Issue 112 of the California Energy Commission’s Blueprint Newsletter is now available. In the issue: A change inHome Energy Rating System (HERS) providers; A new computer compliance software program; Funding for workforce training from the CEC’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program; Guidance on radiant barriers; and more! Click here to read the newsletter.
Looking for training resources on California’s current 2013 energy code? Looking ahead to educate yourself on the coming 2016 code? Mark your calendars with the trainings available through Energy Code Ace, listed below. (For reference, the Energy Code Ace Web site is developed and provided by the California Statewide Codes & Standards Program, which offers[…]
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[…]
Today, a new and improved website is launched for the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative! The new site will continue to be your portal to the myriad of resources produced or collected by SEEC partners with a streamlined interface to keep you better informed of relevant news, events, and new resources.
Today, there is roughly one public charger for every 10 EVs. In order to accelerate EV adoption, we need to reduce “range anxiety” by installing more charging stations. The good news is that the cost of EV charging has been found to be so nominal that it’s insignificant when looking at commercial buildings’ peak grid[…]
The Federal Housing Administration announced a new plan to reduce multifamily insurance rates in order to encourage capital financing of affordable and energy-efficient apartments. The rate reduction will take effect on April 1, 2016, and will directly impact FHA’s Multifamily Housing Programs and properties housing low- and moderate-income families and/or developments installing energy-efficient systems or[…]