Palo Alto’s On Demand Green Building Compliance Trainings

Palo Alto has released an On-Demand set of green building compliance trainings: learn more in the City’s September 23rd press release here and below: Launch of On-Demand Video Trainings for the Green Building and Energy Reach Code Ordinances Palo Alto’s Development Services department has launched a series of on-demand trainings videos outlining the requirements found in…

CEC Workshop Presentation from Alameda County’s StopWaste: Improving the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Standards in California

Increasing compliance with California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards is a sure way to jump forward in your local government’s energy efficiency goals. So what’s standing in the way? Reports show that many reviewers are often short staffed and pressed for time, and have important competing priorities like reviewing for fire/safety and health. Many local governments are also…

Quarterly Stakeholder EM&V Meeting June 9

The meeting will be held at the CPUC in the Golden Gate Room [directly accessible from Golden Gate Avenue] from 10:00 am. to 4:00 p.m.  Updated call-in and webinar information is provided below. The meeting’s theme will be a special spotlight on Local Government EE program efforts. Included within the program are highlights of recent Energy…

New Navigation Tool Available for Title 24, Part 6

Feeling lost in Title 24, Part 6? Energy Code Ace’s new Navigator Ace™ tool can help you find your way! Energy Code Ace is pleased to announce the launch of its “Navigator Ace” tool which provides a step-by-step guide to the Title 24, Part 6, compliance process.  Laid out in an easy-to-follow flowchart, each step…

Free Title 24, Part 6 Training for Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors!

Energy Code Ace is offering free hands-on courses that are designed to provide plans examiners and building inspectors with the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. All participants receive a comprehensive workbook and tools they can use on the job. All classes are held 8:30…

Exploring Compliance Enforcement Opportunities at the Local Government Level: BayREN’s PROP Report Available

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) has released a report of the work completed by their Permit Resource Opportunity Program, or PROP. The report contains an analysis full of best practices, challenges, and opportunities for improvement in compliance enforcement with California energy code. As shared on BayREN’s website, the PROP report “represents the collaborative efforts…

Make Sure Your Nonresidential Compliance Software Is Approved!

2013 ENERGY STANDARDS APPROVED COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE The unconditionally approved versions of nonresidential software that are used to demonstrate compliance with the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, are: CBECC-Com Version 3b – just released! CBECC-Com Version 3a IES Virtual Environment2014, Feature Pack 1, Version 2014. 1.0 IES Virtual Environment2014, Feature Pack 2, Version 2014. 2.0.0 DOWNLOADS…

UC Berkeley Report: Efficiency & Energy Code Compliance are Found Money for Local Governments

In this 2014 report from UC Berkeley’s Center for Resource Efficient Communities, Municipal Fiscal Impacts of Building Energy Efficiency in California: A Guidebook for Local Officials, report authors review the impact of the state’s natural gas-related (more…)

Chula Vista Shares Permitting, Ordinances, and Incentives as part of the Getting to Zero Net Energy Workshop Series

In this presentation shared as part of the Center for Sustainable Energy’s Getting to Zero Net Energy workshop series, the City of Chula Vista shares a number of policies and programs they have put in place to further energy efficiency and sustainability in their community – including: Energy and water efficiency reach codes (codes that…

City of Goleta Uses Energy Data in Process to Develop Neighborhood Development Floating Zone for Green Community Development

The City of Goleta has received funding through its local government partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE) to establish a voluntary Green Neighborhood Development Floating Zone to foster green community development, and develop tools that will be used for planning and implementation of the floating zone. As described in the grant agreement: the “floating zone”…
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