The California Energy Alliance (CEA) unites representatives from a broad range of organizations concerned about energy and the built environment. As a member-based organization, CEA works to improve California’s energy future and the migration toward a Zero Net Energy horizon. CEA focuses on the promotion and realization of deep energy savings, sustainable energy generation, and integration. The Alliance actively participates in the development and implementation of pragmatic, environmentally and economically sound building energy standards and other initiatives.
CEA members are committed to improving California's energy future.
CEA is looking forward to the 2022 update to California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Members are already hard at work examining ways to improve requirements, compliance and energy savings.As part of this important work, CEA is seeking subject matter experts to help inform its activities. To learn how to become involved, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outcome-Based Energy Code
Building energy performance should be based on measured energy use. Measurement and verification is the only way to ensure a building meets target performance levels. With California's progressive climate and carbon reduction goals, we can no longer afford to rely on energy-use estimates and generalizations. The CEA is working to develop an outcome-based energy code compliance approach that relies of measured energy-use, post-occupancy.
HVAC Industry Modernization
Bringing the HVAC industry into the 21st century will provide the first step towards long-term energy rehabilitation for many of California’s 15 million homes and buildings. An modern HVAC infrastructure will lay the groundwork for the distributed energy resource power grid to which California has committed. To support modernization of California's HVAC industry, the CEA is focused on initiatives that will address HVAC system efficiency, expand energy measurement and verification and improve the efficacy of the HERs system.
CEA is actively working to improve awareness across a range of energy topics. Our energy education programs and activities include work dedicated to code compliance, demand management, technology training, and workfoce development among others.
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