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New Seminar: Energy Code Navigation and Compliance
This three-hour course is designed for those involved with compliance and enforcement of the 2013 California Energy Code. The course will explore challenges and issues faced by inspectors, plans examiners, contractors and designers concerning construction, inspection, documentation and other implementation issues. The course will also include changes in the Energy Code that will go into effect July 1, 2014 and address some strategies for compliance. This class will address both residential and non-residential requirements of the 2013 California Energy Code and the effective use of the Energy Code, Compliance Manuals and Reference Appendices.

After completion of the course attendees should be able to:
• Understand how to navigate the California Energy Code and associated publications.
• Describe effective strategies for compliance with code requirements governing building envelope, lighting controls, and mechanical system efficiency.
• Understand plan review and inspection procedures, as they relate to the 2013 California Energy Code.
• Understand how new requirements found in the 2013 California Energy Code affect design, plan review and inspection.
• Describe the roles of designers, contractors, plans examiners, inspectors, HERS Raters, commissioning agents and those responsible for testing and verification.
• Discuss the expanded role of third party inspection and testing.

Presenter: Gregory C. Mahoney, CBO, LEED® AP, CASp

New Seminar: CALGreen, the Next Generation
This two-hour course is designed for those involved with compliance and enforcement of the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen). The course will address some potential solutions to issues that have arisen during the last code cycle and also include changes to CALGreen that went into effect January 1, 2014. Strategies for compliance will also be discussed. This class will address both residential and non-residential requirements of the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen).

After completion of the course attendees should be able to:

• Summarize the origins and evolution of the California Green Building Standards Code (CAL Green).
• Interpret California Green Building Standards Code requirements as they relate to design, construction, plan review, permit issuance and inspections.
• Discuss some of the issues that have created difficulties in the implementation of the requirements found in the California Green Building Standards Code.
• Discuss lessons learned and potential solutions for compliance.

Presenter: Gregory C. Mahoney, CBO, LEED® AP, CASp

About the Presenter

gregGreg Mahoney has been working in building code enforcement for over 25 years. He is currently serving as the Chief Building Official for the City of Davis. He is a member of the ICC Consensus Committee developing the ICC 1000 Standard for Commissioning.

He has developed curriculum and taught Building Inspection Technology and Green Building at Cosumnes River College for ten years. Greg is also an instructor for ICC, teaching courses on the IRC and CALGreen.

In addition to being a Certified Combination Inspector and Plans Examiner, he is a Certified Building Official, Certified Access Specialist, LEED Accredited Professional, BPI Building Analyst, and a Certified HERS Rater.

Continuing Education Credits

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Both sessions offer continuing education credits from Build it Green (one credit per hour) and the Construction Management Association of America (one renewal point per hour).

Approval is pending for ICC and AIA credits. All registrants will receive a certificate of participation.

Next Dates

Seating is limited - register today!

Registration for CALGreen seminar: $115.00 (includes lunch)
Registration for Energy Code seminar: $150.00 (includes lunch)
Registration for both seminars: $240.00 (includes lunch)

April 25, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Register Now!
May 2, 2014 San Diego, CA Register Now!
May 16, 2014 San Jose, CA Register Now!
May 30, 2014 San Francisco, CA Register Now!
June 6, 2014 Irvine, CA Register Now!
June 13, 2014 Riverside, CA Register Now!
June 20, 2014 Culver City, CA Register Now!
June 27, 2014 San Mateo, CA Register Now!
July 11, 2014 Sacramento, CA Register Now!
July 18, 2014 Pasadena, CA Register Now!

More than 8,000 building and design professionals have attended Green Technology CALGreen Seminars. What participants are saying!

“The first seminar on the building code that I did not fall asleep at!”
– Daniel Tsutsumida, Architect

“Presentation was terrific. Very informative intro to the subject and not too heavy.”
– Douglas Whitmore, Architect

“Good introduction to the new code. Clear presentation and knowledgeable.”
– Michael Chait, Architect

“Excellent presentation. Presenter was A+. Seminar simplified necessary review of CALGreen by focusing on main points and providing context.”
– Duane Weisenhaus, President, Weisenhaus Architecture

“I’ve learned a general overview of the new CALGreen building code and how to use it for new construction of residential and commercial facilities. I know what I need to do to comply with Tier 1 and 2 requirements. I learned of several websites as references in using and implementing the code. This was an excellent seminar. I learned so much in this presentation that I can’t enumerate it here!”
– Eva Luccia, Sr. Civil Engineer

“I feel much more clear about this year’s work.”
– Barry Petersen, Architect

“It was important that this presentation was practical and useful to the building contractor, as well as to the ‘novice’ who might not be current with all technical terms and ordinances in effect! Thank you!”
– Sharon Maria Lamprecht, Principal Architect

“The content went right to the point. Questions were answered fully and easy to understand and follow.”
– Lidia Torres, Professor of Architecture

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