The following was shared in the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN)’s July 5th newsletter. To subscribe, or learn more about BayREN’s programs, visit bayren.org. Water customers in Windsor and Hayward can use Windsor Efficiency PAYS® and Green Hayward PAYS® to install water upgrades with no up-front cost and immediate
Hear from the Cities of Oakland and Richmond on their experience visiting Paris during the COP21 Climate Conference in December 2015, specific examples on their leadership on energy and climate in their communities, and advice for local governments looking to
Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is hiring for two new positions: a Customer Program Manager and Customer Programs Specialist. Short position descriptions are below. To review more and apply, visit MCE’s Careers Page. Applications are due by July 15th and July 20th (see below).
Marin County has opened the recruitment for a Planner in the Sustainability Program. See below for more information and to apply. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 14.
The Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s Codes and Standards Regional Forum was held this week, bringing together local government policymakers and sustainability staff, building department staff, city planners, and energy
In coverage from North Bay Public Media, learn about how economic considerations are the primary driver toward electric vehicles in Sonoma County.
Berkeley Zero Net Energy++ Working Group is hosting a Community Event to introduce Berkeley Deep Green Building to local building professionals, interested citizens and the greater
This week the mayors of Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Oakland, and Vancouver joined the leaders of the states of Washington, Oregon, California, and the
Learn how architects, developers and builders took a windowless, concrete “tilt-up” racquetball facility and retrofitted it to a desirable, zero net energy (ZNE) commercial
Earlier this month, the City of Palo Alto shared its findings on adoption of reach code to require building energy efficiencies 10% above the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). Excerpts from the City’s report to City Council are available below – these excerpts provide a great overview of how reach codes…
The City of Sebastopol has elected to take on 13 of the 14 possible goals of the new “Climate Action 2020” plan facilitated by the Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA). The RCPA has partnered with all nine cities and towns of Sonoma County to
“In a world first, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has become the first entity to issue a green bond certified under the Water Climate Bonds Standard, a
The City of Brisbane has voted to participate in the Peninsula SunShares program. For some background, an excerpt from the City’s Council meeting notes is below: Last year, Brisbane was a participating agency in the “Peninsula SunShares” program,
As reported in The Almanac: Portola Valley’s Town Council is set to consider on May 25 a venture that would give every household a choice in electricity suppliers starting in April 2017, but from a baseline that would have every household receiving 100 percent of its
Piedmont Considers Approval of Additional PACE Programs Using BayREN Regional Collaborative Services Agreement
Read more in this comprehensive Council Report from Piedmont here. For more information on the Regional Collaborative Services Agreement, see the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)’s PACE Information for Local Governments webpage (supported by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN).