Thought Leadership

Research and Reports

 
City of San Diego Valencia Park‐Malcom X Branch Library ASHRAE Level II Audit Report 

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) conducted an American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air‐Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level II audit for the City of San Diego’s Valencia Park‐Malcolm X Branch Library & Performing Arts Center (VPL or VPL facility).

  Jan, 2018
Public Fleet Pilot Project Final Report Fiscal Year 2014-15

As part of the California Air Resources Board’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), the Public Fleet Pilot Project offered a tailored electric vehicle (EV) incentive solution for public agencies serving disadvantaged communities (DACs), as defined by CalEnviroScreen, to reduce emissions in areas disproportionately impacted by air pollution and help achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals.

  Jan, 2018
Event Network Case Study

In 2016, Event Network evaluated energy usage at its headquarters in San Diego to look for energy- and cost-saving opportunities even though the facility is LEED® Gold for Interior Design and Construction.

  Nov, 2017
IREC report - Access for All: Pathways to Expand Solar Options to Renters and Multifamily Households in the City of Seattle

Cities and States Can Bring Solar to More Multifamily Residents: New Guide Highlights Pathways

  Oct, 2017
As We Lift All Boats: A Vision of Clean Technology Integration in the Transformative Climate Communities Program

By the end of 2017, California will embark on the firstof-its-kind Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program, which will accelerate catalytic, transformational change in some of the state’s most disadvantaged and polluted communities.

  Sep, 2017
Transformative Climate Communities Program Data and Transparency Proposal

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) proposes a data & transparency component to the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program.

  Sep, 2017
Approaches to Achieving Zero Net Energy for Multifamily Housing

This webinar discuss the regulatory landscape and evolving ZNE definition, how to create a realistic ZNE capital improvement plan, which energy efficiency (EE) measures can be targeted first or phased in, as well as how the solar photovoltaic technology, in conjunction with the virtual net metering (VNEM) tariff, can provide a a pathway for reaching ZNE goals.

  Sep, 2017
Field Research Findings: Home Energy Audits and Upgrades Among Hispanics in California’s Central Valley

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.

  Sep, 2017
Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Toolkit Guide: Checklist for Residential and Nonresidential Permit Application

The checklists are one page reference sheets to ensure proper EVCS installation. Submittal and documentation requirements are also clearly listed in the checklists. Required by AB1236, this checklist is a guide for permit applicants. These checklists are in the public domain, and may be used or modified for individual jurisdictions as seen fit for a specific jurisdiction to post on their corresponding website.

  Jul, 2017
Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Toolkit Guide: Plan Review and Permit Correction Sheet for Residential and Nonresidential

The correction sheets provide code references and detailed guidance for both residential and nonresidential EVCS installations. These correction sheets may be used alongside the permit application checklists listed above.

  Jul, 2017