Deep Energy Retrofits

A growing body of research documenting the benefits of energy efficiency is leading policymakers, investors, building owners, and construction professionals to seek ways to scale up the energy efficiency retrofit market.

As the retrofit market develops, engineers, architects and other design professionals are positioning themselves to seize a robust business opportunity by offering deep energy retrofit services—retrofits that aim to deliver greater energy savings by taking a whole-building approach to energy efficiency...

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  • Lessons from ZNE School Retrofits - Prop 39
    May 18, 2017
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    Attend one of our 2017 no-cost workshops to learn how existing K-12 school and community college buildings in California are being transformed to zero net energy (ZNE) performance. More than 10 new pilot projects are currently underway through a unique investor-owned utility pilot program called the Proposition 39 ZNE Schools Pilot Program. These real-world examples offer critical insight into the costs, design and construction approaches, and operational needs to successfully achieve ZNE in schools through whole building retrofits...

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  • Zero Net Energy Schools Awards and Recognition
    October 25, 2016
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    California is leading in the transformation of K-12 and community colleges to zero net energy (ZNE) performance.  To recognize leading schools, districts and individuals, the first-ever California ZNE school awards and recognition program has been launched.

    ZNE schools are high-performance buildings that combine energy efficiency and renewable resources to produce at least as much energy as they consume annually. To honor early innovation and leadership in this market, the state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other agencies are launching a ZNE awards and recognition program to showcase the people, buildings and policies that are driving this new standard for school environments.

     

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  • Prop 39 ZNE School Retrofit Workshops
    October 25, 2016
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    A zero net energy (ZNE) building generates as much energy as it consumes annually. With energy bills at California’s schools totaling more than $700 million a year, innovative energy solutions for schools like ZNE buildings are being proposed as a way to save energy and put money back into classrooms.

    To help schools achieve successful ZNE retrofits, we’re offering the following upcoming no-cost ZNE workshops...

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  • Fact Sheet: Residential Cool Roofs
    August 27, 2014
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    Fact Sheets:  Download this fact sheet to read a summary of key requirements, definitions and resources that are useful to implement Title 24, Part 6 energy code.

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  • Triggers: Residential HVAC Changeouts
    July 29, 2014
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • Trigger Sheet: Nonresidential Interior Lighting Alterations
    July 15, 2014
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • Fact Sheet: Residential Fenestration
    March 24, 2014
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    Fact Sheets:  Download this fact sheet to read a summary of key requirements, definitions and resources that are useful to implement Title 24, Part 6 energy code.

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  • Fact Sheet: Nonresidential Cool Roofs
    November 22, 2013
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    Fact Sheets:  Download this fact sheet to read a summary of key requirements, definitions and resources that are useful to implement Title 24, Part 6 energy code.

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  • Trigger Sheet: Nonresidential Exterior Lighting
    November 21, 2013
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • Trigger Sheet: Nonresidential Lighting Control for Additions and Alterations
    November 21, 2013
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • Fact Sheet: Residential Lighting
    November 21, 2013
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    Fact Sheets:  Download this fact sheet to read a summary of key requirements, definitions and resources that are useful to implement Title 24, Part 6 energy code.

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  • Title 24 Flowchart: Nonresidential Alterations and Addtions
    December 17, 2012
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    This Nonresidential Alterations and Additions flowchart explains the typical  process for demonstrating and enforcing Title 24 energy code compliance for Nonresidential Alterations and Additions projects.

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  • Title 24 Flowchart: Residential Alterations and Additions
    December 17, 2012
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    This Residential Alterations and Additions flowchart explains the typical  process for demonstrating and enforcing Title 24 energy code compliance for Residential Alterations and Additions projects.

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  • Office of the Future
    October 15, 2012
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    The 'Office of the Future' video presents case studies of two exemplary pilot projects in existing buildings that are yielding measured energy savings of over 50% and 66% respectively.

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