New California Building Efficiency Standards Set the Stage for Zero Net Energy Homes by 2020

NRDC's Meg Waltner explains California's updated building energy efficiency standards and the state's goal to create zero net energy homes. The California Energy Commission voted unanimously this week to approve updated building energy efficiency standards that the CEC says will cut regulated energy use in new homes by 28 percent and save consumers … [Read more...]

Can California Double Efficiency of Existing Buildings?

Can California double the efficiency of existing buildings? Lauren Faber, West Coast political director for the Environmental Defense Fund, describes California's new package of bills aimed at fighting climate change, including an effort to double the energy efficiency of existing buildings. … [Read more...]