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Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

A Zero Net Energy (ZNE) commercial building produces as much energy from on-site renewable sources as it consumes, thus moving toward a goal of total energy independence. ZNE can be achieved through a variety of renewable technologies and practices.

U.S. Department of Energy
CPUC Press Release on Zero Net Energy Action Plan

Energy Centers

San Diego

Energy Design Resources (EDR)

EDR – Your guide to energy efficient design practices.


Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

Comprehensive source for state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.


US DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

US Department of Energy’s resource for energy efficiency and renewable energy.


Collaborative for High Performance Schools

Facilitates the design, construction, and operation of high performance schools.


American Institute of Architects

Serves as the voice of the architecture profession through knowledge, advocacy, communication, and collaboration.


Energy Star

Information on how to save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.


US Green Building Council

Online resource for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and other cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.


Go Solar California

Provides information on solar programs, rebates, tax credits, installation, and interconnection.


Center for Sustainable Energy California

Learn about rebates, technical assistance, and education programs that help save money and reduce grid demand.


California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA)

Up-to-date resource for laws that affect clean air, clean water, clean soil, safe pesticides, and waste recycling/reduction.


Consumer Energy Center

California Energy Commission’s public website with the latest information on energy resources.


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