Free Calif. Energy Efficiency Standards Trainings for Building Inspectors

The nonresidential energy efficiency standards seminar will be held eight more times before the year’s end in the cities listed below. The training will provide plans examiners and building inspectors with the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce the 2016 energy code for nonresidential projects. Upcoming dates and locations: Folsom, Nov…

CA bill would require state contractors to use low-carbon construction materials

“If passed, the measure has the potential to change the way the vast majority of construction materials for state projects are sourced — by cost. It also would likely translate to fewer purchases of materials made in China, a country known for its cut-rate prices but also for its lower-efficiency manufacturing.” Click here to read…

Bay Area Energy Storage Fire Safety & Code Symposium – Nov. 8

The San Francisco Department of the Environment invites you to join industry colleagues for the Bay Area Energy Storage Fire Safety and Code Symposium on November 8th from 9AM-5PM. At this event, a series of panel experts will explore: Technology benefits and policies that are driving market transformation of energy storage. Technology basics, current and future applications and market…

Cities Cracking Down on Climate Law-Breakers

“If you’re a city that’s concerned about climate change, you have to focus on buildings, because that’s where the carbon is,” says Cliff Majersik, executive director of the Institute for Market Transformation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit focused on climate and energy. Building energy codes—and the ability to strengthen them—are among the most powerful tools cities…

Local Energy Codes Webinar Presentation and Recording

On behalf of the IOU Statewide Codes and Standards Program, Misti Bruceri, Principal of Misti Bruceri & Associates, LLC, discussed technical assistance services and other resources that are available to local governments when developing local energy ordinances. Presentation LocalEnergyCodes.com http://eecoordinator.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017-08-29-13.00-Local-Energy-Codes.mp4

Local Energy Codes Webinar from SEEC

Join the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative for a webinar on local energy codes on Tuesday, August 29th from 1-2:30pm. Misti Bruceri, Consultant for the Statewide Codes and Standards Team, will be discussing technical assistance services and other resources that are available to local governments when developing local energy ordinances. (Register)

LocalEnergyCodes.com – Offering tools and resources to support  local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances

The California Statewide Codes and Standards Program is pleased to announce the launch of its new Local Energy Codes Web site: www.LocalEnergyCodes.com. The site will serve as a repository for tools and resources to support local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances. Key resources available on the site include cost-effectiveness studies, ordinance summaries for internal…

Renewable Water Heating Promises Even Bigger Savings for CA

Pierre Delforge, from the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses the benefits that solar water heating can provide to California homes and offices. In the development of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards NRDC proposes a “menu of options…designed to give builders and new home buyers flexibility while guaranteeing energy, carbon, and bill savings.” NRDC proposes a…

BayREN Forum: Household Electrification as a Pathway to On-Site ZNE

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) hosted their first quarter regional forum on March 30th. The theme of the forum focused on household electrification to achieve zero net energy in buildings. The forum began with a presentation on ZNE goals for the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards from Chris Meyer of the California Energy Commission (CEC).…

New California Energy Commission Online Resource Center

The California Energy Commission (CEC)’s Efficiency Division’s Online Resource Center (ORC) is a central location for Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Standards) educational resource materials. The ORC is now available at http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/orc/. The ORC offers quick access to: 2013, 2016, and archived Energy Standards home pages (more…)
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