2016 Energy Standards Overview

Friday, September 16, 2016
$25-$60; Prices vary, see below
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California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle, and the new standards take effect January 1, 2017. Representatives from the California Energy Commission will present a two-part, four-hour program on what to expect with the new standards. Registrants may choose to attend the whole program (residential and non-residential), or, just half of it. Either way, everyone is encouraged to have lunch with us!

This four-hour course will provide an overview of the new requirements in the 2016 Energy Standards for both residential and nonresidential buildings. All project types will be covered, including newly constructed buildings, additions, and alterations. The new requirements for residential buildings that will be addressed include: high performance attics and walls; instantaneous water heaters; high efficacy lighting; and much more. The new requirements for nonresidential buildings that will be addressed include: elevators and escalators; window and door HVAC lockout sensors; direct digital controls (DDC); and much more.

About the Presenter:

Javier Perez has over five years of experience at the California Energy Commission working as a Student Assistant on the Energy Standards Hotline fielding questions from the design, building, and enforcement agency industries.  Recently, Javier was hired as an Energy Analyst in the Outreach and Education Unit of the Efficiency Division where he supervises the Energy Standards Hotline.  Javier specializes in the mechanical and lighting Standards requirements, and he helps develop training, tools, and resources to assist enforcement agencies verify compliance with the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6).

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the direction of the Energy Standards for 2016 and beyond
  • Discuss the major changes for both residential and nonresidential buildings
  • Highlight the different requirements for newly constructed, addition, and alteration projects
  • Provide resources that will assist in complying with the Energy Standards


Residential ($25 AIA Members and Employees of Chapter Member Firms; $35 Non-members)


Non-residential ($25 AIA Members and Employees of Chapter Member Firms; $35 Non-members)

FULL Day: $40 AIA Members and Employees of Chapter Member Firms; $60 Non-members

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