The Joint Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy is made up of more than 25,000 technicians working for over 600 contractors throughout California. Our quality control and specialized training enhance your reputation; call us for solutions to your Environmental Systems needs.
Read our latest paper, Sheet Metal Apprenticeship's Contribution to Energy Efficiency.
The Joint Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy is a joint Task Force charged with the responsibility to monitor and influence energy and environmental policy in the State of California as it pertains to and impacts the heating, ventilating & air conditioning (HVAC) industry.
The Mission of the Joint Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy is to promote responsible environmental policy in California and encourage efficient HVAC market transformation through collaboration with industry stakeholders and regulatory agencies.
Green buildings are not just a fad…they are the future. These buildings increase energy efficiency while reducing environmental problems through better use of design specifications, construction, and maintenance. Career opportunities are available in sustainable building system design, fabrication, balancing, commissioning, service and operations. JCEEP was formed by CAL-SMACNA and California SMWIA Local Unions, who have a well-established relationship geared towards cooperation in training the best workers to do the job.
Testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) of a building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems helps make a building green. JCEEP is proud of its affiliation with TABB, the Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Bureau. TABB is an ANSI Accredited Certification Program, certifying those members who have decided to increase their job opportunities by becoming TABB Certified technicians and supervisors. TABB also certifies contractors and also the actual "TAB labs" across the United States and Canada. These facilities have met stringent requirements that reinforce the professionalism taught at these training centers.
Career Opportunities Include:
For more information, review the list below and contact the nearest training center for more information.
JCEEP is a committee formed by California Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association and the California Local Unions of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association assigned to collaborate with the Public Utility Commission, Energy Commission and the Air Resources Board to assist in implementation of their building energy efficiency and green house gas reduction programs. CAL SMACNA and the SMWIA co-sponsor and fund training in 15 different centers located throughout the state. Their training programs offer career paths in HVAC system design, fabrication, installation, balancing, commissioning and service. Whether your interests are in design, detailing, BIM, installation or system efficiency we offer a path to the future. For more information please locate a center in your area from the list below and give them a call.
TABB-certified contractors are trained, equipped and capable of carrying out this 10-point process to assure that systems in "green" buildings are performing according to design objectives and/or to provide optimum system performance for sustainability.
Contra Costa County Sheet Metal JATC
Marina Blvd., San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone - (510) 483-9035 | Fax - (510) 483-1415
Fresno Area Sheet Metal Workers JATC
4585 E. Floradora, Fresno, CA 93703
Phone - (559) 255-3665 | Fax - (559) 255-6450
Kern, Inyo, Mono and Northern Los Angeles Counties
AC & SMW JATC
620 Enterprise Way, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone - (661) 323-4461 | Fax - (661) 323-3286
Modesto Area Sheet Metal Workers JATC
841 Lone Palm Avenue, Suite A, Modesto, CA 95351
Phone - (209) 523-1323 | Fax - (209) 523-1242
Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties Sheet Metal JATC
11060 Commercial Parkway, Castroville, CA 95012
Phone - (831) 933-6151 | Fax - (831) 633-3585
North Bay Sheet Metal Workers JATC North Bay Sheet Metal Workers JATC
North Bay and Humbolt, Delnorte, Trinity Counties
1250 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone - (707) 762-0181 | Fax - (707) 762-7104
Sacramento Valley Sheet Metal JATC
1624 Silica Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone - (916) 922-9381 | Fax - (916) 922-3574
Sheet Metal JATC of San Diego
4596 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120
Phone - (619) 265-2758 | Fax - (619) 265-7638
San Francisco County Sheet Metal JATC
1939 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone - (415) 431-1676 | Fax - (415) 255-8727
Mateo County Sheet Metal JATC
860 Hinckley Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone - (650) 652-9672 | Fax - (650) 652-9638
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties
2500 Channel Drive, Ventura, CA 93003
Phone - (805) 648-2220 | Fax - (805) 648-3613
Santa Clara County Sheet Metal JATC
2350 Lundy Place, San Jose, CA 95131
Phone - (408) 263-1712 | Fax - (408) 263-1723
California Sheet Metal JATC
Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside & San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties
633 N. Baldwin Park Blvd. City of Industry, CA 91740
Phone - (626) 968-3340 | Fax - (626) 968-3379
Stockton Sheet Metal JATC
2707 East Fremont Street, Suite #2, Stockton, CA 95205
Phone - (209) 939-9375
1809 S Street, Suite 101-207
Sacramento, CA 95811
HVAC Duct Testing - Why? (large file - 16MB)
Leakage Costs $$ (& Carbon!!) It's the "Green Thing To Do"!
20% Annual Cooling Consumption (for 144(k) system), which is:
2009 HERS White Paper
Applicability of Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Programs to Reduce Air Leakage and Energy Consumption in Nonresidential HVAC Systems -
James E. Woods, Ph.D., P.E.
The primary purpose of the 2008 Nonresidential Standards is “to further reduce growth in electrical and natural gas use and demand in nonresidential buildings while providing improved indoor environmental conditions and reducing greenhouse gasses and other emissions.” To address this purpose, the objectives of this White Paper are to provide an analysis of the impact that the required but limited air leakage testing and validation procedures have on building energy consumption, and to recommend means and methods to improve the procedures that will reduce energy consumption in nonresidential buildings. To achieve these objectives, the Nonresidential Standards and supporting documents were reviewed, other literature was reviewed, and a thermodynamic analysis was conducted.