WISE Updates Newsletter | March 2019

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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 practices for these construction techniques. WISE is funded by the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program. This survey will help direct resources where they are most needed. Thank you in advance for your time!

New WISE Blog Post: Lessons from Builders Adopting High Performance Attics 
Many production home builders in California have adopted high performance attics, and recognize that this envelope feature is one of the most effective energy efficiency measures that can also increase occupant comfort. Read more to hear several lessons learned from adopting high performance attics.

Industry Updates

Case Study: California Advanced Homes Master Builder, Shea Homes –  Rio Vista, CA 
Learn how Shea Homes successfully adopted high performance attics at Trilogy in Rio Vista to not only improve home performance, but increase comfort for homeowners.

Product Spotlight: Knauf Ecobatt® Integrated Roof Deck (IRD) Insulation
Read the details on Knauf Insulation’s Ecobatt® Integrated Roof Deck Insulation: a new cutting edge solution for both Vented and Unvented High Performance Attics. Visit Knauf Insulation for more information on their attic solutions.

Training Updates

The WISE website features a training and event calendar with information on training opportunities throughout California. Upcoming events include:

  • March 13: Building Science for Cost Effective Approaches to Net Zero Energy Homes – San Diego, CA
  • March 26: Benefits of High Performance Attics and Walls for New Homes in California – Irwindale, CA
  • March 29: Duct Testers: High Performance Walls and Attics

Stay tuned for more WISE training! To see the full calendar of events, visit WiseWarehouse.org. 

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