24 information.
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Title 24: Where We're Headed with the 2016 Residential Standards
Martyn Dodd summarizes the new and revised requirements in the 2016 standards for residential buildings and direct participants to informational and training resources that provide more in-depth Title 24 information.
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Decoding Residential Compliance: Let’s Talk About Design to Construction
Gina Rodda of Gabel Associates, LLC, along with her guest speaker Brian Selby, from Selby Energy, Inc., want you to join the conversation regarding how the energy code is incorporated into design documents, plan check, and construction right up to that final inspection before occupancy for residential construction. - What are some good ways to address the energy code with details and specifications; - How might the construction industry be aware, and be able to integrate energy features into the building with minimal effort; - Where are there some good resources to get guidance on how the energy code could look in design documents, be verified during building department review, and products and practices that incorporate these features within the building for a smooth final inspection.
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Decoding QII: Let's Talk HERS Quality Insulation Installation
Gina Rodda of Gabel & Associates, LLC, along with her guest speaker Rob Starr, from CHEERS, want you to join the conversation on the HERS verified Quality Insulation Installation (QII) process for residential construction, and how it may Impact your role in the construction process. - Examples on how to integrate QII into the design documents so that the project starts off RIGHT on what will be required for a QII project - How scheduling is vital to a successful, and cost effective, project completion using QII - Inspection process in the field, including the HERS rater, contractor(s) and Building Inspector can make or break a QII project, tips on how to accomplish getting a final occupancy permit for QII features. Decoding Talks are online discussions exploring California's building energy code. Each one is led by industry experts and covers a different single topic in a laid back, organized and interesting (yes, we strive to make it interesting) format.
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Introduction to CBECC-Com Energy Modeling Software for Nonresidential Buildings using Simplified Geometry
This is hands-on training for developing energy models using CBECC-Com for 2016 Title 24, Part 6 compliance for nonresidential and highrise residential buildings. This training will cover step by step instructions for creating building geometry using the built-in simplified geometry method, understanding various CBECC –Com inputs including envelope assemblies, space loads, HVAC system options and modeling approach for various compliance types. PREREQUISITE: Basic understanding of Title 24 and how compliance modeling works. Prior experience with energy modeling software. This is not a class for beginners seeking to learn energy modeling.
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What's New in 2017 for Title 24 Residential Standards
Martyn Dodd summarizes the new and revised requirements in the 2016 Title 24, Part 6 standards for residential buildings, and directs participants to informational and training resources that provide more in-depth Title 24, Part 6 information.
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What's New in 2017 for Title 24 Nonresidential Standards
Martyn Dodd summarizes the new and revised requirements in the 2016 Title 24, Part 6 standards for nonresidential and high-rise residential buildings, and directs participants to informational and training resources that provide more in-depth Title 24, Part 6 information.
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Decoding 2016 HERS: Let’s Talk Residential and Nonresidential HERS Measures
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy, along with her guest speaker Russ King, from CalCERTS, want you to join the conversation on HERS verified energy features for both residential and nonresidential buildings, and how it may Impact your role in the construction process. We will discuss: • What HERS measures are available and when must they be used • Suggestions on how to prepare a project for a successful HERS verification process • Which forms are applicable to HERS measures • How HERS measures are completed in the field
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Decoding 2016 Envelopes: Let’s Talk Res & Nonres High Performance Walls and Attics
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy, along with her guest speaker Colin Shane, from RDH Building Science Inc., want you to join the conversation on high performance attics and walls for both residential and nonresidential buildings, and how it may impact your role in the construction process. This is a session for those who are aware of the high performance roof and wall requirements of Title 24 Part 6, but want to learn more about how it all works. Discussion topics include the strengths (and weaknesses) of various products available in the market for high performance envelope features, how should we be thinking about moisture issues associated with high performance attics and walls, and fire safety. Methods for detailing specifying and constructing these building features for success are also reviewed.
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Decoding 2016 Forms: Let’s Talk About the NEW NRCC-LTI-E
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy, along with her guest speaker Michael Scalzo, from NLCAA, want you to join the conversation on the NEW nonresidential prescriptive lighting form being released by the California Energy Commmission this month. This is a session for those who are aware of the nonresidential lighting requirements of Title 24, Part 6, but want to learn how to use the new lighting form for indoor nonresidential lighting projects. We will discuss: Why and how this new lighting form affects the projects you are working on NOW; How this new lighting form streamlines the current NRCC-LTI-E process; The tools integrated into the new NRCC-LTI-E form to support compliance with the energy code; How the new “compliance results” feature of the form can support enforcement efforts
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Code & Coffee with Brian - Residential Modeling: Simple New Construction Project
Code & Coffee is a one-hour live stream YouTube show designed to present “how-tos” for industry professionals working with California’s building and appliance energy efficiency standards. This episode focuses on residential building performance modeling for compliance with California’s Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Standards. Our host, Brian Selby, demonstrates how to perform take-offs from a simple single-family PDF set of plans, modeling the project in EnergyPro from scratch, and reviewing the CF1R for accuracy. During the live event, participants have the opportunity to ask Brian questions throughout the show through live chat.
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Code & Coffee with Brian - Residential Modeling: Simple New Construction Project, Part 2: Shading
In this episode of Code & Coffee, Brian Selby will focus on residential building performance modeling for compliance with California's Title 24, Part 6: Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Brian will demonstrate how to take advantage of shading to help reduce the overall proposed TDV energy use, then model shading features in EnergyPro and check the CF1R for accuracy. This episode works with the single-story, slab-on-grade conventionally framed home that was modeled in the Part 1 of this series. Some of the key modeling features you'll see in action include: Review the plans to identify key roof overhang and sidefin features that will reduce solar heat gain; Enter overhang and sidefin characteristics into EnergyPro and run the analysis; Review the shading inputs on the CF1R for accuracy
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Decoding 2016 HVAC: Let’s Talk Mechanical Acceptance Testing
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy, along with her guest speaker David Wylie, from ASWB Engineering, want you to join the conversation on the nonresidential mechanical acceptance testing. This is a session for those who want to learn more about the testing methods, documentation process (NRCA forms) and who should be doing what regarding mechanical acceptance testing under the Title 24, Part 6 energy code. We will discuss: Who is the mechanical acceptance testing technician, and who would be best to assist with specific testing criteria; Which forms apply to which testing procedures (NRCA-MCH forms); When and what acceptance testing should be done out in the field; Be aware of the Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician Certification Provider’s and their current role in the process of acceptance testing.
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Decoding 2016 Energy Standards: Let’s Talk How to Navigate
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy, along with her guest speaker Chris Olvera from the California Energy Commission, want you to join the conversation regarding how to find what you are looking for in the 2016 Energy Standards (Title 24, Part 6). This is a session for those who want to learn more about how to effectively and efficiently find information regarding the Energy Standards for both residential and nonresidential buildings. We will discuss: Who writes the energy code and how it is developed, the format of the Energy Standards and why it is important to know so that finding things is easier, “tricks” that can help you find information, and where to find tools and resources through Energy Code Ace that can help navigate the Energy Standards.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Introduction to Residential Modeling
This is a three-hour online "virtual-classroom" training experience that answers the question: “Why bother with the modeling to demonstrate compliance with the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards?” This course does NOT address how to use modeling software or include any hands-on work with the software. Rather, it is designed for individuals who are uncertain of the important role that modeling can play in complying with Title 24, Part 6. Specifically, it illustrates the benefits of using Performance Approach to compliance and how approved modeling software lets you avoid selected Prescriptive requirements by making tradeoffs between building features that are “better and worse” than Prescriptive. After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to: - Compare the Prescriptive and Performance approaches to compliance - Describe, in general terms, how Performance modeling works and what it produces - Use Joint Appendix 4 (JA4) to determine how alternative wall assemblies compare to Prescriptive requirements - Given an example project, identify a set of “tradeoffs” among measures that likely will comply using the Performance approach
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Coffee & Code with Brian— Residential Modeling: Simple New Construction Project, Part 3: Advanced HVAC & DHW Systems
Join us for our third Code & Coffee event — a one-hour live stream YouTube show designed to present "how-tos" for industry professionals working with California's building and appliance energy efficiency standards. The setting is informal, the platform interactive, and the java strong! In this episode of Code & Coffee, Brian Selby will focus on residential building performance modeling for compliance with California's Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Brian will demonstrate how to model advanced HVAC and DHW (domestic hot water) systems and check the CF1R for accuracy. This episode works with the single-story, slab-on-grade conventionally framed home that was modeled in the Part 1 of this series. Some of the key modeling features you'll see in action include: Input different HVAC system types and characteristics (heat pump, combined hydronic, ductless mini-split) into EnergyPro and run the analysis; Input different Domestic Hot Water (DHW) system types and characteristics (HPWH, solar thermal, compact hot water distribution) into EnergyPro and run the analysis; Review the HVAC and DHW inputs on the CF1R for accuracy.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Introduction to Nonresidential Modeling
This is a three-hour online "virtual-classroom" training experience that answers the question: “Why bother with the modeling to demonstrate compliance with the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards?” This course does NOT address how to use modeling software or include any hands-on work with the software. Rather, it is designed for individuals who are uncertain of the important role that modeling can play in complying with Title 24, Part 6. Specifically, it illustrates the benefits of using Performance Approach to compliance and how approved modeling software lets you avoid selected Prescriptive requirements by making tradeoffs between building features that are “better and worse” than Prescriptive. After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to: - Compare the Prescriptive and Performance approaches to compliance - Describe, in general terms, how Performance modeling works and what it produces - Use Joint Appendix 4 (JA4) to determine how alternative wall assemblies compare to Prescriptive requirements - Given an example project, identify a set of “tradeoffs” among measures that likely will comply using the Performance approach
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials: Nonresidential Standards — Using the Lighting Wheel
In this course, you will learn how to use the Energy Code Ace nonresidential lighting wheel to look up standards per area type, interpret California Energy Commission lighting control requirements, review potential triggers and see related footnotes.It is intended to help professionals who design, specify, install or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled nonresidential spaces, energy analysts who evaluate the California Building Energy Standards (Title 24, Part 6) compliance of proposed lighting designs and manufacturers who supply lighting devices, controls, and systems.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials: Nonresidential Standards — Dynamic Compliance Forms
In this course, you will learn about the roadmap for consolidation of the new 2016 Title 24, Part 6 Nonresidential Compliance forms. You’ll recognize the benefits of the new dynamic forms which prompt you as you complete each section, and have an opportunity to see first-hand how they function with real data.
There is an Online Self-Study presentation available for this topic, but the presentations are only accessible on the desktop version of this site.
To receive a certificate of completion after you finish this course, please email us. email online.training@energycodeace.com.
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Coffee & Code with Brian — Residential Modeling: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), Part 1: Newly Conditioned Detached ADU
Join host Brian Selby for our next Code & Coffee event — a one-hour live stream YouTube show designed to present "how-tos" for industry professionals working with California's building and appliance energy efficiency standards. The setting is informal, the platform interactive, and the java strong! In this episode of Code & Coffee, Brian will focus on residential building performance modeling for compliance with California's Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Brian will demonstrate how to model a newly conditioned detached ADU based on converting an existing detached garage to an ADU. This demonstration includes performing plan take-offs, modeling the project in EnergyPro, making recommendations for compliance, and reviewing the CF1R for accuracy.
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Residential CEA Exam Preparation Workshop
This full-day workshop will focus on preparing candidates to take the multiple-choice and modeling portions of the Residential Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) exam administered through CABEC. The workshop includes key information about how the exam was developed, exam competencies and objectives, sample questions, study resources and exam-taking tips. This workshop will also include hands-on modeling of a sample project, including strategies for project assessment, gathering and organizing plan take-offs, and identifying common modeling mistakes. Note: Participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers with the most current version of the compliance software and be prepared to use it.
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Code & Coffee: Nonresidential Lighting - Indoor Lighting Wheel Overview
Join host Brian Selby for this episode of Code and Coffee that reviews how to use the Energy Code Ace Nonresidential Lighting Wheel. The Energy Code Ace Indoor Lighting Wheel is designed as a quick reference to check whether an indoor lighting installation in various areas of a nonresidential building meets 2016 Title 24, Part 6 requirements − without the need to dive into the Standards language itself. It covers the following for both new construction and alterations: Allowed lighting power (W/ft2) for a given lighting area category; Prescriptive Area Category Allowance: §140.6(c)2; Lighting controls necessary for a given area category; Mandatory Lighting Controls §130.1(a)-(e); Prescriptive Lighting Controls §140.6(a)2 and (d) Special considerations and exceptions for the above – Alterations §141.0(b)2I-J including Table 141.0-E
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Decoding ADUs: Let's Talk Recent Changes
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy, along with her guest speaker and colleague at Gabel Energy, Michelle Austin, want you to join the conversation on the new clarification provided by the Energy Commission in April about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) for residential construction, and how it may impact your role in the construction process. Take this course to: Explore how the clarification provided changes code requirements for ADUs; Review examples of different ADU types and how they may be affected; Determine the modeling/documentation processes that have changed; Understand how the ADU compliance options may impact construction.
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Code & Coffee with Brian: Residential Modeling – Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), Part 2: Newly Conditioned Attached ADU
Join host Brian Selby for our next Code & Coffee event — a one-hour live stream YouTube show designed to present "how-tos" for industry professionals working with California's building and appliance energy efficiency standards. The setting is informal, the platform interactive, and the java strong! In this episode of Code & Coffee, Brian will focus on residential building performance modeling for compliance with California's Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Brian will demonstrate how to model a newly conditioned attached ADU based on converting an existing attached garage to an ADU. This demonstration includes performing plan take-offs, modeling the project in EnergyPro, making recommendations for compliance, and reviewing the CF1R for accuracy.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Advanced Energy Rebuild Program Introduction for Architects and Certified Energy Analysts
Join us for this 2.5- to 3-hour live online session designed to help architects and Certified Energy Analysts (CEAs) understand the essential considerations for successful participation in the Advanced Energy Rebuild program that Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District jointly offer to help homeowners affected by the October 2017 firestorms rebuild energy-efficient, sustainable homes. NOTE: This course is designed for architects and Certified Energy Analysts (CEAs) who anticipate doing residential new construction projects in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties and who are interested in participating in the Advanced Energy Rebuild program.
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Decoding Residential Lighting: Let’s Talk Title 24, Part 6 Requirements
Gina Rodda of Gabel Energy, along with her guest speaker Nicole Graeber Hathaway, from the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis, want you to join the conversation on 2016 Title 24, Part 6 residential lighting requirements! Topics include: How the mandatory requirements apply to lighting design; What Reference Joint Appendix JA8 means, and how to find high efficacy products that fulfill its requirements; How the control requirements apply to specific space types; What the industry has been struggling with, and the solutions and resources available to help.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Nonresidential CEA Exam Preparation Workshop
This full-day workshop will focus on preparing candidates to take the multiple-choice and modeling portions of the Nonresidential Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) exam administered through CABEC. The workshop includes key information about how the exam was developed, exam competencies and objectives, sample questions, study resources and exam-taking tips. This workshop will also include hands-on modeling of a sample project, including strategies for project assessment, gathering and organizing plan take-offs, and identifying common modeling mistakes. Note: Participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers with the most current version of the compliance software and be prepared to use it.
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Code & Coffee: Residential Modeling – Two-story Simple New Construction Project
Join us for our sixth Code & Coffee event — a one-hour live stream YouTube show designed to present "how-tos" for industry professionals working with California's building and appliance energy efficiency standards. The setting is informal, the platform interactive, and the java strong! In this episode of Code & Coffee, Brian Selby will focus on residential building performance modeling for compliance with California's Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Brian will demonstrate how to model a simple two-story single-family project, including take-offs from the plan set, modeling the project in EnergyPro from scratch, and reviewing the CF1R for accuracy.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

Code & Coffee: Residential Modeling – Existing + Addition + Alteration Project
Join us for episode 8 of Code & Coffee — a one-hour live stream YouTube show designed to present "how-tos" for industry professionals working with California's building and appliance energy efficiency standards. The setting is informal, the platform interactive, and the java strong! In this episode of Code & Coffee, Brian Selby will focus on residential building performance modeling for compliance with California's Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Brian will how to model an existing + addition + alteration project, including take-offs from the plan set, modeling the project in EnergyPro from scratch, and reviewing the CF1R for accuracy.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic. But you can click on the link below to view a recording of a previous session.

2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials - Standards & Technology for Nonresidential Lighting
Join us for this course designed to provide those who design, specify and/or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled nonresidential spaces with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks associated with Title 24 building energy efficiency compliance. Topics include an overview of current lighting technologies that are available to fulfill code requirements. During the course you will look at how the requirements may differ when they apply to lighting alteration projects, using tools available through Energy Code Ace such as trigger sheets and the Nonresidential Lighting Wheel.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this topic.