News and Updates

RHA Memo 526.2 - Program Requirements Modifications. A new standard has been created which requires contractors to choose two out of three requirements in regards to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A new standard has been created which requires contractors to choose two out of three requirements in regards to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). These requirements pertain to post-retrofit attic insulation, duct leakage, and air sealing. Duct sealing must always be selected as one of the two options unless it already meets the program requirements.

MANDATORY Technical Training - Downey, CA. Start the year out right by joining the Energy Upgrade California Program team for an informative and interactive technical training session.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Upgrade your technical knowledge for 2013!

Start the year out right by joining the Southern California Edison (SCE)/Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) Energy Upgrade California Program team for an informative and interactive technical training session. 

During 2013, we will hold technical training sessions on the fourth Tuesday of each month (please note the change in date). Our next session will be held Tuesday, May 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Downey. At these sessions, program staff will be on hand to provide both classroom-style instruction and an open forum discussion on topics including:

-Processing requirements and questions

-Combustion Ventilation Air (CVA)

-EnergyPro Modeling

-Additional topics as requested/needed

This is an excellent opportunity to refresh  your skills, or to provide new employees with the technical knowledge they need to support Energy Upgrade California projects. In addition, attending these sessions will count toward your program Mentoring requirements! All participating contractors can attend as many sessions as they would like throughout the year.  This session is mandatory for all contractors.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Location:          SoCalGas Energy Resource Center

                             9240 Firestone Blvd

                             Downey, CA 90241 

REGISTER NOW.

Registration is required. Please reigster online to let us know you'll be attending.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

RHA Memo 530 - Advisory Table. Contractors will no longer be held liable for existing conditions of combustion appliances that are located outside of the customer's home and do not have a direct effect on the living space.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Contractors will no longer be held liable for existing conditions of combustion appliances that are located outside of the customer's home and do not have a direct effect on the living space. An Advisory Table pertaining to natural gas applicances that are located outside the home has been adopted into the SCE/SoCalGas® Energy upgrade California Program. It is the sole when advisory conditions exist.

Program Memo 531 - Review Adjustment. The EUC program has previously prohibited the inclusion of certain details that add to the accuracy within the modeling of homes in EnergyPro.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The EUC program has previously prohibited the inclusion of certain details that add to the accuracy within the modeling of homes in EnergyPro. As some contractors have been trained through HERS to model such pre-existing energy consumption determinants, they will now be allowed to include such details in their EnergyPro models for the purpose of accuracy as well as customer and contractor satisfaction with program processes.

RHA Memo 532 - QC Images. Since a majority of the images taken by the QC vendor are only for reference, to assist the Desktop reviewer, there is no real need for this exertion.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Since a majority of the images taken by the QC vendor are only for reference, to assist the Desktop reviewer, there is no real need for this exertion. In an error to minimize costs and reduce effort, the QC Vendor will no longer name every image. Instead, QC Inspectors will only rename images that illustrate a safety or health risk, insulation levels, critical building details, discrepancies between the QC findings and contractor data and code violations.