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

  • Tue
    25
    Jan
    2022

    Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series: Session 1, Introduction

    10:00 am - 11:30 amMicrosoft Teams Webinar

    Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series

    Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Session 1, Introduction:  The what and why of reach codes, including an overview of the process and timing, legal considerations, 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, Building Decarbonization Coalition, and the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC).

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  • Thu
    27
    Jan
    2022

    BayREN On-Line Training: How the Energy Code Treats Electrification

    9:00 am - 10:30 amZoom Meeting

    Residential Electrification Series

    Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Description: The 2019 and upcoming 2022 Energy Codes are supporting electrification as part of California’s work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electric appliances such as heat pump water heaters, heat pump space conditioners, and induction cooktops are impacted by different aspects of the building code as well as planning and zoning. With increased incentives and reach codes driving toward electrification, the projects submitted for permits may vary from previous business as usual upgrades. This class will focus on the energy code and green building code while touching on other parts of the building code and as related to different electrification technologies.

    ICC CEUs: 0.1
    Target Audience: Building Department Staff

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  • Fri
    28
    Jan
    2022

    BayREN On-Line Training: Residential Alterations

    8:00 am - 9:00 amZoom Meeting

    Date: Friday, January 28, 2022

    Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Description: This course will explain how to process residential alterations projects, which are mostly over-the-counter permits such as HVAC changeouts, window replacements and water heater replacements. This training is intended for the City of San Bruno staff only. If you’re interested in scheduling a training for your jurisdiction, please contact the BayREN Codes & Standards Team at codes@bayren.org.

    Topics Covered: CalCERTS 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, field inspectors.
    ICC CEUs: 0.1

  • Thu
    10
    Feb
    2022

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

    Corrected Date: 9:00 am - 10:15 amZoom Meeting

    Residential Electrification Series

    Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
    Time: 8:00 am - 9:15 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, when HPWHs are allowed under the 2019 Energy Code, energy code requirements for installation, and how to complete compliance forms.

    ICC CEUs: 0.1

    Target Audience: Contractors

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  • Fri
    11
    Feb
    2022

    BayREN On-Line Training: Residential Additions

    8:00 am - 9:00 amZoom Meeting

    Date: Friday, February 11, 2022

    Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Description: This course explores specific instruction on residential additions Energy Code. Course extends content learned in Residential New Construction Course. This training is intended for the City of San Bruno staff only. If you’re interested in scheduling a training for your jurisdiction, please contact the BayREN Codes & Standards Team at codes@bayren.org.

    Topics Covered: Comprehensive residential energy code compliance processes, compliance forms, prescriptive and performance approaches, and HERS features, specific to additions.

    Target Audience: Plan checkers, field inspectors.
    ICC CEUs: 0.1

  • Tue
    22
    Feb
    2022

    Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series: Session 2, Reach code process & timing

    10:00 am - 11:30 amMicrosoft Teams Webinar

    Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series

    Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Session 2, Reach code process & timing:  The general steps of developing and drafting a reach code, including policy development, timing considerations, preparing for Council, and support resources to help you throughout the process.

    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, Building Decarbonization Coalition, and the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC).

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  • Tue
    01
    Mar
    2022

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

    9:00 am - 10:15 amZoom Meeting

    Residential Electrification Series

    Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 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, when HPWHs are allowed under the 2019 Energy Code, energy code requirements for installation, and how to complete compliance forms.

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

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  • Tue
    22
    Mar
    2022

    Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series: Session 3, Cost-effectiveness analyses

    10:00 am - 11:30 amMicrosoft Teams Webinar

    Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series

    Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Session 3, Cost-effectiveness analyses:  Introduction to terms, when an analysis is required, what makes a measure cost effective, types of inputs and considerations, how to obtain and use a cost-effectiveness analysis, energy code terms and metrics, 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, Building Decarbonization Coalition, and the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC).

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  • Tue
    26
    Apr
    2022

    Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series: Session 4, Reach code ordinance options

    10:00 am - 11:30 amMicrosoft Teams Webinar

    Reach Codes Newcomers Webinar Series

    Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Session 4, Reach code ordinance options:  Renewing existing reach codes, developing and adopting new reach codes for new and existing buildings, model ordinances, 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, Building Decarbonization Coalition, and the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC).

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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, Building Decarbonization Coalition, and the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC).

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Past Forums & Workshops

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2015

  • 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.

    Access Materials & Show Details here
  • 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).

    Access Materials & Show Details here
  • 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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