ENERGY COMMISSION RAMPS UP EFFORTS ON EXISTING BUILDINGS

The California Energy Commission conducted a workshop on Monday to take public comment on its updated 2016 Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan.  A reoccurring theme during the proceeding was reference to the passage of SB 350 in 2015 and its impact on the plan.  Specifically, SB 350 calls for a doubling of energy efficiency efforts in the existing building stock and its passage prompted the CEC to pull back on the Action Plan and retool it over the last year.

Once the CEC staff incorporates public comment over the next 3 weeks, it will then prepare the final report for delivery to the Legislature and then begin the related regulatory proceedings.  Among the goals established in the Action Plan are efforts to significantly simplify compliance with the energy efficiency standards and to affect an exponential increase in the number of Zero Net Energy commercial buildings over the next decade.

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