PG&E Energy Center Training: High Performance Building Training

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The Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Pacific Energy Center will host a special series of training offerings to support high-performance residential rebuilding in the North Bay. All classes will be held at the North Coast Builders Exchange, located at 1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. Registration is open now.

Integrated Design and Construction: Rebuilding for Comfort, Efficiency, and Affordability

This five-part series provides a holistic approach to high performance residential building. It is appropriate for homeowners and builders. While each session stands on its own, we encourage you to attend all or as many as possible.

Subject Time (click to register and learn more)
Design Thinking for Zero Net Energy April 27, 2018

12 pm to 4 pm

Advanced Framing Saves Energy, Material and Labor May 4, 2018

12 pm to 4 pm

High Performance Enclosures May 11, 2018

12 pm to 4 pm

HVAC: Small Heat Pumps and Small Furnaces May 19, 2018

12 pm to 4 pm

Water, Energy and Time Efficient Hot Water Systems for New Homes June 1, 2018

1 pm to 5 pm

MI-BEST® (Mobile Integrated Building Energy Science Training)

MI-BEST is a series of five consecutive days of training designed to be taken in sequence. MI-BEST joins the art of construction to the science of energy and moisture management. It provides building professionals an opportunity to learn and practice techniques that might otherwise take many residential projects to experience and troubleshoot.

Subject Time (click to register and learn more)
DAY ONE: Building Envelope and Duct Testing

July 16, 2018

9 am to 5 pm

DAY TWO: Air Flow Measures and Static Pressure

July 17, 2018

9 am to 5 pm

DAY THREE: Refrigerant Charge Verification

July 18, 2018

9 am to 5 pm

DAY FOUR: Building Pressures and Ventilation Verification

July 19, 2018

9 am to 5 pm

DAY FIVE: Thermal By-Pass, Quality Insulation Installation, Advanced Building Envelope

July 20, 2018

9 am to 5 pm

Additional PG&E Energy Center Training Classes

In addition to the high-performance training sessions, the Energy Center is offering the following training classes (and more) in San Francisco and Stockton. See a full list of opportunities here.

San Francisco Pacific Energy Center

Topic Date and Time
Energy Audit Skills: Tools, Data Collection Techniques, & Calculations Fri 3/30/2018

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

HVAC Fundamentals: New Ideas for Novices (2 Day Class) Wed 4/04/2018

 

Window Selection for New and Existing Homes Wed 4/04/2018

9:00 PM – 4:30 PM

 

Stockton Pacific Energy Training Center

Topic Date and Time
How to Design and Build High Performance Walls and Roofs Tue 4/03/2018

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Title 24 Part 6 Essentials – Nonresidential Standards for Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors Fri 4/06/2018

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Optimizing Residential HVAC System Performance Wed 4/11/2018

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM