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.        5 Critical Factors to Reduce the Energy Intensity of Operations
Good article that focuses on factors to improve the efficiency of producing products.  This is a very important consideration as California develops plans to improve the efficiency of existing buildings.  To read the full article, go here:

2.        SoCalREN's Workforce Development Program - Local Worker Training and                  Hiring for Clean Energy Projects
LA County wants to get the work out about an upcoming workforce development workshop. Information about the program is listed below:

SoCalREN's Workforce Development Program - Local Worker Training and Hiring for Clean Energy Projects
When: Thursday, April 16th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Pacific Club at the Pacific Center -- 523 W. 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
  RSVP: Alex Mena of LA County at or (323) 246-2536  

 3.             ARB Research Seminar: Future for Energy Storage
 “Future for Energy Storage”.

 Venkat Srinivasan, Ph.D.
 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:30 pm, PDT (WEBCAST)
 Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Cal/EPA Building
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California
 For more information go to the announcement at:

 4.           Marin Clean Energy Job Opening
Marin Clean Energy has an immediate opening for a Power Supply Contracts Manager Tier II.  The recruitment is open until filled, so candidates are encouraged to apply with a cover letter and a resume as soon as possible at

The announcement is also posted at:

5.            Sub-meters Installed Directly on Circuit Breaker
I normally do not send out links to articles that promote a specific product or company.  However, this article contains information about a new technology that could really help promote energy efficiency upgrades in large commercial buildings and I think EE program implementers need to know it is available.  To read the full article, go here:

6.       LA Sets Building Energy Efficiency Goal
          For those who have not read about the City of Los Angeles sustainability plan, this article                  outlines the energy efficiency goals and provides a link to the full plan.  The read more, go                here:


And that is all for this week!