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! If you love the information here, but want more in depth features be sure to check out Joseph's quarterly newsletter, CURRENTS.  

1.     Notice to Request Comments and Public Webinar on HVAC Permit and Code Compliance Market Assessment Draft Research Plan

California Public Utilities Commission staff is seeking comments on the HVAC Permit and Code Compliance Market Assessment draft research plan by Wednesday, February 11 at 5pm.

To help inform comments Commission staff and its consultant DNV-GL will be hosting a webinar to present the draft plan and address questions on February 2nd between 2 and 3:30pm. 

How to file comments

The draft plan may be downloaded from . Select the search tab and then select Portfolio Cycle 2013-2014 and search text ‘HVAC6’ (no quotes). Click the search button and you will see the files for downloading.

Comments should be uploaded to the website by clicking “comment” on the plan by 5pm on February 11, 2015. In order to post comments, you will need to register on the site with an id and password.

Details of the webinar

When: February 2nd, 2-330 pm.

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2.     Australia’s Building Industry Gets Dismal Review

In case you are feeling alone in your struggles to sell energy efficiency in your community, check out this report on Australia.  The article is interesting, but the full report is really where the value is.  Well worth the time to read.

 3.   Buildings Represent 40% of US Total Energy Use

This is a short article with good facts on how buildings stack up in terms of national energy use.  Good reminder of how important our work in energy efficiency really is.

That is all for this week!