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.   NRDC Clean Energy Solutions Advocate job in San Francisco

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is soliciting applications for an immediate opening in San Francisco for a full-time Clean Energy Solutions Advocate with strong analytical and advocacy skills to promote clean energy solutions that cost-effectively reduce environmental impacts and combat global warming. Applications are requested no later than February 17, 2015.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing sample online. To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter; please then click on Add Documents in the Member Profile menu that will appear after you create your profile to add the writing sample. No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-866-803-9663.

2.     Request for Proposals RFP-14-311 - Technical Assistance for the Energy Research and Development Division EPIC Program

Request for Proposals RFP-14-311 - Technical Assistance for the Energy Research and Development Division EPIC Program

Deadline to Submit Proposals: March 12, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

Purpose of RFP

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to hire an experienced, full-service contractor team (composed of a Contractor and subcontractors) to provide technical support services for the California Energy Commission's Energy Research and Development Division's (ERDD) Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program.

The Energy Commission is seeking technical expertise regarding energy-related support activities for the EPIC Program, including: energy efficiency and demand response for buildings and the industrial, agricultural and water sectors; advanced grid technologies; transmission and distribution; clean advanced electrical generation; energy-related environmental research; energy smart communities; renewable energy technologies; transportation; market facilitation; program planning and evaluation; and technology transfer.

Energy Commission staff will hold one Pre-Bid Conference to discuss the RFP with Bidders.  Participation is optional but encouraged.  Bidders may attend the conference in-person, via the internet (WebEx, see instructions below), or via conference call on the date and at the time and location listed below.  Please call (916) 654-4381 or refer to the Energy Commission's website at to confirm the date and time.

 Pre-Bid Conference
 Friday, February 13, 2015
10:00 am (Pacific Standard Time)
 California Energy Commission
 Art Rosenfeld Room (formerly Hearing Room A)
 1516 9th Street
 Sacramento, CA 95814

WebEx Instructions:
To join the WebEx meeting, go to and enter the meeting number and password below:
Meeting Number: 921 515 843
Meeting Password: meeting@10

For more information:

3.   Notices of Proposed Action - Rulemaking on 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

The Notices of Proposed Action for the 2016 revisions to the Title 24 Part 6 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, and separately for the voluntary provisions in Title 24 Part 11, are now available on our website, here: These are provided in advance of formal publication by the Office of Administrative Law to better facilitate public review and comment.  The 45-Day public comment period will begin on the date of formal publication by the Office of Administrative Law, currently anticipated to be February 13, 2016.

For more information:
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That is all for this week!