In case you missed it at the 2015 Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) Forum, a presentation of the Marin Sustainability Tracker, shared by Marin Clean Energy Partnership’s Christine O’Rourke, is available on the Local Government Commission (LGC)’s website. For more on the Tracker, click here.
The 8th Edition of the CEC’s Renewable Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook is now available on the CEC’s website. Major changes from the 7th Edition are listed in pages v-viii. For more resources in understanding the Renewable Portfolio Standard, click here.
What does a net zero energy retrofit look like? When the team at Sharp Development is involved, repurposing an old tilt-up for a new life both pencils out and looks beautiful. If you have heard Kevin Bates from Sharp talk about their successful retrofit of 435 Indio in Sunnyvale, you’ll want to get a first-hand…
Normally I don’t include reports about new technology breakthroughs, but this one could have significant impacts on energy efficiency projects in the future. Read the full article to see why. You can find the article here: http://www.energymanagertoday.com/tiny-solar-powered-circuit-80-efficient-0113443/
This is an interesting report from GTM about the contributions of various technologies that will be incorporated into micro-grids by 2020. To read the full report, go to this link: http://www.energymanagertoday.com/renewables-account-26-total-microgrid-capacity-2020-says-gtm-0113525/
Register Now: Webinar on the Economic Risks of Climate Change in California – Tuesday, 7/14 11am-12:30pm
Join the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Change (ARCCA) and Risky Business Project for a webinar diving into Risky Business’ economic risk assessment of climate change in California with the lead author of the California report, Jamesine Rogers, and Risky Business’ Communications Director, Tan Copsey. Learn about the advantages of taking a risk-based approach…
Looking for ZNE Action Plan examples? On June 21, 2015, Cambridge’s City Council unanimously adopted Monday the Net Zero Action Plan, a 25-year plan that addresses both new and existing buildings and includes target dates for reduction of greenhouse-gas (more…)
Learn what Santa Barbara County is doing to further zero net energy goals in its community – including its offerings through the Smart Build Santa Barbara program – in this presentation by the County at the 6th Annual SEEC Forum.
The City of Oceanside has been named the 2015 Local Government Energy Champion for by SDG&E for its energy efficiency and conservation efforts at their 10th Energy Showcase (more…)
SCE Advice 3241-E (Establishment of New Optional Tariff Provision, Option E, Energy Efficiency – Light Emitting Diode Fixture Replacement in Schedule LS-1, and its Associated Agreement, Form 14-965, in Compliance with Assembly Bill 719 and Public Utilities Code Section 384.5)
On June 30, 2015, SCE filed Advice 3241-E with the Commission. Title: Establishment of New Optional Tariff Provision, Option E, Energy Efficiency – Light Emitting Diode Fixture Replacement in Schedule LS-1, and its Associated Agreement, Form 14-965, in Compliance with Assembly Bill 719 and Public Utilities Code Section 384.5 (See attached file: 3241-E (Part 1…
This City of San Diego press release contains a great list of programming that the City has implemented in pursuit of its energy efficiency and sustainability goals – programming that has saved the City energy, money, and led to the City being honored at SDG&E’s recent Energy Showcase Event. Activities undertaken by the City include: Installation…
Click here for coverage from Navigant on California’s leadership in the move to zero net energy (ZNE) – including the first ZNE community in Fontana, U.S. DOE/state alignment (more…)
Join the PG&E Multi-Family Program for an hour long webinar where they discuss modeling VRF systems: We will discuss the different types of VRF systems and how they are different. We will show how VRF systems are modeled and what to do when a property is looking at VRF systems as an energy efficient upgrade.
GAO Review of Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Federal Oversight
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a publication of its findings in reviewing federal energy savings performance contracts (ESPC), also known as energy performance contracts (EPC). The full GAO report is available here, and excerpts from the introductory summary are shared below. Why GAO Did This Study Constrained budgets and increasing energy efficiency…
Learn how to dovetail your energy efficiency and sustainability strategic planning and programming with the needs and the values of your community from EE leaders in Sonoma County: