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- Malibu, CA 90265
ENERGY ASSESSMENT – Benchmarking energy use is a first step to assess energy performance and to measure ongoing progress. Using the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, a building can be benchmarked and compared against similar buildings across the country. The software considers physical and operational characteristics and normalizes for weather patterns. It provides key metrics such as energy intensity and costs, water use and carbon emissions. The ENERGY STAR score is a benchmark that indicates how efficiently buildings use energy on a 1-100 scale. A score of 50 indicates that…Read More
Title 24 is the building code that provides a compliance path for buildings to become Zero Net Energy (ZNE) consumption compliant. ZNE means the building, over an annualized period, will generate enough energy to cover its own consumption.
All new construction by 2020 for residential and 2030 for non-residential will be required to be ZNE.
- The existing building path for non-residential construction will result in current building stock to be 50% retrofit to ZNE by 2030.
- Process should include T24 at…Read More
Managing your energy use. We may recommend a system to Manage the energy demand in your building. Energy consumed at High Peak times are the most expensive, and you may be penalized for the following twelve months.
Time has come to ensure peak loads and energy demand is controlled. Being able to control your energy use is going to be an important component of managing your building’s energy costs. This will require the installation of an Energy Management System.Read More
The new Non-Residential Energy Use Disclosure Law
AB 1103 is a new regulation that requires building owners of non-residential buildings throughout the state to disclose their building’s energy use in advance of major financial transactions. These transactions include: the sale, lease or financing of the entire building or buildings. Buildings with residential components are not subject to the requirements.
With AB1103, energy usage is assessed using the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Portfolio Manager software (www.energystar.gov). This software compares the building’s usage to similar buildings across the country, with consideration of weather patterns, physical and operational characteristics. Buildings are rated from…Read More
With rising energy costs, the advantage of using solar energy is that beyond the initial installation and maintenance, solar energy is 100% free. Fortunately, the cost to install a solar system has dropped significantly. With the help of rebates and a 30% Federal Tax Credit, there is no better time to take advantage of these savings. We have excellent relationships with many solar installers and will project manage your solar project.Read More
Financing: Sources of Capital for Energy Efficiency Improvements:
How do you pay for the energy efficient improvements? We are experts at finding you the money! There are many ways to get funding for your improvements.
1. Utility rebates
2. The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program
3. Tax benefits. Yes, they are still around!
4. Investment Tax Credits
Need Help with Prop. 39 – California’s Clean Energy Job Act – 2013?
• We are here to streamline this process for your school.
• We will help you meet the Energy Commission’s 8 Step program so that you secure all of the funding you are entitled to.
• We will assist in preparing the Energy Planning Reservation Option so that you can receive early funding of the 2013-2014 Award. No out of pocket costs.
• After we benchmark, survey and/or audit your school, we will provide a comprehensive analysis of recommended energy efficiency projects. This…Read More
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, means that buildings are built or modified to a certain sustainable criteria. LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.
At its core, LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and then must earn credits to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for the project. Learn more About LEED and about the LEED rating systems. Read More