Free Webinar: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) and the California Energy Code, August 2, 9-11 am PT

  • 2 August 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 11:00 AM
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) and the California Energy Code, Free Webinar
Event Description

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) are becoming an important form of housing in California but designing and building these units to comply with the Energy Code can be challenging. This course covers the prescriptive requirements that apply to new ADUs and discusses both minimum requirements and design options for compliance. 2022 Energy Code updates for ADU will be discussed.

Learning Objectives: 

• Determine if an ADU is considered an addition or a new residential building 

• Consider envelope options for ADU additions and new ADU’s 

• Describe the renewable energy requirements for ADU additions and new ADU’s (PV / Battery) 

• Identify the HVAC/Domestic hot water (DHW) equipment and HERS verification measures options that provide ADU design flexibility and how utility source (natural gas versus all-electric) impacts those choices


Target Audience:

• Builder-developer 

• Contractor 

• Architects 

• Engineers 

• Consultants 

• City officials

Intermediate Class: Content is appropriate for individuals who possess a fundamental understanding of the topic, and have familiarity with basic terminology and methodology of the subject matter. Attendees should have the capacity to participate in instructor-led exercises requiring synthesis and application of concepts.

Image: California Department of Housing and Community Development

  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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