On Wednesday, July 20, at 9:00 a.m. in Sacramento the California Energy Commission is holding a workshop to solicit comments on the Draft Staff Report “Achieving Energy Savings in California Buildings.” The report addresses challenges and potential strategies for the state to consider as regulatory strategies to achieve more energy savings.
Industry input is imperative in this process.
This is your opportunity to comment on proposals for achieving zero-net-energy residential buildings by 2020 and zero-net-energy commercial buildings by 2030. Achieving these goals will require enormous efficiency improvements in both building construction (envelope) and in the ever increasing number of electric devices they contain (plug-load).
Recommendations regarding the requirements of Assembly Bill 758 (Skinner and Bass, Chapter 470, Statutes of 2009) for the Energy Commission to develop a comprehensive program to achieve greater energy savings in the state’s existing buildings will also be discussed.
Materials for review will be posted at the following website: www.energy.ca.gov/2011_energypolicy/index.html. Note, not all materials are currently posted, so you may need to check back.
Your Sacramento representatives will be present at this meeting; however, it is very important that as experts and practitioners you provide us with overall and technical comments on these proposed rules. If our industry does not provide comments, these mandatory rules will potentially be written by individuals with no practical experience managing commercial properties.
Please pass along any comments you have to be included in the industry response to Matthew Hargrove participate directly.
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