A recent post by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) pushes for more local water-energy solutions leveraging energy efficiency and demand response. Click here to learn how the City of San Antonio, Texas is using these strategies to save.
CEC Workshop: Development of an Energy, Air, Water and Climate Change Co-Benefits of Renewable Power Generation and Fuels Research Roadmap
Don’t miss the California Energy Commission Workshop on “Development of an Energy, Air, Water and Climate Change Co-Benefits of Renewable Power Generation and Fuels Research Roadmap” on September 19th.
Click here to take a look at a presentation on El Cerrito’s revolving fund for energy and water efficiency projects, presented at the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) Forum.
Yuba County Completes First Solar Project, Energy Efficiency Measures through Energy Performance Contract
Yuba County has completed a set of solar and energy efficiency projects using an energy performance contract. The solar installation is expected to generate over 1 Megawatt of electricity at two sites and, together with a set of energy efficiency measures, reduce the county’s annual energy purchases by 50 percent. The project’s energy efficiency improvements…
Click here to review Riverside County’s SEEC presentation on the impetus for, structure, and value of its Energy Conservation Fund. For more on revolving funds, click here for additional posts, or here for a list of local governments using revolving loan funds to further local government energy efficiency and sustainability projects.
Adopted June 11th, Hermosa Beach has set a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal for its municipal facilities and operations, and has set a number of plans for a clean municipal fleet to achieve this goal. The Clean Flee Policy and Action Plan was adopted by the City June 11th and is available on the City’s…
Ken Alex, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Senior Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, delivers the keynote address (more…)
Local governments throughout California are collaborating to share expertise and leverage resources. This session from the 4th annual SEEC Forum provides an overview of three regional energy efficiency (more…)
This breakout session from the 4th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) Forum provides information to develop successful, regionally relevant community and business outreach (more…)
Indian Wells Approves Climate/Energy Action Plan, Retro-commissioning and Voluntary Green Building Program through Desert Cities Partnership
The City of Indian Wells, as part of the Desert Cities Energy Partnership involving Southern California Edison, SoCal Gas and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, has approved a set of energy efficiency policies and programs – including a Climate Action Plan, Energy Action Plan, retro-commissioning measures, and a voluntary green building program. The Climate…
USDOE Publication: Partnering with Utilities and Other Ratepayer-Funded Energy Efficiency Program Administrators
See a new publication featuring best practices and case studies in partnering on energy programs, available on USDOE’s website here. Among the case studies featured is the utility-local government partnership, the Silicon Valley Energy Watch.
Click here to see the presentation shared by Los Angeles County on their retro-commissioning program and best practices at the 2013 DOE Better Buildings Summit.
The City of Indian Wells’s retro-commisioning policy provides a guide to help city buildings operate well and efficiently, saving the city energy and money. The policy is available here; the policy document’s introduction is shared below. Commissioning is the process of assuring that new buildings operate at peak efficiency. Retro‐ Commissioning is the process of…
The County’s draft Advanced Program Code, designed to further cost and energy efficiency and improved operations in the County’s buildings and developed in partnership with SCE, is available here.
Learn what the City of Santa Barbara is doing to save energy and further sustainability in its community in this CoolCalifornia.org case study. Highlights are (more…)