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STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission


NOTICE OF STAFF WORKSHOPS
2005 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS


CONTRACTOR'S REPORT ON NONRESIDENTIAL
ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS

The staff of the California Energy Commission will conduct this workshop to obtain public comment on one topic area in the development of the next update to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards) for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings (California Building Code, Title 24, Part 6).

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2002
10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details, please go to: www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/


Purpose of the Workshop

The New Buildings Institute, a contractor to the Commission, will present its report on Nonresidential Acceptance Requirements. Acceptance Requirements are defined as the application of targeted inspection checks and functional and performance tests to determine whether specific building components, equipment, systems, and interfaces between systems conform to the criteria set forth in the building code and related construction documents (plans or specifications). Acceptance Requirements can effectively ensure code compliance and help determine whether equipment meets operational goals or needs adjustment to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

The recommended Acceptance Requirements will address three key areas:

The proposal establishes a Certificate of Acceptance that the installing contractor,engineer of record, or agent must complete before receiving an occupancy permit.

The workshop will focus on the implications that Acceptance Requirements may have on compliance with the Standards. Documentation related to this topic can be found on the Commission web site given below see the section on documents for the April 22, 2002 workshop.

Project Web Site

The following information can be found on the Commission's 2005 Update - Residential and Nonresidential Energy Efficiency Building Standards web page at www.energy.ca.gov/2005_standards:

Assistance

For information on participating in Commission proceedings, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Public Adviser, (916) 654-4489, toll free (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us].

If you have a disability and require special accommodations, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146.

Technical questions should be directed to Bryan Alcorn, 2005 Standards Contract Manager, (916) 654-4222 or by e-mail at [balcorn@energy.state.ca.us].

News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director Claudia Chandler, (916) 654-4989.




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