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Prepare for 2017’s new Title 24 regulations

Updates to California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards go into effect January 1. 

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New climate legislation could add fuel to California’s economy

New climate goals could prove a boon to The Golden State’s green economy. 

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Water efficiency linked to ‘surprisingly large’ energy savings in new study

From June 2015 to February 2016, California saved 922 gigawatt-hours through reduced water usage alone.  

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Benningfield Group to attend ACEEE Conference on Energy Efficient Buildings

We are pleased to announce we will be attending this year’s ACEEE conference, where Russ King will lead an informal session on code inspection best practices. 

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New regulations could make computers more energy efficient

The California Energy Commission sets its sights on the computer industry with new energy efficiency regulations. 

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Solar paves way for $192 million in California energy savings

With solar energy generation gaining ground, some traditional transmission projects are no longer needed.

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Manufacturing industry primed for sustainable building revolution

Responsible for 30 percent of the nation’s energy consumption, America’s manufacturing sector is primed for a sustainable building revolution. 

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The growing energy burden of air conditioning

The global population is adopting air conditioning at astonishing rates, improving living conditions but placing a growing burden on the planet. 

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California shows economic growth while reducing emissions

A new report shows California has managed to boost economic output while reducing emissions. 

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Energy-saving tips for a more efficient summer

There are a number of simple habits homeowners can adopt to manage their summertime energy usage.

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Improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings

It can be difficult to prioritize energy-efficiency in multifamily buildings, but the payoff can be well worth the effort. 

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Energy efficiency: A major selling point for home buyers

House hunters may see energy efficiency as a non-negotiable.

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California to explore possibilities for offshore wind

A new task force will explore the possibility of wind energy projects off California’s coast. 

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Software Leadership Team

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Petco Park becomes California’s next green stadium

The Padres’ commitment to energy efficiency has made their home field one of the league’s most sustainable.

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Relieving California’s low-income energy burden

Despite California’s ability to reduce per capita energy spending, low-income households still shoulder more of the burden. 

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California ranks among most energy-efficient states

A new report revealed that California ranks among the most energy-efficient states in the nation.

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Using passive solar heating to reduce energy usage

Passive solar heating is inexpensive, and can save energy costs in the long term.

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Understanding California’s new lighting standards

What you need to know about the Energy Commission’s new lighting standards. 

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Staff Spotlight | Lynn Benningfield

Get to know our co-founder and CEO. 

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Why energy-efficient buildings are the key to achieving California’s energy goals

Optimizing energy usage in existing buildings and new construction is essential to achieving our goals for a greener future.

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California Energy Commission approves new Window Film Savings Calculator

The new Window Film Savings Calculator will help schools qualify for Proposition 39 funding. 

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Maximize energy performance and savings with an energy management information system

An energy management information system is a smart investment that can help maximize your facilities’ energy performance. 

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Energy Efficiency Leadership Team

Get to know our energy efficiency leadership team! 

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How to fund an energy efficiency project in California

In California, there are dozens of incentive programs to help contractors pay for energy efficiency initiatives.  

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Tier 1 vs Tier 2 Metrics in Commercial Building

Performance data is all-important in commercial building projects. 

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The business case for energy efficiency

Making a strong business case is essential to securing funding for energy efficient upgrades. 

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A look inside NASA’s net-positive building

NASA’s Sustainability Base features cutting-edge green design and technology to produce more energy than it expends. 

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How to optimize site potential during building design

Designers can use natural ventilation and daylight design methods to reduce the energy dependency of their buildings.

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Staff Spotlight | Ben Rupert

Meet the newest member of our team! 

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Internet of Things finds niche in energy efficiency

Equipped with connected hardware, individual consumers and entire cities alike could reduce their demands on the grid. 

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Why site optimization is essential to energy-efficient building design

From natural ventilation to daylighting, green building techniques depend on designers understanding their building sites. 

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2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards highlights

With the implementation of the new energy standards just under a year away, we take a look at some of the major future changes.