Interested in the Design Charrette incentive?

Interested in the Design Charrette incentive?

Tech Tip, Uncategorized
The CMFNH program has a $5,000 incentive available that goes directly to the developer. All enrolling projects are eligible to take advantage of this incentive by hosting a meeting with a CMFNH team member and specific members of the project team. During this meeting, the energy efficiency of a project is discussed. The purpose of the charrette is to facilitate project round tables and bring the project team members together from multiple disciplines to discuss project goals and encourage the achievement of deeper energy savings.  If the project is participating in any other energy efficiency programs, representatives from those programs should also join the meeting. The below criteria will qualify a project to receive this incentive: Discuss and formalize the energy efficiency strategies of the building Project team members in…
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May 17th And 18th: WISE High Performance Attics And Walls Training

Training, Uncategorized
Join the WISE team on May 17th in Clovis (Fresno area), and May 18thin San Ramon (East Bay) to learn about different products and techniques that you can use to comply with California’s current Title 24 standards, focusing on high-performance walls and attics. High Performance Walls and Attics are requirements in California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, creating challenges for the state’s homebuilding industry. Funded by the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Incentive Charge (EPIC) Program, the Workforce Instruction for Standards and Efficiency (WISE) is a training and education program designed to support the transition of California’s new residential buildings towards High Performance Attic (HPA) and High Performance Wall (HPW) construction practices. Builders and installation contractors are invited to come learn about different products and techniques that can be used…
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Affordable Housing Week, May 11-21

Affordable Housing Week, May 11-21

Events, Uncategorized
Affordable Housing week is coming up and CMFNH participants in the East Bay are hosting some exciting events. Check out some of the innovative panels, workshops and discussions below. View the event calendar here and visit www.EBHO.org for more information. (more…)
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2017 CMFNH Program Orientation

2017 CMFNH Program Orientation

Training, Uncategorized
Join the California Multifamily New Homes staff for the 2017 California Multifamily New Homes (CMFNH) program webinar. The 2017 program launches later this week, and TRC has updated the program to help builders prepare for crucial changes to California's 2019 energy code. (more…)
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The New CMFNH Eligibility Metric

The New CMFNH Eligibility Metric

Tech Tip, Uncategorized
Learn about the Delta Energy Design Rating, the new eligibility metric for the California Multifamily New Homes program. The Delta EDR is the difference between the ‘Standard Design EDR’ and the ‘Proposed Design EDR’. The current versions of CBECC-Res and EnergyPro generate multiple versions of the EDR. Below is a list of the five EDRs currently available. The minimum requirement for entry in to the program is a Delta EDR score of 3 for all climate zones (CZ 1-16). The Delta EDR compares a home’s energy use to what that same home’s energy use would be if built to the prescriptive path. For an equitable entry across all climate zones, the Delta EDR also allows bonus performance embedded “Point Kickers” that can add to the Delta EDR points for incentive calculation.…
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