This week, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced clear guidance that will expand access to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other home resiliency projects for American homeowners. The guidance, signaled last August by President
Get the overview on the “Getting to Zero” National Forum October 12th-14th, 2016 in Denver, Colorado from the New Buildings Institute below. To learn more and register click here.
The U.S. DOE recently updated the State and Local Energy Data (SLED) website. The update allows users to search by zip code to get an energy profile for their respective city, including climate and emissions data, electricity and natural gas usage and/or expenditures by sector, vehicle fuel use, renewable energy economic potential, and more.
Can We Transform the Built Environment by 2030? The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2030 Districts Initiative
As shared by the U.S. Department of Energy: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have partnered with Architecture 2030 to expand support for its 2030 Districts Initiative,
SCE Webinar 7/14: High Opportunity Programs or Projects (HOPPs), Including Public Buildings Retro-commissioning, On-Bill Financing, and Comprehensive Commercial HVAC
Southern California Edison (SCE) invites you to a webinar providing an overview on three High Opportunity Programs or Projects (HOPPs) proposals related to Public Buildings Retro-commissioning; On-Bill Financing; and Comprehensive
Are there benefits to expect from zero net energy investments in schools beyond energy, operational and environmental savings? Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the New Buildings Institute review educational benefits in a new post: “…Consider that each year K–12 schools spend more than $8 billion on energy—more than they spend on computers and textbooks combined. Too…
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
From ACEEE: Commercial Buildings Survey Shows Great Progress in Energy Savings, But Also Remaining Opportunities
As shared this morning by ACEEE: “Data recently released as part of the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) highlights changes in commercial sector energy demand between 2003 and 2012. The Energy Information
New emerging technologies related to the “Internet of Things” digitalization and distributed energy resources are quickly changing the energy landscape for cities. Smart city technologies and concepts are defined broadly around the use of digital technologies
With all the excitement around the new building energy efficiency standards becoming open for cities and counties to adopt by January 1, 2017, we can’t forget about new water efficiency standards! Read an excerpt from the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s blog, and get links for more information, below.
New Funding Opportunity for Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Residential and Commercial Building Research (Pre-Bid Workshop 7/7)
Grant Funding Opportunity – GFO-16-502- 2016 Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Research Grants for Residential and Commercial Buildings Date Released: June 29, 2016.
The document ZNE Evaluation Methodologies: Phase 1 – Draft Report, which PG&E contracted with TRC to complete, is now posted to the CPUC’s EE
The California Advanced Homes Program is hosting a webinar to help you prepare for the new 2016 Title 24 lighting requirements, set to take effect January 1, 2017. Panelist David Douglass-Jaimes, who
The 2016 Title 24 standards become effective 1/1/17. Are you ready? Energy Code Ace is here to help you prepare with free offerings focused on what’s new in 2016. Four new Fact Sheets offer “quick reference” summaries of key Title 24, Part 6