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
    27
    Oct
    2021

    BayREN and Energy Code Ace On-Line Training: HERS-Verified Quality Insulation Installation (QII)

    9:00 am - 10:30 amAdobe Connect Webinar


    Date
    :  Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Description: This hour-long virtual course focuses on Prescriptive QII requirements in the 2019 Energy Code for new low-rise Residential buildings of any size and Additions greater than 700 ft². The webinar helps:

    • Designers and architects create projects that meet QII
    • Energy consultants clarify the minimum requirements and schedule of inspections when the Certificate of Compliance form (CF1R) calls for QII
    • Contractors coordinate with HERS Raters and subcontractors on inspection dates and other QII requirements
    • Building departments support QII projects at plan check and inspection to ensure the QII process goes smoothly
    • HERS Raters communicate with the construction team on how to prepare a project to meet QII requirements during HERS inspections

    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

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  • Wed
    03
    Nov
    2021

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

    8:00 am - 9:15 amZoom Meeting

    Residential Electrification Series

    Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
    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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  • Wed
    10
    Nov
    2021

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

     NEW:   9:00 am - 10:15 amZoom Meeting

    Residential Electrification Series

    Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 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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  • Wed
    17
    Nov
    2021

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

    9:00 am - 10:15 amZoom Meeting

    Residential Electrification Series

    Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    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
    30
    Nov
    2021

    BayREN On-Line Training: Energy Code Refresher

     NEW:  9:00 am - 10:15 amZoom Meeting


    Date
    : Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am

    Description: California’s Energy Code was first adopted in 1978 and is updated every three years by the California Energy Commission. As the code has grown in complexity, it has become longer and more complex. This refresher will review the context of the Energy Code and provide an overview of its structure, important supporting references and manuals, and how it addresses different types of buildings and projects, as well as mandatory measures and performance and prescriptive approaches.

    ICC CEUs: 0.1
    Target Audience: Building Department Staff

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  • Tue
    07
    Dec
    2021

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

    1:00 pm - 2:30 pmAdobe Connect Webinar


    Date:
      Tuesday, December 7, 2021
    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    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

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).

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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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