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2019 Energy Code Changes: Title 24

July 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


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Non-AIA Members $10

1.5 CEUs in sustainability

Hosted by RSI Energy and BuildSmart at Lite Rite, an AIA LBSB sponsor

RSI Energy and Nick Brown of BuildSmart are teaming up to prepare you for the net-zero mandate coming up in 2020. This is a follow-up to Nick’s 2017 presentation “Designing for Net-zero”, which was held at his net-zero house in Long Beach.

  • Why is California requiring solar on all new homes?
  • How much solar will be required?
  • What exceptions are there for special cases?
  • How is the energy code treating single family homes differently from multifamily buildings and commercial buildings on solar requirements?
  • How should we layout a roof with solar panels for proper Fire Department access and code approval?
  • Is there a battery credit that reduces the amount of solar required?
  • How will we handle tract maps and orientation to the sun?
  • What else is changing in the 2019 energy code?
  • How does the solar credit work in the current energy code?

RSI Energy is a leading residential installer and wholesaler of solar systems in California, serving some of the largest home builders. The company is headquartered in Orange County and is vertically integrated with its own source of PV panels, inverters, and batteries. Extensive customer support is provided by RSI, including installer training, sales training, quality assurance, and technical troubleshooting.

Nick Brown in an independent energy consultant specializing in energy efficiency and compliance with the Title 24 energy code. He is an expert on net-zero design, high-performance building envelopes, and energy modeling, and is a CABEC Certified Energy Analyst currently serving on the Board of Directors of that organization. He previously ran a California stucco manufacturer for 15 years before focusing on energy efficiency and helping California meet its Greenhouse gas emission targets.


1) Learn how the current energy code provides a compliance credit for installing PV panels on new residential homes.

2) Learn how the 2019 energy code will mandate PV panels on all new residential homes and multifamily units.

3) Learn some of the details architects and builders will need to consider in designing and building homes with PV, such as solar orientation, roof layout, waterproofing, installation best practices, costs and payback.

4) Learn how battery storage will earn builders compliance credit in the 2019 energy code and allow for avoidance of the cost of other upgrades.

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July 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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