The potential for energy efficiency in California’s buildings is astounding, as is the relative potential for impressive reductions in cost and carbon emissions. This represents a tremendous opportunity toward achieving the state’s energy goals and in meeting the requirements of AB32, the 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act.

SPEED-demonstrated technologies alone have a potential to reduce California’s annual energy consumption by billions of kilowatt-hours and tens of millions of therms, save consumers hundreds of millions of dollars, and reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emission footprint by as much as a million tons of C02 each year. The challenge is getting there — and this is what SPEED is all about.

Deep energy use reductions of up to 80% are being showcased by SPEED demonstrations across the state. Our progress in scaled deployment of technologies and best practices is already saving California universities $8 Million annually. We have enabled dozens of the most innovative energy efficient technologies to reach the market and, due to our technology transfer efforts, many large scale utility and other energy efficiency programs are deploying these products across the state and beyond.

Our efforts have made great strides through a collaborative, multi-targeted approach to true market transformation: