The project is evaluating and demonstrating strategies to increase retrofits of existing buildings by identifying and pilot testing promising emerging efficiency technologies and developing an "Energy Marketplace" where consumers can directly procure
The recipient has completed the installation of following technologies: (1) air-to-water heat pump space heating and cooling systems (10 sites), (2) phase change materials (five sites installed and four more sites underway), (3) advanced daylighting system (one site), (4) residential induction cooking (three sites), (5) aerosol envelope sealing (four sites), and Nightbreeze economizer ventilation (three sites). Additionally, the recipient has chosen 10 sites for demonstrating grid integrated hear pump water heaters. The renovations for the Advanced Energy Center have been completed and the facility is serving to public for Sonoma and Mendocino counties. This project was featured at the 2019 ACEEE Hot Water Forum, and the CPUC-CEC Joint Agency Workshop on Building Decarbonizaton on 4/8/19. The official website of the program can be found at sonomacleanpower.org/lead-locally.
This project is evaluating and demonstrating strategies to increase retrofits of existing buildings and includes the following elements: 1) identification and pilot testing of promising emerging efficiency technology packages for cost-effectiveness, feasibility, and customer acceptance; 2) development of an "Energy Marketplace" where consumers can directly procure technologies appropriate for their buildings. This will be combined with financing and rebates. The program targets those with little to no upfront capital and are the most difficult to reach. Training will be offered to contractors, realtors, and building officials with the goal of greatly increasing customer knowledge, decreasing code violations, and increasing penetration of energy efficiency measures outside the framework of utility programs.
Lower costs could be achieved through a dual approach of directly reducing customer utility bills through installation of energy efficiency measures and decreasing implementation costs by providing training.
Greater electricity reliability will be established through electricity savings, tailoring program measures to those that will best reduce peak kW usage and grid challenges in the Sonoma Clean Power service territory.