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Lunchtime Learning Series: Energy Code & Performance Series | AIASB | Monday, 23. September 2019

Santa Barbara AIA – Energy Code & Performance Series
Presented by In Balance Green Consulting, Sponsored through 3C-REN.
This is a 4-part lunch-time series focused on the 2019 Title 24 Energy Code and cost-effective, high-performance construction. Each 1-hour event will include time for Q&A, a brief update on 3C-REN and a schedule of upcoming training. Lunch included.
4-Part Series
1.  September 23, 2019 @ AIASB

All Electric ZNE – Heat pumps and electric appliances for residential and small commercial

Construction in California is moving toward cost-effective, all-electric systems, without natural gas. We’ll discuss the benefits and potential barriers to the integration of all all-electric systems. Earns 1 LU/ HSW. Learning objectives:

Understand the benefits of all-electric systems and be able to communicate effectively with clients.
Learn the parts, pieces, and functions of heat pumps and consider options for distribution and locating equipment
Understand the performance and requirements of heat pump water heaters
Review other electric appliances including dryers and cooktops.

2.  October 29, 2019  

Non-Residential Envelope and Renewable Energy for Title 24 2019

The 2019 update of Title 24 for non-residential construction is around the corner, and this module (Part 1 of 2) addresses envelope and renewable energy.  We will highlight major code changes, offer cost-effective details on wall, roof and windows assemblies and provide guidelines for locating and sizing your project's PV system. Earns 1 LU/ HSW. Learning objectives:

Understand the major changes in the Non-residential Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards 2019 (taking effect January 1, 2020).
Know what envelope and glazing assemblies will serve as the new "baseline" for energy performance.
Identify cost-effective strategies to design, detail and construct high-performance, code-compliant buildings
Understand considerations for locating and sizing renewable energy systems

3.  November 12, 2019  Location:  Impact Hub

Residential Retrofits – 2019 Title 24 and best practices for high performance

Working through specific examples, we’ll help project teams navigate Title 24 2019 Energy Standards and identify strategies that have the highest impact for improving energy efficiency, comfort and indoor healthy environments in retrofits. Earns 1 LU/ HSW. Learning objectives:

Understand the major changes in the Residential Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards 2019 (taking effect January 1, 2020).
Review the benefits and requirements of HERS measures and field verification
Identify best practices and highest impacts for retrofits
Discuss barriers and opportunities in managing a success high-performance retrofit.

4.  January 29th, 2020,  

Commissioning for Non-Residential Projects

Building commissioning (Cx) is a verification process to ensure non-residential buildings perform and operate as intended, and it's required for any project over 10,000 SF. Rather than seeing Cx as one more burden, we’ll talk about efficiently meeting the requirements and enjoying the short-term and long-term benefits. Earns 1 LU/ HSW. Learning objectives:

Understand commissioning in Title 24 Energy Code and CAL Green
Review Cx Documents and schedule
Be able to communicate the benefits of the Cx process, including stories from the field
Understand additional options including enhanced commissioning, envelope commissioning, and monitoring

Key Presenters

Jennifer Rennick, AIA, Certified Energy Analyst

Jennifer specializes in energy use optimization, including passive solar design, whole-building energy use, zero net energy, and energy modeling and analysis. Through her careful analysis of all energy-related components, she consistently helps her clients achieve high energy efficiency, increased occupant comfort, and lower utility costs. A graduate from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Jennifer passionately shares her knowledge and expertise through presentations, workshops, and award-winning articles.

Mike Horgan, Passive House, and Zero Net Energy Builder

Mike is a licensed builder in both California and Massachusetts, as well as a certified Passive House Consultant. Mike has worked in the construction field for more than 25 years having begun framing homes at the age of 17. For 13 years he owned and operated his own design-build firm on Cape Cod specializing in energy-efficient new construction and renovations, and he has many zero-energy builds to his name. Mike specializes in bringing building practices, methods, and theories to real-life applications for architects, designers, and other builders. He focuses on life-cycle cost analysis of materials and applications; waterproofing, airtightness, vapor and insulation detailing; and the construct-ability of assemblies as cohesive packages. He is a graduate of Worcester University in MA with degrees in Economics and Finance, and Boston University with post-graduate degrees in Education and Linguistics.