Siemens launches tool to help cities map electric transportation needs

“Siemens is launching the eMobility calculator, a tool that will estimate the infrastructure requirements and potential impacts of electric transportation in cities over the next 30 years. As more cities look to electrify transportation to cut carbon footprints, reduce congestion and create new economic opportunities, they face the equally important need to support these new…

Preparing for the Storm: Minimizing Risk through Resilience – Oct 4

As the frequency of extreme weather events is on the rise, existing buildings are vulnerable to power disruption, equipment failures, displacement of residents, and other costly damages. This webinar will feature tools and strategies to improve the resilience of existing buildings and community assets through building upgrades and microgrids. The webinar will include an overview…

Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0

The Navigator is an online tool that helps public and private sector organizations find financing solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Developed by the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Navigator helps users explore a wide array of financing choices and identify relevant financing options for their energy projects. Through the…

Contribution Analysis Tool Training Part II – Aug 9

Join ICLEI-USA and community team members in the follow up training on the latest methodologies for measuring performance in greenhouse gas inventories by analyzing major external factors that determine year-to-year results. Supported by a financial assistance award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) project and led by…

CO-Benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) Health Impacts Screening and Mapping Tool

What is COBRA? EPA’s CO–Benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) screening model is a free tool that helps state and local governments: Explore how changes in air pollution from clean energy policies and programs, including energy efficiency and renewable energy, can affect human health at the county, state, regional, or national levels. Estimate the economic value of…

Evaluate and Learn As You Go to Strengthen Performance Toolkit

“This Toolkit provides practical guidance and resources for residential energy efficiency programs to expand their understanding of evaluations and incorporate learning as a critical component of their analysis. By embedding learning into the evaluation process, programs are able to create a continuous cycle of planning and improvement that leads to greater overall program impact.” Click…

ISO offers training on the electric grid and markets

“In an effort to help market participants and the general public understand how the electric system works, the California ISO recently unveiled a redesigned and updated “Learning Center” webpage on its website. The page offers a broad array of courses, including webinars, computer-based training modules, a schedule of in-person education events, and resources for a…

ISO’s new webpage tracks emissions

“The California ISO created a new webpage that monitors historical and real-time carbon emissions from resources to generate electricity for the grid’s footprint. The page displays emissions with data from 2014 to present, allowing users to map annual trends, and to track progress of policies designed to reduce electric system emissions. The CO2 page, which went…

Webinar: Roadmap to 20% Energy Savings – A Quantitative Tool to Plan Your Strategy – Feb 21

“Every Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) Multifamily partner knows that your core commitment as a BBC leader is to reduce your portfolio-wide energy consumption by 20 percent. We spend a lot of time on the details, but it’s also important to step back and take the long view. This webinar will demonstrate the use of a planning…

Webinar: New Tools in the Toolbox: A Fresh Take on Financing – Feb. 15

“The cost of energy upgrades can be a barrier to customer participation. Deploying the right financing can help residents cover the cost of upgrades, thereby helping you diversify your customer base and grow your energy efficiency program. More and more energy efficiency programs are engaging diverse stakeholders as financing partners and exploring new ways to…
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