At its monthly Business Meeting on July 13, 2022, the Energy Commission approved reach codes adopted by four communities. The approved ordinances included:
City of Emeryville
City of Encinitas
City of Half Moon Bay
City of Solana Beach
Visitors can browse our website for detailed information about adopted reach codes throughout the state (map view or the adopted ordinances list).
August 9: 3C-REN webinar: Stay Cool This Summer with Higher-Performing Air Conditioning: Local residents share their experiences with heat pumps for space heating and cooling
August 10: Energy Commission Monthly Business Meeting
August 11: BayREN Training: Nonresidential New Construction
August 18: BayREN Training: Nonresidential Tenant Improvements and Alterations
August 25: BayREN Training: Nonresidential Lighting
August 30: Statewide Reach Codes Program webinar: Cost Effectiveness Explorer Update
August 31: 3C-REN webinar: The Value of Becoming a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA)
The reach codes program is updating the residential fact sheet with a comprehensive overview of the new 2022 CALGreen requirements for EV charging for all new construction.
Some of 2022 CALGreen’s most impactful provisions focus on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure as a means of advancing the state’s strategic goals of electrification as a primary driver towards decarbonization. These changes were also spurred by Executive Order N-79-20, which mandates 100% in-state sales of new zero-emission passenger vehicles (ZEV) by 2035.
2022 CALGreen now includes standardized definitions of key terms:
Residential construction includes single-family, multi-family, and hospitality (hotels and motels) housing. The 2022 Standard includes mandatory, Tier 1 and Tier 2 provisions based on occupancy type and number of parking spaces for both new construction and existing buildings (when parking lots are part of the alteration).
Nonresidential new construction requirements include new requirements for EV spaces based on the number of total parking spaces. CALGreen 2022 also establishes mandatory requirements for specific types of construction regarding future installation of medium- and heavy-duty EVSE. These building types include grocery stores, retail, and warehouse buildings with planned off -street loading spaces.
The new Fact Sheet is available here.
The reach codes team hosted a webinar on July 7, 2022, to share draft results of the multifamily new construction cost-effectiveness analysis.
The 2022 Building Energy Code has consolidated all multifamily requirements together as well as providing newly updated and certified modeling software (CBECC) that handles all multifamily and nonresidential analyses.
The analyses focused on evaluating specific measures and packages for cost-effectiveness against two metrics: On-Bill and TDV (Time-Dependent Valuation). Two all-electric packages were evaluated (prescriptive and prescriptive + PV) as well as two mixed fuel packages (Efficiency, Efficiency + PV + Battery).
The prototypes used were the two most common designs of the four Energy Commission models:
Preliminary results showed the following:
Next steps for the analysis team will be to update results to the recently released certified version of the software (CBECC 2022.1.0) and conduct analyses for efficiency packages for the 5-story prototype.
Webinar materials are available for download here and the webinar recording is available on the LEC YouTube channel here.
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