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California Benchmarking Collaborative Comments On AB 802 Benchmarking Express Terms

The Collaborative strongly supports 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; and August 12, 2016. In these comments, we: 1. Strongly support the proposed regulations posted to the 15-OIR-05 Docket Log February 23, 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.

  August 2018
 

California Latino Households and Energy Efficiency Upgrades

The final report summarizing CSE’s California Energy Commission-funded research project to identify how energy efficiency programs can better serve Latino households.

  August 2018
 

ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® Reference Guide for Building Benchmarking

Step-by-step guide to get started benchmarking your building using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®

  August 2018
 

California Benchmarking Collaborative Comments: On Rulemaking Scoping Questions for Building Use Benchmarking

The Collaborative strongly supports AB 802 and the Energy Commission’s development of implementing rules for a statewide, time‐certain benchmarking and transparency program. In these comments we: 1. Provide recommendations on utility delivery of usage information —both whole‐building and by tenant‐unit – to building owners (or agents); 2. Emphasize the importance of energy benchmarking and transparency in promoting market transformation; 3. Emphasize the value of California standards that are in alignment with national best practices;   4. Highlight best practices for building owner, manager, and tenant engagement by the Energy Commission and utilities so that benchmarking information is available to market participants; and 5. Recommend making certain building energy data and benchmarking scores publicly available.

  August 2018
 

Recommendations for Energy Efficiency Programs to Better Serve Latino Households

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.

  February 2018
 

Creating Energy Efficiency Programs That Better Serve Hispanic Households

This webinar presents the results of two pioneering California Energy Commission-funded research studies that explore social, cultural and behavioral factors that affect Hispanic household energy use and home improvement decisions-with the goal of helping energy efficiency programs better serve this important audience.

  January 2018
 

Best Practices for Auditors and Raters: Energy Efficiency in Latino Households

These recommendations for serving Latino households are the outcome of a multiyear research project conducted for the California Energy Commission by the Center for Sustainable Energy, Research Into Action, Ghoulem Research and Edward Vine.

  January 2018
 

Best Practices for Contractors: Energy Efficiency in Latino Households

These recommendations for serving Latino households are the outcome of a multiyear research project conducted for the California Energy Commission by the Center for Sustainable Energy, Research Into Action, Ghoulem Research and Edward Vine.

  January 2018
 

Best Practices for Program Administrators: Energy Efficiency in Latino Households

These recommendations for serving Latino households are the outcome of a multiyear research project conducted for the California Energy Commission by the Center for Sustainable Energy, Research Into Action, Ghoulem Research and Edward Vine.

  January 2018
 

City of San Diego Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library ASHRAE Level II Audit Report

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) conducted an American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level II audit for the City of San Diego’s Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Branch Library (SML or SML facility).

  January 2018
 

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