San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboards

Every year, Equinox Project releases a San Diego specific dashboard featuring key indicators intended to be an easily digestible snapshot of the region's Quality of Life. Find all the Quality of Life Dashboards, from 2010 to the present, here.

  May 2016

City of Berkeley Solar PV Permitting Case Study

This case study highlights the efforts of the City of Berkeley’s Department of Planning and Development to enact a streamlined permitting process for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that helps lower costs for consumers and serves as a model for other jurisdictions.

  May 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

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

Airport Transportation Planning Case Study

When the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority wanted assistance converting shuttles, taxis and vans to alternative fuel vehicles, they turned to CSE.

  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

Integrated Energy Planning Case Study

CSE, in partnership with Arup, developed a robust solar feasibility study for BART – but the project didn’t stop there.

  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

Electric Solar Rate Analyzer

This Electric Rate Analyzer tool allows you to understand your current electric usage and rates and project how energy savings and solar power can lower your energy costs.

  March 2016


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