Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

March 18, 2019
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First reporting deadline for City of San José’s new Energy and Water Building Performance Ordinance approaching
City of San José - The City's recently adopted ordinance requires commercial and multifamily buildings over 50,000 sq. ft. to benchmark their facilities and report their energy and water performance metrics to the City by May 1st, 2019.

America’s Light Bulb Revolution
New York Times - Solar panels and wind turbines get a lot of attention, but a more inconspicuous instrument is helping to reshape America’s energy economy right now: The humble light bulb.

Report: PACE brought $134M annually to California over last 5 years
Greentech Media - A USC report lays out the macroeconomic benefits associated with one lender’s PACE financing.

Alleviating Rural Energy Burdens through Energy Efficiency
ACEEE - This factsheet effectively frames how rural households across the country spend an outsized portion of their income on home energy bills and how energy efficiency upgrades can reduce rural household energy burdens.



2019 SEEC Forum Call for Proposals - Submittal Deadline April 2nd
The Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum is an opportunity to showcase best practices, local projects, and innovative strategies for energy efficiency and sustainability.  If you have something of interest to share, you are encouraged to submit a session or poster proposal.

Civic Spark Partner Recruitment - Second Priority Deadline May 3rd

CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local public agencies to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges, is now accepting partner applications for the 2019-2020 Service Year. 
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Top Resources:

  1. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

  2. Reducing Energy Waste through Municipally Led Behavior Change Programs (ACEEE)

  3. 2018 California Legislative Update: Energy (SEEC)

  4. CAISO Today's Outlook (CAISO)

  5. Energy efficiency over time: Measuring and valuing lifetime energy savings in policy and planning (ACEEE)

  6. Energy Efficiency 2018: Analysis and outlooks to 2040 (IEA)

  7. How Big is the Energy Efficiency Resource? (IOP Science)


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