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Bay Area Reach Codes City Staff Feedback Event – Existing Buildings - Shared screen with speaker view
Zoe Elizabeth
51:52
I would like them to, but I feel like it can get awkward when people don't do it...
Blake Herrschaft
01:08:22
https://explorer.localenergycodes.com/jurisdiction/san-mateo-county/summary
Jennifer West, StopWaste
01:11:56
1393
Farhad Farahmand
01:23:44
The IOU's Time of Permit - Menu Options reach code has some definitions for Major Alterations, including exemptions, which draws from Chula Vista and others: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flocalenergycodes.com%2Fdownload%2F895%2Ffile_path%2FfieldList%2FModel%2520Ord%2520%2520-%2520SF%2520Renovations.docx&data=04%7C01%7CFFarahmand%40trccompanies.com%7Cbf90957b79eb406285a808d9e1f04617%7C543eaf7b7e0d4076a34d1fc8cc20e5bb%7C0%7C1%7C637789244368771379%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000&sdata=xTauE4b1o3GWmyImVbiPXhpYizAZ8rMOeAwXkSqA7co%3D&reserved=0
Shayna Hirshfield-gold
01:24:33
That's very helpful, Farhad!
Farhad Farahmand
01:25:57
Of course! That document is good to pair with policy builder at https://explorer.localenergycodes.com/
Anthony Eulo
01:27:34
Worth pointing out that the discussion on what we CAN legally do (with or without CEC review) is different than what we SHOULD do in terms of providing for intelligent exemptions.
Shayna Hirshfield-gold
01:27:40
Can you all share the slides after this meeting?
Mayra Vega
01:28:06
We are sharing the slide deck and recording with all attendees after this meeting
Shayna Hirshfield-gold
01:28:37
Tony, yes - also in terms of considering potential impacts on housing security & displacement
Shayna Hirshfield-gold
01:32:13
Aren't AC's inherently heat pumps?
Blake Herrschaft
01:32:50
Opposite. Heat pumps inherently A/C. To make an A/C a heat pump, it needs a reversing valve added
Blake Herrschaft
01:33:05
And A/C cannot be retrofitted into heat pump
Eryn Kim
01:33:26
(Work in both directions; warm-cool, cool-warm)
Rafael Reyes
01:38:37
@Shayna, for definitional accuracy: an A/C is a unidirectional heat pump like a refrigerator (so yes, it is a heat pump). However, in the industry when most people say "heat pump" they mean a bi-directional system that can do heating and cooling.
Eryn Kim
01:48:26
Just to add to Blake's current slide about "Quotes for the Same System Can Vary", the cost range is very similar in EBCE's region as well.
Rafael Reyes
01:51:13
Btw, there are very immediate price/inflation pressures not reflected in the 2021 HPWH numbers.
Alero Moju
01:52:04
Are these costs based on BayREN contractors?
Blake Herrschaft
01:52:46
In PCE territory, yes. Not necessarily in SVCE territory. I can let Eryn speak to EBCE
Alero Moju
01:53:24
Great, thank you Blake!
Eryn Kim
01:58:04
Alero, the answer is also yes for EBCE territory.
Alero Moju
01:59:39
Thank you Eryn!
Farhad Farahmand
02:00:13
IMT BPS model policyhttps://www.imt.org/resources/model-ordinance-for-building-performance-standards/
Farhad Farahmand
02:00:40
(Building Performance Standard model policy from Institute for Market Transformation)
Shayna Hirshfield-gold
02:02:54
It would be useful for us!
Anthony Eulo
02:03:23
Shayna, do you mean periodic meetings?
Veronika Vostinak, City of Half Moon Bay
02:03:28
I would be interested in regular regional meetings too!
Anthony Eulo
02:04:02
Thanks Veronika.
Veronika Vostinak, City of Half Moon Bay
02:04:05
As far as other support, I think the biggest need for us would be case studies and examples of real homes in the area and what it takes to electrify. As well as more education about new technology to the public overall
Anthony Eulo
02:04:30
and thanks again....agree totally!
Shayna Hirshfield-gold
02:05:02
Tony, yes. periodic regional meetings. No more than quarterly...
Anthony Eulo
02:05:18
Sounds good
Breann Boyle
02:06:48
BayREN also holds bimonthly energy policy/reach code meetings that are open to all bay area jurisdictions
Mayra Vega
02:08:50
Veronika, in addition to providing municipal support, we also provide technical support. We have some case studies and program resources on https://allelectricdesign.org. As we continue to work on different projects, we will post more resources.
Alero Moju
02:09:10
Great point Breann! Next one is on April 28th!
Veronika Vostinak, City of Half Moon Bay
02:10:02
Thanks Mayra! Yes, I have been sharing with our planning/community development departments and we’re excited to see people take advantage!