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. CHANGED DATE- AB 758 Draft Action Plan Webinar
Please CEC staff for a 1-hour webinar, regarding the AB 758 draft Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan.  The webinar will give an overview of the updated draft Plan and provide the process for engagement and comments.

The webinars have been divided per sector:

Wednesday 4/1 
Implementers (IOUs and RENs) 10:30am-11:30am
Registration URL: ID: 133-651-387
Call in Number: (605) 477-2100 participant code: 829941#

Monday 3/30
Residential Sector 10:00am-11:00am
Registration URL: ID: 130-859-435
Call in Number: (605) 477-2100 participant code: 829941#
Commercial Sector 1:00pm-2:00pm
Registration URL: ID: 141-821-963
Call in Number: (605) 477-2100 participant code: 829941#
The first in person workshop will be held on April 7, 2015. Please subscribe to the Existing Buildings ListServ ( to receive the workshop notice.The draft Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan has been posted to

2. Are You Waiting for Your HVAC Equipment to Fail?
Good article about why pro-active replacement of aging HVAC equipment makes financial sense.  To read the full article and get details, go here:  

3.   Employment Opportunity - Senior Environmental Specialist at the Port of San Diego
The Port of San Diego is currently seeking an experienced Senior Environmental Specialist to be part of our Green Port team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of six years of experience involving the development, analysis, and/or implementation of professional program assignments related to environmental sustainability. Direct experience with climate action planning and/or energy management is preferred. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and a proactive go-getter with the resourcefulness to seek out answers. This individual is also a critical thinker who is detail oriented, thinks outside the box, and demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot and analyze detailed and high level perspectives to achieve results-oriented solutions. We desire someone who is able to manage projects and critical deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, while providing stellar customer service to internal and external customers, staff, and the public. If this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please read on for further details regarding the position and requirements.

Position:  Senior Environmental Specialist (Classified)
Recruitment:  #14/15
Dept.:  Environmental & Land Use Management
Open: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Closes:  Monday, April 20, 2015               
Status: Classified/Exempt
Type:  Open
Supervisor:  Yes
Pay Rate:  Range 19 ($70,272 - $95,746 Annually)
HR Analyst: Katie Vigil, Ext. 8105

4.  Make Sure Your Nonresidential Compliance Software Is Approved!
The unconditionally approved versions of nonresidential software that are used to demonstrate compliance with the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, are:

CBECC-Com Version 3b - just released!

CBECC-Com Version 3a

IES Virtual Environment2014, Feature Pack 1, Version 2014. 1.0

IES Virtual Environment2014, Feature Pack 2, Version 2014. 2.0.0


The CBECC software is available for free at:

The IES software is available for download at:

Information for obtaining approved software, as well as the status of various software versions, is posted on the Energy Commission's 2013 Standards website for approved computer compliance programs at:

5.  City of ARCATA ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT----Environmental Services Department job opening

About the Job
CITY OF ARCATA ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT $39,942.47 - $48,550.32/yr. Filing Deadline: 4p.m. April 1, 2015. Performs a wide variety of complex administrative and support functions within assigned department. The current vacancy is in the Environmental Services Department. Application materials available at ; Arcata City Manager's Office, 736 F Street, Arcata, or (707) 822-5953. EOE.

And that is all for this week!