Requested: Staff Engagement Information and Strategies
Request for information from local government agencies regarding staff
engagement practices as they pertain to energy efficiency,
sustainability, climate change, climate adaptation etc. efforts and
initiatives. We’d like to hear about how you garner support for your
projects/initiatives from decision makers, city council/board of
supervisors, your staff, and your community. We also want to hear about
what are some of the obstacles you face in moving projects forward from
conception to implementation. If your organization has rolled out an
engagement strategy that was successful in changing the culture in your
organization to be supportive of your initiatives we’d love to hear about
it. This information will help guide the development of a staff
engagement plan for a fellow local government
Please contact Rosie
Kang, Willdan Energy Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626)
633-6218 to provide your input.
News and Opportunities
Date - Sept. 19-20 GCC Fall Workshop
The Green Cities Council invites you to join its Fall 2017 workshop in Oakland,
California on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19 and 20.
collaborate and listen: California stakeholders want to open electric
As Distributed Energy Resources (DER) proliferate, efficient
dispatch of those resources in wholesale power markets will require
communication between DER providers, distribution operators, and the
Codes Don’t Save Electricity … or Do They?
New evidence suggests that California’s original Title 24 building codes
delivered more savings than prior research had found (although not as
much as the program architects had originally envisioned).
Capistrano sues state
regulators to block $350-million power line project
In a 35-page lawsuit filed late Friday in U.S. District Court for the
Central District of California, the Orange County municipality asked the
court to stop the project, citing reports of excess power on the state’s
Lawmakers Model an Electric Car Program After the State’s Successful
AB 1185 seeks to use up to $3 billion in funds to offer larger rebates to
California electric car buyers.
Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency?
“The performance gap is real, and we must be aware of models not properly
capturing things. We have cases where modelers will come up with a
savings measure that is more than the energy use of the house, because
they are just working with the model."
for Ideas - Resilient by Design
Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is an exciting new research and
design initiative hosting an open call for ideas to identify sites
vulnerable to the impacts climate change.
Positions - Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Energy Programs Coordinator Position - County of SLO
Energy Council Program Manager
Project Manager - BART
to find previous job announcements
That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!
Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator