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KEY ACTIVITIES AND DATES
1/6/2017 Solicitation Release
1/25/2017 Deadline for Written Questions
1/12/2017 Pre-Application Workshop
2/8/2017 Distribute Questions/Answers and
Addenda (if any) to solicitation
3/6/2017 Deadline to Submit Applications by 5:00pm
4/11/2017 Anticipated Notice of Proposed Award
6/14/2017 Anticipated Energy Commission
Business Meeting Date
7/10/2017 Anticipated agreement Start Date
3/31/2021 Agreement Termination Date
Director, Strategic Initiatives
Office of the President
California State University, Chico
Mr. Alfred R. Berkeley
Former Acting Chairman of the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Former Chairman of XBRL US
Former Director of XBRL International
Member Board of Directors
World Economic Forum (USA)
Mar 2004 – Dec 2015
City of Chico
Helping to bring solar energy to neighborhoods where the economic impact from energy savings will benefit the local communities by exploring how data interoperability can support innovative financing structures like On Bill Finance
Help develop Smart Buildings, Smart Infrastructure and the Smart Grid for sustainable development, energy efficiency and compliance with regulatory requirements by leveraging data interoperability though collaboration.
California Energy Commission Local Government Challenge
Invitation to the City of Tracy
Helping to make construction of the western business parks, including Lammers Road, a national model for Smart Buildings, Smart Infrastructure and the Smart Grid for sustainable development, energy efficiency and compliance with regulatory requirements by leveraging data interoperability though collaboration.
California Energy Commission Local Government Challenge
(Option subject to City Council Review and Consent)
New Buildings Institute, Inc.
Supporting Data Standards for
Construction Energy Transportation
Promoting Data Standards for Construction
Building Energy Efficient Neighborhoods
Building Energy Efficient Business Parks
Building the Smart Grid Energy Infrastructure
Building the Transportation Infrastructure
Multi-Industry - Multi-Stakeholder Data Interoperability
Local or International
B2B, Exchange or Repository
Your Data - Your Choice - Open Data Standards
Extract From RFP
The Energy Commission’s Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan (Action Plan) provides a roadmap to activate market forces and transform California’s existing residential, commercial, and public buildings to become high-performing and energy-efficient. The Action Plan serves as an important tool in the implementation of components of Senate Bill 350 (De León, Chapter 547, Statutes 2015), which requires the Energy Commission to establish targets and meet goals to double energy efficiency in buildings, and Assembly Bill 802 (Williams, Chapter 590, Statutes 2015), which requires the Energy Commission to implement a statewide benchmarking program for nonresidential buildings. Strategy 1.7 of the Action Plan, Local Government Leadership, sets the framework for the Local Government Challenge (Challenge) program.
Local governments play a critical role in helping California meet its energy and climate goals. They have a unique connection with their constituents and jurisdictions over building and land use decisions. Many local governments have developed long term plans to address energy and climate issues. In fact, 42% of local governments in California have a climate, energy, or sustainability plan to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The climate action plans propose individual solutions to match the community’s values, and engage and mobilize the public.
PURPOSE OF SOLICITATION
This is a competitive grant solicitation. The Energy Commission’s Challenge program announces the availability to local governments of up to $10.2 million in grant funds for projects that stimulate innovation in building energy efficiency and developing or implementing climate action plans.
FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND GUIDELINES
Applicants responding to this solicitation may want to familiarize themselves with the following documents:
Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan: http://www.energy.ca.gov/ab758/documents/
Senate Bill 350: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sb350/
Assembly Bill 802: http://www.energy.ca.gov/benchmarking/
CalEnviroScreen web-based mapping application and information on the definition of disadvantaged communities can be viewed at: www.oehha.ca.gov/ej/ces2.html
Leaders in strategic energy management and sustainability program planning.
GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHALLENGE
AGC Surety Connection Project at California State University Chico
Objectives of XBR-CET / SGIP PAP25
Leverage the DATA Act and XBRL/FIBO, along with the DOE Orange Button, to promote efficient building and maintenance of the nation’s energy infrastructure by enabling data interoperability to streamline the procurement/development process and improve the operational phase through predictive analytics to improve project bankability regardless of the size of each individual project.
Encourage public agencies to adopt XBRL/FIBO data strategies that will enable compliance with the DATA Act while providing a foundation for innovation in data analytics and risk management
Incentivize private entities and financial markets to adopt strategies to exploit the functionality enabled by DATA Act, XBRL/FIBO and the resulting data interoperability.
Demonstrate how multi industry data interoperability synergized around XBRL/FIBO will have a positive impact on the largest energy and transportation projects undertaken by the biggest contractors, but more importantly create a significant and material impact on small and local businesses where the efficiencies generate the greatest impact.
Demonstrate how improving project bankability improves access to capital and credit, bank or surety, which promotes more construction, which promotes more jobs.
Demonstrate how data interoperability will enable small local small business to participate in the all the new opportunities, with an emphasis for veteran owned companies.
XBRL-CET/SGIP PAP25 - Orange Button Working Group
The objective of the XBRL-CET/SGIP PAP25 working groups, and my role as Co-Chair - SGIP/SEIA DOE Orange Button - Finance Subcommittee, is to encourage collaboration and facilitate the development of multi-industry data standards for establishing data interoperability to implement greater efficiencies in the construction/operation of energy and transportation projects, and to enable data analytics for improved risk management to promote innovative ways to provide financial, surety and insurance products and services more streamlined and price competitive as an intended byproduct of regulatory compliance.
The main premise is that too many standards are developed in a silo and dedicated to a specific industry that creates barriers to wider adoption, and prevents financial markets from developing data interoperability.
We challenge the silo approach by demonstrating through Zero Cost Proposals how just two data sets, the Chico Common App for the company profile data set and the IEC data set for solar/energy storage performance, can have multi-industry, multi-stakeholder applicability and provide a foundation of data interoperability that can be replicated for the many data sets that will follow.
What makes the project compelling is the various data generated from the proposed methodology will utilize the two data sets, demonstrate data interoperability and more importantly demonstrate adoption from multiple stakeholders in multiple industries resulting in improved bank, insurance and surety products that make clean energy projects more bankable.
What their respective systems do with the data is subject to the stakeholder needs. Getting the required information easily and securely is the first step.
Volenteer Cat Herd
Building codes and performance experts. www.newbuildings.org .
Attn: CEC Local Government Challenge
Climate Action Plan Opportunity
(GFO-16-404 - Local Government Challenge)
Host: Community Building Renewal (CBR) Team
In response to the January 6th California Energy Commission announcement the CBR team would like to invite you to an initial webinar to meet our team and discuss how we can work together to prepare your city to meet its energy benchmarking requirements and develop a strategic climate action plan.
The Goals: The “Local Government Challenge” provides financial support so that your city can work with our world-class team to jumpstart your climate action and energy benchmarking programs at no direct cost to you. The proposal deadline is March 6, 2017, and our team is seeking a group of 3-5 city partners to apply a framework that we’ve developed side-by-side with city teams and successfully deployed across the United States. Through this collaboration, we will help you to automate your building energy data collection, validation, analysis, and reporting efforts (for AB802) and leverage that data to create and manage your customized climate action plan.
Our team: For over 3 years, our team has worked together to incorporate best practices from cities around the country into the CBR framework, which enables your city to get the most impact from its sustainability program at minimum cost and time based on a strategic approach to energy management. The CBR staff consists of highly experienced professionals with the range of skills required to launch (or fine tune) your city benchmarking and climate action programs.
Momentum for Data Standards
September 26, 2006
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA) into law. The DATA Act will later amend FFATA.
December 5, 2008
National Institute of Building Sciences
Building Smart Alliance
June 13, 2011
Rep. Darrell Issa introduces the DATA Act in the House of Representatives.
June 16, 2011
Sen. Mark Warner introduces the DATA Act in the Senate.
January 12, 2012
XBRL Challenge Contest - Improve access to surety credit for small and emerging companies
April 10, 2014
The Senate passes the DATA Act.
April 28, 2014
The House passes the DATA Act.
DOE Data By Design Contest - Construction Performance Measurement Dashboard using XBRL-CET
September 16, 2014
Smart Grid Interoperabilty Panel establishes Priority Action Plan 25 (SGIP PAP25) - Harmonized Financial Data
October of 2014
Associated General Contractors of America selected Construction Open Standards Alliance (COSA) to officially take over stewardship of agcXML
May 22, 2015
October 15, 2015
November 5, 2015
April 15, 2016
DOE announces $4 Million for Projects Launching the Orange Button Solar Energy Data Initiative
May 6, 2016
The surety industry incorporates a key construction data report, the Work on Hand data set, into XBRL.
The XBRL Work on Hand Report incorporated into FIBO
May 31, 2016
World Economic Forum
June 27, 2016
Mark Sands - Moneyball For Construction
First in a series of articles on the value of data for the construction industry. Link to all articles
January 19, 2017
Solar Power Asset Management and Performance Conference - Big Data: Little Orange Button
February 2, 2017
Orange Button Year One Program Recap
February 14, 2017
DOE Grants Orange Button a Green Status for Solar Data Projects
February 23, 2017
Initiative to develop a data standard for construction
March 6, 2017
California Energy Commission Local Government Challenge
March 29, 2017
XBRL US is hosting a surety webinar - Standards to Automate Processing for Contractors, Agents & Sureties
March 30, 2017
Solar industry presentation - Scaling Up Solar Finance: Standards To Reduce Soft Costs and Expand The Market
April 5, 2017
Enterprise Data World Conference FIBO presentation - Smart Grid Data Interoperability in Support of Surety Based Risk Management
April 24, 2017
National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) Annual Meeting will showcase XBRL/FIBO at the Surety Innovation Center
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Working Together to Make California Healthy and Sustainable
Friday February 10, 2017
XRRL-CET / SGIP PAP25 / Orange Button
Supporting Data Standards for Construction Energy Transportation
Creators of custom open-source software solutions for automating data-driven energy benchmarking and efficiency programs.
Our submission was disqualified due to many of our collaborators being from out of state.
The process of preparing the submission was very productive, and created the conceptual foundation for the On Bill Finance project and other concepts.
The submission is in, and the review process by the California Energy Commission will go through mid April.
The City of Chico, and other invited cities, will have the nations top energy data experts (scroll down) supporting the city as it works to comply with AB802 and SB350 while promoting energy efficiency and solar development in their city
The supporting role of the AGC Surety Connection Project and the Data Interoperability Center at California State University Chico provides a platform for broad multi industry engagement to cost effectively implement data standards with guaranteed compatibility.
The resulting prototype Salesforce apps will not only be an excellent educational opportunity for students interested in STEM, combating climate change and promoting solar, the freely distributed shareware apps will be a catalyst for innovation in the energy and transportation sectors and the financial markets that are active in those industries.
During this review process we are reaching out to all those that are interested in the project and invite their participation.
We are looking for:
Public entities that want to learn about administering projects using XBRL/FIBO for compliance with the DATA Act while helping small business.
Entities that help small business.
Energy related entities that want to learn about implementing the IEC data standards
Contractor trade associations that want to educate their membership on emerging use of data standards.
Contractors, and construction industry software vendors that want to incorporate data interoperability into their applications.
Bank, surety and insurance systems that want to incorporate data interoperability into their systems for enabling data analytics.
Standards bodies for synergizing industry specific data standards with XBRL/FIBO