New California Energy Efficient Building Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently approved energy efficiency building standards by a unanimous vote of 4-0. The new standards will generate significant cost and energy savings for residential and nonresidential structures in California.

A key component of the new CEC standards for nonresidential buildings include improving window efficiency — emphasizing increased natural light and decreased heat gain.

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CA Energy Report: On Track, but Challenges Ahead

SACRAMENTO — Renewable energy in California will create thousands of jobs, build the businesses of the 21st century, increase energy independence and protect public health, according to a draft report released on Aug. 31 by the California Energy Commission (CEC).

The report outlines the state of renewable energy as well as issues that must be overcome if the Golden State is to achieve its goals.

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