The Energy Commission-certified Third-Party Quality Control Program (TPQCP) HERS inspection procedure is a more secure, efficient, and less expensive way to accomplish HERS testing on HVAC systems than conventional HERS testing. CEA is working to improve acceptance of this test process by local building departments.
An Energy Commission certification process for online permitting systems, similar to the HERS Providership system, would keep the industry efficient and competitive. CEA is working to make this a reality.
Soon, CEA will launch a pilot to prove utility rebate programs that require assurance of code compliance in order for rebates to be paid will generate high levels of participation from licensed and certified contractors, and deliver actual, measurable energy savings.
Tracking HVAC equipment could be a simple as tracking a package shipped by UPS. By tracking equipment, California can better ensure that equipment is permitted and installed according to code resulting in the energy savings buyers want and expect.