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...

New WISE Blog Post: Integrating Energy Code into the BITA Program Read more about the BITA program and its efforts to integrate energy code training and activities. Interested in learning how BITA is training the next generation? Visit California Homebuilding Foundation for more information. Industry Updates...

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...

We're Listening: Fill Out Our Quick Survey  The Workforce Instructions for Standards and Efficiency (WISE) program is designed to help the homebuilding industry meet state-mandated energy efficiency standards for high performance attics (HPA) and high performance walls (HPW) through education and promoting the exchange of best...

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...

New Training Video: Installing Knauf Insulation in an Unvented Attic System Watch the new video featuring Knauf Insulation's R-38 insulation in a California home as a solution for High Performance attics. For more training videos, visit our Training Resources page. Interested in your company and product featured as an HPA or...