SEEC Local Government Roundtable

The purpose of the SEEC Local Government Roundtable is to provide a streamlined channel for local government peer-to-peer connections. Participation is limited to local government staff and officials in order to provide a safe space for open dialogue, with the exception when a Roundtable decides to extend an invitation to an industry expert. Current topics include codes and standards, PACE financing, and street lighting. You can also propose a new roundtable for a topic that would like to discuss with your peers.

 

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Policy Associate, Berkeley/Sacramento

Rising Sun Energy Center is hiring a mission-driven Policy Associate to work towards our goal of being a catalyst for social and environmental systems change by engaging in a transformative policy platform. The Policy Associate researches, analyzes, and tracks workforce and environmental policy, primarily at the state and local levels; helps to develop and implement Rising Sun’s policy agenda; presents at hearings, workshops, and conferences; and engages staff, program alumni, and partners in our advocacy work.

The full job description and information on how to apply can be found here.

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Behavior Change Programs: Status and Impact

Behavior programs are based on social science theories of behavior change and excludes those that rely on traditional program strategies such as incentives, rebates, or regulations. This report provides a comprehensive description of behavior based efficiency programs and a review of current progress around the country. You can find the full report from ACEEE here.

 

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Green Bank Accounting: Examining the Current Landscape and Tallying Progress on Energy Efficiency

An ACEEE report examining green banks across the country, reporting on progress and best practices for this novel approach to supporting energy efficiency improvements. The review includes California’s version of green banking.

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Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act, K-12 Program and Energy Conservation Assistance Act 2015-2016 Progress Report is Now Available

This is the Energy Commission’s second progress report to the Citizens Oversight Board. The report covers the period from December 19, 2013, when the Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act – Program Implementation Guidelines were approved, to June 30, 2016. Continue reading

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Focus on Energy Efficiency Shifting from Prescription to Performance

Commentary from the FutureBuild Conference highlighting the current and future challenges and opportunities in improving the energy efficiency of buildings and communities. Topics included performance metrics, smart technology, energy tracking/benchmarking ordinances, and disruptive financing. You can read the full article from Urbanland here.

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Mentoring Program – AWWEE

The Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment (AWWEE) have launched their new mentoring program. AWWEE members are invited to apply to participate in this program as a mentor or mentee. Participation is limited to 20 pairs. Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 3. Continue reading

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Energy-efficient design at MIT

A team of MIT researchers has developed a computer simulation that can optimize building design, balancing the energy use of a building with the energy requirements for making the building materials themselves. Now that new construction is becoming more and more efficient, the energy costs of construction materials is a growing percentage of total energy used. Continue reading

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LGC Project Manager

The Local Government Commission has an immediate opening for a full-time project manager. We are seeking a mission-driven, detail-oriented person with a background in public affairs, local governance, and/or water policy and management. Continue reading

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Now Pairing With Energy Storage: Smart Thermostats

Ahead of time-of-use energy rates and the advent of residential energy storage options, smart thermostats paired with energy storage present a new opportunity for enhanced customer savings. Swell Energy, based in Los Angeles, has partnered with Southern California Edison to aggregate 5 megawatts storage across 3,000 residences to support the grid reliability. Continue reading

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The ‘New Normal’ in America: Renewables Boom, Emissions Plunge and Consumers Save More Than Ever

Is sustainable energy the new normal? Julia Pyper, Senior Editor at Greentech Media, reviews the 2017 Sustainable Energy in America FactbookContinue reading

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New Buildings Institute ZNE Webinars

The New Buildings Institute will be hosting two webinars focused on Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings. The webinars will focus on planning for districts and urban environments and risk and rewards in the ZNE marketplace. Continue reading

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Energy & Climate Program Director, Santa Barbara

The Community Environmental Council is seeking an experienced individual to become their new Energy & Climate Program Director. First round applications will be reviewed on Monday, February 27, 2017. You can learn more about the position and apply here.

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The Growth of America’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs

In addition to the DOE report released earlier this year. The Environmental Defense Fund has released their own report discussing the growth of clean energy and sustainability jobs in the United States. You can read the full report here.

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Basic Excel for Energy Auditors

A basic excel class for Energy Auditors focusing on the the fundamentals of Excel.This training will be offered at a very basic level and is not recommended for anyone proficient with advanced Excel functionality, such as macros. Location: San Francisco, CA

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