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The CEA presented its vision and initiatives focused on modernizing California's HVAC Industry at the 2019 AEE West - Energy Conference & Expo.

Attendees learned how online permitting, compliance reconciliation, smart diagnostic tools, and embedded EM&V are reshaping HVAC installation and operation across the State.


  • Eric Taylor, GreenNetIOT
  • Rita Renner,Rita Renner Consultancy

See the presentation.

CEA’s mechanical subcommittee is actively working to advance modern, energy-saving strategies and technologies for a building’s mechanical systems. Currently, CEA activities are focused on initiatives designed to help California meet its compliance improvement goals mandated under Senate Bill 1414 (Statues of 2016), which calls for the California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission to adopt programs that will increase compliance in the installation of air conditioning and heat pump systems.

To read more about CEA’s vision for a modern HVAC industry, read our HVAC industry modernization plan prepared in support of California Senate Bill 1414, which demonstrates how today’s technology can be leveraged to quickly meet the bill’s important mandates.