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Residential Newly Constructed Building Courses

With the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards), the California Energy Commission has updated and simplified the Residential Plan Review and Inspection processes for enforcement agencies/building departments.

Each course in this educational program is designed to assist enforcement agency/building department personnel with what they need to do, as well as what they need to understand, to ensure that all projects submitted for review meet or exceed the 2008 Standards.

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Residential 2008 Energy Standards Course

What's different in the 2008 Standards? Chris Olvera of the California Energy Commission walks enforcement agency/building department personnel through the changes.

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Residential Plan Review Course

Chris Olvera of the California Energy Commission walks the Plans Examiner step-by-step through plan review, using a checklist to simplify the process.

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Efficient Residential Lighting Course

In this course, Gary Flamm of the California Energy Commission explains the 2008 Standards requirements for high efficacy residential lighting.

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Inspections for Residential Newly Constructed Buildings and Additions

Chris Olvera of the California Energy Commission walks the Inspector step-by-step through the field inspections, using a checklist to simplify the process.