Residential Energy Design Series Session #1 - "Practical Title 24 in 2017"
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January 31, 6:00-7:30PM
AIA Los Angeles
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Residential Energy Design Series Session #1 - "Practical Title 24 in 2017"

Please join Allen Construction for a three-session series that will help you design homes to meet new Title 24 regulations or even to take your projects all the way to Zero Net Energy (ZNE).

California’s residential energy code is significantly more aggressive in 2017 – fully 30% to 35% more stringent than the previous revision.  Moreover, the baseline compliance package imposes several choices that aren’t architecturally appealing in the context of our local communities.  If you’re not already in plan check, your project is impacted by these changes! 

AIA-Members: $30 per session - $75 for the bundle of all 3

Non-Members: $45 per session - $105 for the bundle of all 3

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Our three sessions will:

  • Help you understand the baseline residential compliance package for the 2016 revision Title 24 and how those requirements conflict with traditional Central Coast design aesthetics and typical homeowner expectations; share effective methodologies for integrating energy design and cost vs. benefit analysis into early phases of the design process; and,
  • Look at key energy reduction measures that are specific to our climate and appropriate to our local architectural aesthetic.


SESSION 1

Course Title:  Practical Title 24 in 2017

Date: January 31, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Description:  California’s residential energy code is significantly more aggressive in 2017 – fully 30% to 35% more stringent than the previous revision.  Moreover, the baseline compliance package imposes several choices that aren’t architecturally appealing in the context of our local communities.  If you’re not already in plan check, your project is impacted by these changes!  While laudable, the state’s energy efficiency goals cause residential architects to grapple with the competing priorities of aesthetics and the indoor-outdoor sensibilities of Southern Californian homeowners.  In this session – the first of a series of three on residential energy design – we offer a boots-on-the-ground perspective on the latest revision of California’s ground-breaking energy code and contextualized compliance strategies for Southern Californian designers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the baseline residential compliance package for the 2016 revision Title 24 (effective January 1, 2017), and in particular those areas of significant change over previous revisions of the code.
  • Understand how those requirements conflict with traditional Southern Californian design aesthetics and typical homeowner expectations.
  • Learn how creative alternatives and application of the performance methodology for compliance can help designers balance competing priorities.
  • Understand the science behind some key building assemblies.


SESSION 2

Course Title:  Residential Design Strategies for Zero Net Energy

Date: February 28, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm                                      Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Description:   The typical residential design process doesn’t consider energy performance until late in the CD phase – usually just before plan check.  From that place, energy modeling can have little to no influence over the design, because the process is too far advanced and pressure to submit to plan check is too great.  Designing for Zero Net Energy (ZNE) – or even compliance with the aggressive 2016 revision of the Title 24 energy code – is difficult in such a context.  Effective energy design requires that we adopt new strategies for energy modeling, allowing the energy model to evolve in the same way that the architectural design develops into a fully-specified plan.  In this course, leading green builder Allen Construction will share effective methodologies for integrating energy design and cost vs. benefit analysis into early phases of the design process, providing architects with the feedback loop needed to make smart design choices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the shortcomings of introducing energy design late in the process, and the potential benefits from taking an early look at the energy performance of the project.
  • Examine a practical approach to integrating energy design throughout the design process.
  • Understand how iterative feedback between the project design and the energy model can lead to smart design choices and achievement of aggressive energy goals.
  • Learn about important areas of difference (and overlap) between modeling for ZNE performance and modeling for Title 24 compliance.


SESSION 3

Course Title:  Practical Title 24 in 2017 – Existing Buildings

Date: March 28, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm                                      Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Description:  California’s aggressive revision of the Title 24 energy code is as much a challenge for existing buildings as for new.  Increasingly, the State is leveraging remodel and addition projects to compel the improvement of a building’s energy performance.  Energy requirements can cause a ripple effect in your project’s scope of work, causing impact to parts of the building you may have intended to leave untouched.  Further, baseline energy measures can bring with them unappealing aesthetic choices.  Join leading sustainable builder Allen Construction to explore the requirements of the new energy code as they pertain to existing buildings, take an in-the-trenches look at practical impact on our local building stock, and examine strategies for better design outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what aspects of your existing building work scope will trigger the requirement to comply with the 2016 revision of Title 24 energy code.
  • Learn how to anticipate and manage the “ripple effect” of Title 24 requirements to aspects of the building that might have otherwise been outside your scope of work.
  • Explore alternative energy measures that support design choices more aesthetically compatible with our local architecture.
  • Learn key, cost-effective strategies for achieving compliance in the context of an existing building.

Presenter’s Bio:

Scott Nyborg, Sustainability Manager, Allen Construction

Scott put aside a career in computer programming to start building houses with his brother in 2004 and has never looked back. He has designed and built sustainable, custom homes in Northwest Montana, New Hampshire, and Southern California. He takes a holistic view of the building process, having self-performed most of the major trades and worked in design as well.

Scott’s passion for sustainability has led him to the ongoing study of building science and the application of science to the creation of low-energy, low-water, comfortable, and healthy homes. He is a self-taught mechanical designer. Before joining the Allen Construction team, he founded and managed a home performance contracting company focused on the design and installation of extremely efficient building shells and HVAC systems.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and holds multiple BPI credentials. He is an instructor for Efficiency First (formerly the California Building Performance Contractors Association) and passionate about educating the construction industry on building science. He has presented at industry conferences on various topics involving home performance and HVAC design.


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