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Notice of Staff Workshop on Research Needs for Future Building Efficiency Standards



The California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program will conduct a workshop to identify and prioritize research topics appropriate for the advancement of California's Title-24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007
9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room B
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Participation through WebEx, the Energy Commission's on-line meeting service To participate in the meeting using the WebEx onscreen and audio functions, please go to the following URL in your web browser on the date and time of the meeting:

https://energy.webex.com/energy/j.php?ED=92819587&RG=1

(If the link above does not work, go to:
https://energy.webex.com/ and enter the meeting number: 920 827 117.

When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password:
PIER@052907

Provide your phone number, when prompted, to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the workshop. Alternatively, you can call 1-866-469-3239 (toll free in the U.S. and Canada).

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at 1-866-229-3239.

Participation through audio only

If you do not have computer access and wish to participate in the meeting by phone, you can call 1-866-469-3239 (toll free in the U.S. and Canada). Please be aware that the workshop's WebEx audio and onscreen activity may be recorded.

Purpose

The PIER Buildings Efficiency Program staff will conduct this workshop to identify research topics for consideration. The information gathered at the workshop will help the PIER Buildings Efficiency Program develop plans to fund research that will support the development of future Title-24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The workshop will be organized as follows: Residential Standards Research Needs: 9am-12 noon Nonresidential Standards Research Needs: 1pm-4pm A more detailed agenda will be developed prior to the workshop and posted on the Energy Commission website.

Background

The PIER Buildings Efficiency Program conducts public interest energy efficiency research for both new and existing buildings in both the residential and the non-residential sectors. The program seeks to decrease building energy use through research that will develop or improve energy efficient technologies, strategies, and tools. For more information on the PIER Buildings Efficiency Program, go to http://www.energy.ca.gov/pier/buildings/index.html.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

For technical questions on the subject matter, please call Martha Brook, PIER Buildings Efficiency Program, at
(916) 654-4086.

Date Posted: May 21, 2007

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

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