Fact Sheet: Computer Rooms & Data Centers

“The 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards apply to all space conditioning systems serving computer rooms. The Energy Standards define a computer room as: “A room within a building whose primary function is to house electronic equipment and that has a design equipment power density exceeding 20 watts/ft2 (215 watts/m²) of conditioned floor area.” When the…

California Energy Commission, Blueprint Issue 121

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“Publication: Issue 121, October – December 2017 In This Issue IAPMO-R&T Approved New Fact Sheet Appliance Efficiency Regulations for State Regulated Lamps Separation of Electrical Circuits Q&A Residential Attic Insulation Pipe Insulation” Click here to view Issue 121

Webinar: Upcoming Title 20 Lighting Standards – Dec 21

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On December 21, 2017, the Appliances and Outreach and Education Office of the Efficiency Division at the California Energy Commission will present a webinar on the energy efficiency regulations for LED’s, small diameter directional lamps and general service lamps that become effective on January 1, 2018.  The lamps affected by these regulations include LED’s, Small Diameter Directional…

Public Workshop: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Research and Development – Dec 21

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California Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop to discuss the current state of HVAC technologies needed to help meet California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant goals. This information will help inform future research needs. Commissioners may attend and participate. The workshop will be held on: THURSDAY, December…

Funding: Prop 39 – Deadline Feb 26

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February 26, 2018, is the final opportunity to request Proposition 39 funding. If a local educational agency (LEA) has award allocation remaining, now is the time to apply by submitting an energy expenditure plan (EEP) to the Energy Commission. All amendments requesting additional Proposition 39 K-12 grant funding are also due by February 26, 2018.…

Report: Transportation Energy Demand Forecast, 2018-2030

This report, prepared by California Energy Commission staff to support the 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report, provides long-term projections and forecasts of California’s transportation energy demand. Toward this goal, the report lays out models and methods for forecasting the growth and changes in energy demand across multiple transportation sectors. The general methodology of the forecast…

State meeting: Energy Standards Outreach & Education – Dec 12 (Chico), Dec 21 (Monterey)

To assist in the compliance process, the California Energy Commission has a Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Standards) Outreach and Education (O&E) Unit. The O&E Unit educates the building community and enforcement agencies on matters related to the Energy Standards. This page contains the O&E Unit’s schedule and is updated monthly. Click here for more…

Grant Funding Opportunity – Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy

GFO-17-308 Grant Funding Opportunity Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy (BRIDGE) Date Released: November 15, 2017. Deadline for Written Questions: November 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m. 1st Application Deadline: December 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m. 2nd Application Deadline: (if funds are available after 1st Application Deadline and initial NOPA) February 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m. For complete details and remote…

School district aims to save money by saving energy

“If it invests around $5.4 million to replace aging air conditioners with new units, switch out lightbulbs for energy-efficient LEDs and make other changes, Oxnard Union High School District could trim $250,000 a year off its utility bills, officials said. But the district doesn’t have the $5 million it needs to pay for those energy…

Senate Bill 350 Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group Call for Applicants

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission are seeking applications from interested persons to serve on the Senate Bill 350 Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (Advisory Group). Pursuant to Senate Bill 350 (De León, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015) (SB350), the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, requires that the…

Computer Rooms & Data Centers Title 24 Fact Sheet

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The 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards apply to all space conditioning systems serving computer rooms. The Energy Standards define a computer room as: “A room within a building whose primary function is to house electronic equipment and that has a design equipment power density exceeding 20 watts/ft2 (215 watts/m²) of conditioned floor area.” When the…
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