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.  BayREN Issues Final Report on “PROP” Codes and Standards ProgramBayREN just issued a great final report on their innovative Codes and Standards program called PROP.  PROP stands for Permit Resource Opportunity Program and the full report is now posted on the Coordinator website at this address: .  This is an outstanding resource to help understand the issues facing California local governments related to permitting and energy code inspections.
2.  Lead Commissioner Workshop on Strategies Related to Data for Improved Decisions in Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Draft Action Plan
The California Energy Commission Lead Commissioner for the 2015 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2015 IEPR) will conduct a workshop on strategies related to data for improved decisions in the Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Draft Action Plan. Commissioner Andrew McAllister is the Energy Efficiency Lead Commissioner. Other Commissioners from the Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission may also attend or participate in the workshop.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
10:00 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room (Hearing Room A)
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Remote Access Available by Computer or Phone via WebEx

Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web meeting service. For additional details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the notice at:

Computer Log on with a Direct Phone Number:

- Please go to and enter the unique meeting number 922 642 913
- When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password meeting@10 . (Please note that password is case sensitive.)

(If link above doesn't work, please copy entire link into your web browser's URL)  

3.    Register Now for June Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum!
Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum! The forum will take place on June 18th in downtown Sacramento. This full day event is offered at NO COST to California local governments.

Visit the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) website for more information and to register. 

4.    Public Workshop Re: Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade Market Transformation Draft Report
The Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs) and Regional Energy Networks (RENs) will host a public workshop on April 13, 2015, from 9 am to 12 pm to review the Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Market Transformation draft report. The workshop will be held at Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Pacific Energy Center, located at 851 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Live Location: Pacific Energy Center at 851 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Broadcast Locations: Energy Resource Center at 9240 Firestone Blvd (Main Hall), Downey, CA 90241-5388
ICF Offices at 9775 Businesspark Ave, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92131
Webinar/Phone Conference:
Topic: Home Upgrade Market Transformation Workshop
Meeting Number: 742 240 231
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Teleconference information:
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Call-in toll-free number: 1-(866) 652-7690  (US)
Conference Code: 940 209 8058
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For any questions, please contact Giovanna Casillas at 858-637-7993 or by email at   

And that is all for this week!