Friday, July 24, 2015

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

For those of you who know who Joseph Oldham is you likely are on his email distribution list and receive this update each week.  We are grateful that Joseph has agreed to allow our little blog to re-post his weekly update.  If you have an interest in the happenings of energy efficiency and local government throughout California this is the update for you! 

1.   Revised Notice for the July 27, 2015, Staff Workshop on Existing Building EE Standards, WebEx number changed

Revised Notice for the July 27, 2015, Staff Workshop on Existing Building EE Standards. The WebEx number has changed.

For more information: https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Lists/DocketLog.aspx?docketnumber=15-IEPR-05
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2.  To-Code Pilot Public Webinar

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), and Southern California Edison Company (SCE) (IOUs), in coordination with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), will host a webinar on Monday, August 3, 2015 from 2 to 3:30 PM to discuss the IOUs’ proposed To-Code Pilot.
Purpose: The webinar will be held to receive feedback from stakeholders on the initial design of the 2015 To-Code Pilot in advance of the IOUs’ advice letter filing with the CPUC. The IOUs welcome informal feedback either during the webinar or in writing to TOCODE@pge.com by COB Tuesday, August 4, 2015.
Background: CPUC Decision (D.) 14-10-046 directed the IOUs to conduct “To-Code Pilots” to:
• “Understand the extent to which there is below-code equipment that is not getting replaced quick enough through natural turnover of existing programs”; and
• “Assess whether cost-effective ratepayer-funded programs can be developed to target this equipment when Program Administrators receive savings credit and customer incentives are made available based on to-code,  in addition to through-code, savings”. (p. 74-75). In addition, the CPUC has contracted with researchers from the E2e Project at the Energy Institute at Haas, University of California Berkeley, who are working in close coordination with the IOUs to establish an Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) plan to assess the impact on both program uptake, energy savings, and cost-effectiveness.

Meeting Date/Time: Monday, August 3, 2015 from 2 to 3:30 PM 
RSVP Please register for the webinar by Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by visiting the following link and clicking “Register”. Meeting details will be automatically sent to you via email within 48 hours. https://pge.webex.com/pge/j.php?RGID=r25529a18d7aaf67439fa464c83cd9c5f
Should you have further questions regarding this webinar, please send an email to TOCODE@pge.com or call 415-973-8010.

3.   Free In-person ENERGY STAR Benchmarking Training Courses Sponsored by PG&E

Benchmarking Your Commercial Building 
Instructor: Mark Jewell
DATE: Monday August 3rd, 2015
TIME: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 
Venue: The Pacific Energy Center; 851 Howard Street; San Francisco, CA 94103 
Register here: http://pgebenchmarkinghelp.com/collections/in-person-training/products/bm Learn how to benchmark your building’s energy performance with the help of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® online tool. California law (AB 1103) requires the disclosure of an energy performance benchmarking score prior to selling or leasing certain whole buildings. Learn how to benchmark your building's energy performance with the help of PG&E's Web Services—a free, easy-to-use service that automatically sends your commercial building's energy use information to the EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager every month. This class will include a hands-on benchmarking exercise using portable Wi-Fi hotspots so that attendees can evaluate an actual building from start to finish and see the ENERGY STAR score. Please bring a laptop computer if convenient. There will be a limited number of laptops available for attendees to borrow as needed.   
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 
CEUs available: AIA 4 LUs and 4 HSW LUs
               
You’ve Benchmarked Your Building: What's Next?
Instructor: Mark Jewell
DATE: Monday August 3rd, 2015
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM 
Venue: The Pacific Energy Center; 851 Howard
Street; San Francisco, CA 94103 
Register Here: http://pgebenchmarkinghelp.com/collections/in-person-training/products/wn Getting your building's benchmarking score is just the beginning. This course explores how to set targets for improvement: estimating the actual amount of energy savings needed to reach a higher score, which low-/no-cost or capital upgrades might produce various magnitudes of savings, which utility incentive programs could help identify or finance those improvements, etc. It's not about what your building's score is today—it's about what you want that score to be and how to get it there!
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 
CEUs available: AIA 3.5 LUs and 3.5 HSW LUs

4.   EV Charging Stations with Energy Storage Save City $7,000 per Year in Demand Charges

Good article showcasing how EV charging with energy storage can work to reduce demand charges.  To read the full story, go here:  http://www.energymanagertoday.com/ev-charging-stations-energy-storage-save-city-7000-per-year-demand-charges-0114006/



And that is all for this week!  


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