Local Energy Ordinance Resources and Toolkit

The California Codes and Standards (C&S) Reach Codes program provides technical support to local governments considering adopting a local ordinance (reach code) intended to support meeting local and/or statewide energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals. The program facilitates adoption and implementation of the code, by providing resources such as cost-effectiveness studies, model language, sample findings,…

Local Energy Codes Webinar Presentation and Recording

On behalf of the IOU Statewide Codes and Standards Program, Misti Bruceri, Principal of Misti Bruceri & Associates, LLC, discussed technical assistance services and other resources that are available to local governments when developing local energy ordinances. Presentation LocalEnergyCodes.com http://eecoordinator.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017-08-29-13.00-Local-Energy-Codes.mp4

LocalEnergyCodes.com – Offering tools and resources to support  local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances

The California Statewide Codes and Standards Program is pleased to announce the launch of its new Local Energy Codes Web site: www.LocalEnergyCodes.com. The site will serve as a repository for tools and resources to support local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances. Key resources available on the site include cost-effectiveness studies, ordinance summaries for internal…

Build It Green Presentation of Updates to GreenPoint Rated Program Available – Public Input Accepted Until 7/31

Amy Dryden of Build It Green, spoke on July 14, about updates the GreenPoint Rated 7.0. Public input will be accepted through July 31, 2016. This presentation is available from Build It Green below. Submit comments and review code changes here: www.builditgreen.org/GreenPointRated_CodeUpdate. (more…)

Hayward’s New Municipal Building Zero Net Energy Policy

As shared by the City of Hayward in their recent press release: 2016—Hayward leads again! The Hayward City Council recently directed staff to assure that all new municipal buildings, as well as significant retrofits of existing municipal (more…)

Palo Alto Leads on Energy Efficiency Codes, Proposes City Council Adoption of 2016 Reach Code

Earlier this month, the City of Palo Alto shared its findings on adoption of reach code to require building energy efficiencies 10% above the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). Excerpts from the City’s report to City Council are available below – these excerpts provide a great overview of how reach codes…

Benchmarking in the news: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and WRCOG

Click here for coverage by the Press Enterprise discussing San Francisco’s energy savings findings from its recent benchmarking report, the City of Los Angeles’s work toward an energy and water efficiency ordinance, and more.

From Outside the State: Seattle Passes New Building Energy Efficiency Ordinance

The City of Seattle has passed energy efficiency-promoting in the three following areas: • Energy Use Disclosure — The Benchmarking Amendments ordinance updates Seattle’s existing building energy benchmarking law to include public transparency of building performance on energy use. • Retro-commissioning — The Building Tune-Ups ordinance phases in a requirement that commercial buildings 50,000 square feet or larger be “tuned-up” every…

Using Disclosure for Market Transformation: Berkeley’s new Building Energy Savings Ordinance (BESO) and the U.S. DOE Home Energy Score

In today’s Regional Forum held by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN), StopWaste presented on how the City of Berkeley’s Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance (RECO) was updated to the new Building Energy Savings Ordinance, or “BESO,” why it was updated, and how the new BESO, or a version thereof, could be a gentle but…