CEC Offers 1% Loans for Efficiency & Generation Projects

NEW LOW INTEREST LOAN RATE (1%) for Energy Efficiency and Energy Generation Projects available to California Cities, Counties, Public Schools and Universities, Special Districts, and Public Care Hospitals/ Institutions. Over $22 million in loan funds from the California Energy Commission are available for energy cost saving projects. The Energy Commission is accepting loan applications on…

San Francisco 2011 Benchmarking Report Available

The City and County of San Francisco’s Benchmarking Report for 2011 is now available on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) website. Given that San Francisco’s commitment to public disclosure of building energy use was just started in 2011, the report covers important methodology and has a number of useful best practices, assumptions, and…

CEC Reopens Energy Partnership Program

Effective November 8, 2012, the Energy Commission is reopening the Energy Partnership Program and is accepting applications from eligible entities (cities, counties, special districts, and public or non-profit colleges, universities, hospitals or public care facilities). The Energy Partnership Program provides a wide range of technical assistance to local governments and public institutions. The program application…

LA County ISD and Municipal Building Retro-commissioning

Learn more about the Los Angeles County Internal Services Department’s ongoing successes with retro-commissioning: including costs, savings, and best practices. LA County RCx measures include:   • Testing and calibrating of existing controls • Improved Chiller Sequencing • Chilled Water Reset • Installed customized Purge Cycles • Optimized Economizer Controls • Optimized Scheduled Start/Stop of…

City of Watsonville Replaces 1,800 HPS Streetlights with LEDs

Using American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding and low- and no-interest loans from PG&E, the City of Watsonville has replaced their inefficient high pressure sodium streetlights with LEDs. Visit their website to see how the upgrades have improved the lighting quality and lowered the City’s energy bills.

Signed: Clean Air Investments

AB 1532 and SB 535: Working together, these bills will create a framework to maximize the return on investments under California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and reduce pollution in communities where it’s needed most. AB 1532 authored by Speaker John Pérez (D-Vernon) will establish a public planning process for allocating revenues from AB…

3rd Annual SEEC Forum Session: Energy Upgrade California

Hear from the City of San Diego, the County of Sonoma, and StopWaste.org (a public agency operating for Alameda County) on how to leverage Energy Upgrade California, integrate it into your existing programming, and communicate opportunities to your community.  

City of Merced Invests in Smart Buildings and Saves

This Govtech.com article covers the great investments made by the City of Merced in smart building technologies, which are saving the City money everyday. Learn more about the installed smart building measures – including demand control ventilation, smart thermostats, smart card readers and light fixtures – are monitoring buildings to improve comfort for building occupants,…
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