The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently approved a new Window Film Savings Calculator designed by the International Window Film Association for use by local educational agencies to determine whether a window film installation project qualifies for
In 2002, Katrin Klingenberg introduced the passivhaus program to North America when she built the Smith House in Urbana, Illinois. She had come to the US from Germany, where she studied architecture and got involved with passivhaus. But is this really where it all began? Learn about early “passive house” building efficiency
The City of Grass Valley’s June 28th City Council meeting celebrated the completion of a number of municipal energy efficiency and solar projects through an energy performance contract with Opterra Energy, including new solar generation, LED
NYTimes Coverage and Slideshow: Zero Net Energy Test Homes in Fontana, Homeowner Feedback, and Plans for Expansion
The development of zero net energy (ZNE) homes in Fontana announced last April got press as the focus of this June 3rd New York Times article: A Suburban Experiment Aims for Free Energy. Visit the New York Times for the full story –
As shared by EurekAlert.org, a new study has reviewed the potential for cool roofs and green roofs to reduce urban heat island effect and improve air quality in the City of Chicago. Read below for highlights, or visit EurekAlert.org here.
The California Department of Community Services & Development (CSD) will host a public comment opportunity for interested parties regarding the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) – Phase 2 design. CSD will provide a general overview of proposed modifications to the existing LIWP
Weatherization Federal and State Funding: An Overview of What’s Available through the CA Dept. of Community Services and Development (CSD)
I’ve been getting a number of questions regarding weatherization funding, and had the opportunity to speak recently to a representative on weatherization funding opportunities
Low Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) Public Meeting June 2nd: Information Sought on Participant Numbers
The California Department of Community Services & Development (CSD) is preparing for the next phase of the Low-Income Weatherization Program’s (LIWP) Single-Family
The California Department of Community Services & Development (CSD) will host a public comment opportunity for interested parties regarding the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) – Phase 2 design.
National Association of Home Builders Survey Shows Home Buyers Willing to Pay More for Energy Efficient Homes
A recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey shows builders responding to consumer desires for energy efficiency in homes. In a survey to consumers,
With the passage of the new 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES) last year, local governments will have the latter half of this calendar year to
Looking for resources to demonstrate the value of energy efficiency financing options to your residents? Check out the HERO Program’s video showcasing PACE-financed new windows and building envelope improvements for a resident in Escondido.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has developed a list of Energy Code Trainings that will be made available at multiple locations throughout the state through International Code Council (ICC) Chapters. Highlights from the list are
A year ago, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) launched a new program through the San Gabriel Valley Energy Watch partnership with SCE and SCG to empower residents to take simple energy efficiency measures in
Window films have been used in various capacities for years, but now are becoming more widespread in their use to lower building HVAC energy load – and are showing great energy savings and co-benefits. Learn more through coverage in an Energy Manager article here. Looking for examples of California implementation? Check out this PG&E fact sheet…