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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Case Study

City of Albuquerque Bond Mandate

The City of Albuquerque adopted a mandate for a 3% set aside from the General Obligation Bond Program for the 3% for Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Set-A-Side for Capital Improvements to fund projects that reduce energy consumption in municipal buildings. Building upgrades are chosen by a committee of city fiscal and technical staff based on specific criteria such as return on investment and life cycle cost analysis. Department applications for building upgrades are submitted to the committee for consideration. A project cannot use more than 40% of the funding allocated to the Set-A-Side.

Organization: City of Albuquerque
Organization Type: City or County
Region: Out of State
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding, Internal Funding Best Practices, Pursue Bond Measures
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Case Study

DC Water Finances Clean River’s Project with Green Bond

In 2014, DC Water issued the first certified green bond to finance the administrative and implementation costs of the city’s Clean River’s project. Projects funded by municipal green bonds provide numerous environmental and social benefits including improved water quality, climate resiliency through flood mitigation, and increased biodiversity.

Organization: DC Water
Organization Type: Other Local Government
Region: Out of State
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding, Internal Funding Best Practices, Pursue Bond Measures
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Case Study

Hayward Unified School District Bonds

Hayward Unified School District issued $20M in bonds for renewable energy and sustainability projects.

Organization: Hayward Unified School District
Organization Type: Other Local Government
Region: San Francisco Bay Area
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding, Internal Funding Best Practices, Pursue Bond Measures
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Case Study

Imperial Irrigation District Bonds

Imperial Irrigation District issued $65M in bonds for renewable energy projects.

Organization: Imperial Irrigation District
Organization Type: Other Local Government
Region: Inland Empire
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding, Internal Funding Best Practices, Pursue Bond Measures
Sectors Targeted: Local Governments
Case Study

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Bonds

Sacramento Municipal Utility District issued $75M in bonds for green building projects.

Organization: SMUD
Organization Type: Electric Utility or CCA
Region: Sacramento Valley
Topic Areas: Financing/Funding, Internal Funding Best Practices, Pursue Bond Measures
Sectors Targeted: Commercial, Residential
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