US Dept. of Energy Awards Nearly $1.3 Million to Encourage Data-Driven Local Energy Planning; Releases Research Results

In support of cities’ efforts to reduce energy waste and greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of energy efficiency technologies, the Energy Department today selected three projects to help cities integrate energy analysis and data into their strategic decision (more…)

Webinars 8/23-24: Lessons Learned in CivicSpark Project Implementation, Central Coast, Los Angeles, and Southern California Regions

CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that provides capacity-building support to local governments to accelerate California’s response and resiliency to climate change. These webinars aim to provide a snapshot of some of the accomplishments of the 2015-16 service year, with an emphasis on sharing lessons learned and best practices. (more…)

Energy Code Ace Update: Free Training – Decoding 2016 Title 24, Part 6: Let’s Talk About What’s New – August 23

Gina Rodda of Gabel & Associates, LLC, along with her guest speaker Martyn Dodd of Energy Soft, want you to join the conversation regarding the new 2016 code requirements for Title 24, Part 6. (more…)

CEC Workshop 8/12: Barriers to Low-Income Communities Accessing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (To Include in SB 350 Barriers Study)

The California Energy Commission will conduct a workshop to gather input on barriers faced by low-income and disadvantaged communities to investing in energy efficiency and weatherization, installing solar photovoltaic and other renewable (more…)

Upcoming Aug. 2016 Fed. Government Webinars – Benchmarking in Portfolio Manager, Energy Efficiency Financing, Waste Management, Resilient Solar Retrofits, and More

A list of August 2016 webinars is shared below from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s State and Local Agency Newsletter. For details, scroll down. ENERGY STAR Webinars (more…)

New Study Proposes Storage and Demand Response to Limit Air Pollution

A new study proposes storage and demand response to avoid extra air pollution while meeting peak demand. As shared by Greentech Media: We’ve heard about the value of energy storage for integrating renewables, shaving peak demand and regulating frequency, but there’s another service it can provide: combating air pollution. (more…)

Build It Green Presentation of Updates to GreenPoint Rated Program Available – Public Input Accepted Until 7/31

Amy Dryden of Build It Green, spoke on July 14, about updates the GreenPoint Rated 7.0. Public input will be accepted through July 31, 2016. This presentation is available from Build It Green below. Submit comments and review code changes here: www.builditgreen.org/GreenPointRated_CodeUpdate. (more…)
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