Review this case study from SCE (shared by the Kern Energy Watch) to see how the City Manager of California City identified a malfunctioning well pump, planned a retrofit through SCE’s zero percent on-bill financing program, and made an improvement to the City that paid itself off in three and a half years, leaving the…
Sometimes the most efficient way to achieve energy efficiency and sustainability goals is to integrate them into other capital upgrades. Learn how the City of Bakersfield took the (more…)
The residential and commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy offerings of EmPower Program, administered by Santa Barbara County and previously limited to use by County residents and businesses, is expanding to Ventura and San Luis Obispo (more…)
From the Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC): Alameda County Board of Supervisors President Keith Carson, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC), and ten other public agencies today announced the (more…)
A new fact sheet on Successfully Engaging Elected Officials is available under Best Practices > Case Studies. Hear from Sonoma County’s Energy and Sustainability Program Manager Liz Yager on best practices for engagement. Liz presented material from this fact sheet at the Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices 2014 Forum.
Click on the video below to learn how the City of San Diego chose to implement LED streetlights and wireless controls, saving more than $250,000 per year. Looking for more on streetlighting upgrades? Click here.
This video looks at some of the first net zero homes built in Canada (dating back to 2004), and reviews best practices and lessons learned as architects worked to make net zero work in different situations. They discover three main rules of net zero building: energy conservation and efficiency passive solar energy renewable energy …