Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

For those of you who know who Joseph Oldham is you likely are on his email distribution list and receive this update each week.  We are grateful that Joseph has agreed to allow our little blog to re-post his weekly update.  If you have an interest in the happenings of energy efficiency and local government throughout California this is the update for you! If you love the information here, but want more in depth features be sure to check out Joseph's quarterly newsletter, CURRENTS.

1.   Future of Cities Conference - Feb 26

WRCOG is co-hosting the Future of Cities 2015: A Quest for Sustainability on Feb. 26 at the Riverside Convention Center.  For full details and registration information, please go to this link: .

2.     Decoding Commissioning - Free Title 24, Part 6 Training

Energy Code Ace will be hosting four free webinars to help building department personnel and industry professionals understand the Title 24, Part 6 commissioning requirements.  This interactive event will review:
 - Preparing for the documentation process;
 - Implementing the commissioning measures;
 - Coordination and communication throughout design and construction; and
 - Available job aides and resources.

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.  Sessions are available:
Date                                             Time
Tuesday, March 10, 2015            9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, March 10, 2015            2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, March 12, 2015          9:00 am - 11:00 am

For more information on these free webinars, please contact:
This program is funded by California utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission and in support of the California Energy Commission.
Help With the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
For assistance with understanding or locating information in the 2013 Energy Standards, contact the Energy Standards Hotline at: (800) 772-3300 (toll-free in California); (916) 654-5106 (outside California); or via email at
For more information:
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3.     Report: How to Make Your Energy Retrofit Happen
Good report; well worth downloading and reading.  To get the report and some background, go to this link:

4.     How Does Energy Asset Score Differ from Energy Star Score?
The Asset Score is a free, web-based software tool developed by DOE and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) that assesses the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily buildings.  To learn more and find out about an upcoming webinar on how the score compliments Portfolio Manager, go here:

That is all for this week! I will be traveling in Sonoma County and Northern California all next week, so the next Weekly Updates will be on March 6.