Simi Valley Retro-commissioning Policy

The City of Simi Valley, working with Southern California Edison through their city-utility Energy Leadership Partnership, has completed a retro-commissioning (RCx) policy to implement in their buildings. Retro-commissioning is a critical piece of facilities maintenance that ensures good facility operations, longer facility equipment life, improved comfort and productivity of occupants – and energy and cost…

Statewide Retro-commissioning Program Guide for 2013-2014 Cycle

A guide to retro-commisioning (RCx) incentives provided through the state’s investor-owned utilities during 2013-2014 under the auspices of the CPUC is available: 2013-14 Statewide Retrocommissioning Policy & Procedures Manual. The 2013-14 Statewide Retrocommissioning (RCx) Offering provides financial incentives for energy savings resulting from permanent and/or automated operational improvement of equipment or systems. Qualifying non-residential customers that…

ACEEE Paper Breaks Down Funding and Financing Sources (and Pros and Cons) for Local Governments

Feeling overwhelmed by all of the different funding mechanisms there are for energy efficiency projects – and wondering why there are so many? This report (presented at ACEEE’s 2012 Summer Buildings Study) looks first at why local governments are such an important point where energy efficiency planning and programs take root, and then provides a…

Retro-commissioning Toolkit for Local Governments

Developing a retro-commissioning (RCx) and re-commissioning plan, and implementing it, can be a great and cost-effective way to save energy and money in existing buildings. A retro-commissioning toolkit for local governments is available from the California Sustainability Alliance – click here to read more about the Toolkit. More resources are available on the Alliance’s website.
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