CAL SMACNA’s 11th Annual Day at the Capitol held February 8th and 9th, 2016 in Sacramento was a huge success.  Fifty-four members and children attended and went to 63 legislative appointments educating California’s elected officials on three important industry issues. Legislators were educated and asked for their support of the statewide school bond: Funding for […]

- February 11, 2016

CA Treasurer Backs Commercial Energy Financing for HVAC Efficiency

“As treasurer, I am working with the Legislature to create the Commercial Energy Efficiency Financing platform that will provide low-cost loans to businesses to upgrade heating and air conditioning with more efficient, less-polluting technology. These loans would be made by the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (I-Bank). My office will package these loans and […]

- February 10, 2016

T24 NEWS — Energy Commission to Conduct Workshop on Mandatory Acceptance Test Technician Requirement

SACRAMENTO — CEC Staff will conduct a public workshop in Sacramento on February 29, 2016 to hear industry concerns and gather relevant information regarding the geographic coverage of acceptance test technicians (ATTs) across California. Staff will use input from the public to form their preliminary recommendations for the conditions under which the Energy Commission may […]

- January 22, 2016

DIR Suspends Enforcement of eCPR Requirement

Effective immediately, enforcement of the eCPR requirement is hereby temporarily stayed pending outreach, education and upgrades to the eCPR system that will allow contractors and subcontractors to more easily submit CPRs into DIR’s system. DIR is currently exploring an alternative reporting format that will facilitate compliance with the eCPR requirements for contractors and subcontractors that are having difficulty. DIR anticipates that the upgrades should be completed by June 2016.
This notice only applies to the obligation to submit CPRs into DIR’s eCPR system. Awarding bodies must still ensure that contractors and subcontractors are registered under DIR’s contractor registration system and in compliance with all other prevailing wage laws including, but not limited to, Labor Code section 1776 (Reporting of Certified Payroll Records).

- January 22, 2016

T24 News — Energy Commission Conditionally Approves NEBB as an ATTCP

The California Energy Commission (CEC) voted 5-0 to conditionally approve NEBB as an Acceptance Test Technician Certification Provider at their last business meeting on January 13, 2016. Once NEBB meets the conditions set forth by CEC staff they will join NEMIC as the second certifying body in California for Acceptance Test Technicians.

- January 21, 2016


California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors, National Association (CAL SMACNA) is a non-profit trade association representing contractors who perform commercial and residential heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; architectural and industrial sheet metal; as well as stainless kitchen equipment, manufacturing; testing and balancing; and siding and decking throughout the State of California.

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Legislative or regulatory questions?

Please contact CAL SMACNA’s Senior Policy Advisor, Chris Walker, at the law firm of Nossaman, LLP.

Phone: 916-442-8888



CAL SMACNA’s 51st Annual Convention 
April 19 through April 22, 2017

Bacara Resort & Spa
8301 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA
(855) 968-0100

Bacara ResortNestled on the bluff and beaches of the Santa Barbara coast between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez mountains, Bacara Resort & Spa embodies the essence of the American Riviera lifestyle. The experience begins with luxurious guest rooms that reflect the serenity of the resort’s coastal setting.  Venture out into the rest of the resort’s expansive 78 acres and you will discover award-winning restaurants, oceanfront swimming pools, a state-of­ the-art spa and wellness center and a magnificent array of gardens, restful fountains and nature preserves. Recognized as one of the finest hotels in the world.


Associate Mechanical Contractors