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Tonight is EFCA's Monthly Online Meeting for Contractors

Started Sep 6, 2017 0 Replies

If anyone is interested tonight at 5:30 PM PST is EFCA's once a month virtual meeting for contractors. Our monthly North Bay virtual chapter meeting is open to the entire state of California,…Continue

Tags: Home, Performance, Advocacy, Cormany, Efficiency

Will you be in the Los Angeles area Tuesday, July 25, 2017?

Started Jul 12, 2017 0 Replies

If anyone is interested EFCA is having our in person Southern California home performance contractor meeting in Los Angeles, California Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM. For more…Continue

Tags: Performance, Home, Efficiency, Energy

Do you like pizza and discussing home performance and energy efficiency topics?

Started Jun 14, 2017 0 Replies

If anyone is interested EFCA is having our in person Northern California home performance contractor meeting in Berkeley, California next Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM. For more…Continue

 

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The Real Heroes Of Home Performance

In all the discussions about how to best save energy and power the future, people sometimes forget that the clean energy system of tomorrow will be built not on spreadsheets or by some fancy computer modeling tool, but by hardworking crews in the field. These folks often don’t get enough credit for what they do. But as those…See More
Jun 6
Efficiency First California posted a blog post

The Real Heroes Of Home Performance

In all the discussions about how to best save energy and power the future, people sometimes forget that the clean energy system of tomorrow will be built not on spreadsheets or by some fancy computer modeling tool, but by hardworking crews in the field. These folks often don’t get enough credit for what they do. But as those…See More
Jun 5
Efficiency First California's blog post was featured

The Best Energy Source For Our Future

WE NEED TO TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGYWhen it comes to energy, society is at a crossroads. Our existing supplies are heavily based on fossil fuels, a limited and dirty solution. There is no question that we must transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future. Fortunately, there are alternatives to the current system, but we…See More
May 2
Efficiency First California posted a blog post

The Best Energy Source For Our Future

WE NEED TO TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGYWhen it comes to energy, society is at a crossroads. Our existing supplies are heavily based on fossil fuels, a limited and dirty solution. There is no question that we must transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future. Fortunately, there are alternatives to the current system, but we…See More
May 1
Jay Tulley commented on Efficiency First California's blog post When Good Incentives Go Bad
"I was a contractor who was part of the first round of Energy Upgrade CA back in 2010.  I am now an energy manager for a campus.  Both of these experiences have shifted my views on rebates.  In general, I don't think they work…"
Apr 12
Efficiency First California's blog post was featured

When Good Incentives Go Bad

It’s a common practice to try to encourage or change behavior with incentives. Parents do it all the time. Have you ever agreed to do something for the reward that was promised upon completion? Finished your dinner so you could have ice cream? Or as Pink Floyd famously sang “how can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer…See More
Apr 12
Efficiency First California posted a blog post

When Good Incentives Go Bad

It’s a common practice to try to encourage or change behavior with incentives. Parents do it all the time. Have you ever agreed to do something for the reward that was promised upon completion? Finished your dinner so you could have ice cream? Or as Pink Floyd famously sang “how can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer…See More
Apr 11
Efficiency First California's blog post was featured

Advocacy Update: The State of California

We’re taking a departure from the goings on at the state capital and will instead focus on some events that are occurring across the state of California.The landscape for energy efficiency incentive programs in California is changing. Late last year, a program in Southern California announced a funding cap for the…See More
Mar 19
Efficiency First California posted a blog post

Advocacy Update: The State of California

We’re taking a departure from the goings on at the state capital and will instead focus on some events that are occurring across the state of California.The landscape for energy efficiency incentive programs in California is changing. Late last year, a program in Southern California announced a funding cap for the…See More
Mar 18
Walter Ahlgrim commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
" “From an efficiency standpoint electricity is a clear winner.” Baloney not when you count the losses at the power plants most plants are 45% efficient and you lose another 7% in distribution and transmion.  The very best solar…"
Mar 10
Charles Cormany commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
"A few points to consider from the author. 1. From an efficiency standpoint electricity is a clear winner. The best gas appliances are 98% efficient. Electric appliances using heat pump technology are 200% to 400% efficient. Combustion safety is a…"
Mar 10
Walter Ahlgrim commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
"Let’s be honest Electric is not an energy source! There are no electric mines, wells or fields. What electric is a convenient way to move other forms of energy and use it in our homes. Electric maybe very efficient from the meter on the side…"
Mar 8
Barbara Smith commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
"Another challenge here is commercial buildings. Will restaurants give up their conventional stoves with open flames and wood-fired pizza ovens? Maybe not soon. You might have electric heat in your home, but if your apartment is above a restaurant,…"
Mar 1
Barbara Smith commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
"Useful ruminations. California is a good place to start. Heating with electric in a cold climate is challenging. It is predicated on first investing in better air sealing and insulation in homes. There are insufficient programs and systems…"
Mar 1
George Kopf liked Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
Mar 1
Beverly Lerch commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
"Totally agree!  Fireplaces are the most inefficient heating source.  Fireplaces are also energy consumers.  A fireplace sucks out the heat and air conditioning and/or brings in the cold and hot air from outside.  Fireplaces also…"
Mar 1

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Efficiency First California is a member-based, non-profit, trade organization for building science and energy efficiency upgrade contractors in California. We represent the contractor in state policy discussions and provide up to date information to our members on issues critical to the future success of their businesses. We strive to build a sustainable marketplace that will ensure the long-term success of the industry and the health of our state and its residents.
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Efficiency First California's Blog

The Real Heroes Of Home Performance

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 11:34am 0 Comments

In all the discussions about how to best save energy and power the future, people sometimes forget that the clean energy system of tomorrow will be built not on spreadsheets or by some fancy computer modeling tool, but by hardworking crews in the field. These folks often don’t get enough credit for what…

Continue

The Best Energy Source For Our Future

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

WE NEED TO TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGY

When it comes to energy, society is at a crossroads. Our existing supplies are heavily based on fossil fuels, a limited and dirty solution. There is no question that we must transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future. Fortunately, there are alternatives…

Continue

When Good Incentives Go Bad

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 12:38pm 1 Comment

It’s a common practice to try to encourage or change behavior with incentives. Parents do it all the time. Have you ever agreed to do something for the reward that was promised upon completion? Finished your dinner so you could have ice cream? Or as Pink Floyd famously sang “how can you have any pudding if…

Continue

Advocacy Update: The State of California

Posted on March 18, 2018 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

We’re taking a departure from the goings on at the state capital and will instead focus on some events that are occurring across the state of California.

The landscape for energy efficiency incentive programs in California is changing. Late last year, a program in Southern California…

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