Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

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A great new resource for local governments has launched!

LocalEnergyCodes.com 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

Tai Initiative: Mayoral Delegation to China
The Tai Initiative is cooperating with the Chinese Academy of Sciences for ICLEI's upcoming November 2017 U.S. Mayoral Delegation to China. One of the initiative's function is to bolster the work of existing global city networks operating between China and the U.S. Please share with your local leaders!

NBI Survey: Zero Energy Technology Gaps to Drive Future Research
Exciting new research is underway to identify technology gaps and tools needed to meet California's bold goals for zero energy (ZE) buildings. Provide your feedback with a short, 10-minute survey.

Will Other States Join California's International Climate Pact?
The same day President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the governors of New York, California, and Washington announced a domestic effort to combat global warming, the U.S. Climate Alliance.

Microgrids-as-a-Service: A New Approach to Solve Resiliency, Efficiency, Sustainability Challenges
This webinar from Greentech Media will discuss how municipal, district, institutional, commercial campus or large buildings can benefit from a “Microgrid-as-a-Service” business model approach to stabilize their long-term energy costs and upgrade critical energy infrastructure without up-front capital.

How Effective IoT Strategies Can Save Energy
IoT (Internet of Things) essentially is the networking of smart devices, buildings and other items with electronics, which enable the collection and exchange of data.

An Hour’s Difference Triggers Pushback Over California’s Time-of-Use Rates
When it comes to California’s time-of-use rates and the effect they'll have on solar power, a single hour can make a huge difference

San Diego County Draft Climate Action Plan Available For Public Comment
The draft plan seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 2014 levels by 2 percent in 2020, 40 percent in 2030 and 77 percent in 2050.


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.

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.

8/24 - 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