TITLE 24 PERMITS & REBATE APPLICATIONS
Any measure on the Discontinued Products list (attached) that references “Title 24” as a reason for discontinuation will now be sunset on July 1, 2014. These projects may be installed through June 30 and applied for through July 31.
Measures on this list that reference any other reason for discontinuation will still be sunset on January 1, 2014. These measures must be installed no later than December 31 and applied for no later than January 31.
The PG&E Products & Programs team is still evaluating how the “apply by” and “install by” date for Customized Retrofit projects using current Title 24 baselines may change as a result of the code delay and will provide an update soon. The new “apply by” date will be no earlier than April 1, 2014 and the new “install by” date will be no earlier than June 30, 2014.
Upon implementation of the code update on July 1, 2014, there will be changes to the measures qualifying for the Customized Retrofit program. These changes are summarized in blue ink in the attached 2014 Customized Retrofit Measure Changes document.
This document is intended to serve as reference to help you plan Customized Retrofit projects in 2014. Due to uncertainties around interpretation of the code, the guidance contained within this document may change. Please reach out to your Field Engineer for questions about how your project may be impacted by Title 24.
In addition, PG&E will implement a rule on February 1, 2014 stating that deemed-eligible measures included within Customized Retrofit applications must be awarded the deemed savings and incentive values. Until further notice, this rule will only apply to Core programs; PG&E is still evaluating how this rule may apply to Third Party and Government Partnership programs.
The purpose of this rule change is to encourage use of the Deemed channel whenever possible. PG&E’s Deemed Rebate Program offers a streamlined customer experience through the use of pre-approved unit energy savings and rebates. The deemed process is easier for customers, less resource intensive for PG&E, and typically results in project incentives comparable to those offered in customized program.
TITLE 24 2013 IMPACT ANALYSIS
- Elimination of code exemption for lamp/ballast swaps.
- Reduction of code threshold from 50% of luminaires altered to 10%.
- Addition of new Controls requirements (occupancy, daylighting and demand response (DR).
- New requirements for Multilevel Lighting including dimming.
- Creation of “Modifications In Place” category as an alternative to “Alterations”.
- Code threshold of 40 Modifications In Place (MIPs) per enclosed space per year.
- New space type “Building Space” created for MIPS.
- Threshold of 85% of allowed Lighting Power Density (LPD) determines extent of requirements for each enclosed space for both Alterations and MIPs.
- Permitting in some form will be required when code is triggered.
- Acceptance testing will be required for controls (at least to some extent); testing will likely have to be performed by a C-10 electrician who has undergone specific training by the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP).