Beyond Title 24 2013 Energy Standards - NonResidential

December 11, 2014
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The Savings By Design Program (SBD) provides design assistance and substantial financial incentives to owners and design teams that apply energy efficiency, green building and sustainability best practices to realize high performance nonresidential projects.

Incentives of up to $150,000 are available to owners, plus up to $50,000 more for design teams that engage SBD assistance at the earliest stages of the design process.

New construction, additions, and major rennovation projects all qualify for SBD by demonstrating that they exceed current Title 24 energy code minimums. SBD helps design teams perform system optimization and simulation analyses, and provides owners and developers with the economic feasibility studies they need to make to make cost-effective investments.

Finally, SBD helps everyone on the project prepare to meet the statewide Zero Net Energy goals that will be required of all nonresidential projects in 2030.

This tutorial will:

  1. Explain the SBD program requirements and how to apply
  2. Introduce two different program participation pathways, the Whole Building Approach, and the Systems Approach, and
  3. Provide examples of some of the new technologies and construction practices that can be used to earn the program's core incentives as well as the extra design team incentives that are available.

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