March 19, 2020

2019 Energy Standards Changes

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Available on Demand. Length: 90 minutes
Your purchase includes unlimited personal access to the online recording of this webinar.

This webinar will review the major changes to the 2019 Energy Standards requirements for both residential and nonresidential buildings. Topics that will be discussed for residential buildings include the requirements for PV, HVAC ventilation (ASHRAE 62.2) and filtration (MERV 13), walls and ceiling/roof insulation, fenestration and door efficiencies, quality insulation installation (QII), heat pump water heaters, and the Performance Approach and Energy Design Rating (EDR).

Topics that will be discussed for nonresidential buildings include the requirements for healthcare facilities, indoor and outdoor lighting, HVAC ventilation and filtration (including for high-rise residential buildings), and covered processes. Available educational resources and training opportunities for the 2019 Energy Standards will also be provided.


Christopher Olvera is the supervisor of the California Energy Commission’s Outreach and Education Unit. This unit develops tools, presentations, and resources to support enforcement agencies’ verification of compliance with the Energy Code. Chris has over 15 years of experience working at the Energy Commission.

He began work as a student on the Energy Standards Hotline fielding questions from designers, builders, and enforcement agencies statewide regarding the Energy Code. Chris has served in several other positions supporting a variety of programs, including the Home Energy Rating System (HERS), Acceptance Test Technician Certification Providers (ATTCP), low interest Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) loans, Bright Schools, and Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39).