Click here to take a look at a presentation on El Cerrito’s revolving fund for energy and water efficiency projects, presented at the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) Forum.
Click here to review Riverside County’s SEEC presentation on the impetus for, structure, and value of its Energy Conservation Fund. For more on revolving funds, click here for additional posts, or here for a list of local governments using revolving loan funds to further local government energy efficiency and sustainability projects.
Water related energy use accounts for approximately 19% of California’s electricity usage, emphasizing the opportunity to conserve energy through water efficiency measures. This breakout session from (more…)
Ken Alex, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Senior Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, delivers the keynote address (more…)
Local governments throughout California are collaborating to share expertise and leverage resources. This session from the 4th annual SEEC Forum provides an overview of three regional energy efficiency (more…)
This breakout session from the 4th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) Forum provides information to develop successful, regionally relevant community and business outreach (more…)
ICLEI has developed a new series of short, online trainings that California local governments can watch instantly. They provide training on the Climate Action Planning Assistant tool and the Forecasting Assistant tool; how to follow the Community Protocol; how to set targets, measure progress, and more. California local governments can select from 24 no-cost trainings…
The Fourth Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Forum will be held June 19-20, 2013 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, in Sacramento, CA. The day-long forum on June 20 will feature updates from key state agencies and several topics including energy savings programs, financing, climate action tools, and best practices for reducing energy use and…
Learn more about the Los Angeles County Internal Services Department’s ongoing successes with retro-commissioning: including costs, savings, and best practices. LA County RCx measures include: • Testing and calibrating of existing controls • Improved Chiller Sequencing • Chilled Water Reset • Installed customized Purge Cycles • Optimized Economizer Controls • Optimized Scheduled Start/Stop of…
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:
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…)
Fact Sheet: Chula Vista’s Sustainable Communities Program: Reach Codes, Permitting, Planning Tools, and More
The Sustainable Communities Program (SCP) is one of the main components of the Chula Vista Local Government Partnership (LGP) with SDG&E. The SCP was launched in 2009 (more…)
Learn from Heather Merenda about Santa Clarita’s Green Business Incentive Program in this presentation, and hear directly from her in the 2011 SEEC webinar on benchmarking below:
From SEEC’s ILG: Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Part of California’s Environmental Review Process: A Local Official’s Guide
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) has developed a CEQA Greenhouse Gas Guide for elected officials, Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Part of California’s Environmental Review Process: A Local Official’s Guide, that includes a brief discussion about climate action plans and the CEQA guidelines.