News & Updates

Author: Brian Selby, Principal, Selby Energy, Inc. This past March, Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) program instructors had the opportunity to learn more about California’s Energy Code. The goal was to provide instructors with a better understanding of California’s Title 24, Part 6 Energy Code and...

Join us for the 4th Annual Energy Efficiency Standards Training Bloc, hosted by 831 Conserve in partnership with Cabrillo College. Grab your spot and register today! Attendees will participate in a variety of presentations and open Q&A discussions covering the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Topics will...

Author: Allison Paul, CIRB Research Director (www.cirbreport.org) The Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) is four-year high school construction trades program provided by the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF), currently active in 29 campuses throughout the state. BITA curriculum offers a well-rounded approach to construction training and exposure to...

By David Peery, C.E.M. TRC Many production home builders in California have adopted high performance attics. Builders recognize that this envelope feature is one of the most effective energy efficiency measures that can also increase occupant comfort. From utility programs that incentive builders to adopt high performance attics, we can share...

Author: William Allen, PhD Energy use for heating and cooling in residential buildings is largely driven by a need to keep the internal temperature either higher (in winter) or lower (in summer) than the outside temperature. It would appear obvious, therefore, that reducing air infiltration by improving...

By: William Allen, PhD   In California, energy efficiency requirements for new buildings are governed by the Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which form part 6 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations. The requirements, commonly referred to as Title 24, are updated on a three-year...

Design Build Competition By: Jeremy Silva In April and May, the Home Builders Committee (HBC) and Sacramento Reginal Builders Exchange (SRBX) held two-day competitions for students to design and build a structure in Southern and Northern California. The competition was a fun but rigorous learning experience for students...

August 14, 2018 | Pebble Beach, CA  By: Megan Cordes To further the WISE goal of exploring available options for compliance with high performance attic (HPA) requirements in California, several members of the WISE team attended one of the first installations of the Knauf R-38 below deck insulation...