The ACES Award, which stands for "Assuring Compliance with the Energy Standards," will be presented by Energy Commissioner Michal Moore (spelled correctly) to Donald Schultze, the County's Chief Building Inspector, at the Sacramento County Board of Supervisor's meeting Tuesday morning, July 30.
"Sacramento County's Building Inspection Division demonstrates a strong, positive attitude towards California's energy efficiency building standards," Commissioner Moore explained. "The Division works well with the Energy Commission, offering great ideas at Commission hearings and workshops. Schultze and his staff demonstrate a great attitude about the energy efficiency standards, and through their efforts have helped to set the energy future for all of California."
1995 was the first year of the ACES Award program. From more than 500 building departments throughout California, Sacramento County was one of only 20 jurisdictions selected for an award.
Bob Raymer, Technical Director of the California Building Industry Association, added his congratulations to the ACES Award-winning jurisdictions. "Effective building departments help California builders in their quest for quality construction. By fostering consistency and a sense of teamwork, these jurisdictions work with builders to make today's buildings more energy efficient and more comfortable than older ones," he said.
Since energy efficiency building regulations went into effect in 1978, the Energy Commission estimates that Californians have reduced their utility bills by at least $11.4 billion. The Commission predicts that by the year 2011, state residents will save an additional $43 billion in energy costs.
"Innovative jurisdictions like Sacramento County are helping to protect California's energy future," said Moore.
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