Upcoming Aug. 2016 Fed. Government Webinars – Benchmarking in Portfolio Manager, Energy Efficiency Financing, Waste Management, Resilient Solar Retrofits, and More

A list of August 2016 webinars is shared below from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s State and Local Agency Newsletter. For details, scroll down. ENERGY STAR Webinars (more…)

Resources for Plug Load Efficiency

According to California’s Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan, plug-in equipment is expected to account for 69% of the growth in building electricity consumption by 2030. Plug load management and energy efficiency was also a topic of discussion in the recent California’s Clean Economy legislative hearing. Luckily, there are resources that can guide activities local governments…

ACEEE Study Reviews Energy Efficiency Financing Coverage, Gaps, and Latest Trends

A new study from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) reviews coverage, gaps, and latest trends in energy efficiency financing. The study looks at: Financing trends in high coverage areas, including efficiency improvements to new and existing buildings, hybrid/electric vehicles and energy-efficient IT; Sectors that still contain gaps in financing option coverage,…

Webinar Recording Available: CEC’s Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDBS)

A recording of the CEC’s webinar presenting the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDBS) is available on the CEC’s Title 20 website. The Database is a resource for manufacturers of appliances that must comply with Title 20, but also for the public to cross-check the efficiency of appliances considered for purchase. In short, this is a free…

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…

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…

Commercial Building Energy Efficiency 101: U.S. Department of Energy Video

Looking for resources to share with your jurisdiction’s commercial partners on the opportunities and the value of commercial building energy efficiency? Take a look at the U.S. Department of Energy video, below. The video provides a quick description of how the whole building approach to new buildings can save up to 70% of a building’s…
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