Whole-Building Energy Use Data Access, Benchmarking, and Public Disclosure

Assembly Bill 802 (Williams, Chapter 590, Statutes of 2015) revises Public Resources Code Section 25402.10 to require utilities to provide energy usage data for covered buildings to the owners, owner’s agents, or operators of those buildings upon request, and further requires the Energy Commission to establish a benchmarking and public (more…)

ACEEE Toolkit: Residential Energy Use Disclosure Guide For Policymakers

A growing number of local and state governments are adopting policies requiring residential energy rating and/or disclosure, the practice of evaluating the energy efficiency of a home or building and making the information known to consumers. The option helps policymakers to enable energy reduction goals for buildings, and to increase transparency and consumer information around…

How carbon disclosure platforms can help cities translate commitments into action

Carbon disclosure is the practice of reporting and managing emissions through credible reporting platforms, consistent with global standards and protocols. Cities around the globe have committed to reducing their impact on climate change and are using these entities to monitor and demonstrate their progress. Established disclosure platforms are available to cities to measure their impact…

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Progress by City and County

***THIS IS A NEW FEATURE UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY THE COORDINATOR AND IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION*** Below is a master tracking list of programs and policies that local governments have developed that support energy efficiency and sustainability goals of the Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan. All data are shared on a single page, alphabetically by county. One can use “Find”…

Energy Efficiency 101

New to local government energy efficiency, and looking for some information to get started? See information in the four main categories below – or, check out some of the new, highlighted resources. Highlighted Resources: Energy Efficiency 101 Presentations (SEEC Forum Workshop): Why Energy Efficiency? Motivating factors, data, and case studies Policies Driving Energy Efficiency: EE Policy…

Benchmarking eBook: Building Energy Benchmarking & Transparency Laws

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 (more…)

CURRENTS: Demonstrating the value of energy efficiency – the latest resources

We’ve heard from a number of local governments that the growing market-based interest in the value of energy efficiency is a huge help to building departments and energy code compliance, effective community program rollout, the spreading of sustainability best practices – and the list goes on. Several new reports and resources are showing more and…
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