Thought Leadership

Research and Reports

 
Knowing Your Power: Improving the Reporting of Electric Power Fuel Content in California

The Power Content Label, issued by each retail provider on an annual basis, offers an opportunity to hold retailers accountable for the impacts of their power choices.

  Apr, 2018
Community Solar in California: A Missed Opportunity

California lags behind many other states in efforts to embrace community solar through the programs of its regulated utilities. This is a missed opportunity on two fronts given that well-designed community solar programs can help make access to renewable energy more equitable and allow distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) to work better with the electricity grid.

  Mar, 2018
Fostering a Future for Multifamily Solar in Santa Monica, CA

The multifamily housing sector faces several specific barriers to solar adoption that require more specific tools and approaches to overcome

  Feb, 2018
Recommendations for Energy Efficiency Programs to Better Serve Latino Households

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.

  Feb, 2018
Creating Energy Efficiency Programs That Better Serve Hispanic Households

This webinar presents the results of two pioneering California Energy Commission-funded research studies that explore social, cultural and behavioral factors that affect Hispanic household energy use and home improvement decisions-with the goal of helping energy efficiency programs better serve this important audience.

  Jan, 2018
Best Practices for Auditors and Raters: Energy Efficiency in Latino Households

These recommendations for serving Latino households are the outcome of a multiyear research project conducted for the California Energy Commission by the Center for Sustainable Energy, Research Into Action, Ghoulem Research and Edward Vine.

  Jan, 2018
Best Practices for Contractors: Energy Efficiency in Latino Households

These recommendations for serving Latino households are the outcome of a multiyear research project conducted for the California Energy Commission by the Center for Sustainable Energy, Research Into Action, Ghoulem Research and Edward Vine.

  Jan, 2018
Best Practices for Program Administrators: Energy Efficiency in Latino Households

These recommendations for serving Latino households are the outcome of a multiyear research project conducted for the California Energy Commission by the Center for Sustainable Energy, Research Into Action, Ghoulem Research and Edward Vine.

  Jan, 2018
City of San Diego Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library ASHRAE Level II Audit Report

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) conducted an American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level II audit for the City of San Diego’s Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Branch Library (SML or SML facility).

  Jan, 2018
City of San Diego Point Loma‐Hervey 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 Point Loma‐Hervey Branch Public Library (PLH or PLH facility) as part of an Electric Program Investment Charge demonstration agreement (EPC‐15‐0851) developed in partnership with the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department and funded by the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission).

  Jan, 2018