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.   Residential ZNE Characterization Report now availableGreat report!  If you don’t have time to read the entire report, at least read the Executive Summary.This E-mail serves notice to parties on service lists R. 13-11-005, R. 12-11-005, and R. 14-10-003 that the Residential ZNE Market Characterization – Final Report”, by TRC Energy Services under contract to PG&E, is now posted to the CPUC’s EE public documents area. 

To locate the document, please:
1.     Visit the CPUC's EE Public Documents area:
2.     Select the "Search" tab on the upper left and use the “Search Text” option to locate this document by key title words
3.     Locate the document on the resulting list.

 If you have any questions about this Report, please contact:
 Derek Jones                      
CES Measurement & Evaluation Pacific Gas and Electric Company

2.    Benchmarking Goes Through Growing Pains
Good article with an important take-away comment in the last paragraph.  To read the full article and find out what that is, go here:

3.   Matching HVAC Performance to Its Potential
This is an interesting article in that it mentions some new technology that can provide real-time information about HVAC system performance.  To get more details, go here:

4.   City of Berkeley Seeking Senior Building Plans Examiner
The City of Berkeley is currently seeking a Senior Building Plans Examiner with specific expertise in energy, green building, and sustainability. This position will perform highly skilled reviews of plans for compliance particularly with Title 24, Parts 6 and 11, and will work with building permit applicants, contractors, and city staff to answer questions and provide training and guidance to further increase green building practices in support of meeting our Climate Action Plan goals. Applications are being accepted though March 23, 2015, at

And that is all for this week!