Following are links to external organizations that provide information about advanced energy efficiency:
Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the national trade association representing manufacturers of more than 90 percent of North American produced central air-conditioning (AC) and commercial refrigeration equipment. Visit AHRI Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders. ASE supports energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource under existing market conditions. The alliance 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. Visit Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) .
American Solar Energy Association (ASES) is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment. Visit American Solar Energy Society.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. The CEC website features several free, informative downloadable videos for consumers. Visit California Energy Commission (CEC).
California Spa and Pool Industry Education Council (SPEC) is a statewide umbrella non-profit trade association. SPEC promotes the industry while educating the spa and swimming pool-owning public, local and state regulatory and legislative bodies on critical issues for the pool and spa service industry. Visit California Pool & SPA Association.
Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), a nonprofit public benefits corporation, develops national initiatives to promote the manufacture and purchase of energy-efficient products and services. Visit LIGHTING for tomorrow.
Contractors State License Board (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. Visit Contractors State License Board.
The Cool Roof Rating Council was created in 1998 to develop accurate and credible methods for evaluating and labeling the solar reflectance and thermal emittance (radiative properties) of roofing products and to disseminate the information to all interested parties.Visit Cool Roof Rating Council.
ENERGY STAR® is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Visit ENERGY STAR.
Lighting Research Center (LRC), part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is a leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. It offers the world's only M.S. degree in lighting. The center provides information about lighting technologies, applications and products. Visit Lighting Research Center.
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is a non-profit, public/private organization created by the window, door and skylight industry. It is made up of manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects and designers, specifiers, code officials, utilities and government agencies. NFRC provides consistent ratings on window, door and skylight products. Visit National Fenestration Rating Council.
Natural Resources Defense Council (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. Visit NRDC.
Find out about high-efficiency clothes washer rebates that may be available to some water agency customers. Water conservation tips are also available. Visit Northern California Water Agencies.