Posts By

Tom Arnold

Predictions for building operations in 2019

From utility liabilities to AI-driven maintenance scheduling & sustainability, 2019 will be a year of complexity & progress for our built environment. We hope these predictions help you chart the way.

The beginning of the end of CCAs

On a 5-0 vote, the CPUC Commissioners decided on the Alternate Proposed Decision for allocating exit fees (PCIA) to customers using an alternate energy supplier such as a CCA or energy retailer.

The end of Energy Star grade inflation?

50% of existing certified buildings are at risk of losing their ENERGY STAR qualified scores from the long-overdue update to Portfolio Manager’s benchmarking data.

Hotel California Community Choice

As goes California, so goes the nation. Recent regulatory developments provide some rate stability for a reformed California energy market.

EDF Webinar | Natural gas data, meet interval analytics

Bringing energy efficiency data analytics to new data sets, such as natural gas interval data, makes advanced building operations behavior more informed and more meaningful. This is simultaneous heating and cooling, new benchmarks, and leverage on new ENERGY STAR scores!

EBCE DR Pilot for PDP Buildings

Dan Lieberman, of East Bay Community Energy, discusses EBCE’s new Demand Response Pilot program for E-19 and E-20 PG&E customers participating in PDP. This limited-enrollment program will match PG&E’s PDP structure and incentives, while providing rate protection for participants.