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3C-REN Single Family Program 2024 Updates

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Register 3C-REN’s Single Family Home Energy Savings Program has three notable changes to the program design in 2024.  Program changes include:  No new gas equipment can be submitted into the program as a primary or secondary measure beginning June 1st, 2024.  Homes with solar installed within the previous 12 months of the project will be […]

DIY-Energy Savings Toolkit Workshop

Goleta Valley Library , United States

Register Do you know how much energy is used in your home? Want to learn how saving energy can affect you, your home, and our climate? The Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) has partnered with local libraries to provide Home Energy Savings DIY Toolkits and portable Induction Cooktops for your use! Join us at Goleta Valley Library […]

ADU Planning and Best Practice

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Register In an effort to alleviate the States housing crisis, California passed a series of laws to allow homeowners to utilize their lots for building accessory dwelling units. This session aims to provide guidance on the building code, resources and best practices. Learning Objectives: What is the difference between an ADU and JADU? Is your […]

Recovery Ventilators: Energy Savings and Compliance Credit in the 2022 Energy Code

Register Improved health and cognitive performance. Easier Title 24 compliance. Utility bill savings. These are the reasons to consider incorporating Heat Recovery Ventilators & Energy Recovery Ventilators (collectively Recovery Ventilators or RVs) into your next high-performance home project. Nick Brown, the instructor installed his first RV in his home during COVID, when his daughter and […]

Real Estate Professionals Community Mentoring Sessions

Register Sessions will provide ongoing support for real estate agents and appraisers on the topics of Efficient, Healthy, Clean-energy Homes.   Participants are invited to bring questions, share experiences, and continue to build their expertise.    Instructor: Debra Little, Home Performance and Valuation Specialist, AjO

High Performance Buildings & Careers – Class 1: High Performance Fundamentals Series

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Register This is class 1 of 6 in 3C-REN’s High Performance Fundamentals Certificate series. Earn a 3C-REN certificate of completion after finishing the series and passing short quizzes at the end of each class.    Code compliance is a minimum standard for building performance; by contrast, “high performance” refers to buildings that are designed, built, […]

Energy Code Implementation: Single Family Additions and Alterations

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 […]

Using Building Science to Design and Build High Performance Homes – Class 2: High Performance Fundamentals Series

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Register This is class 2 of 6 in 3C-REN’s High Performance Fundamentals Certificate series. Earn a 3C-REN certificate of completion after finishing the series and passing short quizzes at the end of each class.   Most of us either have or would like to forget our high school biology, chemistry, and physical science. But believe it […]

Tiny Homes and ADUs for Homeowners

Waterman Village 466 Dana Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Register Come see a tiny, fully equipped all-electric home. Learn about and test some of the equipment you might use in your home construction or retrofit. Get hands on with–induction cooking; combi-ventless wash/dry; mini-split heating/cooling, solar panels and battery storage, etc…. and review example pricing, availability and associated benefits & potential issues (e.g. noise of […]

Energy Code Compliance: Using HERS Measures (Part 2)

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 design and construction. Part 2 will address HERS measures relating to […]

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