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

  • Thu
    18
    Aug
    2022

    BayREN On-Line Training: Nonresidential Tenant Improvements and Alterations

    9:00 am - 10:30 amZoom Meeting

    Nonresidential Energy Code Trainings

    Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 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
    Target Audience: Plan checkers, field inspectors

    This training is part of the BayREN Codes and Standards Nonresidential Training Series “2019 Energy Code Compliance for Nonresidential Buildings”.

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  • Thu
    25
    Aug
    2022

    BayREN On-Line Training: Nonresidential Lighting

    9:00 am - 10:30 amZoom Meeting

    Nonresidential Energy Code Trainings

    Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 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.

    ICC CEUs: 0.1
    Target Audience: Plan examiners, field inspectors

    This training is part of the BayREN Codes and Standards Nonresidential Training Series "2019 Energy Code Compliance for Nonresidential Buildings".

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  • Wed
    21
    Sep
    2022

    BayREN On-Line Training: Heat Pump Water Heaters for Building Department Staff

    2:30 pm - 4:00 pmZoom Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Description: Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are an increasingly popular technology that are a highly efficient means of providing hot water to houses. This training will describe HPWHs, code requirements for HPWHs, resources for permitting and compliance, and best practices for enforcement.

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

    This training is intended for staff from Silicon Valley Clean Energy and partnering jurisdictions only. If you’re interested in scheduling a training for your jurisdiction, please contact the BayREN Codes & Standards Team at codes@bayren.org.

  • Thu
    22
    Sep
    2022

    BayREN On-Line Training: Heat Pump Water Heaters for Contractors

    8:00 am - 9:30 amZoom Meeting

    Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
    Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

    Description: Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are an increasingly popular technology that are a highly efficient means of providing hot water to houses. This training will be geared toward contractors and will describe HPWHs, code requirements for HPWHs, resources for permitting and compliance, and best practices for enforcement.

    ICC CEUs: 0.1
    Target Audience: Contractors

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  • Tue
    27
    Sep
    2022

    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).

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  • Wed
    28
    Sep
    2022

    BayREN On-Line Training: Heat Pump Water Heaters for Building Department Staff

    9:00 am - 10:30 amZoom Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Description: Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are an increasingly popular technology that are a highly efficient means of providing hot water to houses. This training will describe HPWHs, code requirements for HPWHs, resources for permitting and compliance, and best practices for enforcement.

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

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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.

    Access Materials & Show Details here
  • 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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