Employment Opportunity – Senior Environmental Specialist at the Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego is currently seeking an experienced Senior Environmental Specialist to be part of our Green Port team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of six years of experience involving the development, analysis, and/or implementation of professional program assignments related to environmental sustainability. Direct experience with climate action planning and/or energy…

Department of Community Services & Development (CSD) Guidelines for Implementation of Weatherization Cap-and-Trade Funds

The Department of Community Services & Development (CSD) has released an update of their Guidelines on the purpose, goals and eligibility and other requirements associated with Low Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) funding allocated from cap and trade auction proceeds under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). Eligibility information provides clarification on income level eligibility, as…

San Diego County’s Strategic Energy Plan 2015-2020

The County of San Diego has two distinct components related to energy and sustainability: County Operations Energy Strategy: The main objectives are to ensure sustainability practices are assimilated into the organization and to minimize utility (water and energy) consumption/costs. Operations specifically applies to County-owned facilities, leased facilities, and County-owned vehicles. County Community Energy Strategy: The main…

Energy Storage System, EV Charging System Unveiled at Lancaster Museum

The City of Lancaster, utilizing a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) and contracting with Green Charge Networks, has installed an energy storage system and EV fast charging station at its Museum of Art and History (MOAH). The system lowers the Museum’s energy costs to reduce the facility’s peak demand by storing energy from the grid…

Amador County Building Improvements Save Energy and Money

Amador County has leveraged funding through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program to implement heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) improvements and lighting upgrades in its facilities, saving tax payers. Per the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s press release: More than 600 interior lights were retrofitted at the county jail, sheriff’s office, district attorney’s office,…

Other Resources

Below are some web pages that may be of interest to local government energy staff and elected officials. If you know of others, please email Grace Kaufman at gkaufman@lgc.org. New! Expertise Energy Efficiency Resources A Guide to Sustainability in College and in Life Yale Energy Factsheet PY2013-2014 Local Government Partnerships Value & Effectiveness Study PACE…

Publications

Featured publications are listed below. For additional publications as posted in the EE News and Updates, click here. eBook: Building Energy Benchmarking & Transparency Laws: Simplifying Compliance and Creating Value for Your Organization The City of Portland’s Green Tenant Improvement Guide RMI and BOMA’s joint Working Together for Sustainability: The RMI-BOMA Guide for Landlords and Tenants Sustainable…

Programs/Resources

A number of key resources of interest to local governments are available below. You can also use the tag cloud on this website to find even more resources by topic, posted in the EE News section. Please note: this page is under construction! Continue to check back for even more information about energy and climate programs of…

Proceedings, Decisions, and Legislation

Recent developments, and resources for understanding them, are listed at the top of the page. Scroll down for older, foundational energy efficiency and sustainability legislation, orders, and decisions. CPUC’s Rolling Portfolio AB 802: Building Benchmarking, Data Access/Disclosure, and EE Incentives and Baselines AB 793: Data Access, and Access Adoption Incentives to be Provided by Utilities…

Case Study: City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles is home to 4 million people living within 470 square miles. With that number of people constantly on the move, it’s not surprising that nearly half of L.A.’s (more…)