The retrofitting strategy behind Sonoma Clean Power’s all-electric headquarters

News / November 28, 2022

Published by GreenBiz: Sonoma Clean Power, a community-owned electricity provider for California’s Sonoma and Mendocino counties, is the owner of a unique carbon neutral, 15,330-square-foot headquarters in Santa Rosa, California. Perhaps the most innovative feature of all is the headquarter’s...

District explores electric buses

News / November 16, 2022

Published by Columbia Gorge News: Superintendent Rich Polkinghorn began with an exciting update at the Oct. 26 Hood River County School District school board meeting: The potential for electric buses and necessary infrastructure in the next few years. New Building...

A Public Building That Can Decarbonize Santa Rosa’s Electric Grid

News / November 1, 2022

Published by Next City: Two years ago, the energy company Sonoma Clean Power set out to renovate a 1979 structure in Santa Rosa, California, for its new headquarters. The building had long been powered by natural gas. The vision for...

Hug Your Super-Efficient Water Heater On Heat Pump Water Heater Day

News / October 25, 2022

Published by CleanTechnica: You’ve heard of tree huggers? Well, on October 26, the Advanced Water Heating Initiative and hundreds of other organizations will celebrate another cylindrical climate saving object we should all be excited about (and maybe even hugging) — the heat...

Embodied Carbon: Deeper Decarbonization of the Built Environment

Webinar / December 13, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) allocates billions of dollars toward low-embodied carbon material procurement, documentation, and labeling as new policies seek low-carbon solutions. As materials and construction account for 11% of global carbon emissions, the building community must reduce this…

Rheem Releases 120V Plug-In Heat Pump Water Heater That Can Be Plugged Into Typical Outlet

News / September 26, 2022

Published by CleanTechnica: In 2019, the nonprofit-led Advanced Water Heating Initiative  saw the need for a water heater that could be plugged into a typical outlet and avoid the electric panel upgrades to help people easily switch from gas to electric...

California Municipal Building Takes Net-Zero Standard to Another Level

News / September 23, 2022

Published by Facilities Net: The Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) city building in California provides power for about 500,000 people in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, and is going beyond the net-zero goal line by recently unveiling its all-electric headquarters after a...

World’s First “GridOptimal” Building is Sonoma Clean Power’s Headquarters

News / September 20, 2022

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) recently unveiled its new all-electric headquarters which features an innovative microgrid, and goes far beyond “net zero energy” standards by reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the State’s electric...

Advanced Water Heating Initiative September 2022 Newsletter

News / September 1, 2022

The latest newsletter from the Advanced Water Heating Initiative (AWHI) features information on the new 120V heat pump water heater technology, upcoming meetings, working group progress, the date for the upcoming Heat Pump Water Heater Day, resources, and more. Inflation Reduction...

Finally, a heat-pump water heater that plugs into a standard outlet

News / August 29, 2022

Published by Canary Media: Last month’s launch of Rheem’s ProTerra 120-volt heat pump water heater might not seem like a big step forward in the fight against climate change. In terms of home electrification accessories, it’s not as sexy as...