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California 2019 Energy Code – Nonresidential Building Envelope

Envelope (Enclosure) Code Presentation The 2019 California Energy Code, aka Building Energy Efficiency Standards—Title 24, became effective on January 1, 2020. Last month (June), the California Energy Commission released this comprehensive presentation on the nonresidential building envelope mandatory and prescriptive measures now in place. BECx Checklist for Air Leakage The CEC mandatory requirements include limiting […]

Don’t Complain About Title 24 – Do Something!

The California Energy Commission selects measures to support for each code cycle of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). Potentially useful changes to building commissioning were not included in 2019 updates to the standards — but before July 31st (3 months from now) you have the opportunity to be heard: submit commissioning […]

Cx? Acceptance Testing? Functional Testing? What’s the Difference?

By Lyn Gomes, PE, CCP, LEED AP, CLCATT kW Engineering This post first appeared on kW Engineering’s blog. From my experience as both an acceptance tester and commissioning provider, I’ve realized that not everyone knows the difference. It’s helpful for stakeholders to understand how they are different to be sure expectations are aligned and construction moves smoothly. Although […]