Blueprint Newsletter

Publication: Special Edition December 2014

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

blueprint # December Special Edition

Publication: November - December 2014

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

blueprint # November - December

Publication: 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

Publication: March - April 2014

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

blueprint # March-April

Publication: 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

Publication: 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

Issue 100, Published: June 20, 2012

  • 2013 Standards Update
  • Energy Education Center
  • Residential Compliance Q & A
  • Residential HVAC cards


blueprint # 100



Issue 99, Published: April 1, 2011

  • EnergyUpgrade California
  • Approval Procedure for Weigh-in Method
  • Careers at the California Energy Commission


blueprint # 99



Issue 98, Published: December 29, 2010

  • Residential Radiant Barrier Compliance for the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
  • Efficiency Requirements for Water Chilling Packages: Clarification of Table 112-D
  • Guidelines for HERS Compliance Documentation Registered on or After October 1, 2010


blueprint # 98



Issue 97, Published: November 4, 2010

  • HERS Booklet
  • Duct Sealing Letter
  • Refrigerant Charge Verification


blueprint # 97



Issue 96, Published: July 22, 2010

  • Electronic Form
  • Indoor Ventilation Requirements
  • CABEC Exams
  • Mercury Thermostat Collection


blueprint # 96

Issue 95, Published: June 3, 2010

  • Cool Roof Requirement
  • Alternate Charge Measurement Procedure Clarification
  • CSLB Enforcement Efforts


blueprint # 95



Issue 94, Published: April 1, 2010

  • Updates for the 2008 Standards
  • Energy Education Center


blueprint # 94



Issue 93, Published: January 6, 2010

  • ASHRAE 62.2 Residential Indoor Air Quality Under the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

blueprint # 93



Issue 92, Published: November 19, 2009

  • Lighting Requirements for the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

blueprint # 92



Issue 91, Published: August 5, 2009

  • Date Change for 2008 Energy Standards to January 1, 2010

blueprint # 91



Issue 90, Published: February 18, 2009

  • New Standards Take Effect

blueprint # 90



Issue 89, Published: October 10, 2008

  • 2008 Standards Become Effective

blueprint # 89



Issue 88, Published: April 6, 2007

  • Historic Buildings / Seeking Excellence

blueprint # 88



Issue 87, Published: January 30, 2007

  • Incorporating Title 24 On To Your Plans

blueprint # 87



blueprint # 86



Issue 85, Published: August 4, 2006

  • Builder Energy Code Training

blueprint # 85

Issue 84, Published: March 6, 2006



  • Special Bulletin - SEER 13, Federal Air Conditioner Standards

blueprint # 84

Issue 83, Published: December 19, 2005



  • Special Bulletin - Q&A on Cool Roofs

blueprint # 83

Issue 82, Published: September 30, 2005



  • Special Bulletin - New Standards & Master Plans

blueprint # 82

Issue 81, Published: August 19, 2005

  • Special Bulletin - Energy Commission Releases Letter to Homeowners on New Duct Sealing Requirements for HVAC Changeouts

blueprint # 81

Issue 80, Published: August 3, 2005

  • Buried Ducts Special Bulletin

blueprint # 95

blueprint # 79

Issue 78, Published: July 20, 2005

  • Changeut Special Bulletin

blueprint # 78

blueprint #77

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