Resource Library

At CCEC, we know communities are at different stages of working on various local climate and energy priorities. Whether you’re building EV charging infrastructure, helping property owners afford energy upgrades, or developing electrification plans and codes, you need a way to find all the best information when you’re ready to use it to inform your work. This resource library is designed to give you multiple ways to access the broad array of resources CCEC continuously compiles immediately. Here are a few examples of how you might use the search box or the filters to query our content:
  • You’ve been directed to initiate a new energy or climate project and hope to advance your knowledge and accelerate the process by accessing relevant best practices, case studies, technical assistance, guides, learning events, reports, and tools;
  • Your organization wants to expand its initiatives but lacks sufficient resources, and you need to identify possible funding sources;
  • You want to get an idea of the kinds of initiatives other communities are doing, especially in your region or for a particular sector;
  • and many more!
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Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: 3C REN

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Energy Code Coaching.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: General Contact
Organization: 3C-REN
Organization Type: Other Local Government
Phone: (805) 220-9991
Region: Central Coast
Topic Areas: Codes and Standards, Energy Efficiency
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Association of Bay Area Governments – BayREN

An Individual local government professional offering peer knowledge to other local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Energy efficiency program design and implementation; information about creation of a Regional Energy Network (REN); successful models of local government collaboration. The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: Jennifer Berg
Title: Energy Programs Manager
Organization: Association of Bay Area Governments - BayREN
Organization Type: Other Local Government
Email: jberg@bayareametro.gov
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Businesses, Codes and Standards, Energy Efficiency, Energy Saving Solutions, Residential
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Association of Monterey Bay Area Government

An Organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: . The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: Amaury Bertead
Organization: Association of Monterey Bay Area Government
Organization Type: Other Local Government
Email: aberteaud@ambag.org
Region: Central Coast
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Planning, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Saving Solutions, Public Agencies, Sustainability
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Azavea

An Organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: High level guidance on using Temperate adaptation planning software. The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: Jessica Cahill
Title: Product Manager
Organization: Azavea
Organization Type: Other Private Sector Business
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Change, Climate Planning, Data Requests and Analysis
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Bay Area Regional Collaborative

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Model Solar Ordinance Toolkit.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: General Contact
Organization: Bay Area Regional Collaborative
Email: info@barc.ca.gov
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Distributed Energy Resources
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: BayREN

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: BayREN provides free engineering technical assistance to help local governments save energy and money while reducing their carbon footprints. The Municipal ZNE/ZNC Assistance program helps municipalities retrofit or construct buildings to meet zero net energy (ZNE) or zero net carbon (ZNC) goals by providing engineering analysis and recommendations for projects. We can review individual buildings or larger portfolios of buildings and provide recommendations for broader policies as well.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: jurisdictional.

Name: BayREN Municipal Zero Net Energy/Zero Net Carbon Assistance
Organization: BayREN
Organization Type: Other Local Government
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Businesses, Codes and Standards, Energy Efficiency, Energy Saving Solutions, Public Agencies
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Building Decarbonization Coalition

An Organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Reach codes and ordinances related to building electrification. The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: Amy Rider
Title: Local Government Lead
Organization: Building Decarbonization Coalition
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Email: arider@archamy.com
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Codes and Standards, Energy Efficiency
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: California Energy Commission

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Guidance on the process for completing State reach code approval.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: Danuta Drozdowicz
Title: Building Standards Office
Organization: California Energy Commission
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Email: danuta.drozdowicz@energy.ca.gov
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Codes and Standards
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: California Green Business Network

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Starting and Operating a municipal Green Business Program that can act as a vehicle to involve businesses to operate more sustainably.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: We are involved heavily in California but also collaborate nationally.

Name: Josephine Fleming
Title: Executive Director
Organization: California Green Business Network
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Email: info@greenbusinessca.org
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Businesses, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Energy Saving Solutions, Sustainability
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Center for Sustainable Energy – DOE Western CHP TAP

An Organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: The Western CHP TAP provides no-cost education and feasibility assessments for the installation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems. The elegibility restrictions are the following: None, we cover all of AZ, CA, HI and NV.

Name: Erik Blackburn
Title: Senior Coordinator - DOE Western CHP TAP
Organization: Center for Sustainable Energy - DOE Western CHP TAP
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Email: chptap@energycenter.org
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Clean Energy, Distributed Energy Resources, Sustainability
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: City of Santa Monica

An Individual local government professional offering peer knowledge to other local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Santa Monica. The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: Drew Johnstone
Title: Sr. Sustainability Analyst
Organization: City of Santa Monica
Organization Type: City or County
Email: drew.johnstone@santamonica.gov
Region: Greater Los Angeles
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Clean Energy, Codes and Standards, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: County of Marin

An Organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Marin Energy Management Team’s staff assist local governments and school districts in Marin County with energy management. The team acts as an extension of public agency staff, helping to reduce and manage energy use, improve the comfort and productivity of staff, and save scarce dollars. Technical assistance can include energy use data analysis, project identification, connection to available incentives, support writing RFPs, staff reports, and other tasks necessary to design and implement an energy efficiency project.. The elegibility restrictions are the following: Public Agencies, businesses of all sizes, and residential properties located in Marin County that are currently Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) or Marin Clean Energy customers can participate in the program..

Name: Energy Watch Partnership
Title: Marin County: Marin Energy Watch Partnership/Marin Energy Management Team
Organization: County of Marin
Organization Type: City or County
Phone: (415) 473-4381
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Businesses, Energy Efficiency, Energy Saving Solutions, Public Agencies, Residential
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: East Bay Community Energy

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Reach Codes assistance program.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: Cities are encouraged to participate and receive technical support. Let us know what type(s) of reach codes your city is interested in developing.

Organization: East Bay Community Energy
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Email: local-programs@ebce.org
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Codes and Standards, Energy Efficiency
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Empower Procurement

An Organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Increased adoption for DERs, Best Practices for Procurement, and Electric Fleet planning. The elegibility restrictions are the following: Consultation to determine a procurement gap required before engaging in the Empower Procurement program.

Name: Taylor Grossman
Title: Project Associate
Organization: Empower Procurement
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Email: cynthia.carrillo@prospectsv.org
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Businesses, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Energy Saving Solutions, Public Agencies, Sustainability
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: ICLEI USA

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Greenhouse Gas inventorying using the ClearPath tool.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: As of 2021, California governments no longer have free access nor technical assistance for greenhouse gas inventorying. I will however be able to provide a high level overview of inventorying using the ClearPath tool post 2020. In order to use the ClearPath tool 2021 and on, local governments will need to become ICLEI Members.

Name: Calyn Hart
Title: Program Officer
Organization: ICLEI USA
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Phone: 617-765-0101
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Climate Planning, Data Requests and Analysis
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: MBA, LLC (on behalf of IOU Reach Codes Program)

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Vacaville.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: Misti Bruceri
Title: Coordinator
Organization: MBA, LLC (on behalf of IOU Reach Codes Program)
Organization Type: Other Private Sector Business
Email: info@localenergycodes.com
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Codes and Standards, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium

An Organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: In 2010, DOE created the Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to help cities make informed decisions on the purchase of LED street lighting and maximize the energy savings. The goal was to build a repository of valuable field experience and data to accelerate the learning curve for buying and implementing high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting.. The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Businesses, Energy Saving Solutions, Public Agencies, Residential
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Integrated Lighting Campaign

An Organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: The Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) is a program designed to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities and benefits of integrating lighting systems with other building and business systems in their facilities.. The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Integrated Lighting Campaign
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Businesses, Codes and Standards, Energy Saving Solutions, Public Agencies, Residential
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Outdoor Lighting Toolkit

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: From 2014-2016 the Outdoor Lighting Accelerator (OLA) garnered a commitment to upgrade 1.3 million street lights that once achieved will save partners an estimated $48 million/year. Working with 25 partners that included three states, 16 cities and 6 regional energy networks. Find best practices and replicable solutions in the Outdoor Lighting Toolkit.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Businesses, Energy Efficiency, Energy Saving Solutions, Public Agencies, Residential
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: unknown.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: Laurie Monserrat
Title: Senior Environmental Scientist
Organization: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Email: laurie.monserrat@oehha.ca.gov
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Data Requests and Analysis
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Peninsula Clean Energy

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Reach Codes assistance program.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: In support of municipalities and counties in PCE & SVCE service territory, PCE & SVCE are providing extensive technical assistance plus a $10,000 incentive to each city that brings reach codes to their council.

Organization: Peninsula Clean Energy
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Codes and Standards
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School

An Organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: legal research and expertise re local government GHG-mitigation policy. The elegibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: Amy Turner
Title: Senior Fellow
Organization: Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Email: aturner@law.columbia.edu
Region: Out of State
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Clean Energy, Climate Planning, Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility, Sustainability
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Silent Running LLC

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Energy Efficiency, Microgrids and Microgrid Use Cases, Resiliency, Electricity Rate Tariffs, Renewable Energy Sizing and Configuration, Sports Facility Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization, Health Care Building Decarbonization.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: Prefer to provide services for disadvantaged communities and low-income communities in Southern California.

Name: James Dodenhoff
Title: Principal
Organization: Silent Running LLC
Organization Type: Other Private Sector Business
Phone: 310-936-9456
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Clean Energy, Distributed Energy Resources
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Silicon Valley Clean Energy

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Reach Codes assistance program.

The eligibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: General Contact
Organization: Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Email: info@svcleanenergy.org
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Codes and Standards, Energy Efficiency
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: SoCalGas

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Los Angeles.

The eligibility restrictions are the following: SoCalGas service territory cities and counties..

Name: Alma Briseno
Title: Sr. Program Manger
Organization: SoCalGas
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Email: abriseno@socalgas.com
Region: Greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Central Coast, North Coast, San Joaquin Valley
Topic Areas: Businesses, Data Requests and Analysis, Energy Efficiency, Energy Saving Solutions, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Public Agencies, Residential
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Sonoma Clean Power

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Evaluation and analysis of facility systems, business equipment, and operational practice.

The eligibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: General Contact
Organization: Sonoma Clean Power
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Email: info@sonomacleanpower.org
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Businesses, Energy Efficiency, Energy Saving Solutions
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Southern California Edison

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Technical assistance to install EV charging stations, access to resources, qualified vendors, and more.

The eligibility restrictions are the following: None.

Organization: Southern California Edison
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Region: Greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire
Topic Areas: Electric Vehicles and Clean Mobility
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: Strategic Growth Council

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: The California Climate Investments Technical Assistance Program supports local communities with direct application assistance, partnership development, and capacity building activities with the goal of facilitating access to California Climate Investments (CCI) funding programs.

The eligibility restrictions are the following: None.

Name: Ena Lupine
Title: Technical Assistance Lead
Organization: Strategic Growth Council
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Email: Ena.Lupine@sgc.ca.gov
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: The Energy Coalition

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Energy savings solutions for Public Agencies, Data Requests & Analysis, Financing.

The eligibility restrictions are the following: SCE and/or SCG customers.

Name: Rebecca Hausheer
Title: Director of Energy Services
Organization: The Energy Coalition
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organization
Email: rhausheer@energycoalition.org
Region: Greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Sierra Nevada
Topic Areas: Data Requests and Analysis, Energy Saving Solutions, Financing/Funding, Public Agencies
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: TRC, Peninsula Clean Energy and Silicon Valley Clean Energy.

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: The Electrification Technical Assistance Program provides extensive free technical assistance to architects, builders, developers, design engineers, contractors, and energy consultants to learn about all-electric building technologies and electric vehicle infrastructure.

The eligibility restrictions are the following: Building industry members who would like guidance on electrification of energy-consuming building systems are eligible for free technical assistance through the program.

Organization: TRC, Peninsula Clean Energy and Silicon Valley Clean Energy.
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Phone: 650-429-8910
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings: Outdoor Lighting Accelerator (OLA)

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: Cities participating in the Outdoor Lighting Accelerator demonstrated practical and effective best practices to accelerate the adoption of high-efficiency outdoor lighting and improve system-wide replacement processes at the municipal level. Cities worked together and with DOE to drive analysis, secure funding, and install outdoor lighting systems. Partners developed best practice approaches to system-wide upgrades as well as addressed issues that limit investment in high-efficiency technologies such as financing and utility tariff-rates.

The eligibility restrictions are the following: None.

Organization: U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings: Outdoor Lighting Accelerator (OLA)
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Building Decarbonization, Businesses, Codes and Standards, Energy Saving Solutions, Public Agencies, Residential
Technical Assistance Provider

TA Provider: US Department of Energy

An organization offering free technical assistance to local government professionals, who has the willingness, capacity, and expertise to be contacted by local government energy and climate peers/professionals to share knowledge in the following types of programs, projects, or policies: The goal of the WTE technical assistance program is to mobilize data and information compiled about organic waste streams to: (1) provide this data to local decision makers, (2) deploy the analyses that have been developed for a variety of energy/resource recovery strategies, and (3) foster local public-private partnerships.

The elegibility restrictions are the following: All U.S. municipalities in the lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories, as well as tribal governments, are eligible for WTE technical assistance at no cost.

Name: NREL
Title: Waste-to-Energy Technical Assistance for Local Governments
Organization: US Department of Energy
Organization Type: Federal Government/Agency
Email: wte.assist@nrel.gov
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Data Requests and Analysis
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