Aluminum Windows & Title 24 Energy Compliance Session

a Small Firm Forum

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Noon – 1:30pm

Free AIA members; $3 Guests   Please RSVP for room location


Host: Alex Bergtraun, AIA

In July 2014 the California Energy Commission implemented new standards for Title24 – Part6. These more stringent requirements significantly impacted residential energy compliance, the building envelope, and window/door requirements.

This discussion is an opportunity to learn from two specialists with “in the trenches” experience in energy compliance – a window manufacturer and energy-consultant.

We will cover high-performance product specifications, Title 24 “do’s and don’ts”, relative cost/benefit of upgraded systems, and who to rely on for good information.

Jeremy Drucker (Blomberg Windows) and David Knight (Monterey Energy Group) have recently collaborated on a number of difficult Title24 projects – working through complex solutions to elegant architectural designs. Jeremy and David will come together for a conversation about the difficulties of Title 24 compliance, the need for energy-efficient systems, and the path forward in this new regulatory environment.

About the Presenters:

David Knight founded Monterey Energy Group in 1982.  Since then, he has designed over 6,000 residential mechanical systems and performed over 18,000 energy efficiency compliance reports. David’s main areas of expertise are designing radiant space conditioning systems, solar energy systems, interpreting the State energy code, and general energy-efficiency.

Jeremy Drucker is part of the new ownership at Blomberg Window Systems, a well-respected company with 58 years of aluminum window experience. His background in residential architecture, construction, and development contributes to his user-focused understanding of the market. Blomberg Windows currently manufactures one of the most energy-efficient systems in domestic production, the T450N window system.

Learning Objectives

  • Fenestration Details: Understanding LowE coatings, thermally-controlled window and doors, glazing options, etc.
  • Title 24 Calculations: the thermal-envelope, advanced HVAC systems, setting priorities.
  • Title 24 Requirements: NFRC-certification, 3rd-party testing, on-site inspections.
  • Tips and Tricks: “These go to 11?!” Blomberg T450N outperforms, radical HVAC systems, closed-cell spray-foam insulation, etc.

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