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)….
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Santa Barbara County Passes New Energy Efficiency Policy for Municipally Owned and Leased Facilities
Congratulations to Santa Barbara County, who has just passed a new “County of Santa Barbara Energy Efficiency Standards Policy for County Owned and Leased Facilities.” This comprehensive policy was passed by the Board of Supervisors on August 30th, and includes requirements for staff energy training, reporting of
We heard from several local governments at the SEEC Forum about the importance of not just design, but performance, in zero net energy buildings. (Learn from Berkeley, Santa Monica, SMUD, and San Diego County here). A geothermal zero net energy commercial
The California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, and the New Buildings Institute (NBI) announced earlier this month California continues the march toward its zero net energy (ZNE) goals, with 108 new and renovated commercial
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…
The TDV 2019 Model Release 7-20-16 from Lead Commissioner Workshop 2019 Time Dependent Value of Energy and Life Cycle Cost Methodology is now available on the California Energy Commission (CEC) website. For more information, visit http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2019standards/prerulemaking/documents/.
A publication reviewing findings on commercial building zero net energy retrofits is now available; excerpts from the forward by PG&E Commercial Buildings Principal Peter Turnbull is below:
As shared by Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI): Net zero energy (NZE) buildings—those that are responsible for the production of as much (or more) clean energy as they use annually—have been gaining momentum around the world. And now, there are even net
The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) invites city and county staff, contractors, architects, and developers to a free webinar on how electric vehicles (EVs) can help support zero net energy (ZNE) goals. California has set goals to make all new
Verdical Group is hosting its 3rd Annual Net Zero Conference in Downey, CA on August 19th. See the flyer below for more information regarding speakers and activities.
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
In an effort to reduce emissions from the building sector, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is launching net zero building certification and training. Net zero building generate clean energy and produce no net emissions.
Get the overview on the “Getting to Zero” National Forum October 12th-14th, 2016 in Denver, Colorado from the New Buildings Institute below. To learn more and register click here.
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,