Improve compliance rates with Title 20 and DOE standards by generating awareness and improving understanding of regulations as well as by equipping market actors with tools and knowledge necessary for compliance.
The outreach aspect of this work involves the identification of key market actors within a distribution channel for high-savings, low-compliance measures; development of educational resources; and delivery of trainings through in-person meetings, webinar presentations, attendance at trade shows and conferences, and on-demand self-study courses.
Our staff highlight barriers to compliance and develop education and outreach plans targeted to key market actors to address the barriers. The education and outreach plans include a history and overview of California codes and standards policies, code compliance requirements, benefits to actors complying, and recommendations for increasing and maintaining compliance. Our staff works with key stakeholders to determine training needs by target audience and to tailor resources as appropriate.
On behalf of the California Statewide IOU Codes and Standards Program, our Team identified more than 60 different market actors— manufacturers, industry organizations, distributors, retailers, and contractors—across targeted product categories and is coordinating with California Energy Commission (CEC) to conduct outreach and education. Outreach activities have included: attending industry trade conferences and regional meetings, authoring articles on Title 20 compliance for industry newsletters and publications, and engaging in trainings via in-person presentations and webinars. In addition to direct outreach, our Team assists with the development of on-demand Title 20 training modules through Energy Code Ace, providing market actors access to Title 20 educational resources at any time. Our team is continuing to work with the Energy Code Ace team to bolster these video trainings for expanded audiences and to develop additional tools and educational resources to help market actors understand and meet appliance energy efficiency regulations.
We are assisting manufacturers in ensuring their equipment sold in California meets minimum Title 20 requirements and that they successfully complete CEC’s certification process. We work directly with retailers and distributors to educate their representatives on the technical and administrative requirements of Title 20. We also work through industry associations to reach contractor and institutional audiences.