For those looking ahead towards the zero net energy requirements coming under 2019 energy code: new documents for the review process of the time dependent valuation (TDV) of energy are available on the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s website,
New LBNL Paper Studies Best Practices in Energy Efficiency Competitions – and Other Competition Resources
A new paper, “Competition, carbon, and conservation: Assessing the energy savings potential of energy efficiency competitions” is available to download on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/home. A short abstract is below.
Energy Storage Procurement Guidance Documents for Municipalities from the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)
Clean Energy Group and the Clean Energy States Alliance, with support from Bright Power, Sandia National Laboratories, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity, and the Barr Foundation, have drafted a series of energy storage
Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 Report from IEA Shows Cities are in the frontline for cutting carbon emissions
Cities must take the lead in the transition to a low-carbon energy sector, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today, highlighting that urban areas account for up to two-thirds of the potential to cost-effectively reduce global carbon emissions.
The document ZNE Evaluation Methodologies: Phase 1 – Draft Report, which PG&E contracted with TRC to complete, is now posted to the CPUC’s EE
Energy Code Ace is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 version of the Reference Ace. The tool is designed to help users navigate Title 24, Part 6 Standards documents – and prepare for the new Standards, which become effective January 1, 2017. Key word search
The 2016 Title 24 standards become effective 1/1/17. Are you ready? Energy Code Ace is here to help you prepare with free offerings focused on what’s new in 2016. Four new Fact Sheets offer “quick reference” summaries of key Title 24, Part 6
The CEC’s Blueprint Newsletter for May and June is out! The Newsletter covers everything from insulation requirements to new lighting compliance options, to water heater fuel switching replacements to solar reflective index use for roofing
Saving water saves energy: less water used means less water pumped, less water heated or cooled, and less water treated. A new study from UC Davis
Learn about the Build It Green webinar, “How to create demand for zero energy” to be held June 15th at 12pm PDT below. Click here to register. The Net-Zero Energy Coalition (NZEC) recently published “To Zero and Beyond: Zero Energy Residential Buildings Study,” an inventory of residential single- and multi-family
A new eBook, Building Energy Benchmarking & Transparency Laws: Simplifying Compliance and Creating Value for Your Organization, provides benchmarking values and best practices for local governments and building owners and managers alike. Read a short
Many local governments are sharing interest in information on green leases. The below is a list of green lease resource links and examples: The City of Portland’s Green Tenant Improvement Guide;
The Center for Sustainable Energy has prepared a Sustainable Incentives Best Practices Assessment for the Port of San Diego, released April 2016. This is a great resource for local governments considering green leases and landlord-tenant energy efficiency solutions. The full Port Best Practices report is available here and the introduction of the report is shared below:
As shared by EurekAlert.org, a new study has reviewed the potential for cool roofs and green roofs to reduce urban heat island effect and improve air quality in the City of Chicago. Read below for highlights, or visit EurekAlert.org here.
Earlier this month, the City of Palo Alto shared its findings on adoption of reach code to require building energy efficiencies 10% above the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). Excerpts from the City’s report to City Council are available below – these excerpts provide a great overview of how reach codes…