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to 12/31/2023 11:45 PM
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12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Title 24 Code Changes and Smart Homes Overview
The SMUD Smart Homes team will host a webinar on March 30th from 12-1pm to review the changes in Title 24 for the new code cycle and provide an overview of the Smart Homes program. The webinar will cover updates to building type definitions, the electric readiness and battery storage mandatory requirements, as well as prescriptive baseline considerations for the Sacramento region including prescriptive solar. The content will conclude with an overview of the Smart Homes program prerequisites and incentive offerings, as well as a chance for audience questions at the end.
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
All-Electric Hydronic and Combined Systems
In this workshop we will discuss air-to-water heat pumps in all-electric hydronic systems. Attendees will come away with understanding of best design practices for space heat /cooling systems as well as combined systems. Includes a modeling workshop with flow chart moving from design to compliance using CBECC-Res.
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Kitchen Electrification
This educational course will cover the topic of sustainable food service, looking particularly at how all-electric kitchens, specifically induction cooking equipment, can transform commercial food service. High performance electric kitchens save a considerable amount of energy, compared to traditional gas kitchens. Eliminating combustion from the commercial kitchen also dramatically improves thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and production. AIA: 1.5 LU|HSW CEU
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Passive House Series: Introduction to Passive House Design
This class shall provide a general overview of Passive House standards, outlining the goals and outcomes for buildings and how it supports holistic design. We will review the specific software tools commonly used in their design, plus how these align with California’s own climate goals for buildings. Attendees of this module will come away with a clear understanding of basic Passive House principles and a roadmap for where and how to start on a journey to learn more. AIA: 1.5 LU|HSW CEU
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Improving Home Indoor Air Quality and Best Practices for Kitchen Ventilation - NOW ONLINE
Steve Easley uses real world pictures and graphics to sort through the myriad of system choices to help you design and select the most cost-effective system to meet code and beyond. This class explains why properly ventilated, well-insulated, tighter, homes have better indoor air quality (IAQ) and fewer moisture problems, perform better, last longer and are healthier to live in than the typically insulated, “accidentally ventilated” home. AIA: 1.5 LU|HSW CEU
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Understanding Heat Pumps
Heat Pump technologies have evolved greatly in efficiency, durability and popularity in recent years. In this class you will learn how heat pumps work to heat and cool homes as well as domestic water heating. This class will detail proper design and installation as well as the common mistakes that lead to poor performance, call backs and high bills. This class will explain how heat pump efficiency is measured and how to select heat pumps for performance and comfort. If you are thinking of utilizing heat pumps this introductory class is a must attend class. AIA: 2 LU|HSW CEU
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Passive House Series: Passive House Case Studies and Examples
This class will look at specific building examples, covering a broad spectrum of building types and architectural styles in multiple climate zones. We’ll review details to understand the building science behind each project. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of the broad applicability of Passive House for all building types and climates. AIA: 1.5 LU|HSW CEU
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Commercial Building Enclosures - NOW ONLINE
This program will focus on the performance characteristics of new building enclosure approaches and technologies to create enclosures that manage thermal and moisture loads to ensure building durability as well as energy efficiency. This program will demonstrate methods to enhance and integrate the four control layers required in commercial buildings: 1. Water control layer, weather resistive barriers, rain screens; 2. Air control layer, effective air barrier systems, including installation and air barrier requirements; 3. Thermal control layer, fenestration options and insulation systems, as well as installation protocols; 4. Vapor control layer, intentional and unintended vapor retarders. AIA: 2 LU|HSW CEU
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Leveraging Federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Funding to Improve Building Financial Performance
This webinar will provide an overview of improved and modified tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that can improve the economics of residential new construction with energy efficient and clean energy upgrades. Topics to include Section 48/48E commercial credit, Section 179D commercial credit, Section 25D residential credit, and more. The practical application of IRA incentives continues to unfold and this webinar will provide a starting point for industry to understand its current state.
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Passive House Series: Passive House in California
Our final class in this series will bring this home to cover the evolution of Passive House design here in California. We’ll review up to four specific projects located in Northern California, including a Sacramento project. Details for each project will be shared to gain an understanding for how this approach varies across our local climate zones, and how Passive House may be cost-effectively implemented in our region. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how the Passive House approach works in our region and climate. AIA: 1.5 LU|HSW CEU
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
How to Diagnose Heating and Cooling Comfort Problems in Homes - In-Person
Comfort problems can occur in homes even when the equipment appears to be working perfectly well. Most comfort problems are related to design issues and can be easily diagnosed using basic design principles and simple diagnostic tools. This class will cover the most common comfort complaints, the diagnostic tests, how to interpret the results and how to use industry standard design principles to suggest solutions.
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Home Electrification Product Overview
Homeowners around the world are beginning to embrace electrification (the switch from gas-fired to electric-powered appliances). In this webinar, EMH will introduce and provide an overview of home electrification products to aid in the transition away from gas. This includes at least two electric options for each common gas appliance (e.g., HVAC, water heating, cooking, clothes drying, and fireplaces) as well as advanced electrical products that solve challenging load capacity issues. AIA: 1 LU|HSW CEU