Build It Green (BIG)

Build It Green (BIG) is a nonprofit organization comprised of thought leaders and building industry veterans who share a vision for better buildings and a diligence for getting results. Our pioneering work is transforming how homes are built and renovated in California and beyond.

 
Building Performance Institute

The Building Performance Institute is the nation's premier credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization for home performance professionals.  Since 1993, BPI has been setting technical standards for home energy auditing and energy efficiency upgrades. We develop BPI Standards using an open, consensus-based process built on sound building science. From these standards, we develop rigorous written and field exams leading to professional certifications for individuals, companywide credentials for BPI GoldStar Contractors and quality assurance services that help raise the bar in home performance contracting.

CABEC

The purpose of CABEC is to further technical expertise and ethics through certification; to foster professional development through training, information, and peer exchange/networking; to represent and enhance the stature of its members to the California Energy Commission and other political entities; and to encourage energy efficiency and regulatory compliance throughout the energy consulting industry.

 

CalCERTS

A Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is a process of administering diagnostic analysis to determine and produce data that provides a method of evaluation for a California State approved home energy efficiency ratings. This establishes a benchmark of a home’s energy use and identifies necessary and/or best possible upgrades for homeowners.

CEC

As the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, the California Energy Commission is committed to reducing energy costs and environmental impacts of energy use - such as greenhouse gas emissions - while ensuring a safe, resilient, and reliable supply of energy.

 

Indoor airPLUS

Indoor airPLUS is a voluntary partnership and labeling program that helps new home builders improve the quality of indoor air by requiring construction practices and product specifications that minimize exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants.  Clean air is good for everyone’s health, but it can be especially important to those that have chronic respiratory conditions.

 

Center for Sustainable Energy

As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, the Center for Sustainable Energy works with policymakers, regulators, public agencies and businesses as an expert implementation partner and trusted information resource. In short, we help drive the adoption of clean, sustainable energy solutions.

 

Energy Code Ace

The Energy Code Ace Web site is developed and provided by the California Statewide Codes & Standards Program, which offers free energy code training, tools and resources for those who need to understand and meet the requirements of Title 24, Part 6 and Title 20. Designed to improve compliance with the state’s building and appliance energy codes and standards, the program aims to advance the adoption and effective implementation of energy efficiency measures and building practices to lock in long-term energy savings. The program recognizes that codes and standards are one of the most effective pathways to ensuring sustained market transformation – and that key to making them work well are well-informed industry professionals and consumers. With that in mind, a number of offerings have been developed to help both those who enforce the code, as well as those who must follow it.

 

Energy Upgrade California®

Energy Upgrade California® is a state initiative to help Californians take action to save energy and conserve natural resources, help reduce demand on the electricity grid, and make informed energy management choices at home and at work. It is supported by an alliance of the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, utilities, regional energy networks, local governments, businesses, and nonprofits to help communities meet state and local energy and climate action goals. Funding comes from investor-owned utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

 

ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.

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