From Environmental Leader: How Facilities Managers are Prioritizing Energy & Sustainability Initiatives (Hint: No-Cost and Low-Cost Savings Opportunities)

Looking for compelling resources to engage facility managers on energy efficiency? A new report from Ecova’s 2016 Energy and Sustainability Outlook Survey offers insight into how Facility Managers are prioritizing energy, water, and waste (more…)

New Federal Agency Resources: Climate Change Fact Sheets, Funding for Air Sensor Best Practices, Tribal Clean Energy

See below for coverage of new resources and funding opportunities from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)’s September State and Local Climate and Energy Program newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter directly visit USEPA’s page here. (more…)

Prospect Silicon Valley Seeks Cleantech Innovators for ZNE Grocery Stores, Housing Retrofits

Know great cleantech innovators? Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV) and its partners are seeking pre-commercial products and solutions from global clean technology innovators for energy efficiency, energy recovery and renewable energy solutions (more…)

Santa Barbara County Passes New Energy Efficiency Policy for Municipally Owned and Leased Facilities

Congratulations to Santa Barbara County, who has just passed a new “County of Santa Barbara Energy Efficiency Standards Policy for County Owned and Leased Facilities.” This comprehensive policy was passed by the Board of Supervisors on August 30th, and includes requirements for staff energy training, reporting of (more…)

Job Announcement (and News): Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator, LGC

I will be leaving my position as your Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator in early September. It’s been a real pleasure working to connect you all with best practices, resources – and to each other! The Local Government Commission (more…)

Lessons from the Sierra Club’s 4-Year Old Zero Net Energy Geothermal Building

We heard from several local governments at the SEEC Forum about the importance of not just design, but performance, in zero net energy buildings. (Learn from Berkeley, Santa Monica, SMUD, and San Diego County here). A geothermal zero net energy commercial (more…)
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