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At the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency, Dian Grueneich of the California Public Utilities Commission spoke about net-zero energy use for the state through energy efficiency buildings.
Date: 05/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
Even with financial incentives, a publicity campaign, and federal policies, homeowners are reluctant to take action to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Date: 02/15/2010
Type: Blog
Building owners begin measuring energy use in order to comply with the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 which requires public disclosure of enegry ratings beginning in 2012.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
There is great potential to reduce energy consumption and minimize its total cost by using existing technologies—and without changing the everyday habits of consumers.
Date: 01/26/2010
Type: Article
California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 39. Roughly $550 million a year will be spent on improving the energy efficiency for public schools and government buildings.
Date: 12/03/2012
Type: Article
Although it will take years for renewables to overtake existing energy sources, energy efficiency is one of many strategies to speed this transition.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
New analysis shows that the US building sector has made tremendous improvements in energy efficiency over the last six years -- potentially eliminating the need to build any new power plants to support growth in this sector through 2030.
Date: 05/10/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Arun Majumdar, Ed Marria and others give recommendations to the senate for ways to increase building energy efficiency in the US.
Date: 07/30/2009
Type: Video
Edward Mazria was called before the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to give expert testimony on reducing energy consumption in buildings.
Date: 03/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
A household can be put on a carbon diet, reducing 80% of energy emissions through energy efficiency.
Date: 03/01/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Modeling

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