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You are invited to participate in the AB 802 Public Agency Stakeholder Group taking place on Monday June 25, 1- 2 p.m. The deadline to report disclosable buildings to the Energy Commission was June 1, 2018 but it is not too late to comply and spread the word to your affected constituents. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear program updates, share your feedback, and participate in Q&A. Click HERE to register!


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Sacramento, CA 95814

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Copyright © 2018 Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator, All rights reserved.
The wEEkly update for Local Governments and their partners.

Our mailing address is:
Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
980 9th St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update


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For Local Governments and their partners



The Coordinator would like to highlight a few items below:

Significant Opportunity for Local Governments on Solar-Friendly Rates
The CPUC voted on Thursday to reopen, albeit briefly, the eligibility window for local governments to secure 10 years of time-of-use (TOU) 1.0 grandfathering for solar projects. TOU 1.0 rates are much more “solar-friendly” than the TOU 2.0 rates that are currently being planned.

Practical Guidance for Local Climate Engagement - Oct. 31 & Nov. 21
In this two-part webinar series, participants will be equipped to communicate effectively on climate change, empowering you to create and deliver compelling messages that engage and motivate a diversity of Americans in the issue.

Cost Effective Zero Net Energy Practices for Production Home Builders - Nov. 1
Join the experts involved in the PG&E ZNE Production Builder Demonstration as they detail the design features that resulted in superior thermal performance, reduced material cost and waste, as well as energy and water savings for occupants.

Community Solar Pilot Workshops in California - Nov. 1, 6, and 8
The California Department of Community Services and Development is inviting individuals from many pertinent areas of community solar, including solar project developers, local governments, community organizations, utility companies, affordable housing developers, investors, and others.

Building Operator Certification – Nov. 9
Learn how the training program benefits building personnel, facility departments, building owners, the environment, and bottom lines.
 



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Resources and Opportunities
Significant Opportunity for Local Governments to Grandfather on Solar-Friendly Rates
Navigating the Changing Landscape of Energy Efficiency Programs in the East Bay

Rural Energy Audits for Water and Wastewater Systems
Regulatory Advisory for Improper "Title 24 Compliant" Labeling and Advertising
Computer Rooms & Data Centers Title 24 Fact Sheet

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Job Announcements
Business Analyst (Energy Efficiency) - City of Santa Clara
Zero Waste Program Coordinator - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo



Upcoming events
Practical Guidance for Local Climate Engagement - Oct. 31 & Nov. 21
Webinar: Financing and Incentives to Foster Zero Net Energy - Oct 31
Cost Effective Zero Net Energy Practices for Production Home Builders - Nov. 1
Webinar: BayREN - PACE and Financing - Nov. 7
Affordable Multifamily Financing Pilot Workshop - Nov. 7
Bay Area Energy Storage Fire Safety & Code Symposium - Nov. 8
Webinar: Building Operator Certification – Nov. 9
Community Solar Pilot Workshops in California - Nov. 1, 6, and 8
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Copyright © 2017 Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator, All rights reserved.
The wEEkly update for Local Governments and their partners.

Our mailing address is:
Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
980 9th St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

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08/11/2017


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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.

Training

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

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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
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Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

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News and Opportunities

The Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) is requesting your input on the 2017 work plan. We hope you take this short (5-10 min) survey intended to get a better understanding of local government needs and interests to inform activities undertaken by SEEC and to help shape the 2017 SEEC Forum. We ask that you complete this survey by Friday, January 27th at 5:00 PM.

The Energy Commission released the Grant Funding Opportunity for the Local Government Challenge grant program. All grant documents are included in the above link. Deadline for applications is March 6, 2017

The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) is convening a series of public workshops to obtain stakeholder input on how to develop community solar offerings for low-income and disadvantaged communities. The first of a series of workshops begins January 18th.

The California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will jointly conduct a workshop to discuss key questions in the implementation of the energy efficiency portions of Senate Bill 350, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (de León, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015) (SB 350). Monday, January 23, 2017


The Chair of the California Energy Commission is seeking comments on the proposed scope and general schedule for the 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2017 IEPR). Written comments should be submitted to the Dockets Office by close of business on January 25, 2017.

Desert Valleys became the fourth active lender in California's Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) Assistance Program. Desert Valleys has made an initial loan commitment of up to $1 million in new lending to projects in the Ridgecrest community. You can learn more about the REEL program here.


Career Opportunities

Redwood Coast Energy Authority is recruiting for a Demand Side Management Programs Project Manager. 

The Energy Coalition is seeking a Project Coordinator to provide administrative, planning, coordination, technical and implementation support to other team members to contribute to the success of The Energy Network program.

The Port of San Diego is currently seeking an experienced Principal, Planning & Green Port to lead the Energy & Sustainability team in the Planning and Green Port Department.

 That is all for this week. Have a great weekend!




Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

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News and Announcements

1. Updated Version of the Proposition 39 (K-12) Snapshot is Now Online

Updated version of the Prop 39 K-12 program snapshot is now online measuring expenditures, estimated annual energy savings, and GHG reductions. More information on Prop 39 (California Clean Energy Jobs Act) can found here.

2. Multi-family Solar Development Webinar

Informational webinar which will provide background about the goals of the Virtual Net Metering Market Development Project supported by the Center for Sustainable Energy. Learn more about Virtual Net Metering and solar for multifamily dwellings here.

3. RFP: Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP)

Notice of Intent to Award is Today! The Low-Income Weatherization Program is an energy efficiency program administered by California Department of Community Services and Development to install a variety of energy efficiency measures, solar photovoltaics and solar water heater systems on low-income households located in disadvantaged communities.

4. Getting to Zero Carbon in Menlo Park: A Northern California Suburb Revamps Its Approach to the Built Environment

“…small cities have an important leadership role to play on climate action, because they account for more emissions and represent a larger share of the population than big cities.”

5. San Diego’s Climate Action Plan Making Progress—And Creating Jobs

Highlighting the impact and progress of the city of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, not only providing environmental benefits but also improving the economy.


Reports and Resources


6. Integrated Emissions Visualization Tool

ARB has developed an integrated emissions visualization tool (IEVT) that allows users to locate and view emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and criteria pollutants from large facilities in California. ARB is looking for feedback from the public and others users on this initial version of the IEVT.

7. Updated Cap-and-Trade Funding Guidelines

The Air Resources Board has published the Funding Guidelines Supplement for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 Funds. The Supplement includes updated disadvantaged community investment targets for all FY 2016-17 budget appropriations and also provides criteria todetermine whether projects funded by the new FY 2016-17 appropriations will provide benefits to disadvantaged communities.

8. Draft 2015 SCE Home Energy Efficiency Survey Evaluation Report

The report is posted for public comment and review on the CPUC Public Document Area here. (Search: “Draft 2015 SCE HEES” ). Or you can click the title above to view the report directly.


Career Opportunities


9. Energy Specialist, San Francisco

The City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is seeking an Energy Specialist who will assist in monitoring, evaluating, and implementing projects, programs and policies focused on Distributed Energy Resources including energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy storage and zero emission vehicles.

10. Energy Manager, San Francisco (Job ID: 6317)

San Francisco State University is seeking an Energy Manager to establish the campus as a national leader in sustainability and energy management. This position will provide a forward thinking energy professional with an opportunity to use the campus as a living laboratory to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and promote renewable energy.

11. Chief Executive Officer, Yolo County

The County of Yolo is conducting a recruitment on behalf of The Valley Clean Energy Alliance for the Chief Executive Officer position.



That's all for today! Cheers and have a great weekend!





Job Opportunity: Regional Energy Climate Planner

The San Diego Association of Governments invites applications for the position of: Regional Energy/Climate Planner
Application due by Friday, September 25, 2015
Expected Start Date: November 2015
Regional Energy/Climate Planner Role
The Regional Energy/Climate Planner will play a key role in two program areas. Working in collaboration with member agencies, SDG&E, and other stakeholders, this position will assist with local energy/climate planning and other measures to reduce energy and/or GHG emissions. The second component of this role is to support coordination of the SANDAG intergovernmental review (IGR) program, which emphasizes the need for land use and transportation coordination across the San Diego Region.  This is a Limited-Term employment opportunity and is expected to be funded through October 2018. Limited-Term employees are considered to be “at-will” and receive many of the benefits of regular employees. 
For more information please visit http://www.sandag.org/ or call (619) 699-6905