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Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

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Why Title 24 Certification Matters

“The supreme reality of our time is …the vulnerability of our planet.” – John F. Kennedy

Addressing the Irish Parliament in Dublin, Ireland on June 28, 1963, President John F. Kennedy spoke for almost 25 minutes about a variety of topics centering around American and Irish relations. Although the quote above is an excerpt from the speech, the context in which it was initially spoken was not meant to reference environmental calamities faced by the Earth because, in 1963, there was yet to be an environmental movement, much less the first Earth Day.

However, this quote has become “repurposed” as a testament for environmentalism because our planet, our “pale blue dot” as the late Carl Sagan called Earth, is very much in need of a unified, cooperative effort to help safeguard its remaining resources and to stabilize climate change for the benefit of future generations.  Thankfully, leading environmentalists like Sagan, as well as Rachel Carson and many others around the world, possessed the inspiration to become advocates for our planet. Their legacies remind us that we can all make a difference, and that no matter how insignificant an action may seem, every little bit helps. This underscores why Title 24 matters.

The State of California Energy Commission is responsible for adopting, implementing & updating building energy efficiency standards. California’s Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards were designed “to ensure new and existing buildings achieve energy efficiency and preserve outdoor and indoor environmental quality”. This allows localized city and county enforcement agencies to have the authority to verify the legal compliance of all associated building codes, especially those centering around energy efficiency, to make buildings more comfortable, lower their energy costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ultimately, it will help to ensure that builders use the most energy efficient technologies and construction possible.

National ITC (NITC), a renowned third-party testing and certification provider with 25 years experience, works in conjunction with organizations such as the California Energy Commission to develop and maintain various types of HVAC certifications and plumbing certifications. Ongoing examination within the construction industries is crucial towards helping California’s ambitious environmental goals be realized. This commitment to environment awareness is evident in each and every certification product NITC offers. And NITC prides itself on the ability to remain abreast of ongoing changes to federal, state, and local regulations, as well as the requirements set forth by all relevant government agencies and private organizations, thereby allowing them to adapt their certifications accordingly. Thus, as legislation and its associated requirements change, so do NITC examinations.

Whether you’re a training director, association representative, employer representative, or an individual applicant, NITC is there to help you along the way. Contact NITC at (877) 457-6482 to learn more about how their products help individuals, such as those seeking Title 24 certification, become the best, most reliable, and safest tradespersons possible. Indeed, their wide range of industry certifications will help your staff exceed customer expectations. So have your personnel certified with the certification company, National ITC, today!

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