Some key ongoing training resources for local governments (and their jurisdictions!) are listed below. You can also find recently posted training opportunities in the EE News and Updates here.
IOU-Offered Energy Efficiency Trainings
- PG&E offers trainings, as well as energy measurement tools, expert consultations and other resources at their Energy Centers in San Francisco, Stockton, and San Ramon: click here to explore.
- SCE offers trainings at their Energy Education Centers in Irwindale and Tulare, on-location, and online: click here for to learn more and register.
- SoCal Gas offers energy efficiency seminars, demonstrations and consulting services at their Energy Resources Center, as well as technical seminars and Building Operator Certification (BOC) training: click here for more.
- SDG&E offers trainings and workshops at their Energy Innovation Center:
- EPA Portfolio Manager: The U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager is most local governments’ chosen tool for benchmarking – it’s also sets a lot of data norms that the CEC is referring to in planning the implementation of AB 802. The Portfolio Manager Trainings webpage has plenty of written guides and guidance videos, and also shares a list of upcoming live training sessions – including regularly-scheduled “Ask the Expert” sessions.
California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES, or Title 24 Section 6) has a lot of moving pieces – and the 2013 BEES are being updated to the new 2016 BEES, for local government adoption in the July-December 2016 window. Some great places to look for Energy Code trainings and information are:
- Energy Code Ace. Energy Code Ace is a set of tools and trainings provided under the California Codes and Standards program (more info here). Code and compliance trainings are held by Energy Code Ace around the state, and are also available on-location upon request: visit the Energy Code Ace website to learn more.
- California Energy Commission. The CEC offers web-based training materials, and may conduct trainings through ICC member events (see here). The CEC also runs an Energy Code Hotline (here). Click here for resources on the CEC’s website.
Green Building and Green Real Estate
- Build It Green, a nonprofit organization comprised of thought leaders and building industry veterans, offers free trainings focused on the green building throughout the state. Click here to review Build It Green upcoming events; these are a great resource for your jurisdiction’s building professional and real estate community.
Find more on trainings under the EE News and Updates trainings tag.