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...

How to Prepare Your House for Climate Change

News / August 24, 2022

Published by Bloomberg: Living on a warming planet requires protecting your home from threats exacerbated by climate change. But protection doesn’t only mean playing defense: In addition to anticipating extreme weather or wildfire threats, for example, homeowners can make proactive...

Unique Partnerships Across Clean Energy Leaders and Department of Energy Offices Advance Clean Energy Workforce Nationwide

News / June 3, 2022

The organizations are working in concert under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s EMPOWERED program, which is funded by three technology offices within the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. Three leading clean energy organizations have formed a unique...

Heat Pump Water Heaters in the All Electric Home – Builders share their experience

Webinar / July 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Installing Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH) in new homes is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to incorporate high efficiency water heating into buildings. Yet, the vast majority of builders are not familiar with and not using advanced…

Why Fenestration is a Crucial Part of a Sustainable Future

News / April 20, 2022

Published by Window + Door: Buildings generate nearly 40 percent of the annual global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the World Green Building Council. This figure includes energy used to heat, cool and light buildings as well as embodied...

The promise of hydronic systems in building decarbonization

News / March 17, 2022

Published by Mechanical Business: As North America adds more renewable energy to the grid and more communities commit to building decarbonization as a way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are fuelling climate change, demand for energy-efficient radiant designs,...

The HVAC Maintenance Toolbox Is More Advanced Than Ever

News / March 14, 2022

Published by Propmodo: Even the best property managers can overlook preventive maintenance of HVAC units. At times, heating and cooling systems are a perfect example of the phrase “out of sight and out of mind.” They may not be the...