Anaheim National Association of Realtors Green Designation Event June 29th-30th

A two-day training event for National Association of Realtor (NAR) Green Designation will be held in Anaheim June 29th-30th, connecting realtors with the value proposition of green homes and how to sell to home buyers increasingly interested in high home (more…)

6/6 Training for Resiliency-Focused Local Government Staff: Engaging Communities in Effective Problem Solving, by Resilient Communities Initiative (RCI)

The Resilient Communities Initiative (RCI) is holding a special training for local governments June 6th, in Oakland, CA: read more below. Climate change is a daunting topic, especially for agencies tasked with (more…)

CEC Energy Code Trainings to be Made Available through ICC Chapters

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has developed a list of Energy Code Trainings that will be made available at multiple locations throughout the state through International Code Council (ICC) Chapters. Highlights from the list are (more…)

Resources for Stakeholder Engagement in Energy Efficient TOD Planning

A number of local governments are exploring more efficient housing developments to leverage cap and trade funding through the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. Support for local government engagement of the community in this process is available through Enterprise Community Partners. With support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and in…

City of Benicia’s Home Energy Program Helps Residents Save Water and Energy

A recent report from the City of Benicia describes the successes of the Benicia Home Energy Program, which trains student interns to provide door-to-door consultations and resources to residents to save water and energy. The report shares that residents have saved an average of 850 gallons of water per month, as well as 8% off their…

Upcoming No-Cost Building Energy Code Training Opportunities

Looking for resources to get up to speed on Title 24 energy code? No-cost trainings for building inspectors, plan examiners, contractors, and energy consultants are available through Energy Code Ace, funded through the California Codes and Standards Program – which has to-date trained over 3,500 local government and building professionals. Energy Code Ace has upcoming trainings…

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…

Save the Date: 2016 Building EE Standards Presentation at East Bay ICC Meeting, April 12th

The CEC will be sharing a high-level “What’s New For the 2016 Energy Standards” presentation at the International Code Council East Bay Chapter Meeting on April 12th. The meeting will be held at The Englander in San Leandro. CEC presentations and trainings, and trainings held by Energy Code Ace are two valuable resources for California local…