How to Prepare for the CALGreen Updates

As demonstrated by the recent success of LA’s Better Building Challenge, California is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of its construction industry. The State’s Green Building Standards Code, better known as CALGreen, is currently being updated to further advance green building practices. The updates code goes into effect on January 1, 2014. Mr. Collins is a Senior […]

LA Better Buildings Challenge – Far Exceeding Its Original Project Goals

The Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) has been overwhelmingly successful over its first 2 years and is set to easily surpass its original long term goal: to achieve 20% energy savings across 30 million square feet of existing commercial buildings in Los Angeles by 2020.  So now the LABBC is stepping it up a notch and […]

HERS II Rating System used to qualify for California TCAC and CDLAC, low income tax credits and private debt.

Affordable housing sponsors and developers seeking to utilize tax credits or private activity bonds through California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) and the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC), respectively, for rehabilitation projects must reduce the projects’ energy consumption. The energy reduction must be documented by submitting the California Energy Commission HERS II energy consumption […]

EIA Sees Energy Efficiency Slowing U.S. Energy Consumption

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According to EERE, Increased energy efficiency will contribute to a slowing of the annual growth rate of U.S. energy consumption from 2012 to 2035, expanding at an average annual rate of 0.3%, according to a new study from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency recently released its Annual Energy Outlook 2012, which includes […]

DOE Launches New Online Training Program:Helping Students and Workers to Acquire Valuable Skills

On June 21, 2012, the DOE officially launched  the National Training and Education Resource (NTER). NTER is a job training, workforce development and certification platform that is intended to further invest in the skills of many American workers. Click here for the full article.  

Forbes’ Take On What is Holding Back The Growth of Solar Power…

May 24th 2012: Yesterday, Justin Gerdes, a contributor for Forbes magazine, wrote a piece that breaks down what he believes is holding back the growth of Solar Power. Please take a moment and read this very informative and insightful article: Solar Power More Competitive Than Decision-Makers Or Consumers Realize Michael Charles Tobias, Contributon Are the […]

U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center

Below are the Department Of Energy’s updates regarding the U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center. The DOE announced these developments on April 13th: Selections Named for U.S.-India Joint Energy Center The Energy Department on April 13 announced the selection of three consortia that will make up the $125 million U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and […]

Partner Energy’s Lance Collins makes the news!

On April 10, 2012, Partner Energy’s Lance Collins was featured in the Long Beach Business Journal. This article focuses on Long Beach’s USGBC chapter and on the working (environmentally conscious) professionals that make this chapter so successful: Working To Bring Public And Private Sectors Together On Environment By Sean Belk – Staff Writer April 10, 2012 – The […]

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