Regional Forum – Creating a Sustainable Built Environment

  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. Forum Agenda Opening Remarks and Introduction | Wes Sullens| BayREN Codes & Standards Program Representative Presentations: Panel …

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

  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). Forum …

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

  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 …

Regional Forum – Stakeholder Engagement in Energy Code Development

  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 …

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

  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 …

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

  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 …