New standard practice manual for cost-effectiveness is an indispensable resource

National Efficiency Screening Project has released a comprehensive manual on cost-effectiveness evaluation for energy efficiency resources as an update to the California Standard Practice Manual. The authors of the report argue that although the California Standard Practice Manual (last updated in 2001) has “served as a prevailing resource,” the tests provided in the manual have not…

From Zero Energy Project: Energy Efficient Codes Make Financial Sense

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…

CEC Approves $8M for Energy-Efficient Technologies

As shared in the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s release: The California Energy Commission approved six grants July 13th focused on energy efficiency with $8 million awarded for technologies and measures designed to achieve zero net (more…)

5/2 EECC Public Sector Stage 2 Meeting Recap, Highlights, & Resources (Comments Due May 25th)

The second meeting (Stage 2) of the Public Sector Subcommittee of the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (EECC, or CAEECC) took place May 2nd. The Stage 2 meeting (more…)

CPUC Conference Call for Clarification on Baselines White Paper May 2nd

CORRECTED PAPER AND UPDATED COMMENTS DEADLINES RELEASED BY THE CPUC 4/28: Please see here. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has shared to R.13-11-005/rolling portfolio stakeholders that Commission Staff will hold a conference call to answer (more…)
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