Sub-meters Installed Directly on Circuit Breaker

I normally do not send out links to articles that promote a specific product or company.  However, this article contains information about a new technology that could really help promote energy efficiency upgrades in large commercial buildings and I think EE program implementers need to know it is available.  To read the full article, go…

CHANGED DATE- AB 758 Draft Action Plan Webinar

Please CEC staff for a 1-hour webinar, regarding the AB 758 draft Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan.  The webinar will give an overview of the updated draft Plan and provide the process for engagement and comments. The webinars have been divided per sector: Wednesday 4/1 Implementers (IOUs and RENs) 10:30am-11:30am Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6021347151935441666
Webinar ID: 133-651-387 Call in…

Retrofit Chicago’s Commercial Buildings Initiative Receives Efficiency Impact Award

The Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative has won the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s 2014 Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award. The Commercial Buildings Initiative is one of three components of Retrofit Chicago, the City of Chicago’s cross-sector effort to improve energy performance across municipal, commercial, and residential buildings throughout the city. To quote the Initiative’s website: In joining…

Solano Energy Watch Helps Businesses Save $200,000 and 2 million kiloWatt-hours

The Solano Energy Watch, operated by the Solano Economic Development Corporation in partnership with PG&E, reports that through their commercial energy efficiency programs offered to Solano County businesses in 2014, 100 Solano businesses made improvements to their buildings that have saved them (and will continue to save them) a total of $200,000 per year and…

Voluntary Green Manual for Residential and Commercial Buildings released by CVAG/SCE Partnership

Through the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG), the municipalities of Blythe, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have worked together with Southern California Edison to develop climate action planning for energy efficiency policies and programs. This Green Building Manual was recently…

ACEEE Paper: Energy Efficiency in Even Small Server Rooms Provide Big Opportunities

A paper from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shares how low cost and no-cost energy-saving opportunities often exist in server rooms, big or small. To read the paper in full, click here. Looking for more on energy efficient IT? The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a report in August covering data…

Energy Upgrade California Overview: Opportunities for Supporting Municipal and Community Programming

New to Energy Upgrade California (EUC)? Watch the below video to see how local governments can get involved to help promote the program and connect their residents and businesses to financial and technical resources – and also for opportunities to influence and provide feedback on Energy Upgrade California.  

NRDC Report: Data Center Efficiency Assessment

In a new report on the state of, and opportunities for, data center energy efficiency, the Natural Resources Defense Council finds: “If just half of the technical savings potential for data center efficiency that we identify in this report were realized (to take into account the market barriers discussed in this report), electricity consumption in…

EmPower Santa Barbara County expands to include all of the Central Coast

The residential and commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy offerings of EmPower Program, administered by Santa Barbara County and previously limited to use by County residents and businesses, is expanding to Ventura and San Luis Obispo (more…)
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