Resources

AvalonBay Communities Case Study

Raising the Bar: AvalonBay Communities in Pursuit of Excellence in Benchmarking

  August 2017
 

Center for Sustainable Energy’s Response to the Transformative Climate Communities Program Draft Guidelines, Fourth Revision

CSE supports the direction of the Fourth Revision Draft Guidelines as well as the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) TCC Program initiatives. SGC has conducted a comprehensive and iterative process to arrive at these Fourth Revision Draft Guidelines, with appropriate depth, scope, and scale for this foundational document. SGC’s praiseworthy inclusion of clearer and more concise energy planning and clean energy technology elements will greatly strengthen the program’s capability to deliver a diverse array of benefits to TCC Program residents and communities. CSE encourages the expeditious approval of the guidelines to begin the deployment of actual programs and services.

  August 2017
 

Response to Volkswagen's (VW’s) Supplement to the California ZEV Investment Plan, Cycle 1

CARB’S request for additional information builds on CARB’s previous direction, and seeks clarifications on key matters. CSE attests that approval of the VW Cycle 1 Plan is an appropriate action at this juncture, and supports the expeditious approval of these funds to begin the deployment of its programs and services.

  July 2017
 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Toolkit Guide: Checklist for Residential and Nonresidential Permit Application

The checklists are one page reference sheets to ensure proper EVCS installation. Submittal and documentation requirements are also clearly listed in the checklists. Required by AB1236, this checklist is a guide for permit applicants. These checklists are in the public domain, and may be used or modified for individual jurisdictions as seen fit for a specific jurisdiction to post on their corresponding website.

  July 2017
 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Toolkit Guide: Plan Review and Permit Correction Sheet for Residential and Nonresidential

The correction sheets provide code references and detailed guidance for both residential and nonresidential EVCS installations. These correction sheets may be used alongside the permit application checklists listed above.

  July 2017
 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Toolkit Guide: Installation Checklist for Residential and Nonresidential

The installation checklists are comprehensive documents intended for use by installers, developers, and electrical contractors. The checklists include step-by-step guidance from pre-installation work to coordination with the local utility and jurisdiction.

  July 2017
 

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: Summary Documentation of the Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey, 2013-2015 Edition

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project’s EV Consumer Survey (2013-2015 edition) collected data from 19,460 rebated consumers who purchased or leased their vehicles from September 2012 through May 2015. This summary documentation describes the survey implementation process. It also provides tables summarizing the responses to each survey question that have been weighted to better represent 91,085 program participants during the survey administration period.

  June 2017
 

Evaluating the Connecticut Dealer Incentive for Electric Vehicle Sales

The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) program provides a consumer rebate of up to $5,000 for the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV) and a dealer incentive of $300 for each rebated vehicle. The dealer incentive feature is unique among statewide EV rebate programs and has generated interest among EV market stakeholders nationwide. In 2016, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) conducted a study to understand how the CHEAPR dealer incentive is distributed and used by dealerships, and to explore its effectiveness in promoting the development of the EV market.

  June 2017
 

How to Connect with a Solar Contractor

CSE recommends contacting and evaluating at least three contractors and their bids before selecting one to install your system. Consider the video tips and best practices.

  June 2017
 

Solar Panels & Inverters

PV panels can be evaluated by cost, efficiency and power capacity. Typically the higher the power rating and efficiency, the higher the panel cost.

  June 2017
 

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