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…
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)….
The California Energy Commission has just released Acceptance Test Technician Certification Provider (ATTCP) and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) reference cards. These cards are designed to quickly identify when acceptance
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
The Energy Efficiency Codes Coalition has mounted a national campaign to help support the latest update to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and is looking for help from local governments that vote in their International Code Council (ICC) chapters!
The following description and links are an excerpt from the Zero Energy Project’s recent newsletter. For more on the Zero Energy Project, click here. “Average homeowners are the biggest beneficiaries of more energy efficient building codes, says Daniel Bressett of the Alliance to Save Energy. Homeowners consistently state their preference for energy efficiency features, a point…
Energy Code Ace Update: Free Training – Decoding 2016 Title 24, Part 6: Let’s Talk About What’s New – August 23
Gina Rodda of Gabel & Associates, LLC, along with her guest speaker Martyn Dodd of Energy Soft, want you to join the conversation regarding the new 2016 code requirements for Title 24, Part 6.
2013 Title 24, Part 6 Lighting Alterations Update: New energy code compliance option may reduce lighting controls requirements and project costs, effective immediately for all projects permitted before December 31, 2016
The California Energy Commission approved the use of an optional compliance pathway for use in non-residential lighting alterations that trigger Title 24, Part 6. This is in addition to the pre-existing two compliance pathways. This new option may
This free four-hour course is designed for those interested in learning about the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen). Cities across California are required to enforce the 2016 California Green Building Code on January 1, 2017.
Proposed CPUC Decision Provides Guidance on Energy Efficiency Rolling Portfolio Business Plan Filings
ALJ Julie A. Fitch’s Proposed Decision regarding Providing Guidance for Initial Energy Efficiency Rolling Portfolio Business Plan Filings is now available. Click here to read the proposed decision in full. The decision outline is below.
Capture the Power of Saving Water: Title 20 Regulations for Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures (and Energy Code Ace Resources to Help Your Community Comply)
Did you know that in California, plumbing fittings and plumbing fixtures are regulated by recently updated standards that are more stringent than federal standards? In 2015, California’s Title 20 established water efficiency standards requiring lavatory faucets and
At this year’s SEEC Forum, California Energy Commission (CEC) Advisor to Commissioner McAllister Patrick Saxton spoke to requirements for residential heat
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.
The Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s Codes and Standards Regional Forum was held this week, bringing together local government policymakers and sustainability staff, building department staff, city planners, and energy
Commissioner Andrew McAllister, the California Energy Commission’s Lead Commissioner on Energy Efficiency, will conduct a workshop to present proposed revisions to the Time Dependent Valuation (TDV) of energy and Life Cycle Cost (LCC)