Phase 2 of 4- before a permit is issued The California Energy Commission requires the County or City Building Departments review a Title-24 energy calculation on your home to ensure the new construction, addition, or remodels comply with California Code Efficiency Standards.
All California homeowners and contractors are required to comply with the requirements of the California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 6, Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings to meet the state’s energy goals and requirements.
Additionally, homeowners in California are required to schedule a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) testing whenever a new mechanical system that requires verification or testing is installed in their home. This is part of Title 24, Part 6 of the HERS Program formed by the California Energy Commission to differentiate the energy efficiency levels among California homes and guide investment in cost-effective home energy efficiency measures.
Per County of San Diego, Planning & Development Services
2016 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS
BUILDING DIVISION - Alterations - Examples of projects considered alterations include:
7. Replacing an existing heating system or adding a heating system (e.g., furnace, wall heater, heat pump or radiant floor);
8. Replacing an existing cooling system or adding a cooling system (e,g., air conditioner or heat pump);
9. Extending or replacing an existing duct system, or adding an entirely new duct system;
For existing homes, the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards require testing of ducts, after a central air conditioning and/or heating system is installed or replaced, with some exceptions.
NOTE: The California Energy Commission updates the standards every three years. Buildings permitted on or after January 1, 2020, must comply with the 2019 Standards
HERS Testing - Glen (CalCERTS inc - Certified HERS Rater) and Anthony (Major League Comfort Systems) arrived around 10:14 a.m. and proceeded to cover all the 11 vents and 1 return grill so testing could be performed. Testing from arrival to departure took approximately 35-45 minutes. Testing documents will be uploaded to the CalCERTSinc site. We were told it would take about 3 weeks to have all paperwork available in order to set up an appointment for a final with the City permit department.
Scheduling of the HERS testing was handled by Anthony of Major League Comfort Systems and yet again this was a seamless, well coordinated process.
Service: New Installation