Increase in Bay Area Air Quality Management District Funds for Reducing Motor Vehicle Pollution

Air quality regulators have recently seen a $30 million increase in funding – check out what funds are available to local governments from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) on their funding webpage. Looking for air district funding for government agencies in a different region? The South AQMD lists a number of funding…

San Francisco LED Streetlights Replacement Interactive Map

This year, San Francisco will be replacing 18,500 of its City-owned cobra head streetlights with LEDs, saving the City energy, money, and maintenance – the new bulbs will use approximately half as much energy, and last four times as long. More information is available on the City’s website here, and an interactive map showing planned…

March 14th Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Schools Retrofit workshop at the San Mateo County Office of Education

Find out how schools in California and across the country are saving energy, money and more! The New Buildings Institute is holding a no-cost training on March 14th covering zero net energy, in partnership with the California IOUs as part of the Prop 39 ZNE Pilot program. Join them to learn how you can help…

California small businesses recognized through CoolCalifornia.org for implementing climate-smart strategies

Earlier this week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced the winners of the 6th CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards, recognizing small businesses that demonstrate leadership and make notable, voluntary achievements toward reducing their carbon footprint. CARB’s press release is shared below: “These businesses illustrate the California story,” said CARB Chair Mary Nichols. “From Eureka to San…

Job announcement: SF Environment Climate Program Manager

The SF Department of Environment is hiring for a Climate Program Manager! The new Climate Program Manager will lead the development of a strategic vision for the integration of Climate and Systems programming (Green Building, EcoDistricts) within the Department of Environment. Click here for more information.

BayREN Report: Permitting Best Practices, Reach Code Case Study, Code Trainings, and More

BayREN’s Codes and Standards’s new 2015 Annual Report is out, and has a wealth of information – including best practices for local governments – on reach code adoption, improving building energy efficiency standard compliance, energy-focused ordinances, and more. Check out case studies of stakeholder engagement for energy code development in Santa Clara, and support offered…
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