Energy Code Updates and Title 24 Trainings Now Available Courtesy of I-REN

October 26, 2023

The Inland Regional Energy Network (I-REN) Program is pleased to present upcoming energy building codes training sessions which include approved Continuing Education Units (CEU) through the International Code Council (ICC). The virtual trainings are provided courtesy of I-REN.

I-REN is a strategic partnership between the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG), and the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) that bring much-needed energy efficiency resources, education, and funding to our region.

Building Officials, permit technicians, plan checkers, field inspectors, and other building professionals are encouraged to attend these complimentary virtual trainings. These online trainings are designed to equip building staff with the tools necessary to perform plan checks, conduct field inspections, and ultimately issue building permits more efficiently.

See upcoming trainings and register using the QR code or link below!

Wednesday, November 1
CEU 0.1
How the Energy Code Treats Electrification
The 2022 Energy Code in California actively promotes electrification as a crucial step to combat greenhouse gas emissions. Various electric appliances like heat pump water heaters, heat pump space conditioners, and induction cooktops are subject to different aspects of the building code, as well as planning and zoning regulations. Due to the implementation of stronger incentives and reach codes aimed at advancing electrification, the permit applications for projects may differ significantly from the conventional business-as-usual upgrades. This course will center on the energy code and green building code, emphasizing their importance in driving sustainable practices.
Wednesday, November 8
CEU 0.1
2022 Energy Code Changes – Multi-Family
This course will provide an overview of the 2022 Energy Code changes for multifamily buildings, including changes to the structure of the energy code, where to find the new multifamily sections, and changes to mandatory measures and performance and prescriptive requirements.
Wednesday, November 15 9:00am–10:30am
CEU 0.1
Unlocking Savings for School Facilities with the Energy Code
I-REN will cover energy code changes pertaining to Kindergarten through University school facilities and offer recommendations for low-cost/no-cost ways schools can reduce energy consumption and overall energy costs.
Thursday, November 30 9:00am–10:30am
CEU 0.1
Residential Alterations Compliance
In this course, you will learn the process of handling residential alteration projects, primarily focused on over-the-counter permits. These projects commonly involve tasks like HVAC changeouts, window replacements, and water heater replacements in residential properties.

Scan the QR code to register or click here.

For more information about the I-REN Codes & Standards online training and resources, please email Cheryl Chesnut, Energy Program Manager, at or Stacey Morales, Energy Management Analyst II, at

If you are interested in or need training at no-cost designed for building department staff to better understand energy building codes, please request an in-person or live online training by completing an interest form on the I-REN website.

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