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Post date: Oct 29, 14

When a residential HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) replacement is made in California, it's often done without the required permits. Why? While the cost of a permit is a factor, the biggest hindrance is the time it typically takes to go through the permit process.

The Center for Sustainable Energy, with funding from the California Energy Commission, is working with building departments across Southern California to make the residential HVAC permit process less burdensome — for both contractors and building department staff.

Post date: Oct 20, 14

The financial advantages and energy savings of electrical battery storage for businesses, government agencies and industrial operations will be examined during a free half-day workshop sponsored by the CSE on Thursday, Nov. 20.

The commercial use of on-site electrical storage is gaining widespread attention in California with the support of recent state legislation mandating its use and an increased availability of substantial rebates.

Post date: Oct 20, 14

The Center for Sustainable Energy has published a report that outlines how cities and counties in California can play a key role in achieving state energy efficiency goals and greenhouse gas emission reductions by working toward zero net energy (ZNE) buildings and homes.

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Working to Streamline HVAC Permit Processes

When a residential HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) replacement is made in California, it's often done without the required permits. Why? While the cost of a permit is a factor, the biggest hindrance is the time it typically takes to go through the permit process.

The Center for Sustainable Energy, with funding from the California Energy Commission, is working with building departments across Southern California to make the residential HVAC permit process less burdensome — for both contractors and building department staff.

Chuck Colgan
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Workshop Explores Energy Storage for Business & Government

The financial advantages and energy savings of electrical battery storage for businesses, government agencies and industrial operations will be examined during a free half-day workshop sponsored by the CSE on Thursday, Nov. 20.

The commercial use of on-site electrical storage is gaining widespread attention in California with the support of recent state legislation mandating its use and an increased availability of substantial rebates.

Chuck Colgan

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