Joint Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy

Intelligent Green Building Solutions for Indoor Environment Quality!

Environmental Solutions

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.

About Us

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.

Real Green Jobs

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’s 10-Point Green Building Policy

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.

  1. Verify that fundamental building elements and systems are installed, calibrated and operating as intended to deliver functional and efficient performance.
  2. Review the building operation plan to affirm that it meets the requirements of current building usage — with regard to the heating and cooling system, humidity control and building automation controls.
  3. Prepare a balancing plan to test the building systems for performance up to specifications or the most efficient possible performance.
  4. Report all building systems that are not working according to specifications as stated in the building operation plan.
  5. After refitting or repair, re-test all building components to verify operation according to specifications in the building plan, or up to the most efficient possible performance.
  6. Provide a summary of current building operation plan, highlighting major building HVAC systems and assemblies.
  7. Document that all actions of the HVAC specification requirements have been completed.
  8. Provide demonstratively either (a) that the building’s energy performance meets one of the following standards: Energy Star (using Energy Star Target Finder), GBI and USGBC LEED (using the alternate method as described in the “LEED for Existing Buildings Reference Guide”); or, if that rating cannot be achieved, that the building has the most efficient possible performance given its HVAC systems.
  9. Aid in implementing energy-efficient retrofits and energy-saving techniques to reduce energy usage to comply with ratings described in 8, or the most efficient possible performance.
  10. Provide a third party entity (certified and current with TABB) to test, adjust and balance all building HVAC systems.

Training Centers

East Bay Counties Sheet Metal JATC
Marina Blvd., San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone - (510) 483-9035

Fresno Area Sheet Metal Workers JATC
5410 E. Home Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727
Phone - (559) 255-3665

Kern, Inyo, Mono and Northern Los Angeles Counties

620 Enterprise Way, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone - (661) 323-4461

Modesto Area Sheet Metal Workers JATC
841 Lone Palm Avenue, Suite A, Modesto, CA 95351
Phone - (209) 523-1323

Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties Sheet Metal JATC
11060 Commercial Parkway, Castroville, CA 95012
Phone - (831) 933-6151

North Bay Sheet Metal Workers JATC
4350 Central Place, Suite A, Fairfield, CA 94534
Phone - (707) 863-0416

Sacramento Valley Sheet Metal JATC
3665 Bleckley Street
Mather, CA 95655
Phone - (916) 922-9381

Sheet Metal JATC of San Diego
4596 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120
Phone - (619) 265-2758

West Bay Counties Sheet Metal JATC
4350 Central Place, Suite A, Fairfield, CA 94534
Phone - (707) 863-0416

San Francisco County Sheet Metal JATC
1939 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone - (415) 431-1676 | Fax - (415) 255-8727


Tri-Counties Sheet Metal Workers JATC
*Santa Barbara JATC
1794 Goodyear Ave., Ventura, CA 93006
Phone - (805) 642-2211

Santa Clara County Sheet Metal JATC
2350 Lundy Place, San Jose, CA 95131
Phone - (408) 263-1712

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

Contact Us

Rick Werner
Bay Area

Luther Medina
Los Angeles

Rich Niday
Santa Barbara

Sal Rotolo

Doug Tracy
San Diego

Dion Abril
Executive Administrator
1809 S Street, Suite 101-207
Sacramento, 95811
Phone: 916-692-5979
Fax: 866-387-2517


1809 S Street, Suite 101-207
Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: 916-492-6091
Fax: 866-397-2517


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.

Executive Summary

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.