Learn how the new SFPUC smart building in San Francisco is one of the most efficient buildings in America. Of particular interest: description of the building’s 4 building-integrated vertical wind turbines and 600 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at minute 8; an intelligent building management system (BMS) that inter-manages heating, cooling, air flow/duct operations, lighting and…
Click here to review PG&E’s case study on Santa Rosa’s solar and energy efficiency activities.
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:
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.
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…)
The Silicon Valley Energy Watch’s white paper, The Community Energy Champions Grant Program: Leveraging Community Based Organizations and Local Governments to Effectively Implement Behavioral Energy Efficiency Programs, is now available. A second white paper in this two part series will be available in December 2012. Background from the paper is available below. In 2010, Pacific…
In a recent article, Forbes covers ten California cities making their community more efficient and their bills more affordable through streetlight upgrades: Brisbane completed two streetlighting upgrade projects, saving the City nearly $20,000 each year in energy costs; Carpinteria replaced 199 high-pressure sodium fixtures with LEDs, saving $11,600 annually on its energy bills; In San Bernardino,…
This story, written and posted by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and shared on the Institute for Local Government’s website, explains the communication and development that built the case for climate action planning at Alameda County. More information is available on Alameda County’s website.
In December 2010, the City of Antioch completed retrofits of eight City-owned facilities and over 8,700 street and park lights with energy-efficient induction lighting, saving (more…)