Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

1.  Next week, September 9 is a big day for CA's Existing Buildings.

The Energy Commission is scheduled to consider adoption of the Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan at 9/9/15 10:00am Business Meeting. The plan calls for the creation of new Local Government Challenge Program that would provide grants aimed at adoption of policies for aggressive energy efficiency, disclosure, compliance and permitting.

Please call in or join by webex to support the Local Government Challenge Grant and urge the Commission to adopt the Action Plan: Attached is the Action Plan, information about the Local Government Challenges is in Strategy 1.7, page 56-57.
2.  Revised Notice for SoCalGas' Proposed To-Code Pilot Webinar

Please use the link below, rather than the link in the Notice served via pdf, which may not be working due to a PDF conversion issue.
3.  Save the Date - September 25, 2015 - New Commercial ZNE Action Plan

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will be hosting a stakeholder workshop to inform the development of the New Commercial ZNE Action Plan for the next 10 years. Please join us on September 25, 2015, 9:30am-4:00pm in San Francisco at the CPUC. The meeting will include presentations and small working groups. An EventBrite will be sent soon. Please email if you have any questions.
4.  City of Berkeley is Seeking Job Specifications

City of Berkeley is looking for local governments that have hired staff or contract plan examiners (or inspectors) with specific expertise in the Title 24 Energy Code. If you have job specifications, ideas, or examples of things that have (or haven't) worked well, please contact Sarah Moore at
5.  County of Monterey Sustainability Manager Position

Monterey County is seeking a Sustainability Manager. For a guaranteed review, all materials must be received by the priority screening date - Friday, September 18, 2015. Here is the job description and application instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Rodriguez at 831-796-6095.
6.  Energy Efficiency: Building Owners Increasingly "Get It"

Encouraging news in this report from Energy Manager - could be a good back-up for discussion with building owners in your area. To read the full article, visit:
7.  Three Technologies that Will Keep Energy Costs in Check

Concise article about technology that can reduce energy costs. It has a national view, but applies to California. To read the entire article, visit:

And that is all for this week! Enjoy the holiday weekend!