Energy Choices - Business
In California, Building and Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards have made homes and commercial buildings more efficient than those in other states and in many countries. Our state has one of the world's largest economies, and commercial buildings offer a large reserve of potential energy savings.
Building regulations affect existing buildings as they are remodeled or enlarged, while more efficient appliance standards cut energy use in existing buildings as well as new ones. Other energy-saving tools and practices include alternative transportation options for employees.
Here are some resources for making commercial buildings more energy efficiency to cut costs, improve comfort, and provide a more sustainable future:
- California Energy Commission Energy Efficiency Programs
- Cool Roofs
- Tips for Business Energy Efficiency
- Business Programs and Links
- Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings (U.S. Dept of Energy, Building Technologies Office)
- Green Buildings
- Transportation Choices