We shorten the path to carbon Neutrality…

Government mandates and public sentiment are forcing utilities and private sector organizations to establish and follow a clear path to carbon neutrality. Establishing the right path can increase return on investment, satisfy public stewardship expectations, manage regulatory risks, and help the country achieve its 2050 decarbonization goals.

2050 Partners helps its clients shorten the path to carbon neutrality for their organizations and their customers, constituents and communities through decarbonization consulting, regulatory advocacy, and energy strategy, planning, and research.

BY Navigating energy policy complexity

Energy policy has many names – decarbonization, electrification, carbon neutrality. Understanding the myriad of complex rules and regulations can be confusing. 2050 Partners specializes in helping your organization navigate these policies for maximum benefit.

We help our clients navigate energy policy complexity to maximize impact, improve compliance, and implement carbon-neutral energy policy.

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BY Impacting energy codes and standards

Energy efficiency codes and standards serve as the impetus for lasting change. In many regulatory venues, there is an opportunity to impact how regulations are scoped, written, and enforced. Once adopted, it is imperative to effectively implement regulations and ensure they are followed by all stakeholders to achieve intended decarbonization goals.

On your behalf, 2050 Partners crafts, advocates for, and promotes innovative energy codes, standards, and program specifications.

  • We help you promote energy codes and standards enhancements to regulators. We also develop new energy programs for your customers.
  • We help you research and develop new codes and standards-related initiatives at the local, state and federal level to ensure your climate-related initiatives are optimally impactful.
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By coordinating complex research and collaboratives

Technology is evolving rapidly to meet pressing climate and policy challenges. High impact technical solutions often require engagement and collaboration with multiple stakeholders.

We help you manage expert teams to design and implement your technical research initiatives, including field and laboratory testing, data collection, analysis, and synthesis of findings to support your next steps as well as longer range planning.

We will engage and facilitate large stakeholder collaborative processes, involving scores of professionals,that support your climate strategies on topics ranging from energy efficiency program portfolio advisory, building energy modeling, and building performance standards to clean transportation and demand flexibility.


Project Examples

CalBEM: California Building Energy Modeling

2050 Partners works closely with many individuals across the building energy modeling discipline to facilitate a robust California stakeholder initiative, engaging experts across building energy modeling, design, and code compliance.

  • Plan and facilitate annual symposium.
  • Support and facilitate three technical working groups.
CalBEM: California Building Energy Modeling

Minnesota Codes and Standards Roadmap

Developed a Minnesota Codes and Standards roadmap report and material for the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

  • Convened utility, agency, expert stakeholder advisory group.
  • Researched policy context and presented roadmap options.
  • Recommended pathways for Minnesota utilities to participate in and claim savings from codes and standards activities.
Minnesota Codes and Standards Roadmap

California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee

2050 Partners served as the first facilitator of the California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (CAEECC) created under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

  • Planned and facilitated 30+ public strategic planning discussions for the new 10-year “rolling cycle” for the California energy efficiency portfolio.
  • Collated and tracked the resolution of thousands of individual public comments on the program administrator’s 10-year business plans, filed in 2017.  
  • Implemented stakeholder engagement, informal negotiations, meeting documentation, and development of supporting documents.
California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee

HVAC Technology Research

Since 2017, 2050 Partners has served as the project manager overseeing field research to better understand advanced HVAC technology performance in nonresidential buildings for our client, a large provider of electric and natural gas service in California.

  • Managed field research for our client’s program for assessing potential future building codes and standards.
  • Worked alongside subcontractors to install monitoring equipment at eight sites.
  • Analyzed data collected over 18 months and aggregated into a total of nine reports consisting of five case studies, two targeted analysis reports, one field assessment, and one final report.
HVAC Technology Research

Hawaii Energy Efficiency Manager

2050 Partners helps to manage the Hawaii statewide energy efficiency portfolio implementation and evaluation consultants.

  • Provide day-to-day consultant contract oversight.
  • Contribute portfolio and program design guidance to address changing industry and market trends. 
  • Conduct research and analysis regarding the performance of Hawaii Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) program.
Hawaii Energy Efficiency Manager

Electric Vehicle Codes and Standards

2050 Partners works with utilities to support California building codes and national model codes. From California’s state codes, to national model codes, we are well-versed in all things EV codes.

Electric Vehicle Codes and Standards