Green Building Initiative
Benchmarking Staff Workshop
The staff of the California Energy Commission will hold a stakeholder workshop to implement portions of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Executive Order S-20-14 (Green Building Initiative). At the workshop, the staff will discuss the benchmarking requirements and implementation options for benchmarking of commercial buildings in California. This workshop will be conducted on:
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2005
Bonderson Building Auditorium
901 P Street, Hearing Room 102-A
To arrange for a conference call-in and participate in the meeting,
please call 877-448-8783 by 10 a.m.
Passcode: 440000# Call Leader: Al Garcia
Purpose of the Workshop
The Energy Commission is seeking input from stakeholders and the general public regarding the implementation of benchmarking for all commercial buildings in California, the suitability of alternative benchmarking methodologies and benchmarking information delivery mechanisms .
The workshop will include various staff and consultant presentation on various related topics. The events and documents related to the benchmarking initiative and a meeting agenda will be posted on the benchmarking project website at www.energy.ca.gov/greenbuilding no later than Monday, March 28, 2005.
Executive Order S 20-04 requires, the Energy Commission to:
"...propose by July 2005, a benchmarking methodology and building commissioning guidelines to increase energy efficiency in government and private commercial buildings."
The Green Building Action Plan, incorporated by reference into the Executive Order requires that:
...the Energy Commission shall prepare and submit to the Governor's office by July 2005 a plan, timetable and recommendations to accomplish benchmarking of all commercial and public buildings in California, including benchmarking at the time of sale, as well as a system by which benchmarking ratings can be disclosed to tenants, buyers, and lenders to advise them in making decisions.
The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in this workshop, please contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in this workshop, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.
If you have questions on the technical questions of the subject matter of this notice, please call E. V. (Al) Garcia (916-654-4045) email@example.com . News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.
Date Online: March 16, 2005