Reach Code Webinar Series

This webinar series introduces the reach codes development & adoption process to local jurisdiction staff or stakeholders new to the process.

About this series

A collaborative effort by the Statewide Reach Codes Program, BayREN and the California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC), this webinar series helps reach code newcomers (and anyone who wants to learn more about reach codes) gain a greater understanding of the options, resources and timeframes involved. Sessions are timed for jurisdiction staff who are exploring reach code adoption in alignment with the new statewide 2022 Building Energy Code, effective January 1, 2023. This 5-session webinar series includes:

Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Session 1, Introduction:
The what and why of reach codes, including an overview of the process and timing, legal considerations, and more.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Session 2, Reach code process & timing:
The general steps of developing and drafting a reach code, including policy development, timing considerations, preparing for Council, and support resources to help you throughout the process.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Session 3, Cost-effectiveness analyses:
Introduction to terms, when an analysis is required, what makes a measure cost effective, types of inputs and considerations, how to obtain and use a cost-effectiveness analysis, energy code terms and metrics, and more.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Session 4, Reach code ordinance options:
Renewing existing reach codes, developing and adopting new reach codes for new and existing buildings, model ordinances, and more.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Session 5, Implementation:
Monitoring reach code implementation, checklists and training, examples from specific jurisdictions, and more.

All sessions will be from 10-11:30 and are free. Local government staff are welcome to attend all sessions (encouraged!) or a couple of particular interest. Webinars will also be recorded for registrants to view later.