Thought Leadership

Research and Reports

 
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
Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Toolkit Guide: Installation Checklist for Residential and Nonresidential

The installation checklists are comprehensive documents intended for use by installers, developers, and electrical contractors. The checklists include step-by-step guidance from pre-installation work to coordination with the local utility and jurisdiction.

  Jul, 2017
Achieving Zero Net Energy Goals with Energy Storage

This webinar covers CHP technology basics, CHP as it relates to ZNE, and present additional resources available for successful CHP implementation. Speakers provide a general overview of the CHP technology, as well as the impacts of CHP on their energy use and provide lessons learned regarding the use of CHP as a tool to meet their ZNE goals.

  Jun, 2017
Targeting EV Consumer Segments & Incentivizing Dealers

This presentation was delivered as part of a panel on “Strengthening EV Outreach & Education” at the EV Roadmap 10 Conference in Portland, Oregon. It describes 1) consumer research aimed at growing markets for electric vehicles, and 2) incentivizing dealers. For additional information visit: http://evroadmapconference.com/program/

  Jun, 2017