Savings Results from Grass Valley Energy Efficiency and Solar Project

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 (more…)

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 – (more…)

Register Now: Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) Stakeholder Event June 2nd

The California Department of Community Services & Development (CSD) will host a public comment opportunity for interested parties regarding the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) – Phase 2 design. CSD will provide a general overview of proposed modifications to the existing LIWP (more…)

Weatherization Federal and State Funding: An Overview of What’s Available through the CA Dept. of Community Services and Development (CSD)

I’ve been getting a number of questions regarding weatherization funding, and had the opportunity to speak recently to a representative on weatherization funding opportunities (more…)

Video: HERO Program Finances New Windows, Building Envelope Improvements for Escondido Residents

Looking for resources to demonstrate the value of energy efficiency financing options to your residents? Check out the HERO Program’s video showcasing PACE-financed new windows and building envelope improvements for a resident in Escondido. (more…)

CEC Energy Code Trainings to be Made Available through ICC Chapters

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has developed a list of Energy Code Trainings that will be made available at multiple locations throughout the state through International Code Council (ICC) Chapters. Highlights from the list are (more…)

One Year Later: San Gabriel Valley EASY Program Successes

A year ago, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) launched a new program through the San Gabriel Valley Energy Watch partnership with SCE and SCG to empower residents to take simple energy efficiency measures in (more…)

Energy efficiency and savings through window films

Window films have been used in various capacities for years, but now are becoming more widespread in their use to lower building HVAC energy load – and are showing great energy savings and co-benefits. Learn more through coverage in an Energy Manager article here. Looking for examples of California implementation? Check out this PG&E fact sheet…