The 2013 California Energy Code (CEC) and the 2013 California Green Building Code (aka CalGreen) place new emphasis, and requirements, on building energy efficiency. In addition, many local jurisdictions such as Napa, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Sebastopol and others have further adopted the Tier 1 requirements of CalGreen. Tier 1 requires that all buildings exceed the CEC standards by an additional 10%. These stringent requirements necessitate the coordination between architect and engineer, early in the design process, to ensure the building will meet the CalGreen requirements.
This process can no longer be purely left to the energy consultant to “make it work”. In order to achieve the Tier 1 requirements architectural upgrades to insulation or glazing may be required. For this reason it is critical to have a knowledgeable expert on your team who can review these issues in the conceptual stage of your project.
15000 Inc. has the knowledge and leadership ability to guide your team to the right energy solutions. 15000 Inc. has certified CalGreen Inspectors who can perform the required inspections on your project.
We will run preliminary analysis to determine envelope and system targets to get the project started on the right track. As the project progresses, we will update the energy model to ensure full compliance with the Energy Code and the CalGreen Code.
Have a question about the new code? Please feel free to call us at 707-577-0363.
- Whole Building Energy Modeling
- Life Cycle Cost Analysis
- Envelope Analysis
- LEED Certification Modeling and Compliance
- Title 24 Energy Modeling and Documentation
- Savings By Design Calculations and Rebate Documentation
- PG&E Rebate Calculations and Documentation
- Building Energy Consumption
- Equipment Retrofit and Payback Analysis
- Fenestration Analysis
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