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…)

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…

New Study Proposes Storage and Demand Response to Limit Air Pollution

A new study proposes storage and demand response to avoid extra air pollution while meeting peak demand. As shared by Greentech Media: We’ve heard about the value of energy storage for integrating renewables, shaving peak demand and regulating frequency, but there’s another service it can provide: combating air pollution. (more…)

U.S. Dept. of Energy Releases Draft Updated Best Practices for Residential PACE – Comment Period Open Until 8/19

As shared by the U.S. Department of Energy in their 7/19 press release: As part of the Obama Administration’s Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released best practice guidelines for Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. PACE is an (more…)
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