Week of April 17, 2015
1. WebEx Recording of the April 7, 2015, Lead Commissioner Workshop on the Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Draft Action Plan
For more information (http://www.energy.ca.gov/2015_energypolicy/webex_recordings.html)
2. Healthcare a Slower Market for Energy Management
This is an interesting article about the growth of energy efficiency management in the healthcare market segment. To read the full story, go here: www.energymanagertoday.com/healthcare-slower-market-energy-management-0111050
3. IOU Prop 39 ZNE Pilot Launch
The California Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs)-Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)-are pleased to announce the launch of the Proposition 39 (Prop 39) Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Schools Pilot.
The Pilot will assist public K-12 schools and community colleges in retrofitting existing facilities to ZNE by leveraging Prop 39 funding. The Pilot will establish “proof of concept” that ZNE retrofits of schools is feasible across California. the IOUs are targeting approximately 13-18 school districts or community colleges for the Pilot.
Interested K-12 public school districts and community colleges are directed to EnergyDesignResources.com/Prop39 for more information, including an upcoming webinar on May 4 and an Opportunity Announcement. Responses to the Opportunity Announcement are due by May 22. Interested schools are encouraged to revisit the website for Pilot updates.
4. LED Built to Last 37 Years
One of the challenges with new technology is that there is a refinement and improvement process that invariably improves efficiency over time. Early adopters often find that “new” technology they purchased last year is obsolete a year or so late, but they can’t replace what they purchased because they have too much capital tied to the original investment. LED lighting seems to be one of those rapidly improving technologies. Here is the latest development for LED lighting: energymanagertoday.com/led-built-last-37-years-0111160
5. Energy Efficiency in Food Service Businesses
Good article about how small changes can result in big improvements in energy efficiency in the food service industry. To read the full article, go here: energymanagertoday.com/energy-efficiency-in-food-service-businesses-0111215
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
980 9th Street, Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph #: (559)797-6034