Energy Policies & Practices

2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

The 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards improve upon the 2016 Energy Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. Buildings permitted on or after…

ZEV Action Plan Priorities – 2018 Update

In January 2018, Governor Brown signed Executive Order B-48-18, setting ambitious targets of 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 250,000 electric vehicle chargers to support 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on…

ACEEE Local Policy Benchmarking Toolkit

ACEEE acts as a technical assistance advisor to numerous local governments and authorities by providing analyses on the potential for energy efficiency and presenting policy opportunities. This toolkit was developed…

Pathways to Energy Sustainability [2016]

This report explores themes that arose out of the 2015 Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories on Climate Action Planning in the San Joaquin Valley (hereinafter referred to as the…

Best Practices: Adopted Reach Codes

State law establishes a process that allows local adoption of building energy standards that are more stringent than statewide standards, sometimes called reach codes. Local governments can adopt and enforce…

ABAG Financing Guidance

Learn more about ABAG’s two recommended financing options: Advancing California Finance Authority (AFCA) – ACFA helps ABAG members, public agencies, non-profit organizations and other partners access low cost, tax-exempt financing…
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