Energy Atlas

Free Event: Creative Financing Solution For Residential Energy Projects

PACE webinar

Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council:
Creative Financing Solutions For Residential Energy Projects
Free Webinar and Live Event
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI),
Room 127, The Amphitheatre
525 S Hewitt St. Los Angeles, 90013
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Webinar: 9.00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PST)
Live Event: 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. (PST)
Complimentary hot breakfast starting at 8:00 a.m.

The Clean Energy Financing Advisory Council (CEFAC) is focused on enhancing awareness of innovative energy project financing to help stimulate the California clean energy marketplace.
This CEFAC webinar will explore unsecured and secured alternative financing products and marketing tools for increasing the volume of residential energy improvement projects. The speakers will introduce new resources available to energy stakeholders that include
  • The Energy Atlas: An interactive marketing research tool that harnesses the largest set of disaggregated energy data in the nation
  • The CHEEF Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) Program: : A new State of California Program offering flexible, unsecured financing for energy efficiency projects at attractive rates for consumers with a broad range of FICO scores.
  • Fannie Mae Green Financing: Fixed rate term financing products for properties undergoing energy and water savings improvements or for properties with existing recognized green certifications.
These events are for energy improvement contractors, local government officials, lending institution reps, financial experts, real estate professionals and others interested in cross-sector collaborations.
Current panelists include
  • Zoe Elizabeth, Associate Director for Special Projects, California Center for Sustainable Communities – Los Angeles Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability
  • Miriam Joffe-Block, Program Manager, California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF)
  • Katie Plett, Vice President & Relationship Manager, HomeStreet Bank Commercial Real Estate
Contractors will have the opportunity to become a Qualified Contractor in the CHEEF Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) program by attending a REEL compliance training from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at LACI. Light lunch provided. Please email if interested, or visit

For more information, email or call (858) 429-5136.
CEFAC is facilitated by the Center for Sustainable Energy through a partnership with Energy Upgrade California® and the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

Here are your WEEkly Updates:
  1. New Building Codes Study Shares Important Lessons for Research and Evaluation
    A recent paper from the Florida Solar Energy Center, "Why Doesn't 25 Years of an Evolving Energy Code Make More of a Difference," presents a fascinating story about the impacts of the Florida new home building energy code. They found a number of key factors that helped explain the lower-than-expected energy savings.
  2. Lower Savings Than Predicted? Try Calibration
    This study, funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and performed by Performance Systems Development, identified the underlying causes for over-estimation of contractor-reported energy savings and assessed the potential impacts on savings prediction accurately.
  3. 11/16 ARCCA Learning Session: The Ins and Outs of the LA Energy Atlas
    Join the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA) and Dr. Stephanie Pincetl and Zoe Elizabeth from the California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) to learn about what it took to get the LA Energy Atlas project started, challenges the project faced when developing this tool, how to navigate and utilize the Atlas, and what it will take for an atlas to be developed for your community.
  4. 11/18 CPUC EM&V Studies Workshop to Vet the Update of the REN and LGP Chapters of the EM&V Roadmap
    Join the CPUC Energy Division and the CPUC EM&V Studies Stakeholder Advisory Group for a public "twork"shop on identifying the most urgent and appropriate next studies in the LGP and REN-CCA EM&V Roadmaps. The call will take place from 10-11am at 886-630-5989 PIN 336 2110#. A presentation will be posted soon on for you to follow along on the call.
  5. Job Opportunity: Energy and Sustainability Project Manager, County of Santa Barbara
    The County of Santa Barbara's Energy and Sustainability Initiatives Division (housed in the Community Services Department) is seeking exceptional candidates for Project Supervisor (a management level position) to provide analytical support and development for multi-jurisdictional energy and sustainability projects such as Community Choice Energy and community efficiency and clean energy programs. Application and supplemental questionnaire deadline is 11/30/15.
  6. Job Opportunity: Senior Project Manager, County of Orange
    The County of Orange Facilities Maintenance and Central Utility Facility has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager in the Utility/Energy Unit. The incumbent will serve as a subject matter expert for programs and issues associated with all County utilities, including power, water, gas, trash, and sewer. The position is open until Friday 11/13/15 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.
  7. Job Opportunity: Energy Technician, Sierra Nevada Energy Watch
    The Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) Energy Technician is responsible for working in collaboration with the SNEW team to achieve energy savings goal, supporting Project Managers from the sales phase through the inspection of the completed project. This position is open until filled with a start date between December 2015 and January 2016.
  8. Energy Calendar
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And that is all for this week!