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A great new resource for local governments has launched! offers tools and resources to support local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances. The site will serve as a repository for tools and resources to support local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances. Key resources available on the site include cost-effectiveness studies, ordinance summaries for internal communications, model language, and document templates. More resources will be included in the future as the site continues to be updated.

Click here for information on this new valuable resource for local governments.

News and Opportunities

PG&E Training on Title 24 Part 6 - August 17th in Jackson, CA
If there are not enough registrants, the training will be canceled so please take advantage of this valuable opportunity for local governments building inspectors and plan examiners.

What Does the Future of Building Controls Look Like?
Although building owners and operators may be reluctant to changing their systems, building management software can be out of date.

Western EIM produces significant Q2 2017 benefits
The EIM automatically optimizes the real-time grid to find low-cost energy across the western region.

Who Invests in Energy Efficiency and Why?
Quite obviously cost savings and health are some of the top reasons why people and businesses invest in energy efficiency for their properties.

Corrected link: Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why
Although the portfolios of six participating firms did reach the 70% or higher average savings goal, the reason many firms fell short could be attributed to a lack of energy modeling.

Publications and Resources

PG&E Tool Lending Library
PG&E provides a library of tools that can be borrowed without purchase. The library includes data loggers, infrared cameras, and much more testing equipment for building energy efficiency.

The Net Economic Impacts of California’s Major Climate Programs in the Inland Empire
A report produced by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education for Next 10 examines the economic impacts of the Cap and Trade program, renewable energy, and energy efficiency in the Inland Empire.

Unlocking Ultra-Low Energy Performance in Existing Buildings
ACEEE finds that although the intensity and the cost of retrofits can vary significantly the technology exists to bring ultra-low energy (ULE) performance to existing buildings.

Career Opportunities

Resource Planner - City of Palo Alto

Energy Planner/Analyst - Humboldt State University

New Senior Manager, Communications  - Energy Foundation

Click here to find previous job announcements

SEEC Calendar 
Click the SEEC Calendar link to view all upcoming events.

8/9 - Webinar: Innovative Curricula for Public Health Priority Populations
How do climate change communications fit into existing public health programs? Local leaders share effective, low-cost approaches to making this connection.

8/24 - Net Zero 2017 in Commerce, CA
The Net Zero Conference, Energy + Water + Waste, is the nation’s largest event dedicated to net zero building design

10/15-10/18 Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference
A conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.

That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cary Garcia Jr.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator