Get Direct Information on Utility/PA 5-Year Program Planning from the EE Coordinating Committee

Along with launching a new website, the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (EE CC, authorized by CPUC Decision 15-10-028) has made it easier to stay informed on Committee and Subcommittee activities and plans: a Constant Contact list. Click here to sign up and stay informed on these very fast-paced and unique opportunities for stakeholder feedback. As…

CEC RFP: Technical Support For Increasing Energy Efficiency In Existing Buildings to Support SB 350, AB 758, and AB 802 Implementation

Per the RFP, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is seeking a “consultant team of qualified staff and subcontractors to provide technical support to the Energy Commission’s existing buildings programs for increasing energy efficiency in existing California buildings, to implement portions of energy efficiency strategies for existing buildings as directed by Assembly Bill 758 (Skinner, 2008),…

3/16 Public Sector Sub-Committee Meeting Recap, Highlights, Resources

Yesterday’s meeting of the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee’s Public Sector Sub-Committee reviewed the analysis of the Program Administrators that will feed the five-year business plans of energy efficiency program offerings and strategies due from Administrators to the CPUC September 1st. Presentations of public sector needs and potential, challenges and opportunities were made by SDG&E, SCE,…

CEC Workshop 3/25: Review of AB 802 Building Energy Use Data Access and Public Disclosure Provisions Proposal

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will hold a public workshop on 3/25 to review and seek input on the initial proposal for implementation of Assembly Bill 802’s building energy use data and public disclosure provisions. The workshop will be held at 1516 Ninth Street (First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room) at 9:00am – interested parties…

Why Benchmarking? NRDC’s Maria Stamas Lays Out Benefits

With the coming implementation of AB 802, building owners will have more access to whole building energy use data to inform actions that can be taken to save energy and money, and contribute to state and local climate and sustainability goals. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)’s Maria Stamas describes these benefits in a recent…

CPUC Ruling re: High Opportunity EE Programs

In addition to determining what “high opportunity programs or projects” are, and how to authorize them, this ruling addresses several ancillary issues relating to such programs or projects: 1. Preliminary interpretation of the phrase “estimated energy savings and energy usage reductions, taking into consideration the overall reduction in normalized metered energy consumption as a measure…

CSE Report: Energy Benchmarking and Transparency Best Practices and Case Studies

Prepared for the Port of San Diego, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has released a report, Energy Benchmarking and Transparency: A review of national best practices, California policies and energy efficiency opportunities for the San Diego Unified Port District. The report reviews state benchmarking policies (set and in the process of being set under AB 758…

City of Beaumont Approves Final “Sustainable Beaumont” Climate Action Plan

Last week, Beaumont’s City Council approved the City’s Sustainable Beaumont Climate Action Plan. The Plan, prepared by Atkins and funded through the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), sets a number of goals, including: Provision of resources (education, training, audits, retrofits, and an Environmental Advocate) and working with regional groups and utilities to improve both…

Distilling AB 802 and SB 350: Coverage on How Energy Savings Are Counted, and Incentivized

Looking for more information on the significance of the recent passing of SB 350 and AB 802 to local government energy efficiency activities? Efficiency.org writer Matt Golden provides a great summary, “New California Laws are a Needed Paradigm Shift for Energy Efficiency.” Given the changes in how incentives are to be provided for energy efficiency,…

Fact Sheet: Assessing the Value of Green Buildings

This 2012 fact sheet from Johnson Controls’s Institute for Building Efficiency shares a summary of how green building labeling (e.g., ENERGY STAR, or LEED) have been found to affect building value. The fact sheet looks at data from several countries. Below is an (more…)
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