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1 HVAC Industry Challenges Bob Wiseman President, Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries - IHACI

2 My Background Grew up in the industry UCLA undergrad Pepperdine MBA President of Canoga Park Heating and Air Conditioning Board of Directors of IHACI for 10 years Founding member of WHPA

3 California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan Published by CPUC in 2008 HVAC is solely responsible for peak load electrical use. 3 primary goals Residential zero net energy by 2020 Commercial zero net energy by 2030 Reshaping of the HVAC industry

4 Strategic Plan HVAC Goals Code Compliance Quality Installation Quality Maintenance Whole Building Design Integration Advanced Technologies Workforce Education and Training

5 QI & QM 50% improvement in EE by % improvement in EE by 2030 Standards based approaches ASHRE/ACCA/ANSI Standard 180 Com QM ACCA/ANSI Standard 4 Residential QM ACCA/ANSI Standard 5 Residential QI

6 Workforce Education and Training “By 2020, California’s workforce is trained and fully engaged to provide the human capital necessary to achieve California’s economic energy efficiency and demand-side management potential.”

7 WE&T Needs Assesment Funded by the CPUC, conducted by UC Berkely 3 rd party research project. Recognizes the impact of EE programs on California’s students, job seekers, and workers Calls for inclusion of low-income, minority and disadvantaged communities. Establishing energy education and training at all levels of California’s Educational system

8 WE&T Continued Training is necessary, but not sufficient Other conditions including, lax enforcement of building codes, codes and standards, employment laws need addressing

9 IHACI Training 12,200 Students trained in 2010 Topics include: Gas heating, AC/HP Refrigeration, Air Distribution, Electrical, System Diagnostics, System Performance, and NATE Training.

10 Industry Challenges Compliance Unemployment Low barrier to entry End user perception of the industry Increasing regulations

11 The “New” Energy Efficiency Workforce A educational path that supports the future energy goals of the State Vocational training The best and the brightest Soft skills Technical abilities Driving records Labor ready vs mentoring

12 Thank You


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