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  • Prop 39 ZNE School Retrofit Workshops
    April 20, 2016
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    ZNE School Retrofit Workshops

    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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  • 2016 - Opportunity Announcement: Prop 39 ZNE Schools Pilot
    April 1, 2016
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    2016 Opportunity Prop 39 ZNE Schools Pilot

    The California Investor Owned Utilities' (IOUs') Proposition 39 Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Pilot Program (Pilot) seeks to assist public K-12 School and California Community Colleges with zero net energy (ZNE) performance goals. This document outlines the background, scope of assistance, eligibility, and selection criteria information for the Pilot

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  • 2016 Response to Questions: Prop 39 ZNE Pilot Opportunity Announcement
    March 17, 2016
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    2016 Response to Questions: Prop 39 ZNE Pilot

    The IOUs have responded to Round 2 questions received prior to the May 11, 2016 public comment deadline. Please see attached for responses. Additional comments or questions are welcome, but IOU responses will not be published publicly.

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  • Phase I Screening Questionnaire: Prop 39 ZNE Schools
    February 23, 2016
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    2016 Questionnaire Prop 39 ZNE Schools Pilot

    Phase I Screening Questionnaire

    This questionnaire must be completed by all Round 2 (2016) applicants to the Proposition 39 Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Schools Pilot Program.

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  • e-News #97: Zero Net Energy Case Studies
    October 30, 2015
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    e-News #97: ZNE Case Studies Buildings

    Pacific Gas and Electric established a Zero Net Energy Pilot Program as a particular way to meet the goals of the 2008 California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan. This EDR eNews features highlights from six early ZNE nonresidential projects that are described in greater detail in a full length monograph written by Edward Dean ...

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  • Architecture At Zero 2015
    June 1, 2015
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    Architecture At Zero

    The Architecture at Zero competition, now in its fifth year, is dedicated to furthering the knowledge-building and practice of Zero Net Energy building in California. By encouraging innovative design solutions to site-specific design challenges, the competition aims to broaden thinking about the technical and aesthetic possibilities of zero net energy projects. Further, it seeks to raise the profile of ZNE among built-environment professionals, students, and the general public in California and beyond.

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  • 2015 Opportunity Announcement: Prop 39 ZNE Schools Pilot
    May 15, 2015
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    The California Investor Owned Utilities' (IOUs') Proposition 39 Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Pilot Program (Pilot) seeks to assist public K-12 School and California Community Colleges with zero net energy (ZNE) performance goals. This  document outlines the background, scope of assistance, eligibility, and selection criteria information for Round 1 (2015) of the Pilot.

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  • 2015 Response to Questions: Prop 39 ZNE Pilot Opportunity Announcement
    May 15, 2015
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    Response to Questions: Prop 39 ZNE Pilot

    The IOUs have responded to questions received prior to the May 8, 2015 public comment deadline. Please see attached for Round 1 (2015) responses. Additional comments or questions are welcome, but IOU responses will not be published publicly.

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  • May 4th Webinar Slide Deck: Prop 39 ZNE Schools Pilot
    May 6, 2015
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    May 4 Webinar Prop 39 ZNE Schools Pilot

    May 4th Webinar Slide Deck for Interested Applicants. On May 4, 2015, the California Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs) hosted a webinar for prospective participants in the Prop 39 Zero Net Energy (ZNE) pilot program.

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  • Case Studies: Zero Net Energy Non-Residential Buildings
    April 16, 2015
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    Case Studies: ZNE Non-Residential Buildings

    Six non-residential buildings were designed and built to perform at zero net energy (ZNE) consumption over the course of a year. Extensively monitored under the Pacific Gas & Electric Company's ZNE Pilot Program, each has proven to meet or exceed that level of performance for at least one year of post-construction occupancy.

    These case studies show that building industry leaders who target this new level of building performance can meet this challenge, reinforcing California's reputation for being the incubator and early adopter of transformative ideas with practical feasibility.

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  • 2015 Screening Questionnaire: Prop 39 ZNE Schools Pilot
    April 13, 2015
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    Questionnaire Prop 39 ZNE Schools Pilot

    Phase I Screening Questionnaire: Proposition 39 Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Pilot. This questionnaire must be completed by all Round 1 (2015) pilot program applicants.

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  • CAHP Lighting Credit Fact Sheet
    March 10, 2015
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    CAHP Lighting Credit Factsheet

    The California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) scoring metric now allows participants to demonstrate improvement over the prescriptive lighting standards. The new high-efficacy lighting credit requires that all permanently installed lighting use high efficacy sources, such as LED or fluorescents, and no low efficacy sources such as incandescent or halogen.

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  • e-News #96: Commissioning for Code Compliance
    January 13, 2015
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    e-News #96: Commissioning

    Commissioning is an integral component of energy efficient building design, construction, and operation. The goal of commissioning is to ensure that the design and construction of building systems meets the owner’s needs, and that building equipment is functioning optimally during occupancy. The California Commissioning Collaborative defines commissioning as ...

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  • Beyond Title 24 2013 Energy Standards - Residential
    December 12, 2014
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    Beyond Title 24 2013 - Residential

    The statewide California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) provides design assistance, quality control, and substantial financial incentives to builders that are ready to learn and demonstrate best practices in energy efficiency, green building and sustainability. 

    Single family and mulitfamily developers qualify for CAHP by demonstrating...

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  • Beyond Title 24 2013 Energy Standards - NonResidential
    December 12, 2014
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    Beyond Title 24 2013 - NonResidential

    The Savings By Design Program (SBD) provides design assistance and substantial financial incentives to owners and design teams that apply energy efficiency, green building and sustainability best practices to realize high performance nonresidential projects.

    Incentives of up to $150,000 are available to owners, plus up to $50,000 more for design teams that engage SBD assistance at the earliest stages of the design process.

    New construction, additions, and major rennovation projects all qualify...

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