Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

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Join the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative for a webinar on local energy codes on Tuesday, August 29th from 1-2:00 pm. On behalf of the IOU Statewide Codes and Standards Program, Misti Bruceri, Principal of Misti Bruceri & Associates, LLC, will be discussing technical assistance services and other resources that are available to local governments when developing local energy ordinances.

News and Opportunities

California Releases $44.7 Million for Microgrid Grants; Applications Due Oct. 20
California has begun offering microgrid grants totaling $44.7 million to woo projects that will help it achieve its clean energy goals.

“Take the Pledge” to reduce energy usage during the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21
On August 21st a partial solar eclipse will occur over the Pacific Northwest that will impact energy production from solar resources in California.

IEPR Workshop on Climate Adaptation and Resilience for the Energy System
The California Energy Commission will jointly conduct a workshop with the CPUC to discuss new scientific and policy advances on climate adaptation and resilience for the energy system.

Small Changes Add Up to Big Savings for Diverse Sonoma County Businesses
A range of businesses in Sonoma County, California, are benefitting from implementing seemingly small changes to their sustainability practices.

Two Great Workshops for Local Governments - Sept. 19-20
The first workshop on Sept. 19 will focus on the transition to renewable heating and cooling systems. The Sept. 20 workshop will provide peer-to-peer learning for local government sustainability directors.


AHSC Technical Assistance is Available
The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has announced the availability of State-funded Technical Assistance for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program.

Utility Marketplaces for Energy Efficient Products
Local governments can leverage existing marketplaces to help engage their citizens. As part of the implementation of AB793, all regulated utilities to have energy management technology marketplaces online for their customers by the end of 2017.

ZNE Support for Local Governments from NBI
The New Buildings Institute will be offering a variety of customized services to assist jurisdictions on their way to Z NE.

Career Opportunities

Click here to find previous job announcements

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

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