Hear from the City of San Diego, the County of Sonoma, and StopWaste.org (a public agency operating for Alameda County) on how to leverage Energy Upgrade California, integrate it into your existing programming, and communicate opportunities to your community.
Hear from the County of Sonoma, the City and County of San Francisco, the County of Los Angeles, and SoCal Gas on financing best practices at the 3rd Annual SEEC Forum:
This issue paper from NRDC covers opportunities for energy efficiency in small server rooms, and shares some interesting findings from surveying of small and medium-sized companies.
This Govtech.com article covers the great investments made by the City of Merced in smart building technologies, which are saving the City money everyday. Learn more about the installed smart building measures – including demand control ventilation, smart thermostats, smart card readers and light fixtures – are monitoring buildings to improve comfort for building occupants,…
Looking for guidance on retro-commissioning policy development? A draft of Inyo County’s commissioning (Cx) and retro-commissioning (RCx) policy is available online (more…)
A guide supporting landlord and tenant energy efficiency activities is available from the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International: Working Together for Sustainability: The RMI-BOMA Guide for Landlords (more…)
ASES’ Northern California Chapter, NorCal Solar has just published the 9th edition of their Solar Energy Resource Guide. This great publication is full of information on going solar including articles on how to get your project financed, how to tell how well you (more…)
Have designers and architects in your community looking to learn more about how to make zero net energy buildings a reality? Check out resources and workshops coming from PG&E:
Learn what local governments are doing in this EE summary of local government activity released July 2012 from the SEEC NGO, the Institute for Local Government. Excerpts of local government municipal savings, and community engagement, are below: Municipal Facility Activities Using a performance agreement with an outside firm, the City of Tulare retrofitted all city buildings — where…
The Department of Mental Health Headquarters (DMHHQ) building in Los Angeles, CA is implementing a facility retro-commissioning (RCx) program – and, to do so, Los Angeles County has developed a Retro-commissioning Report and Economic Analysis for the facility. (more…)
The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) has released a paper, Bridge to the Clean Economy: Low Carbon, High Impact Market Initiatives for the Bay Area featuring opportunities in distributed energy resources (DERs) generation, electric vehicle deployment, and residential and commercial building upgrades. Click above to review.
Learn below and in this benchmarking case study how the Valley Innovative Energy Watch is serving its jurisdictions by regionalizing building energy benchmarking efforts: Introduction 2010 was just the right time for the Valley Innovative Energy Watch (VIEW) partnership to start. All 8 VIEW local governments had accepted Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant funding…
The Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) has developed a white paper on Energy Democracy: Supporting Community Innovation. Energy democracy seeks to ensure that everyone can participate in clean energy programs. Much of the current energy policy in the US focuses on rewarding individuals for lower carbon lifestyles – conserving energy or switching to alternatives like…
Alameda County’s Revolving Energy Fund was established in 1995 to set aside incentives and refunds from past projects to use to fund future energy projects. It helps to pay for projects with longer payback periods. The County’s General Services Agency also collects a (more…)
On May 10, 2012, the CPUC issued Decision 12-05-015 providing guidance on 2013-14 energy efficiency portfolios and 2012 Marketing, Education and Outreach. It is available at http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PUBLISHED/FINAL_DECISION/166830.htm.