Climate Change & the Buildings Sector:
A Roadmap for Research Development, Deployment & Demonstration

Related California Initiatives

Other Roadmapping & Potentials Exercises

  • California Air Resources Board. 2007. Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee (ETAAC). Discussion draft report (untitled), dated December 21. [Online version]
  • California Public Utilities Commission. 2008. "2009 - 2020 Strategic Energy Efficiency Plan." Working Drafts, January 4. [Online version]
  • California Energy Commission. 2005. "Options for Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings," CEC-400-2005-039-CMF [PDF]
  • Hartman, T. 2007. "A Vision for Energy Performance in Building Design and Operations: A Position Paper on Improving Building Performance", November. [PDF]
  • Loftness, V. 2001. "NSF Research Needs Workshop: Building Systems Integration for Performance & Environmental Quality", Loftness, NSF Final Report 10099, NSF project #9708399. [PDF]
  • McKinsey and Company. 2007. "Reducing US Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Much at What Cost?", US Greenhouse Gas Abatement Initiative, December. [PDF]
  • National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency. 2007. "National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Vision for 2025: Developing a Framework for Change." [PDF]
  • State of California Green Building Action Plan [PDF]
  • Tschudi, W.F., D. Sartor, E. Mills, and T. Xiu. 2002. "High-Performance Laboratories and Cleanrooms: A Technology Roadmap." LBNL-50599. [PDF]
  • Tschudi, W.F., Xu, D. Sartor, and D. Stein. 2003. "High Performance Data Centers: A Research Roadmap." LBNL-53483. [PDF]
  • US Department of Energy. <no date> "High-Performance Commercial Buildings: A Technology Roadmap." Developed by representatives of the commercial buildings industry, facilitated by the Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. [PDF]
  • US Department of Energy. <no date> "Building Envelope: Technology Roadmap." Developed by representatives of the building envelope industry, facilitated by the Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. [PDF]
  • US Green Buildings Council. 2007. "A National Green Building Research Agenda," USGBC Research Committee, November. [PDF]

General Source Documents

  • Fisk, W.J.; Seppanen, O.; Faulkner, D.; Huang, J. 2005. "Economic benefits of an economizer system: energy savings and reduced sick leave." ASHRAE Transactions, Volume 111, pp. 673-679.
  • Beard, Daniel P. 2007. "Green the Capitol Initiative: Final Report." Washington, DC: U.S. House of Representatives, Chief Administrative Officer. June 21. [PDF]
  • Reed, J.H., G. Jordan, and E. Vine. 2007. "Impact Evaluation Framework for Technology Deployment Programs: An Approach for Quantifying Retrospective Energy Savings, Clean Energy Advances, and Market Effects." U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [Summary]
  • California has state-of-the-art building stock surveys such as the California Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS). Itron. 2006. "California End Use Survey." Prepared for the California Energy Commission, Report CEC-400-2006-005, 339pp. [PDF]
  • PG&E ClimateSmartTM Program.
  • The Savings by Design Program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison Company, Southern California Gas Company and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
  • The Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council (ETCC) smoothes the path from the laboratory to the marketplace for promising technologies that help Californians save money and energy. It provides a collaborative forum for the five stakeholder organizations (the investor-owned utilities) to exchange information on opportunities and results from their Emerging Technologies activities. The CPUC finances ETCC operations out of IOU ratepayer Public Goods Charge funds, and provides regulatory guidance. The ETCC meets four times each year. For more information, see
  • The California Commissioning Collaborative is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to improving the performance of buildings and their systems. The CCC is made up of government, utility and building services organizations and professionals who have come together to create a viable market for building commissioning in California.
  • Mills, E. and J. Livingston. 2005. "Traversing The Valley of Death." Forbes. November 18. [Online version]
  • The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) conference, convened by the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency at Stanford University, the California Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of California, and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, was the first national conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and using that knowledge to help accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon economy.