U.S. Dept. of Energy Releases Draft Updated Best Practices for Residential PACE – Comment Period Open Until 8/19

As shared by the U.S. Department of Energy in their 7/19 press release: As part of the Obama Administration’s Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released best practice guidelines for Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. PACE is an (more…)

CEC Approves $8M for Energy-Efficient Technologies

As shared in the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s release: The California Energy Commission approved six grants July 13th focused on energy efficiency with $8 million awarded for technologies and measures designed to achieve zero net (more…)

From RMI: Home Energy Performance Is Key to Avoiding the Next Mortgage Crisis

As shared by the Rocky Mountain Institute: Every day, thousands of Americans make the biggest purchase they’ll make in a lifetime—their home—without knowing the true cost. In spite of stringent post-recession safeguards intended to protect homeowners and hold lenders to a higher level of accountability, there’s more we can do. (more…)

Nest partners with SolarCity on new ‘Time of Savings’ energy service

As reported by Smart Grid News, “A new service from home management product provider Nest Labs, Inc., will help customers automatically use less energy when the prices are highest. “The Nest Thermostat can find the price of energy for customers on Time of Use (TOU) (more…)

Press Release: Californians Are Saving 10 Billion Kilowatt-Hours Through the HERO Program

Excerpting from the HERO Program’s June 29th press release, “Renovate America today announced that California home energy savings from the  HERO Program hit 10 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), an important milestone that is roughly equivalent to (more…)
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