This events page includes BayREN hosted events as well as third party hosted events from within the Bay Area Regional Energy Network. To request to have an event posted here, please email codes@bayren.com.

The views expressed in the following presentations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Bay Area Regional Energy Network or the jurisdictions that BayREN represents. Any questions pertaining to the views and information within the presentations should be directed to the respective author(s).


Upcoming Events

  • Wed
    11
    Aug
    2021

    Acceptance Testing Enforcement: Lighting Controls and Mechanical Systems in Nonresidential Buildings

    9:00 am - 10:15 amZoom Meeting

    Nonresidential Energy Code Trainings

    Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am

    Description: This course is an introduction to the Acceptance Test Technician Certification Provider (ATTCP) program and the certified Acceptance Test Technician (ATT) requirements for lighting controls and mechanical systems. Acceptance testing has been an Energy Code requirement since the 2008 code cycle, but the ATTCP program is the first time that both compliance and enforcement can be systematically performed, documented, and verified.

    Topics Covered: Why acceptance testing is required in the Energy Code, what role the ATTCP program plays, recent actions by the California Energy Commission that make mechanical ATT certification mandatory, and how contractors and inspectors can use the program to their best advantage. The intent of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the responsibilities and benefits to the builder, contractor, ATT, and the building inspector.

    ICC CEUs: 0.1

    This training will be provided by California Energy Commission staff in partnership with BayREN

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  • Wed
    25
    Aug
    2021

    Nonresidential New Construction

    9:00 am - 10:15 amZoom Meeting

    Nonresidential Energy Code Trainings

    Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am

    Description: This course will provide a basic review of nonresidential new construction energy code.

    Topics Covered: Comprehensive nonresidential energy code compliance processes, compliance forms, prescriptive and performance approaches, commissioning, and acceptance testing, with a focus on new construction, larger additions.

    ICC CEUs: 0.1

    This training is part of the BayREN Codes and Standards Nonresidential Training Series "2019 Energy Code Compliance for Nonresidential Buildings". The series features training on 2019 Energy Code requirements, compliance processes, and enforcement best practices for nonresidential new construction, tenant improvements and alterations.

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  • Thu
    26
    Aug
    2021

    Daly City Reach Code

    8:30 am - 10:00 amZoom Meeting

    This course will help attendees understand and better enforce adopted reach codes in Daly City. The course includes a combination of general practices as well as customized training for Daly City's reach code.

    This training is intended for staff from Daly City only. If you’re interested in scheduling a Reach Code training for your jurisdiction, please contact the BayREN Codes & Standards Team at codes@bayren.org.

  • Wed
    01
    Sep
    2021

    Regional Forum: Decarbonizing Bay Area Homes: Homeowner and Policymaker Perspectives

    9:00 am - 12:00 pmZoom Webinar

    BayREN Regional Forum: Decarbonizing Bay Area Homes: Homeowner and Policymaker Perspectives, September 1, 2021

    Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Description: This Forum will delve into the nuances of decarbonizing single-family homes in the Bay Area, including technical challenges and equity considerations. Attendees will hear about homeowners’ experiences working towards decarbonization of their homes. In addition, local government staff will share insights into policy options for decarbonizing residential buildings. This event is free and open to all.

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  • Wed
    22
    Sep
    2021

    Nonresidential Tenant Improvements and Alterations

    9:00 am - 10:15 amZoom Meeting

    Nonresidential Energy Code Trainings

    Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am

    Description: This course will explore nonresidential tenant improvements and alterations compliance issues.

    Topics Covered: Nonresidential tenant improvement compliance process, including documentation and field inspection.

    ICC CEUs: 0.1

    This training is part of the BayREN Codes and Standards Nonresidential Training Series "2019 Energy Code Compliance for Nonresidential Buildings". The series features training on 2019 Energy Code requirements, compliance processes, and enforcement best practices for nonresidential new construction, tenant improvements and alterations.

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  • Wed
    20
    Oct
    2021

    Nonresidential Lighting

    9:00 am - 10:15 amZoom Meeting

    Nonresidential Energy Code Trainings

    Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am

    Description: This course will cover the 2019 Energy Code requirements for nonresidential lighting.

    Topics covered: Lighting controls and lighting power density; indoor and outdoor lighting; new construction, additions, and alterations; mandatory and prescriptive measures; lighting compliance forms; tips and best practices.

    This training is part of the BayREN Codes and Standards Nonresidential Training Series "2019 Energy Code Compliance for Nonresidential Buildings". The series features training on 2019 Energy Code requirements, compliance processes, and enforcement best practices for nonresidential new construction, tenant improvements and alterations.

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Past Forums & Workshops

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  • Thu
    10
    Dec
    2015

    Regional Forum - Energy Code Compliance for the 21st Century: A Showcase of Electronic Tools

    Marin County

     

    This Forum brought together Building industry professionals, including building department officials, architects, and contractors to learn about exciting electronic tools and resources developed to assist with energy code related responsibilities. This forum included dynamic breakout discussions facilitated by building industry professionals to develop strategies and best practices to promote greater uniformity in code interpretation in building departments throughout the Bay Area.

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  • Tue
    20
    Oct
    2015

    Regional Forum - Collaboration on Energy Code Interpretations: Shared Challenges and Solutions

    San Francisco County

     

    This Forum brought together department staff, contractors and other building industry peers to share location-specific challenges and solutions stemming from inconsistent and confusing interpretations of the Energy Code. This forum included dynamic breakout discussions facilitated by building industry professionals to develop strategies and best practices to promote greater uniformity in code interpretation in building departments throughout the Bay Area.

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  • Tue
    25
    Aug
    2015

    Regional Forum - Stakeholder Engagement in Energy Code Development

    Santa Clara County

     

    This Forum brought together department officials, contractors, architects, policy makers and energy consultants to engage with California Energy Commission staff and other policy implementers on how to improve the energy code development  This forum will also included a dynamic breakout discussions facilitated by building industry professionals to develop strategies, resources, and support networks to further enhance collaboration among the various industries responsible for complying and enforcing code.

    • Forum Agenda
    • Opening Remarks and Introduction | Juan Romero | Santa Clara County BayREN Representative
    • Presentations:
    • Panel Session: Advancing the Stakeholder Engagement Process in Energy Code Development
      • Moderator | Cal Broomhead | San Francisco County BayREN
      • Panelist | Cathy Chappell | TRC, Inc.
      • Panelist | Charles Cormany | Efficiency First
      • Panelist | Heriberto Rosales | California Energy Commission
      • Panelist | Peter Strait | California Energy Commission
      • Panelist | Jeff Pollock | California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)
      • Panelist | Jim Benya | Benya Burnett Consultancy
      • Panelist | Linda Derivi | American Institute of Architects (AIA)
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  • Tue
    16
    Jun
    2015

    Regional Forum - Policy and Implementation: Improving Energy Code Compliance for Small Cities

    Solano County

     

    This Forum brought together local and state government policy leaders, building department personnel, and energy consultants throughout the Bay Area region to share policies and programs influencing small cities. Featured topics included Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan (AB 758), the BayREN Codes & Standards Regional Plan Check program, and a shortened version of the training course “Improving Energy Code Compliance in Low-Rise New Construction".

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  • Tue
    21
    Apr
    2015

    Regional Forum - Recommendations, Best Practices, and Future Considerations for Improving Energy Code Compliance

    San Mateo County

     

    This Forum brought together building department personnel, local government policy leaders and energy consultants throughout the Bay Area region to learn about regional and statewide initiatives aimed at addressing energy code enforcement barriers and challenges, and hear the major findings from the Permit Resource Opportunity Program Final Report and Energy Guide (available here).

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  • Tue
    24
    Feb
    2015

    Regional Forum - Creating a Sustainable Built Environment

    StopWaste of Alameda County

     

    At this Forum,  attendees learned valuable tools and resources for implementing critical policies relating to energy efficiency in community design and how to leverage existing policies and apply best practices that support the needs of their communities.

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