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SEEC Cohort Training Session

Is your city or county planning to complete or update a climate action plan, sustainability plan or energy action plan? The 2018 CAP Cohort Training Session is a structured technical-assistance program to guide California local governments to scope out and be well prepared to develop their CAP. The Training Session is available through the SEEC program at no cost to local governments.

The 14-week Session will run from the Week of July 30 through November 9, 2018. Participants should not expect to complete their CAP during the cohort session; rather, they will complete the training with a clear scope for what their CAP will focus on and cover, an understanding of how to use the SEEC ClearPath tool to support their CAP, and a clear set of next steps.

Topics covered will include: Deciding your community's goals for the plan; conducting vulnerability assessments; community engagement and equity; using the SEEC ClearPath tool to forecast emissions change, develop high-level scenarios, and to analyze specific actions; defining metrics and monitoring; and thinking about local government influence, internal capacity and community partners.


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9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

The Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum will be offered at no-cost for local government staff and officials, and will provides over 300 participants with the opportunity to connect with state leaders, learn about new strategies and best practices, and network with peers from across the state.




POWER WITH PURPOSE: Community Choice Energy Best Practices Symposium
June 4-5 in Sacramento!
The Business of Local Energy Symposium will be the premier convening of innovative leaders and experts to discuss, debate, and consider how we can most effectively contribute to Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) adoption. This is the place for local government policy makers, program leaders, and community advocates to inspire others and be inspired.

On June 5th, CCA experts and leaders will come together for a day-long event. On June 4th, there will be a pre-symposium workshop in the afternoon on distributed energy resource projects that build local resiliency, provide unique customer services and contribute to local economic development. More information about the Pre-Symposium workshop and the Symposium is available here: https://climateprotection.org/business-local-energy-symposium-2018/



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Webinars to watch in the coming weeks:

Huntington Beach Advanced Energy Community - April 25th
UC Irvine's Advanced Power and Energy Program has partnered with the City of Huntington Beach, Altura Associates, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop tools to optimally design and operate an Advanced Energy Community for the Oak View community in Huntington Beach.

Date: Wednesday, April 25th
Time: 2:00-3:00pm

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General Plan Guidelines Update - May 2nd
Learn about the recent changes made to the General Plan Guidelines in 2017 and the forthcoming changes for 2018. Michael McCormick Senior Planner for the Governor's Office of Planning and Research will focus on updates for environmental justice and climate change components of the General Plan Guidelines and the tools and resources available to address climate change at the local level. 

Date: Wednesday, May 2nd
Time: 2:00-3:00pm

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9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

The 9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum Call for Proposals ends TODAY!

The 2018 Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum is an opportunity to showcase:
  • Best Practices
  • Local Projects
  • Innovated Strategies for energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Innovative Tools and Technologies
  • and more!
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Building Operator Certification® (BOC) is the leading training and certification program for building engineers and maintenance personnel. Our graduates make their buildings more comfortable, efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to skills they master in our classes.

And the BOC credential is just as valuable to building owners as it is to operators. Our graduates help their organizations substantially cut operating costs – as much as $20,000 per year. Check out the full CA schedule here: www.theboc.info.

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This conference is presented at no cost to employees of California cities, counties, special districts and Associate Members, who are JPAs, vendors and service providers to local government. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for networking and discussion of issues related to street lights and traffic signals. Attendance is limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis. The detailed agenda will be provided to registrants.
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Resources and Opportunities 

·         Putting Data to Work Toolkit

·         Energy Standards Outreach & Education Schedule

·         2017 Annual Energy Efficient, Green and High Performance Home and Building Inventory Report

·         Saving Energy, Saving Lives: The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency

·         Saving Watts to Save Drops: Inclusion of Water Efficiency in Energy Efficiency Programs

·         Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential Solar Photovoltaics (PV), 2017–2030

·         Framework for Long-Term Deep Carbon Reduction Planning

·         How California builders are adapting to state’s super-strict energy mandates

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For Local Governments and their partners

February 26, 2018

Central Valley Grant Technical Assistance Cohort
 
In partnership with the Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator (BPC), Local Government Commission (LGC), and Institute for Local Governments (ILG), ICLEI will be hosting a structured technical assistance program in June for 5-8 local governments in the Central Valley on energy and grants. Aimed at local governments in the Central Valley with high proportions of DACs, the program will help build capacity for agencies through planning an energy project and coaching them through completing funding applications. The program will guide agencies through resources provided by the state and the public utilities, best practices on community engagement, case studies on successful collaborative community and local government projects, and grant writing. 

See more details here and sign up here.


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Resources and Opportunities
Best Practices for Leasing NZE Buildings
CA 2020 building code draft: Zero-Net-Electricity new homes
Estimating rooftop solar technical potential across the US using a combination of GIS-based methods, lidar data, and statistical modeling
Designing Incentives Toolkit
Community-based social marketing toolkit
Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Calls fact sheet - Winter 2018
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Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
980 9th St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814

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The wEEkly Update

For Local Governments and their partners

February 12, 2018


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Resources and Opportunities
City Energy Efficiency Resources
Interactive State Project Map
Report: Inclusion of Water Efficiency in Energy Efficiency Programs
Low-income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) Tool
Baseline Assessment Guide
Program Funding Catalog
Study: End-Use Technology Cost and Performance Projections through 2050
SEE Action Guide for States: Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Frameworks
2017 Grid Modernization Initiative Peer Review Report
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Upcoming events
Webinar: The Next Step in The Clean Energy Transition – Decarbonizing Heating Energy in Buildings - Feb. 12
Webinar: New Tools in the Toolbox: A Fresh Take on Financing – Feb. 15
California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee Meeting: Feb. 15
Grid Modernization Webinar Series: Feb. 20 & Mar. 20

Webinar: Kick the Cold: The Intersection of Healthy Homes and Energy Efficiency – Feb. 22
Advanced Energy Community Workshop – Feb. 28
2nd Annual San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Summit - Mar 14-15
Yosemite Policymakers Conference - Mar 15-18
ICEPAG 2018: Microgrid Global Summit - Mar. 27-29
Green California Summit & Exposition - Apr. 9-10
2018 Business of Clean Energy Symposium - June 4-5 2018 Business of Clean Energy Symposium - June 4-5
9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum - June 20-21
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The wEEkly Update

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January 16, 2018


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Resources and Opportunities
California air resources board – 2017 scoping plan, appendix b
CARB pollution mapping tool

California energy commission, blueprint issue 121
Comments open for “commercial ZNE action plan”
Fact Sheet: Computer rooms and data centers
Heat island community actions database

Implementation Model: Tying energy costs to building occupants
Tool: Benchmark my building
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Upcoming events
Webinar: California legislative outlook 2018 - Jan 24
Forum: The Promise of Microgrids - Jan 25
Climate Action Training Information Session - Jan. 25
Webinar: Creating EE Programs that Better Serve Hispanic Households - Jan 30
17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference - Feb. 1-3
2018 EPIC Sym posium: Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation - Feb 7
Yosemite Policymakers Conference - March 15-18
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Sacramento, CA 95814

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The wEEkly Update

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December 04, 2017


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Funding Announcement: Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
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Report: Social Mobilization: How to encourage action on climate change
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Job Announcements
Energy Efficiency Specialist (2) - SF Environment
Business Analyst (Energy Efficiency) – City of Santa Clara



Upcoming events
Free Calif. Energy Efficiency Standards Trainings for Building Inspectors - Nov-Feb
Webinar: Implementing Energy Optimization in Water Operations - Dec. 5
Webinar: Climate Action Portal Map (CAP-Map) Launch and Demo - Dec 14
Forum: The Promise of Microgrids - Jan 25
17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference - Feb. 1-3
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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.

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980 9th St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814

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The wEEkly Update

For Local Governments and their partners

November 27, 2017


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Solar PV Training Program for City and County Staff
Tracking Progress - Updated Statewide Energy Demand
Grant Funding Opportunity – Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy
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Job Announcements
Energy Efficiency Specialist (2) - SF Environment
Business Analyst (Energy Efficiency) – City of Santa Clara



Upcoming events
Free Calif. Energy Efficiency Standards Trainings for Building Inspectors - Nov-Feb
Climate Change Research Grant Program Fresno Workshop - Nov. 28
Climate Change Research Grant Los Angeles Workshop - Nov. 29
Webinar: Essential Tribal and Utility Relationships - Nov. 29
Webinar: Implementing Energy Optimization in Water Operations - Dec. 5
17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference - Feb. 1-3
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The wEEkly update for Local Governments and their partners.

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Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
980 9th St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update


The wEEkly Update

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Here are your wEEkly updates:

The Coordinator would like to highlight upcoming webinars and events:

Bay Area Solar Photovoltaic Ordinance Webinar - Oct. 23
The Bay Area Regional Collaborative is hosting to the first bi-monthly work session hosted through the Bay Area Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Ordinance program.

Clean Transportation Vehicle Technologies - Oct. 24
Speakers will provide an overview of transportation electrification, natural gas vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells, and the role of municipalities to reduce GHG emissions in the transportation sector.

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.

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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Upcoming events
Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program Fall Symposium – Oct. 18
Webinar: Energy Efficiency Regulations for Computers - Oct. 18
Workshop on the Draft 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report - Oct. 23
Bay Area Solar Photovoltaic Ordinance Webinar - Oct. 23
BayREN Forum on the Rise of Renewables and Its Impact on the Grid - Oct. 24
Webinar: Clean Transportation Vehicle Technologies - Oct. 24
CDP Cities North America Workshop – Oct. 25
CPUC Sacramento Voting Meeting - Oct. 26
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
Webinar: Building Operator Certification – Nov. 9
Community Solar Pilot Workshops in California
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The wEEkly Update

For Local Governments and their partners

October 16, 2017

The Coordinator would like to highlight upcoming SEEC Webinars, the new Learning Portal for GHG emission inventories, and PG&E's production building ZNE demonstration:

SEEC Learning Portal
The SEEC Learning Management System Portal is your hub for energy efficiency, climate, and emissions-management resources as well as a guided-learning platform for managing GHG emissions.

Clean Transportation Vehicle Technologies - Oct. 24
Speakers will provide an overview of transportation electrification, natural gas vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells, and the role of municipalities to reduce GHG emissions in the transportation sector.

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.

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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Upcoming events
Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program Fall Symposium – Oct. 18
Webinar: Energy Efficiency Regulations for Computers - Oct. 18
Workshop on the Draft 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report - Oct. 23
BayREN Forum on the Rise of Renewables and Its Impact on the Grid - Oct. 24
Webinar: Clean Transportation Vehicle Technologies - Oct. 24
CDP Cities North America Workshop – Oct. 25
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
Webinar: Building Operator Certification – Nov. 9

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08/04/2017


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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

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.

What Does the Future of Building Controls Look Like?
Although building owners and operators may be reluctant to changing their systems, building management software can be out of date.

Western EIM produces significant Q2 2017 benefits
The EIM automatically optimizes the real-time grid to find low-cost energy across the western region.

Who Invests in Energy Efficiency and Why?
Quite obviously cost savings and health are some of the top reasons why people and businesses invest in energy efficiency for their properties.

Corrected link: Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why
Although the portfolios of six participating firms did reach the 70% or higher average savings goal, the reason many firms fell short could be attributed to a lack of energy modeling.

Publications and Resources

PG&E Tool Lending Library
PG&E provides a library of tools that can be borrowed without purchase. The library includes data loggers, infrared cameras, and much more testing equipment for building energy efficiency.

The Net Economic Impacts of California’s Major Climate Programs in the Inland Empire
A report produced by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education for Next 10 examines the economic impacts of the Cap and Trade program, renewable energy, and energy efficiency in the Inland Empire.

Unlocking Ultra-Low Energy Performance in Existing Buildings
ACEEE finds that although the intensity and the cost of retrofits can vary significantly the technology exists to bring ultra-low energy (ULE) performance to existing buildings.

Career Opportunities

Resource Planner - City of Palo Alto

Energy Planner/Analyst - Humboldt State University

New Senior Manager, Communications  - Energy Foundation

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8/9 - Webinar: Innovative Curricula for Public Health Priority Populations
How do climate change communications fit into existing public health programs? Local leaders share effective, low-cost approaches to making this connection.

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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wEEkly update

07/28/2017


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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

Energy Efficiency’s Existential Crisis Is Also an Opportunity
Matt Golden discusses the evolving role of energy efficiency as new measurement technologies are deployed and we continue to integrate. growing numbers of distributed resources.

ICLEI People's Delegation to COP23
As a follow up to the #WeAreStillIn campaign and in leadup to COP23 in Bonn November 6-17, ICLEI USA is in preparations to take a delegation of U.S. local leaders from our network joined by concerned citizens and members of the environmental justice communities.

Joint Agency Workshop on Senate Bill 350 Low-Income Barriers Study Implementation
The CEC and CPUC will jointly conduct a workshop to discuss implementation of the Low-Income Barriers Study for energy efficiency and renewables.

Per capita residential electricity sales in the U.S. have fallen since 2010
Energy efficiency improvements have contributed to long-term declines in residential energy usage for the nation.

Warren Buffett is building up a 'recession resistant' energy powerhouse
From California to the Midwest, billionaire investor Warren Buffett is steadily building an energy powerhouse.

Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why
Although the portfolios of six participating firms did reach the 70% or higher average savings goal, the reason many firms fell short could be attributed to a lack of energy modeling.

Career Opportunities

Communications & Sustainability Management Analyst - Portola

Senior Energy Programs Coordinator Position - County of SLO

Energy Planner/Analyst - Humboldt State University

New Senior Manager, Communications  - Energy Foundation

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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.


Cary Garcia Jr.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
eecoordinator.info
 

Happy METU Monday!

Why does energy efficiency make good business sense?

There are many indirect energy saving benefits according to the Small Business Administration (SBA):

Enhanced Employee Productivity - Enhanced comfort and improved lighting conditions may contribute to improvements in staff productivity.
Reduced Operations and Maintenance Costs - Many energy-efficient technologies significantly decrease your operations and maintenance requirements, saving not only money but also staff time.
Increased Customer Comfort - Building upgrades will improve your facility's appearance, present your products or services in a comfortable, well-lit environment.
Increased Asset Value - Efficient business properties have higher market values than those with higher operating costs.
Enhanced Public Image - Your contribution to environmental protection very positively differentiates your business from your competitors.

Look out for METU near you!
We are so proud to announce that we just helped the City of Avenal save over 137,000 kWh in annual savings. That is equivalent to over $21,000 in savings on their utility bills and we are just getting started!

METU is continually looking to assist our municipal partners in the San Joaquin Valley. If you are in any of the following counties and have PG&E gas or electric service, call us today!

Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties.


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*Source: https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/running-business/energy-efficiency/calculate-energy-savings/indirect-energy-saving-benefits

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly update

06/30/2017


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LG Input 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 rkang@willdan.com or (626) 633-6218 to provide your input.

News and Opportunities

Save the 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.

Stop, collaborate and listen: California stakeholders want to open electric system communications
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 transmission operators.

Building 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).

San Juan 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 electric grid.

California Lawmakers Model an Electric Car Program After the State’s Successful Solar Initiative
AB 1185 seeks to use up to $3 billion in funds to offer larger rebates to California electric car buyers.

Why Don’t 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."

Open Call 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.

Career Opportunities

Multiple Positions - Redwood Coast Energy Authority

Senior Energy Programs Coordinator Position - County of SLO

StopWaste Energy Council Program Manager

Sustainability Project Manager - BART

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7/7 - Demonstration of San Francisco's Solar + Storage Sizing Tool
Through a Department of Energy "SunShot" grant, the City and County of San Francisco has developed a publicly available tool for sizing and rating PV solar and battery storage to provide extended back-up power.

7/28-7/29 - Zero Carbon Zero Net Energy Redwood Retreat
Join Industry Leaders As they present case studies and technical deep dives on ZNE and Zero Carbon strategies.

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
eecoordinator.info

Happy METU Monday!

Are you throwing away money?

“Experts have long said that ignoring energy efficiency is like walking on a sidewalk littered with cash and waving away money that’s yours for the taking.”

Let’s face it, most of us do not have an unlimited budget with money to throw away.  Why not take advantage of an opportunity to save money that can be used elsewhere in the community?

Let METU help you find those opportunities.  To sweeten the deal, METU services are of no cost to you!

There is no time to waste!  PG&E rebates on energy efficiency equipment will start disappearing in 2018!

Let's all say it together: "Remove barriers, save money, repeat."  It’s that simple!

Look out for METU near you!

METU continues moving along with projects around the valley.  We are excited to be able to help so many of our local government partners and we can’t wait to expand further.  METU is currently in Avenal, Corcoran, Arvin and Taft.  We also continue to provide benchmarking support to the County of Kern.


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Happy METU Monday!

Happy METU Monday!

What are your barriers to completing energy efficiency projects?
There is no question the barriers exist and they can be very different for each of our municipal partners:

-          How to decide where to begin
-          There is not enough staff support
-          There’s too many details to keep track of
-          There is no budget for these projects
-          How to make sure the project gets completed

If you can relate to any, or all the above, we can help!  METU was designed, specifically, to remove barriers to help you save money on energy.  Let us be a resource to help you reach your energy and money saving goals.

Remove barriers, save money, repeat.  It’s that simple!

Look out for METU near you!
METU continues moving along with projects around the valley.  We are excited to be able to help so many of our local government partners and we can’t wait to expand further.  METU is currently in Avenal, Corcoran, Arvin and Taft.  We also continue to provide benchmarking support to the County of Kern.





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Happy METU Monday!

We would like to start your week with a very common question:

The answer to all your energy efficiency needs is to install solar, right?
Wrong!

Solar is a great way to save on your energy costs.  However, implementing solar without first implementing energy efficiency measures will cause short-fall of your energy and money saving potential.

Food for thought:
  1. If energy efficiency is not implemented first, you will likely spend more money on a solar system that is much bigger than what your needs are.
  2. When solar and energy efficiency are combined, an additional 3-6 cents per kWh is saved which, on a large scale, can mean big $$$!
When considering solar, remember it always goes hand-in-hand with energy efficiency.

Look out for METU near you!
As always, we are excited to be working with so many of our local government partners!  We are steam rolling along with projects in the cities of Avenal, Corcoran, and Arvin.  Also, the city of Taft is back on board and ready to get started on energy efficiency projects.  We have completed benchmarking and delivered their Municipal Readiness Reports (MRRs).  Stay tuned for more updates!

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