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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Best Practices

Budgeting for the High Road Just Transition

The Governor’s OPR will soon release the HIgh Road Just Transition Roadmap, which aims to incorporate economic diversification, industry planning, safety net updates, workforce development and regional collaboratives in the process of transitioning justly into a sustainable California with principles rooted in equity, inclusivity and good quality jobs.
Funding for the transition will come from CERF and divided into:
– High road transition collaboratives ($50 mill for regional grants)
– High road transition implementation pilots($50 mil in Diversification grants)
– High oad transition Implementation Grants ($500 mil on economic development – job creation)
Local governments wishing to be involved in the process are encouraged to engage by getting involved with collaboratives and by engaging in sustainability activities and economic development plans within their jurisdictions. They are also encouraged to join the OPR Just Transition listserv to receive updates from this program.

Name: Sarah L. White
Title: Senior Advisor: Jobs and the Economy
Organization: Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Organization Type: State Government/Agency
Region: Statewide
Topic Areas: Annual Budget Appropriations, Climate Change, Climate Planning, Financing/Funding, Grants Programs, Internal Funding Best Practices, Sustainability
Sectors Targeted: Disadvantaged Communities
Case Study

City and County of San Francisco LEED Gold Certification

City and County of San Francisco requires LEED Gold certification for all municipal building construction, both existing and new construction.

Organization: City and County of San Francisco
Organization Type: City or County
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Annual Budget Appropriations, Energy Efficiency, Energy Saving Solutions, Internal Funding Best Practices, Public Agencies
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Case Study

City of Hayward Zero Net Energy Resolution

City of Hayward has a resolution requiring city buildings to be Zero Net Energy starting after 2020. All existing City of Hayward buildings which receive renovations exceeding 50% of the buildings’ value shall be ZNE. All other lesser improvements to work towards ZNE by 2030.

Organization: City of Hayward
Organization Type: City or County
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Annual Budget Appropriations, Building Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Energy Saving Solutions, Internal Funding Best Practices, Public Agencies
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Case Study

County of San Mateo LEED Certification

County of San Mateo requires new county-owned construction projects over 10,000 square feet to be LEED certified, with at least 50% of available LEED Energy and Atmosphere points. In addition, these projects are required to be Zero Net Energy if feasible.

Organization: County of San Mateo
Organization Type: City or County
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Annual Budget Appropriations, Building Decarbonization, Energy Saving Solutions, Internal Funding Best Practices, Public Agencies
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Case Study

Marin County Low Carbon Concrete Code

Marin County has adopted a Low Carbon Concrete Code that requires the use of low carbon concrete in all building projects in order to address embodied carbon.

Organization: Marin County
Organization Type: City or County
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Annual Budget Appropriations, Building Decarbonization, Internal Funding Best Practices
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Local Governments, Residential
Case Study

San Diego County Zero Net Energy Portfolio Plan

San Diego County has developed a Zero Net Energy Portfolio Plan which includes requiring ZNE for all new facilities and major renovations, as well as reducing energy use and installing on-site renewable energy at existing sites.

Organization: San Diego County
Organization Type: City or County
Region: San Diego
Topic Areas: Annual Budget Appropriations, Building Decarbonization, Energy Saving Solutions, Internal Funding Best Practices, Public Agencies, Renewable Energy & Storage
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Residential
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