External Industry Resources

Links to external organizations that provide information about advance energy efficiency
  • Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI)
    ARI is the national trade association representing manufacturers of more than 90 percent of North American produced central air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment.
  • Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
    ASE is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders. The ASE supports energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource under existing market conditions and advocates energy-efficiency policies that minimize costs to society and individual consumers, and that lessen greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate.
  • American Council For An Energy Efficient Economy (ACE3)
    ACE3 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.
  • American Solar Energy Association (ASES)
    ASES is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment.
  • California Energy Commission (CEC)
    CEC is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. This Web site features several free, informative downloadable videos for consumers.
  • California Spa and Pool Industry Education Council (SPEC)
    SPEC is a statewide umbrella non-profit trade association. SPEC promotes
    the industry while it educates the spa and swimming pool-owning public, local and state regulatory and legislative bodies on critical issues for the pool and spa service industry.
  • Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)
    CEE, a nonprofit public benefits corporation, develops national initiatives to promote the manufacture and purchase of energy-efficient products and services.
  • Contractors State License Board (CSLB)
    CSLB protects consumers by regulating the construction industry through policies that promote the health, safety and general welfare of the public in matters relating to construction.
  • Cool Roof Rating Council
  • ENERGY STAR®
    ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
  • Engage 360
    Engage 360 is California's smart energy initiative. The statewide, multi-year project has a goal of ensuring a brighter and stronger future for everyone by inspiring and guiding Californians to achieve a 20 percent reduction in their home energy use by 2020. Across the state, families, community leaders, government organizations and utilities are coming together around Engage 360 to focus on energy efficiency and conservation.
  • Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
    GAMA is a national trade association of manufacturers of residential, commercial and industrial appliances and equipment, components and related products.
  • LIGHTING RESEARCH CENTER (LRC)
    LRC, part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is a leading university-based research center devoted to lighting, and offers the world's only M.S. degree in lighting. It provides information about lighting technologies, applications, and products.
  • National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)
    NFRC is a non-profit, public/private organization created by the window, door and skylight industry. It is comprised of manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects and designers, specifiers, code officials, utilities and government agencies. NFRC provides consistent ratings on window, door and skylight products.
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
    NRDC works on a broad range of issues, including energy efficiency, to pursue its mission to safeguard the Earth; its people, its plants, and animals; and the natural systems on which all life depends. The organization uses law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists.
  • Northern California Water Agencies
    Find out about high efficiency clothes washer rebates that may be available to some water agency customers. Water conservation tips are also available.
  • California Solar Initiative
  • Energy Services
  • Benchmark Your Building