U.S. Dept. of Energy Releases Draft Updated Best Practices for Residential PACE – Comment Period Open Until 8/19

As shared by the U.S. Department of Energy in their 7/19 press release: As part of the Obama Administration’s Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released best practice guidelines for Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. PACE is an (more…)

Press Release: Californians Are Saving 10 Billion Kilowatt-Hours Through the HERO Program

Excerpting from the HERO Program’s June 29th press release, “Renovate America today announced that California home energy savings from the  HERO Program hit 10 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), an important milestone that is roughly equivalent to (more…)

Piedmont Considers Approval of Additional PACE Programs Using BayREN Regional Collaborative Services Agreement

Read more in this comprehensive Council Report from Piedmont here. For more information on the Regional Collaborative Services Agreement, see the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)’s PACE Information for Local Governments webpage (supported by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN).    

Video: HERO Program Finances New Windows, Building Envelope Improvements for Escondido Residents

Looking for resources to demonstrate the value of energy efficiency financing options to your residents? Check out the HERO Program’s video showcasing PACE-financed new windows and building envelope improvements for a resident in Escondido. (more…)

WRCOG, SANBAG and County of LA Win 2016 Climate Leadership Award

Congratulations to the Western Riverside Council of Governments, San Bernardino Associated Governments, and the County of Los Angeles, for receiving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2016 Climate Leadership Award! For more information on their accomplishments and best practices using the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program, click here.

CAEATFA Workshop 3/29: An Opportunity for Feedback and Evaluation of PACE Financing Programs

The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (“CAEATFA“) is issuing a Notice of Public Workshop for the third in a series of educational workshops on criteria for a comparative assessment of energy efficiency financing programs in California. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM (PST) at 915 Capitol…

Corte Madera Adopts Climate Action Plan

Earlier this month, the Town of Corte Madera adopted and published its new Climate Action Plan, making Marin County a county where all cities and towns – and the County itself – have a climate action plan in place. (Click here for links to all of Marin County’s climate action plans.) The Plan reviews the Town’s greenhouse…

ACEEE Study Reviews Energy Efficiency Financing Coverage, Gaps, and Latest Trends

A new study from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) reviews coverage, gaps, and latest trends in energy efficiency financing. The study looks at: Financing trends in high coverage areas, including efficiency improvements to new and existing buildings, hybrid/electric vehicles and energy-efficient IT; Sectors that still contain gaps in financing option coverage,…