Indigo Architects win zero-net energy award
Indigo Architects was notified that Indigo | Hammond + Playle Architects studio and office is officially Zero Energy Certified by the International Living Future Institute. This award is the only zero-net-energy certification based on actual, rather than modeled, results, requiring at least 12 months of…
Solar Roof Dynamics: Connecting Solar to the Roofing Industry
November 9, 2016 Cool Davis welcomes new partner Solar Roof Dynamics! When Aaron Nitzkin founded Solar Roof Dynamics (SRD), his goal was to transform the roofing industry by enabling roofing contractors to integrate solar into their business operations, and he is doing it. In a…
Smart, clean and local energy technologies for Davis
(Cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise by Gerry Braun and Lorenzo Kristov) In their last article, Gerry Braun and Richard McCann summarized energy service options available to Davis, pointing to the benefits of locally accountable energy service delivering clean, low-carbon electricity to Davis residents and businesses….
Per capita Davis: Impractical and uneconomical?
This column by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. Driving down Interstate 5, motorists are accompanied by a view of the California Aqueduct, part of the several hundred-mile network of canals that make up the Central Valley Project…
California Shared Renewables
Did You Know Most Californians Aren’t Allowed to Choose Clean Energy? Although California has a mandate to supply 33% renewable energy to the grid, many Californians may simply want more. California also has smart energy laws that allow customers to install their own renewable energy…
Crowdfunding Clean Energy
By DAVID BORNSTEIN If you wanted to get large numbers of people actively engaged in helping to solve global warming, how might you go about it? For years, the main approach in the environmental movement has been to sound the alarm bell and implore…
Per Capita Davis: Yocha Dehe tribe has a commitment to stewardship
This post is written by John Mott-Smith, a member of Cool Davis, and cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. I recently had the opportunity (two, in fact) to learn what the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has done on its Cache Creek lands to increase energy efficiency,…
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