Webinar: Energy Efficiency Regulations for Computers – Oct. 18

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The Appliances and Outreach and Education Office of the Efficiency Division at the California Energy Commission will present a webinar on the energy efficiency regulations for computers that become effective on January 1, 2018. The computers affected by these regulations include workstations, mobile workstations, rack-mounted workstations, small scale servers, and high expandability computers. Topic: Energy…

Capture the Power of Saving Water: Title 20 Regulations for Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures (and Energy Code Ace Resources to Help Your Community Comply)

  Did you know that in California, plumbing fittings and plumbing fixtures are regulated by recently updated standards that are more stringent than federal standards? In 2015, California’s Title 20 established water efficiency standards requiring lavatory faucets and (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…

Governor’s 2016-17 Budget Proposes Allocating $3.1B from Cap and Trade Proceeds

The Governor’s proposed 2016-17 budget, released earlier this month, proposes a $3.1 billion allocation of cap and trade program proceeds. This allocation is divided into two categories: continuous appropriation, and one-time appropriation. As summarized by the League of California Cities in a great summary of cap and trade, funding for specific program areas are proposed across…

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…
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