ConSol coordinated meetings with the California Energy Commission (CEC), attended workshops and hearings, and generated industry support to help obtain acceptance of Rheia systems into the CA Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6). ConSol modeled and researched the different cost trade-offs and impacts on greenhouse gas emissions to better understand how to incentivize these systems. ConSol also proposed new code language that would include Rheia systems, as well as generated an electrification strategy to help Rheia with future code compliance.
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.