Resources

IREC report - Access for All: Pathways to Expand Solar Options to Renters and Multifamily Households in the City of Seattle

Cities and States Can Bring Solar to More Multifamily Residents: New Guide Highlights Pathways

  October 2017
 

California Benchmarking Collaborative Comments on Revised Express Terms for AB 802 Benchmarking Program

The Collaborative strongly supports Assembly Bill (AB) 802 and the Energy Commission’s proposed regulations for a statewide, time-certain benchmarking and transparency program. These comments build upon the recommendations provided in public comments filed by the Collaborative on December 22, 2015; April 14, 2016; August 12, 2016; and April 10, 2017. In these comments, we: 1. Strongly support the proposed regulations posted to the 15-OIR-05 Docket Log September 14, 2017; 2. Offer recommendations for enriching implementation of the statewide benchmarking program; 3. Urge the Energy Commission to begin education and outreach for the statewide benchmarking program immediately; 4. Request clarification from the Energy Commission on certain portions of the proposed regulations.

  September 2017
 

As We Lift All Boats: A Vision of Clean Technology Integration in the Transformative Climate Communities Program

By the end of 2017, California will embark on the firstof-its-kind Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program, which will accelerate catalytic, transformational change in some of the state’s most disadvantaged and polluted communities.

  September 2017
 

Transformative Climate Communities Program Data and Transparency Proposal

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) proposes a data & transparency component to the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program.

  September 2017
 

Approaches to Achieving Zero Net Energy for Multifamily Housing

This webinar discuss the regulatory landscape and evolving ZNE definition, how to create a realistic ZNE capital improvement plan, which energy efficiency (EE) measures can be targeted first or phased in, as well as how the solar photovoltaic technology, in conjunction with the virtual net metering (VNEM) tariff, can provide a a pathway for reaching ZNE goals.

  September 2017
 

Field Research Findings: Home Energy Audits and Upgrades Among Hispanics in California’s Central Valley

This report was prepared by the Center for Sustainable Energy. It is a component of Grant #EPC-14-037, funded by the California Energy Commission, to explore the sociocultural factors influencing the adoption of home energy efficiency retrofits in California.

  September 2017
 

Understanding San Diego's Path to 100% Renewable Energy

Two years ago, San Diego took the national spotlight for its commitment to source 100% renewable energy by 2035. The city is now poised to make decisions that chart the path toward this bold goal. This summary examines how we got here and what you need to know to join the conversation about where we go next.

  August 2017
 

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
 

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