Week of June 5, 2015
1. Do Sustainable Building Design Certifications Provide ROI
This article contains a report from Underwriters Lab that provides a frank evaluation of the value of sustainable building certifications. It provides a good reality check. To read the full article, go here.
2. Quarterly Stakeholder Em&V Meeting June 9
The meeting will be held at the CPUC in the Golden Gate Room (directly accessible from Golden Gate Avenue) from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The meeting’s theme will be a special spotlight on Local Government EE program efforts. Included within the program are highlights of recent Energy Division staff efforts to improve EM&V accommodations for and recognition of the Local Government sector along with a sneak preview of the results of recent opinion surveys that gauged satisfaction among customers and stakeholders of the local government partnerships, the Regional Energy Networks, the investor-owned utilities, and the Energy Division. Rounding out the program will be presentations on code compliance efforts, impact studies, a SDG&E Agriculture Sector Market Study, a joint PG&E-SCE LED Midstream Trial Evaluations, and a PG&E Retail Plug Load Evaluation. As is customary, any study plans or reports presented at the workshop will be made available on the CPUC Public Comment due date for submitting comments.
Energy Efficiency Quarterly Stakeholder EM&V Meeting
June 9, 2015 10:00am to 4:00pm
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA
Topic: EE Quarterly Stakeholder EM&V Meeting
Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Time: 10:00am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 273-088-144
Meeting Password: !Energy1
3. Lighting Reigns as Top Energy Efficiency Upgrade
Good article with interesting statistics on ROI for various EE upgrades in commercial buildings. To read the full article, go here.
4. Public Comment & Webinar: Draft Research Plan for PY 2013-2015 California Statewide Codes and Standards Program Impact Evaluation: Phase One
The draft research plan for PY 2013-2015 California Statewide Codes and Standards Program Impact Evaluation: Phase One is available for public comments. This is the Phase 1 of the evaluation, covering appliance standards (Title 20 and Federal) effective during the program cycle and building codes (Title 24) for nonresidential alterations.
Commission staff and independent consultants Cadmus and DNV-GL will host a webinar on June 10, 2015, 10-11:30am to present the draft research plan. Details of the Webinar will follow. Click here to view the document. Alternatively, the draft research plan may be downloaded here. Any question please contact Paula Gruendling or Dan Groshans.