A new zero net energy (ZNE) library in Alpine held its Groundbreaking Ceremony on March 6th. The new library is the County of San Diego’s first of multiple ZNE libraries planned for construction, and combines energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies to achieve its net zero energy use. Utilized strategies include architectural design to minimize…
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is hiring a new Manager for their Energy Division! Visit https://jobs.bart.govand search for Manager of Management Analysis (Energy Division Manager) for more information.
SPURR, a California joint powers authority, has offered to provide a webinar on how to participate in the Renewable Energy Aggregated Procurement (REAP) Program. Please email email@example.com if interested.
Get the word out to Local Educational Agency (LEA) colleagues that pilot projects and no-cost training workshops are available throughout California through the Prop 39 Zero Net Energy Schools Pilot Program. Review training dates and register at www.energydesignresources.com/zneworkshops.
The HERO Program has now been adopted by 370 communities in California, within 37 counties, and has funded more than $1 billion in efficiency upgrades since December 2011! Learn more here.
Get recognized as an EE leader: Do you know an outstanding energy leader, or want to highlight an outstanding energy or climate action plan or project? You have until February 22nd to submit nominations to AEE’s Regional Awards Program. To read more about the Regional Awards Program and to view categories, visit www.aeecenter.org/regionalawards. To submit your…
In case you missed it: pilots deploying thousands of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are in the works in Southern California! SDG&E’s Electric Vehicle Grid-Integration pilot project received approval from the CPUC last week. SCE’s Charge Ready Program plans were approved earlier in January.
The California Energy Commission is holding scoping workshops to explore ways to reduce emissions in off-road vehicle fleets, including natural gas vehicle solutions. The workshops will be held Feb. 19th in Long Beach, Feb. 22nd in Fresno, and can also be attended online.
For those interested in distributed energy resources, registration is open for the California’s DER Future conference in San Francisco March 16th-17th. To review the agenda, click here.
A Business Meeting to Consider Adoption of California’s Final 2015 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) will be held at the CEC on February 10th. Meeting information, other agenda items, and ways to participate are found on the CEC’s website here.
The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action (SEE) Network has a two-part webinar series coming up Thursday, Feb. 11th and Thursday, Feb. 18th to help us all make the most of energy efficiency financing programs. California’s own Deana Carrillo from the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority will be presenting case studies in the second part of the series. If you…
With the coming implementation of AB 802, building owners will have more access to whole building energy use data to inform actions that can be taken to save energy and money, and contribute to state and local climate and sustainability goals. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)’s Maria Stamas describes these benefits in a recent…
To support energy efficiency in community projects, the County of Santa Barbara runs the innovative Smart Build Santa Barbara (SB2) program (formerly known as the IBRP), to provide complimentary energy efficiency expertise from community leaders during the (more…)
The Contra Costa Water District is seeking a Demand Response Provider to allow Contra Costa to participate in PG&E’s demand response Capacity Bidding Program (CBP), utilizing operations of four (4) 2,100 horsepower water pumps. Applications must be in by February 19, 2016. For more information, click here.
The City of Long Beach has adopted their Innovation & Efficiency Initiatives Fund in their FY16 budget. The City had proposed implementing an Innovation & Efficiency Initiatives Fund in 2015 as a revolving fund to allow its Departments to finance projects that create future energy (more…)