Even a mild Oceanside winter can make a home uncomfortable if it's not properly insulated and sealed. That's what Mark and Jenny Zajac discovered after purchasing their 1970s split-level home last year.
Owners and operators of community and other types of public swimming pools soon will be able to take advantage of rebates for installing solar pool heaters under a new portion of the California Solar Initiative-Thermal Program.
When Michael and Jessica Wolf bought their 1911-built Craftsman home in the South Park area of San Diego, it came with the original furnace and a lot of air leakage. "The house was very drafty with air coming in through the windows and floors," recalls Michael.
CCSE recently hosted a five-day solar water heating installation training specifically for contractors, other industry professionals and self-installers who are looking to boost their careers. The training attracted more than a dozen participants with varying backgrounds and aspirations, motivated by a desire to advance their career in the burgeoning solar water heating market.
Rebates will soon be available in California for a wider range of solar water heating systems with applications in business, industry and commercial properties.
CCSE is now a member of the new Department of Energy Better Buildings Residential Network, which connects energy efficiency programs and partners to share best practices and learn from each other to increase the number of American homes that are energy efficient.
CCSE’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project team joined Fiat USA on a six-week tour up and down the electric vehicle-friendly state of California. While team members spoke to excited car enthusiasts about the available state incentives, Fiat promoted its “environmentally sexy,” all new, all-electric 500e, currently available only in California.
Effort to help increase energy efficiency of California homes and buildings
CCSE and CalCERTS, Inc. have entered into a partnership agreement to provide training for building science professionals and contractors in the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego regions.
Report outlines framework for solar policies after CSI program concludes