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California Benchmarking Collaborative Comments on the Initial Proposal to Implement Building Energy Use

The Collaborative strongly supports AB 802 and the Energy Commission’s development of implementing rules for a statewide, time‐certain benchmarking and transparency program. These comments build on the recommendations provided in public comments filed by the Collaborative on December 22, 2015 and April 14, 2016. In these comments, we: 1. Strongly support the draft regulations released on July 18, 2016; 2. Offer recommendations to streamline customer permissions and building owner data requests; 3. Comment on inclusion of condominium buildings and proposed disclosure metrics; and 4. Provide specific recommendations for education, outreach, and training starting in 2016.

  August 2016
 

Focus Group Findings: Exploring Home Improvement Projects and Energy Efficiency among Latinos and Non‐ Latinos in Fresno and San Diego

Report explores the sociocultural factors influencing the adoption of home energy efficiency retrofits in California.

  August 2016
 

2016 Quality of Life Dashboard Report

The 2016 Quality of Life Dashboard shows four indicators in the San Diego region that have improved significantly, including employment, entrepreneurship, renewable energy and water use, while two indicators showed regression, specifically landfill waste disposal and beach water quality.

  June 2016
 

Contractor Interview Findings: Perceptions of Latino Households' Views on Home Energy Upgrades

Report on the findings of contractor interviews meant to understand how they think Latino households view energy and energy efficiency in planning, executing, and financing home improvements.

  June 2016
 

California Benchmarking Collaborative Comments on the Initial Staff Proposal to Implement Building Energy Use Data Access and Public Disclosure Provisions of AB 802

The Collaborative strongly supports AB 802 and the Energy Commission’s development of implementing rules for a statewide, time‐certain benchmarking and transparency program. These comments build on the recommendations provided in public comments filed by the Collaborative on December 22, 2015. In these comments, we: 1. Recommend the implementing regulations reflect the intent of AB 802 to provide broader access to energy usage information to support energy efficiency market transformation; 2. Strongly recommend the Energy Commission include buildings with 1‐2 meters in the statewide benchmarking and transparency program; 3. Urge the Commission to not limit the number of accounts by fuel type; 4. Propose definitions for and inclusion of mixed‐use buildings; 5. Recommend adoption of meter mapping best practices; and 6. Support the creation of stakeholder outreach and training resources, including a Benchmarking Help Center

  April 2016
 

Study Area Summary Report: This report summarizes the evaluation, selection, characterization, and modeling of two regional energy efficiency markets in CA

This report summarizes the evaluation, selection, characterization, and modeling of two regional energy efficiency markets in California

  April 2016
 

Healthcare Energy Resilience Case Study

Paradise Valley Hospital, part of Prime Healthcare Services, hired CSE to help the hospital lower operating costs and increase resilience to energy disruptions.

  April 2016
 

San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center Solar Project Case Study

Built in the 1970s, the San Diego Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center administers physical, mental and social treatment to military veterans.

  April 2016
 

North County Fire Protection District Solar Project Case Study

A feasibility study showed that five solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could save the fire district nearly $50,000 annually in energy costs and that they could pay off the loan in 10-12 years.

  April 2016
 

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs

Use this interactive tool to find PACE programs in your area.

  February 2016
 

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