Homeowner looking for a Contractor? Check out the Clean Energy Connection

The current electrical grid was built over a century ago. With the move toward electrification,how will additional loads affect the grid? What happens when energy is shared across statelines? What…

Read more

Over the years, Efficiency First California (EFCA) has strived to continually grow and adapt to changes in the industry. We offer a variety of services such as managing trade ally…

Read more

Posted by Charley Cormany Efficiency, Electrification, and Decarbonization: Key Trends and Innovations in 2024 If you work in the energy industry, you’ve probably noticed that you could spend the first three months of the year bouncing around from conference to conference. Pick a subject, pick a week, pick a state; there are tons of choices. Just as in previous years, I’ve already been to several. These days, I attend conferences to keep an eye on new trends and technologies and then

Participating in rebate programs can be challenging. Staying on top of changes in the program and submitting the necessary paperwork takes time. One primary benefit of participating is the leads…

Read more

Posted by Charley Cormany, EFCA Executive Director Back to In-Person Events 2023 was a whirlwind year for Efficiency First California. We started with a renewed sense of optimism. The days of COVID lockdowns were behind us, and attending in-person conferences was an option again. I may have taken things to the extreme, as I attended at least one conference a month for the first six months of the year. I learned a lot. Video conferencing is great, but it is no

Posted by Charley Cormany, EFCA Executive Director California has positioned itself as a national leader in decarbonization. To meet its goals, the state needs to reduce emissions from all sources, including buildings, which account for roughly 25 percent of GHGs produced. The good news is that renewables now produce a large share of California’s electricity. Simple logic suggests that replacing fossil fuel furnaces, water heaters, and cooking with electric alternatives is an important way to reduce emissions and make use of

The buildings we occupy are complex. Each one is slightly different, and minor variances can significantly impact how they perform. Rebate programs and verification protocols do a reasonable job of…

Read more

As a program administrator for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Efficiency First currently manages several residential rebate programs. One of our most essential services is field quality control inspections…

Read more

Many barriers exist before we can fully transition to a clean energy future. Decarbonization and electrification efforts are gaining traction across the globe. There is no question this transition will…

Read more

Seattle

Last month, we made a trek to Seattle to attend the Building Performance Association’s (BPA) National Home Performance Conference 2023. The trip exceeded our expectations, offering invaluable insights into the…

Read more