CPUC considers Workforce Requirements for Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

The California Public Utilities Commission is considering requirements for minimum workforce standards to be applied to utility energy efficiency programs beginning no later than January 1, 2019. These requirements are designed to better ensure customers reap the full benefit of energy-efficient equipment upgrades, which can only be realized from a properly installed system.

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California Energy Alliance
California Building Energy Efficiency Standards expected to Regulate Licensed Healthcare Facilities beginning in 2020

Energy Commission staff, in consultation with the staff of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, have recommended a phased introduction of nonresidential energy-efficiency code for licensed medical facilities with the first phase beginning with the launch of the 2019 Standards. These Standards are expected to become effective on January 1, 2020.

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California Energy Alliance
CEA Launches its 2018 Membership Drive!

The California Energy Alliance has launched its 2018 Membership Drive!

We are actively recruiting new members who are interested in improving California's energy landscape. The strength of our alliance resides in the diversity of our members and the valuable and varying perspectives they lend to the selection and execution of initiatives. We mark our 1-year anniversary with a drive to bring new perspectives to our Alliance.  

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California Energy Alliance
ETC and Echoflex take balloon museum to new heights

The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum in Albuquerque showcases the beauty, ingenuity and history of lighter-than-air flight in a building that has become a beloved landmark in its hometown. Thanks to new control products from ETC and their partner Echoflex Solutions they were able to modernize their lighting control, offering a dynamic lighting environment that was also more energy efficient.

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California Energy Alliance
WattStopper Digital Lighting Management Helps USGBC Meet Its Own Highest LEED Standards

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. is more than just an office building. It serves as a living lab and a testament to the organization’s commitment to its own LEED standards. So when the USGBC team sought out a lighting and plug load controls solution to help it stay within the rigorous LEED Platinum standard, it turned to Legrand.

USGBC selected Legrand’s Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) system to ensure it would improve energy efficiency and meet their needs. Wattstopper DLM offered an innovative and occupant-centric approach to lighting and plug load controls. It is an intelligent, distributed control system that automatically maximizes lighting levels and energy efficiency throughout a building.

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California Energy Alliance
ETC embarks on a voyage with Norwegian Cruise Line

This summer, Norwegian Cruise Line welcomed the spectacular Norwegian Joy to its fleet. A custom-built ship for the Chinese cruise market, Joy offers a luxurious experience for up to 3,850 guests. The ship features the first racetrack at sea; multiple bars, restaurants and casinos; a shopping center; a waterpark; and a theater. To help set the right mood for the ship’s many and varied attractions, the vessel is equipped with multiple lighting control desks and an array of lighting fixtures from ETC.

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