Blueprint Newsletter

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Issue 116, September 2016 - October 2016

  • Are You Ready for January 1, 2017?
  • 2016 Mandatory Measures Summary Now Available
  • New Project Status Report Available!
  • Dynamic Compliance Documents for 2016 Residential Non-HERS Projects
  • Residential Early Adopters
  • Master Plan Permit Applications
  • Online Resource Center
  • Lighting ATTCP Training Approved for 2016
  • 2016 High Efficacy Requirements for Ceiling Recessed and Enclosed Luminaires
  • Deep-Dimming Fluorescent Lamp Ballast Efficiency Standards
  • Overlapping Requirements for Residential Hot Water Pipe Insulation
  • New Mechanical ATTCP
  • ATTCP and HERS Reference Cards Now Available
  • Q&A
    • 2016 Nonresidential Lighting Alterations
    • 2016 Residential Water Heating Options

blueprint  September 2016 - October 2016

Issue 115, July 2016 - August 2016

  • New 2013 Home Energy Rating System Provider
  • Easy Navigation of the 2016 Energy Standards and Compliance Manuals
  • Air-to-Water Heat Pump Systems Efficiency Data
  • HVAC Labeling Requirements
  • Q&A
    • Pipe Insulation in Exterior Walls
    • Solar Ready Requirements for Single Family Homes in Subdivisions
  • Energy Code Ace Training Schedule

blueprint  July 2016 - August 2016

Issue 114, May 2016 - June 2016

  • New 2013 Lighting Alteration Compliance Option
  • New All-in-One Certificates of Compliance for 2013 Nonresidential Lighting Projects
  • Porous Inner Core Flex Duct
  • Labeling of Products Used for Compliance with the Energy Standards
  • Q&A
    • Water Heater Replacement - Propane to Electric
    • Electrical Power Distribution and Guest Rooms
    • Lighting Alteration Compliance Option
    • Roofing Projects and Solar Reflective Index

blueprint  May 2016 - June 2016

Issue 113, March 2016 - April 2016

  • New Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician Certification Provider
  • Small Duct High Velocity Space Conditioning Systems
  • Demand Responsive Controls for Additions and Alterations
  • Residential Water Heating Options
  • EnergyPro Version 7.0
  • Alternative Path for Complying with Lighting Alteration Requirements
  • Lighting Standards to Save Californians More Than $4 Billion in Electricity Costs
  • Q&A
    • Illuminated Areas
    • Track Lighting Alterations
    • Compliance Documents
    • Townhouses and Duplexes
    • Commissioning
  • Energy Code Ace Training Schedule

blueprint  March 2016 - April 2016

Issue 112, November 2015 - February 2016

  • Decertification of Energy Analysis and Comfort Solutions
  • New Computer Compliance Program Available
  • Filter Grille Area Requirements
  • Clarification of Letter to Building Industry
  • Updated 2013 Compliance Manuals Now Available
  • 2016 Nonresidential Lighting Alteration Provisions Adopted
  • Tools for the 2016 Energy Standards Now Available
  • Funding for Workforce Training
  • Q&A
    • Radiant Barriers
    • Marking of Controlled Receptacles
    • Below Grade Hot Water Pipe Insulation
    • Air Conditioning System Changeouts

blueprint  November 2015 - February 2016

Issue 111, September - October 2015

  • Water and Energy Saving Economizer Approved
  • Lighting Acceptance Test Technician Certification Provider Certificates of Acceptance
  • Nonresidential Computer Compliance Program Updates
    • EnergyPro
    • Integrated Environmental Solutions
  • Energy Standards Presentations
  • Q&A
    • Radiant Floor Heating Panels
    • Signatures for Residential Compliance Documents
  • Energy Code Ace Training Schedule

blueprint  September - October 2015

Issue 110, July - August 2015

  • 2016 Energy Standards Approved
  • Alpha Versions of CBECC 2016 Now Available
  • CBECC-Com Version 3c
  • Water Heater Energy Factor Reference Guide
  • CALCTP Lighting Controls Certificates of Acceptance
  • Q&A
    • Natural Ventilation
    • Bypass Ducts
    • Heat Pump Water Heating Systems

blueprint  July-August 2015

Issue 109, May - June 2015

  • CBECC-Res Version 4
  • New HVAC Ambassador Program
  • NLCAA Lighting Controls Certificates of Acceptance
  • Improved Mechanical Compliance Document
  • Q&A
    • Performance Compliance Approach
    • Lighting Controls
    • Commissioning
    • Water Heating Requirements

blueprint  May-June 2015

Issue 108, March - April 2015

  • California Lighting Technology Center Lighting Guides
  • New Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician Certification Provider
  • New HERS Provider for Residential Alterations
  • Q&A
    • Luminaire Certification Requirements
    • Exempt Processes
    • Acceptance Testing
    • Air Flow and Fan Efficacy for New Duct Systems
    • Power Distribution

blueprint  March-April 2015

Issue 107, January February 2015

  • Cool Roofs & Condensation
  • QII Compliance Credit for Insulated Headers
  • Approved Acceptance Test Technician Certification Providers for Lighting Controls
  • Free Training Opportunities
  • Q&A
    • Commissioning
    • Nonresidential Economizers
    • Residential Reroof Projects
    • Luminaire Modifications-in-Place

blueprint # December Special Edition

Issue 106, Special Edition December 2014

  • Below Deck Netting Insulation Method Provides an Effective Means to Achieve High Performance Attics

blueprint # December Special Edition

Issue 105, November - December 2014

  • Compliance Documents Without Watermarks
  • 2016 Energy Standards Workshop
  • Existing Conditions Compliance Documents
  • Q&A
    • Light Emitting Diodes

blueprint # November - December

Issue 104, September - October 2014

  • HERS Providers
  • ATTs and Providers
  • CBECC‐Res Update
  • Master Plan Permit Applications
  • Duct Sealing & Asbestos
  • Utility Sponsored Training
  • Q&A
  • Program Contact Information

blueprint # September-October

Issue 103, March - April 2014

  • Residential Early Adopter Program Available NOW
  • 2013 Computer Compliance Software
  • Tubular LED Lamps and the 2013 Energy Standards

blueprint # March-April

Issue 102, January - February 2014

  • New Effective Date will be July 1, 2014
  • CALBO Education Weeks
  • Mandatory Solar Ready Area Requirement
  • Builder Energy Code Training (BECT) Program

blueprint # Jan-Feb

Issue 101, September - October 2013

  • 2013 Building Standards Will Go Into Effect, January 1, 2014
  • What's New for 2013 Non-Residential
  • What's New for 2013 Residential

blueprint # Sept-Oct

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