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Title 24 Compliance Modeling & Decarbonization with IESVE Software


Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Ltd will provide a one-day software training course using IESVE software for Title 24 Compliance modeling of new nonresidential buildings, and will include modeling of various decarbonization strategies for above-code programs in all-electric jurisdictions. The agenda will include an introduction and overview, 3D model architecture, loads optimization, decarbonization analysis and simulation (see agenda for more details). Trainees will be required to follow along with the software and will be provided with free IESVE software for these

California Policy Call!


Join the CA Team as we dive into California Policy Updates!

Effective Coaching and Mentoring


Coaching and mentoring staff are two important ways to retain top talent and build a leadership pipeline. But many people don’t even know that they are two different things! Coaching focuses on enhancing current job performance. Mentorships are supportive relationships that can reduce and reframe personal, structural and cultural barriers that hold emerging leaders back from achieving their full potential. Both are important. Why should you make time to coach and mentor employees? Not only will it empower your staff



Manufacturers Heat Pump Water Heating (HPWH) Education session focused on technology features and benefits, appropriate applications, energy efficiency comparison to other water heater types, installation techniques, and best practices, service support and warranty, proper maintenance, troubleshooting, and selling strategies

Extreme Weather Events and Building Resilience in Home Electrification and Decarbonization


Climate change is driving a rise in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, cold snaps, floods, hurricanes, etc., significantly impacting the stability and reliability of buildings’ energy systems and infrastructure. This seminar will delve into the intersection of extreme weather events and resilience strategies associated with reducing emissions from homes. Key topics include identifying the vulnerabilities of current home electrification systems to extreme weather events and highlighting the critical need for home resilient design and



All-Electric in Design & Construction Series Incorporating all-electric systems into residential and small commercial projects can be a bumpy road, but understanding the nuts and bolts of specific systems helps smooth out the process. By identifying and reviewing specific products and manufacturers, we’ll provide architects, builders and owners with the tools to easily go from design and permitting to construction and operation. This is a five-part series to pick-and-choose, or take all five: Part 1: Ductless Heat Pumps will address

The Multi-State Plan to Power a Surge in Heat Pump Adoption


Earlier this year, nine states plus Washington, DC, signed an agreement to meet ambitious heat pump targets and reduce emissions from buildings. Hear from Emily Levin of the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), who drafted the agreement, on how it came to be and what the states are now doing to meet the commitment. Also hear from Zach Berzolla of the Maryland Department of the Environment about the specific steps his state is taking to accelerate heat



Zone control is a popular strategy for addressing different climate zones in a home. Many customers and contractors newer to heat pumps are drawn to multi-split systems that utilize a single outdoor unit to run multiple air handlers, but there can be unintended comfort sacrifices if not done carefully. In this webinar we will focus on various approaches to zone control for efficient and comfortable outcomes. We will compare traditional zoning with zone control, multi-split systems, multiple 1-to-1 systems, and

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) and the California Energy Code (Webinar)


Course Description: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) are becoming an important form of housing in California but designing and building these units to comply with the 2019 Energy Code can be challenging. This course covers the prescriptive requirements that apply to new ADUs and discusses both minimum requirements and design options for compliance.

2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Asilomar Conference Grounds 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, California

The 2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings is the 23rd biennial event. Summer Study will bring together professionals from around the globe to the Asilomar Conference Grounds to collaborate, debate and advance the technologies, practices and research necessary to equitably decarbonize the building sector in a manner that addresses the urgency of the climate crisis. The 2024 theme is Equity and Climate Action: Time to Deliver. In August 2022, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), an unprecedented investment to transform our

2022 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Single-family Standards: Envelope


If you design, specify, construct, install or inspect the envelope components of Single-family building projects, this course is for you! In it, you’ll learn what ceiling/attic, wall and floor insulation is required by California’s 2022 Energy Code. You’ll also find out how fenestration products are certified and the effect of shading on fenestration efficiency. Also explore the envelope component requirements for an Accessory Dwelling Unit conversion. Upcoming Classes: Date: December 9, 2024 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST Instructor: Luke Morton

Embodied Carbon + Electrification – Full Path to Decarbonization


A focal point of our discussion will be retrofitting existing buildings and the imperative to reuse materials and structures. We’ll address the necessity of developing new systems and methodologies to facilitate this transition, emphasizing both environmental benefits and economic returns. Our panelists will share their insights on integrating heat pumps and optimizing building envelopes to minimize energy consumption while effectively reusing existing infrastructure, thereby reducing overall carbon footprints. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of embodied carbon