Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

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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Successful 4th Energy Efficiency Symposium in San Francisco

Presentations Now Available Online! The 4th Energy Efficiency Symposium, a one-day symposium focusing on energy efficiency in buildings, took place in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. U.S. and German experts presented current trends and future perspectives on the … Continue reading

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Students learn to conduct energy audits

A fun filled experience for teachers, students and our engineers and will hopefully be the first step in a process of behavioral change and understanding of the interconnection of resources and energy. 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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Conscious Business Reception

This was the initial presentation introducing principals from dozens of industries the benefits and opportunities to reduce, re-use, recycle and re-think their business approach. Continue reading

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Wineries: along with fine wine, boost your bottom line

One thing is for sure – energy and water prices will not come down and will definitely influence the success of your business. The California wine making industry is the second largest electricity-consuming food industry in California after fruit and … Continue reading

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