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Using Life Cycle Assessment & Embodied Carbon Calculators to Make Design and Product Choices

Register This hands-on training will equip participants with the practical knowledge and skills to leverage Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tools and embodied carbon (EC) calculators in the architectural design and construction process. The course will guide attendees through each phase of a project, from conceptual design to the as-built stage, highlighting the application and benefits […]

Home Electrification Workshop with Resilient Central Coast

Today many homes on the Central Coast use natural gas or propane to power heating at home like space heating, water heating, cooking and drying clothes. The great news is it’s now easier than ever to power our homes with clean, climate safe renewable energy and create a clean energy home. Join 3C-REN in collaboration […]

Batteries: Options and implementation for a building’s energy storage system

Register Whether you’re interested in resiliency and cost savings for a home or simply meeting energy codes for new construction, understanding battery storage is increasingly important for the building industry. In this course, we’ll go over battery types, what’s currently available and what’s on the horizon, how to size a battery for code compliance or other goals, and […]

Intro to Residential HVAC Systems

Register This class will cover the basic steps needed to design a residential heating and cooling system.  It will cover load calculations (ACCA Manual J), equipment selection (ACCA Manual S) and duct design (ACCA Manual J).  It will go through a simple example home and introduce one of the available software programs that assist you […]

Energy Code Compliance: Using HERS Measures (Part 1)

Register Third-party verification through HERS measures is a great way to improve energy performance and, more to the point, meet the Title 24 Energy code. In this two-part course, we’ll cover what architects and builders need to know to successfully integrate HERS measures into residential design and construction. Part 1 will provide an overview of […]

SLOCAOR All Electric HVAC for Realtors

Register Are you a realtor who wants to be prepared for questions about electrification and be able to identify opportunities for home energy upgrades? This class offers a summary of locally available incentives for home energy upgrades from 3C-REN and what to know about electric technology from Ryan Cruz and Peter Buchnoff of TRINITY HVAC […]

Retaining Profit – Minimize Call Backs on Heat Pump Installs

Zoom link provided upon registration

Register Heat pumps are inherently different than gas furnaces or gas water heaters. Contractors and other industry professionals must take time to educate customers, clients, and others on these differences to ensure optimal customer satisfaction. This webinar will outline best practices for system operation of ducted and ductless mini-splits, unitary heat pumps, and heat pump […]

Elements of a Whole House Assessment: The Home Energy Audit Explained

Register Measured Home Performance is different from other approaches to saving energy and making money in the home improvement industry. The principal difference is the measured results of home performance contracting, as opposed to the hoped for benefits offered by other contracting services. The measured home performance process begins with a thorough examination of the home using diagnostic […]

Energy Code Implementation: Single Family New Construction

Register Energy Code Implementation Series Since the energy code update took effect in January 2023, the industry is adjusting to design, detailing and construction to meet compliance. In this series, we’ll review the code requirements with a focus on what to include in construction documents to streamline the permitting process and tips for construction to […]

Practical Ways to Address Embodied Carbon

Register Embodied Carbon, the term that identifies the collective impacts of extracting, manufacturing and transporting building materials, is appearing on everything from requests for proposals to the next round of the building code. In this course we’ll provide practical approaches to reducing embodied carbon in residential and commercial projects. Learning objectives: • Understand new Cal […]

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