[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

Notice of Staff Workshop
The PIER Buildings Energy Efficiency Program
RD&D Program Presentations

The staff of the California Energy Commission invites interested parties to attend a workshop where the results of three large, multi-year RD&D programs in the area of building energy efficiency will be presented and discussed. A public workshop will be held on the following:

9 am -- 4 pm

The meeting will be held at:
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CALIFORNIA 95814
Hearing Room A
(Wheelchair Accessible)


In 1999, the California Energy Commission's PIER Buildings Energy Efficiency Program funded three RD&D programs for a total of $18M:

Program Title Prime Contractor Project Web Site
Energy Efficient & Affordable Small Commercial & Residential Buildings for a Growing California Architectural Energy Corporation www.energy.ca.gov/pier/ buildings/projects/ 400-99-011-1.html
High Performance Commercial Building Systems Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory www.energy.ca.gov/pier/ buildings/projects/ 400-99-012-1.html
Integrated Energy Systems – Productivity & Building Science New Buildings Institute www.energy.ca.gov/pier/ buildings/projects/ 400-99-013-1.html

The many research products completed over the last three years fall into the following categories:

  • Building Commission
  • Building Integrated Photovoltaics
  • Building Performance Metrics
  • Daylighting (including human imapcts)
  • Energy Use Benchmarking
  • HVAC Diagnostics
  • Large & Small HVAC System Design
  • Lighting Control Networks
  • Low Energy Cooling Systems
  • Residential HVAC Ducting
  • Outdoor Light Survey
  • Radiant Heating & Cooling
  • Software Interoperability
  • Ventilation Strategies & Technologies

Purpose of the Workshop

The primary purpose of this workshop is to unveil the results of California's significant efforts in public interest building energy efficiency RD&D over the last three years. Each of the three program directors will summarize the latest results in the research areas listed above. At the meeting, the program directors will release, for the first time, hard copies of final research reports as well as CDs containing all significant products from their research programs.

All interested parties are invited to send electronic mail to mbrook@energy.state.ca.us to indicate intent to attend the workshop.


Members of the public who wish information on how to participate in this proceeding may place themselves on the list server or call Margret Kim, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free at (800) 822-6228 or by e-mail at PAO@energy.state.ca.us Voice mail messages will be returned within 24 hours during regular working hours. The Public Adviser provides assistance to the public regarding Commission procedures and participation in Commission activities. If you require special accommodation, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days prior to the meeting.