In 2020, ConSol provided technical consulting support to RCS - Harmony Partners to develop estimates of energy consumption and on-site PV generation for Zero Net Electric (ZNE) / Carbon Neutral residential designs typical of California new construction. Energy uses are those regulated by Title 24, Part 6 (CA Energy Code) as well as unregulated loads that contribute to total annual building energy consumption.
We help builders and manufacturers prepare for the financial and operational impacts of energy code changes, as well as provide strategic guidance during the code development cycle to ensure that the new rules are cost effective, practical, and implementable for the industry. We also work with relevant regulatory bodies to ensure builders’ needs receive formal recognition in energy design calculations for building compliance and performance.
We leverage advanced modeling capabilities to conduct technical analyses that quantify the energy, carbon, and cost impacts of new technologies, policies, and building practices. In particular, our energy simulation modeling has been pivotal in helping manufacturers understand code and technical opportunities for existing products and products under development.