A new guidebook outlining ways for California cities and counties to make permit processing and inspections for home rooftop solar electric systems quicker and more uniform is now available from CSE. Increasing solar energy adoption is a key component for many local jurisdictions in achieving goals for energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reductions and climate action plans.
Time is running out on the availability of special Cool Comfort Financing interest rates as low as 2% for home heating and cooling upgrades. The interest rate buy-down, funded by the California Energy Commission, will end on December 31 but Cool Comfort will continue to offer financing at 4.99% for five years and 5.99% APR for ten years.
Home buyers are increasingly seeking features that save energy and water in their next homes — a trend that reflects the growing desire for healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. Homes across California are starting to sprout solar photovoltaic panels and electric car chargers, as well as energy-efficient windows and water-conserving yards.
When a residential HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) replacement is made in California, it's often done without the required permits. Why? While the cost of a permit is a factor, the biggest hindrance is the time it typically takes to go through the permit process.
Chris and Susan Anderson's Spring Valley home was built in 1960 and designed by Chris's father, an architect.
The financial advantages and energy savings of electrical battery storage for businesses, government agencies and industrial operations will be examined during a free half-day workshop sponsored by the CSE on Thursday, Nov. 20.
The Center for Sustainable Energy has published a report that outlines how cities and counties in California can play a key role in achieving state energy efficiency goals and greenhouse gas emission reductions by working toward zero net energy (ZNE) buildings and homes.
CSE will take its highly regarded Green Career Adventure to the Los Angeles area this fall for seven presentations for students at events designed to introduce educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
CSE’s Experience Electric – The Better Ride campaign was present at DeAnza College in Cupertino, Calif., to witness electric vehicle (EV) history as attendees at the 42nd Annual Silicon Valley EV Rally broke the Guinness World Record for the largest Electric Vehicle Parade on Saturday, Sept. 20.