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

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

    BayREN On-Line Training: HERS Registry

    9:00 am - 10:30 amZoom Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Description: This course explores the advantages of using the online HERS registry to track and verify compliance forms electronically. Course includes a live demonstration of projects for the jurisdiction in training. Attendees will need to bring addresses for specific projects.

    Topics Covered: HERS registry, what projects are required to be in the registry, how to track CF1R, CF2R and CF3R forms electronically so hard copies do not need to be printed.

    Target Audience: Permit technicians, plan checkers, and field inspectors.
    ICC CEUs: 0.1

    Sign Up Here

  • Wed

    Regional Forum: Connecting Housing and Energy: Implementing Energy Efficiency and Electrification in Multifamily Buildings

    9:00 am - 12:00 pmZoom Webinar

    Bay Area cityscape photo for BayREN Regional Forum - June 8, 2022

    Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Description: Housing and climate are two key challenges in the Bay Area, but they are often approached independently. Join us to hear how multifamily housing can connect with energy efficiency and electrification efforts, from policy considerations to technical approaches. Speakers will discuss case studies of multifamily building projects and address how energy improvements and electrification affect costs, as well as opportunities to layer funding. This event is free and open to all.

     Register Here


  • Wed

    BayREN and Energy Code Ace On-Line Training: Residential Energy Standards - Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)

    9:00 am - 10:30 amAdobe Connect Webinar

      Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Description: ADUs 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 hour-long course covers the Prescriptive requirements that apply to new ADU, and discusses both minimum requirements and design options for compliance. The webinar helps:

    • Designers and architects understand how different ADU types are subject to envelope, Photovoltaic (PV)/Battery, domestic hot water (DHW), ventilation, HVAC and HERS requirements of the Energy Code
    • Energy consultants clarify the minimum requirements and communicate the compliance options available for ADU
    • Contractors recognize that ADU type and CF1R Certificate of Compliance affect envelope, PV/Battery, DHW, ventilation, HVAC and HERS features
    • Building departments know what to look for during plan check and inspection, and how to ensure the ADU permitting and construction process goes smoothly
    • HERS Raters be aware that HERS measures are more likely with an ADU project

    CEUs Available:
    ICC: 0.1
    AIA: 1.0

    Training developed and offered in partnership with Energy Code Ace.

    Target Audience:  Building Department Staff, Contractors, and Building Professionals

    Sign Up Here

  • Tue

    Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series: Session 5, Implementation

    10:00 am - 11:30 amMicrosoft Teams Webinar

    Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series

    Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Session 5, Implementation:  Monitoring reach code implementation, checklists and training, examples from specific jurisdictions, and more.

    This free webinar series helps reach code newcomers (and anyone who wants to learn more about reach codes) gain a greater understanding of the options, resources and timeframes involved. Sessions are timed for jurisdiction staff who are exploring reach code adoption in alignment with the new statewide 2022 Building Energy Code, effective January 1, 2023.

    Webinar provided through a collaborative effort by the Statewide Reach Codes Program, BayREN, and the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC).

    Sign Up Here

Past Forums & Workshops









  • Thu

    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.

    Access Materials & Show Details here
  • Tue

    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.

    Access Materials & Show Details here
  • Tue

    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)
    Access Materials & Show Details here
  • Tue

    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".

    Access Materials & Show Details here
  • Tue

    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).

    Access Materials & Show Details here
  • Tue

    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.

    Access Materials & Show Details here