Learn about the City of Brea’s solar installs and resulting savings in this SCE case study here, also excerpted below. Three solar energy systems installed in the City of Brea in Orange County—combined (more…)
Review of ASHRAE’s 2013-Released Standard for Building Commissioning and Retro-commissioning (ASHRAE 202-2013)
A useful overview of ASHRAE Standard 202-2013, setting minimum commissioning and retro-commissioning recommendations for buildings, is provided here by Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine.
Through its partnership with SDG&E®, the City of Chula Vista created innovative approaches to advance municipal and community energy efficiency. Underserved audiences like small businesses, elderly, youth and low-income residents are reached (more…)
The Los Altos City Council unanimously approved the City’s Climate Action Plan at the council meeting Dec. 10, 2013. As shared by the City: “The actions Los Altos will take were selected to provide benefit beyond greenhouse gas emission reductions. The bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure will be expanded. This will be good for people who…
Greening City Gardens: A case study in the effectiveness of a coordinated approach to accessing utility incentives for energy efficiency retrofits in multifamily affordable housing in California
This report describes a new approach to financing energy efficiency retrofits at affordable multifamily rental properties in California. The California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) worked (more…)