CEA is advocating for two important measures as part of its 2022 Energy Standards portfolio. Efforts are focused on:
1. Clarifying requirements pertaining to 3rd party quality control program HERS inspections to improve acceptance and adoption among California building departments. This work includes development of new definitions to create a common language that articulates the value of TPQCP providers.
2. Improve efficacy of acceptance tests associated with space conditioning systems. This work seeks to replace the current acceptance test for ducts in nonresidential buildings with a forthcoming new industry standard that tests leakage of the entire space conditioning system.
To learn more about these measures, please download our 2022 Mechanical Measures synopsis, which includes a complete list of CEA’s current efforts related to mechanical systems.
Electrical Initiatives for 2022
CEA is working with manufacturers, contractors, commissioning providers, acceptance test technicians and others to deliver a suite of electrical measures for the 2022 Energy Standards that will deliver energy savings, reduce costs and move California closer to its ZNE goals.
CEA priorities for the 2022 Energy Standards include:
1. Addressing automatic plug load controls for qualifying alterations projects.
2. Improving Demand Response requirements to ensure more lighting systems are installed as ADR-ready,
3. Investigating the potential for outcome-based, post-occupancy energy use as an overarching metric of compliance.
4. Improve lighting control acceptance test procedures and associated documents including clarifying language and definitions to differentiate functional testing from acceptance testing.