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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
 

San Francisco's Benchmarking Ordinance Case Study

The City and County of San Francisco’s Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, in effect since 2010, requires performing both annual benchmarking and an energy audit every five years.

  December 2015
 

Washington, D.C.'s Benchmarking Law Case Study

Making energy performance data visible to building owners and property managers has led to an improvement in building energy efficiency.

  December 2015
 

RG Investment Real Estate Solar Thermal Case Study

RG Investment Real Estate recently installed a new solar water heating system for the 24-unit Jo-Mar Apartments in San Diego's Ocean Beach neighborhood.

  September 2015
 

Chula Vista's Sustainable Communities Program Case Study

The City of Chula Vista’s Sustainable Communities Program provides resources to stakeholders such as developers, contractors and permit applicants to improve compliance with energy efficiency and green building codes and to promote construction of sustainable buildings.

  June 2015
 

Lancaster's Zero Net Energy Goal Case Study

In 2011, the City of Lancaster set a goal to become the first net-zero energy city, defined as producing or procuring more electricity within city limits from renewable sources than is consumed.

  June 2015
 

Santa Barbara County's Zero Net Energy Facilities Resolution Case Study

The County of Santa Barbara’s Zero Net Energy Facilities Resolution sets an interim target for 50% of new county-owned facilities beginning design after 2020 to be ZNE and requires that all new facilities and major renovations beginning design after 2025 will be ZNE.

  June 2015
 

Skyline Wesleyan Church Solar Case Study

Skyline Church community comes together to save with solar. When Skyline Wesleyan Church decided to go solar to reduce electricity use and help cap rising utility costs they took to the roof — literally.

  January 2015
 

San Pasqual Avocado Company Solar Case Study

San Pasqual Avocado Company installs solar to offset irrigation costs.

  January 2015
 

Lakehouse Hotel & Resort Solar Thermal Case Study

San Marcos Hotel invests in Solar Water Heating and the newly renovated Lakehouse Hotel & Resort uses solar to save money.

  July 2014
 

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