A wealth of information about
energy-efficient building practices is available in EDR's Design
Briefs, Design Guidelines, Case Studies, and Technology
This report focuses on the first two “big bold” goals in the California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan related to zero net energy (ZNE) buildings:
These goals are clearly ambitious; both from the technical and building market perspectives.
These overviews will guide you to a better understanding of energy-efficiency measures and technologies. Reading them will help you understand how they work, how they save energy and whether or not they may be appropriate to include in your building design or retrofit.
Aerogel insulation properties demo. NASA/JPL-Caltech
These factsheets are designed to help construction trade professionals and building owners comply with Part 6 of California's Title 24 energy codes and standards.