• Title 24, Part 6 2013 - Crack The Code Industry Workshops

    These Industry Workshops are meant to connect California Building Departments to their customers in an effort to simplify Title 24, Part 6 code compliance. New workshop topics are offered quarterly that address areas of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that commonly pose challenges for designers, builders, installers and building departments.


  • Energy Centers
    July 26, 2008

    Regional energy centers sponsored by your local utility provide outstanding consumer and professional education opportunities, including new technology demonstrations, continuing education units, and hands-on re-training for green jobs. Most courses are available at either no cost or at a substantial discount.


  • Upcoming Events

    Find upcoming energy-efficiency training events near you, including live and/or online classes, short seminars, multiple day courses, certificate/credential courses, and special events.


  • Online Courses

    Build your skills with in-depth, graded online courses covering a range of topics related to energy efficiency in commercial construction.


  • Webinars

    These webinars feature online presentations addressing many of the topics important to building design and operations professionals including Title 24 energy code compliance.


  • Tutorials

    Learn helpful how-to skills in these EDR online tutorials.


  • ArchSIM™

    ArchSIM™ is a stand-alone suite of web-based resources to encourage architects to employ building simulation in the earliest phases of design of new commercial buildings.


  • DesignShift™ Integrated Design Charrettes

    The Integrated Design Charrettes from the EDR DesignShift™ team bring an interdisciplinary group of university students and professionals together with industry professionals to learn about integrated design and zero-net-energy building concepts.

    DesignShift for Students is a two day interactive classroom session that exposes students to integrated design through sustainability, teaches them collaborative skills, and culminates in a mock project charrette in which design teams will have a finished design product to add to a portfolio. Key benefits of attendance include:

    • Experience collaborative design charette
    • Create integrated high-performance building solutions
    • Learn from professional sustainable design project managers
    • Produce a final design portfolio product

    DesignShift for Professionals is a one day interactive workshop where professionals experience a repeatable collaborative design process that can be used immediately on their current projects.  Key benefits of attendance include:

    • Design for greater energy savings and a better return on investment
    • Improved team communication and participation
    • Learn about free downloadable performance analysis tools
    • Understand the role of a design charrette in achieving a higher performing building

     This charette will empower paritcipants to approach a design challenge from a variety of roles and perspective with trust and collaboration.  The experience will highlight the interplay between disciplines and offer opportunities to create true integrated high-performance building solutions.

    DesignShift... as a PROCESS

    The integrated design process requires multidisciplinary analysis and accountability to meet high performance and sustainable design objectives that are environmentally, socially, and financially responsible. This must include: integrated design charrettes, performance analysis tools (such as the ones listed on the right), benchmarking, and commissioning. This is best achieved through the use of integrated design focused contracts and an integrated project delivery process.

    DesignShift ... as a RESULT

    The resulting design reflects environmentally, socially, and financially responsible design, and includes fully integrated site development, architecture, and MEP systems to achieve high performance, sustainable, and optimized design. Integrated design solutions can be broken into three major categories: interactive solutions, multi functioning solutions, and cross discipline solutions. These solutions work in harmony or in conjunction with sustainable systems, strategies, and technologies.

    With a comprehensive understanding and correct implementation of integrated design, a building team can offer advanced high-performance solutions through more efficient and creative methods.  In addition, integrated design offers a tremendous opportunity to design and construct better buildings, achieve capital and operational cost savings, and implement advanced design and construction strategies. The market transition to true integrated design requires evaluating a revised contractual structure, implementing more advanced early design discussions and decisions, and evaluating integrated solutions in detail to understand the cost implications.