The City of South Gate is first city in Southern California to win the Beacon Award, presented through Institute for Local Government and Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC). As shared by the Institute in its press release, “It is an honor to be the first Southern
New Study: San Francisco’s Benchmarking Ordinance Requiring Commercial Buildings to Disclose Energy Data Shows Major Reduction in Energy Use and an Opportunity to Save Millions in Energy Costs
A report on the City and County of San Francisco’s Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance (ECBO) reviewed the ordinance compliance, energy use by building, and savings that could be attributed from 2010-2014. The report’s findings, which include a
Presented by the Center for Sustainable Energy, Local Policies to Achieve ZNE Buildings (part 2) is a great resource to hear from cities and experts on programming that can help get local governments ready for zero net energy use in buildings. Speakers and more information listed below: This webinar focused on two strategies at the…
The new Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan is available on CEC’s website. The Plan, which is designed to implement the AB 758 mandate, details many challenges and resources for local governments. Follow the link above to read the Plan in full.
The New Buildings Institute released a summary report (available here) following a Seattle summit on building performance outcomes. To excerpt from the report, The goal of advancing the buildings industry to focus on actual, measured energy
Read more from the Washington Post here, or review the excerpt below: From installing rooftop solar panels to putting in new triple pane windows and EnergyStar appliances, people today make all kinds of home upgrades that save energy and lower their utility bills. But when they opt to sell their “green” home, it’s often less than clear…
See the presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative, Leveraging the Real Estate Industry to Increase Energy Efficiency Upgrades to learn
Click here to read the new report from Resources for the Future, Does Information Provision Shrink the Energy Efficiency Gap?: A Cross-City Comparison of Commercial Building Benchmarking and Disclosure Laws.
Lead Commissioner Workshop on Strategies Related to Benchmarking and Local Government Challenge in the Draft Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan
The California Energy Commission Lead Commissioner for the 2015 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2015IEPR) will conduct a workshop on strategies related to Benchmarking and Local Government Challenge in the draft Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan. Commissioner Andrew McAllister is the Lead Commissioner. Other Commissioners from the Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission may…
This live class on building automation controls and DDC was taped in October of 2014 at Stromquist & Company in Atlanta, GA. The class is uploaded in three parts:
The Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative has won the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s 2014 Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award. The Commercial Buildings Initiative is one of three components of Retrofit Chicago, the City of Chicago’s cross-sector effort to improve energy performance across municipal, commercial, and residential buildings throughout the city. To quote the Initiative’s website: In joining…
A growing number of local and state governments are adopting policies requiring residential energy rating and/or disclosure, the practice of evaluating the energy efficiency of a home or building and making the information known to consumers. The option helps policymakers to enable energy reduction goals for buildings, and to increase transparency and consumer information around…
San Francisco’s 2013 Benchmarking Report is available on the San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) website.
Energy Upgrade California Overview: Opportunities for Supporting Municipal and Community Programming
New to Energy Upgrade California (EUC)? Watch the below video to see how local governments can get involved to help promote the program and connect their residents and businesses to financial and technical resources – and also for opportunities to influence and provide feedback on Energy Upgrade California.
Cambridge, Massachusetts is the latest city to require the benchmarking and disclosure of building energy performance for large commercial, institutional, and multifamily