Public Participation in the Energy Efficiency Standards Update

The Energy Commission encourages public participation in all its proceedings.

To participate in the rulemaking process for the update to the 2016 Standards you can attend one or more of the workshops and provide verbal comments to the record. Written comments can be submitted to the rulemaking docket. Instructions for submitting comments can be found on each Workshop Notice. The pre-rulemaking docket is closed, but any public comments on the Express Terms of the proposed 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards that were submitted to that docket, after the Express Terms were made available for public comment, have been added to the rulemaking docket and will be considered.

Members of the public can propose an energy efficiency measure for consideration in the 2016 Standards update process. To document the proposed measure and cost-effectiveness, use the Building Energy Efficiency Measure Proposal Template. Samples of past Proposals can be viewed here.

The Public Adviser's Office is available to assist the public with participation in Energy Commission proceedings.

Please sign-up on the Building Standards list serve to be informed of ongoing activities regarding the 2016 Update.

The investor-owned utilities hold stakeholder meetings to begin discussion on their sponsored measure proposals. These stakeholder meetings are not run by the Energy Commission and participation is not required in order to participate in the Energy Commission proceeding.