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Program Update: Additional High-rise Kickers Now Available

Program Update: Additional High-rise Kickers Now Available

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The California Multifamily New Homes (CMFNH) program values feedback from our participants. We are now able to offer incentives for high-rise projects looking to take advantage of two of our kickers. The 100% LED Lighting kicker is available for both high-rise and low-rise projects. For low-rise projects, this kicker can increase your Delta EDR score, increasing your ability to qualify for the program and your incentives. For high-rise projects, an additional $15 per unit will be included in your incentive reservation. In order to qualify for this incentive, a project must have 100% hard-wired LED lighting on the project. Learn more about LED lighting here. High-rise and low-rise projects installing ENERGY STAR Tier II appliances are also eligible for an additional kicker. Similar to the 100% LED Lighting kicker, this…
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Webinar on Common Modeling Issues and Design Charrettes

Webinar on Common Modeling Issues and Design Charrettes

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Join the CMFNH team for a webinar on program specific energy modeling guidelines to learn more about non-residential spaces, advanced systems and how to achieve deeper savings with efficient modelling approaches. We will also go over the $5,000 design charrette incentive. Specific topics to be covered: Modeling non-residential spaces Mechanical systems for high-rise MF buildings and their impact on compliance DHW Solar fraction & CMFNH eligibility Additional design assistance   Click here to view the webinar recording Click here to view the slide deck
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California Association of Building Energy Consultants Conference

California Association of Building Energy Consultants Conference

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The CMFNH team hopes to see you at this years California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) conference in Palm Springs, CA from October 13th & 14th. This year's conference will feature two full days of sessions, split into three tracks: energy code application; integrated design and best practices; and zero net energy and innovation. Additional sessions will be offered on Thursday, October 12th covering multifamily modeling, 2016 energy code updates, high performance design, SIPS tour, and CEA certification retest. CMFNH team members will be presenting on: ZNE Catch Me if You Can presented by Ritesh Nayyar Friday, October 13, 9:00 AM This session will discuss the evolution of the 2016 energy code, where the code will head for 2019, the changing definition of ZNE, and how we anticipate code…
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Generate a Delta Energy Design Rating Using CBECC-RES or EnergyPro

Generate a Delta Energy Design Rating Using CBECC-RES or EnergyPro

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The 2017 CMFNH program uses the Delta Energy Design Rating, or Delta EDR, which is based on the California Energy Commission’s Energy Design Rating, to determine project eligibility and incentives. Delta EDR, which uses Title 24 modeling rules for its calculations, is the difference between the project’s Standard Efficiency EDR and the Proposed Efficiency EDR. In other words, 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. The CMFNH team has put together a Delta EDR fact sheet, which further explains Delta EDR is, how you can generate your rating using CBECC-RES and EnergyPro to determine whether your project will achieve the minimum Delta EDR score for program eligibility. Click here to view the Generation of Delta…
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What’s in an Application Package?

What’s in an Application Package?

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The California Multifamily New Homes (CMFNH) program only requires a few things in order to submit your project for eligibility review. Once your project is past schematic design, the CMFNH team can help determine if your project is a candidate for the program. If your project is near the drywall installation phase, contact a CMFNH representative as soon as possible. Per program policy, projects that have drywall installed are no longer eligible. A complete application package consists of: Application Energy Model(s) Energy Model CF-1R(s) or PERF-1C(s) Architectural Plan Set PG&E Will Serve Letter or Application for Service Developer Survey (contact your CMFNH representative)
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CMFNH Provides Multifamily Projects with Energy Efficiency Incentives

CMFNH Provides Multifamily Projects with Energy Efficiency Incentives

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The California Multifamily New Homes program promotes and facilitates energy-efficient design in newly constructed low-rise and high-rise multifamily housing. This is done through free design assistance, cash incentives, program coordination, and educational opportunities for all participants. For a quick overview of the program timeline and incentives available, please reference this resource for the 2017 program. CMFNH 2017 Fact Sheet
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Interested in the Design Charrette incentive?

Interested in the Design Charrette incentive?

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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

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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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