From ILG: California Cities Shine in $5 Million Energy Prize Competition

In recent history, highly visible prize competitions have spurred innovative approaches to some of the most difficult challenges facing mankind. Despite the many innovative efficiency measures now in place throughout the country, the United States wastes more (more…)

SCE Webinar 7/14: High Opportunity Programs or Projects (HOPPs), Including Public Buildings Retro-commissioning, On-Bill Financing, and Comprehensive Commercial HVAC

Southern California Edison (SCE) invites you to a webinar providing an overview on three High Opportunity Programs or Projects (HOPPs) proposals related to Public Buildings Retro-commissioning; On-Bill Financing; and Comprehensive (more…)

New LBNL Paper Studies Best Practices in Energy Efficiency Competitions – and Other Competition Resources

A new paper, “Competition, carbon, and conservation: Assessing the energy savings potential of energy efficiency competitions” is available to download on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/home.  A short abstract is below. (more…)

Video: Beacon Program Award Winner San Carlos Shares its Energy and Sustainability Best Practices

In the below video, Beacon Program Award-Winning City of San Carlos shares its strategy and best practices that have allowed the City to save energy and greenhouse gas emissions in its municipal operations, and in the community. For more information on the SEEC Collaborative’s Beacon Program, visit the Institute for Local Government’s website.

Port of San Diego’s New Sustainable Incentives Best Practices Assessment

The Center for Sustainable Energy has prepared a Sustainable Incentives Best Practices Assessment for the Port of San Diego, released April 2016. This is a great resource for local governments considering green leases and landlord-tenant energy efficiency solutions. The full Port Best Practices report is available here and the introduction of the report is shared below:…

PG&E Joins Better Buildings Clean Energy in Low Income Communities Accelerator

The Better Buildings Challenge recently shared an update on the progress of its partners in their achievement of energy savings (including $1.3 billion saved nationally), and also announced several new accelerators. PG&E is jumping on board with the new Clean Energy in Low Income Communities Accelerator. Learn more in the press release, excerpted below: As…
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