Energy Efficiency Programs

On-Demand Efficiency for Campus Housing (ODECH) Program

Many campus dorms rely on central hot water systems serviced by inefficient, continuously running pumps, wasting gas, increasing energy usage and reducing the life of the entire water distribution system.  Recognizing the significant savings opportunity, the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) designed a program called On-Demand Efficiency for Campus Housing (ODECH) that is FREE to […]

Energy Efficiency Programs

On-Demand Efficiency (ODE) Program

Energy Efficiency Programs

SMUD Home Performance Program

Energy Efficiency Programs

Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) Sustainability Guidelines

Benningfield Group led an advisory group of experts that made recommendations to the Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) on minimum construction standards and competitive scoring criteria for energy efficiency and other sustainable building measures (SBMs). These recommendations supported TCAC’s annual update of regulations regarding the allocation of State and Federal low income housing tax credits. […]

Energy Efficiency Programs

PG&E Pricing Survey

It is widely accepted that increasing building code requirements increases the cost of building new homes in California. Some have further argued that these increased construction costs have resulted in increased new home prices. The extension of that contention is that advances in the State’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards – Title 24, Part 6 (“Energy […]

Energy Efficiency Programs

Appliance Standards Compliance Survey

California’s Appliance Efficiency Regulations (Title 20, Sections 1601‐1608) set energy and water efficiency standards for types of appliances sold or offered for sale in California, including some appliances that are also federally regulated. To comply with state law, manufacturers must certify the performance of their appliances to the California Energy Commission, which maintains a list […]