Category Archives: Energy Performance Benchmarking

The Impact of New Standards on California Building Owners

ISO 50001, BEPA E2797-11, and AB 1103 are changing thinking regarding energy management and efficiency and are allowing owners and buyers across California greater understanding of properties. Continue reading

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Building Energy Performance Assessment for a Building (BEPA) – E2797

The purpose of ASTM E2797 “Building Energy Performance Standard for a Building in a Real Estate Transaction” (BEPA) is to define a commercially useful practice for conducting an energy assessment on a building involved in a commercial real estate transaction and subsequent reporting of the building energy performance information. Continue reading

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c2e in Partnership with ENERGY STAR®

c2e today announced a fundamental commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner. Continue reading

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San Francisco’s New Annual Energy Benchmark Summary Report for existing commercial buildings – how does it work?

On February 1, 2011 the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco passed an ordinance amending the San Francisco Environment Code to adopt the San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, requiring owners of non-residential buildings to conduct Energy Efficiency Audits of their properties and file Annual Energy Benchmark Summaries for their buildings, and making environmental findings. What exactly does that mean to you as a building owner? Continue reading

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Retrofit Opportunity: Automatic lighting controls

Daylight in buildings can save energy if the electric lighting is switched or dimmed in response to changes in daylight levels. Continue reading

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A fable of ‘low’ hanging fruits – Retrocommissioning

Once upon a time in far, far away there lived a fox who loved to eat. He lived close to a vineyard and he used to stare at the lovely grapes that hung there. “How juicy they look….  If only … Continue reading

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AB 1103 – How you can benefit?

Commercial building owners, facility managers and real estate brokers throughout California will be challenged starting January 2011 when Assembly Bill 1103 goes into effect. The new energy performance rating system will provide energy consumption information on nonresidential buildings. The building … Continue reading

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