“Three new energy efficiency standards went into effect January 1 that give consumers the choice of better quality light bulbs, LEDs, and small-diameter directional lamps. Consumers will save more than $4 billion in aggregate over the first 13 years with the LED and small-diameter directional lamp standards. Consumers will also conserve enough electricity to power…
“In California there are more than 600 million sockets for general service and reflector light bulbs and about half of those are still using old incandescent light bulbs. Approximately 90 percent of electricity used by traditional light bulbs is wasted as heat instead of visible light. The technology of LEDs and compact fluorescents make the…
On December 21, 2017, the Appliances and Outreach and Education Office of the Efficiency Division at the California Energy Commission will present a webinar on the energy efficiency regulations for LED’s, small diameter directional lamps and general service lamps that become effective on January 1, 2018. The lamps affected by these regulations include LED’s, Small Diameter Directional…
“The market for Internet of Things (IoT) lighting solutions is expected to grow from $651.1 million in 2017 to $4.5 billion in 2026, according to Navigant Research.” Click here to read more from Energy Manager Today
The 2015 Upstream and Residential Downstream Lighting Program Impact Evaluation Research Plan has been posted to the CPUC’s public document site for review and comment. Click here to view the document.
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
Whittier Leverages Incentives and Support for Municipal Retrofits – Including Streetlighting, Lighting, HVAC, and VFD Upgrades
As covered in the Whittier Daily News: the City of Whittier is going green. It’s spending about $2.1 million on ways to make street lights and city buildings more energy efficient, a move that will pay for itself in about four years and save hundreds of thousands of dollars afterward, officials said.
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
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
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 –
Learn how architects, developers and builders took a windowless, concrete “tilt-up” racquetball facility and retrofitted it to a desirable, zero net energy (ZNE) commercial
The below announcement of $9.1 million awarded to small businesses working on innovative energy solutions was released by the Department of Energy earlier today.
SDG&E High Opportunity Projects and Program (HOPPs) Proposals Stakeholder Meeting Follow Up: Submit All Comments by 4/13
San Diego Gas & Electric Company held a stakeholder meeting on April 12, 2016, to review and discuss its High Opportunity Projects and Program proposals. Stakeholders are
There are a number of local governments interested in green leases – to support green leasing, here’s a guide produced through the City of Portland that gives tenants tools to