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Statewide LG EE Best Practices : Weekly Update

Here are your WEEkly Updates:
  1. EM&V Roadmap Draft Now Available for Comment
    The CPUC released the 2013-2016 Energy Division & Program Administrator Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Plan, which is open for comments now through December 17th. This version includes the EE portfolio - HVAC, lighting, commercial, industrial, agriculture, and more for you to review and comment on.
  2. San Diego City Council Readies 100% Renewables Mandate for Approval
    The San Diego City Council's environmental committee unanimously approved a proposed Climate Action Plan that would move the city to 100% renewables by 2035. To get to 100%, the San Diego Climate Action Plan puts Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) in place.
  3. Report: Recognizing the Value of Energy Efficiency's Multiple Benefits
    The benefits of energy efficiency extend beyond energy savings. Focusing on the residential, business, and utility sectors, this report examines each of these multiple benefits, their role in program marketing, and current best practices for including them in cost-effectiveness testing.
  4. Job Opportunity: Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
    The Local Government Commission (LGC) in partnership with the Institute for Local Government and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative is recruiting to fill the Coordinator position. The LGC is open to other arrangements that are not full-time to fill this position.
  5. Job Opportunity: Sustainability Coordinator, Contra Costa County (attached)
    The Sustainability Coordinator is a management position assigned to the merit-system classification of Principal Planner-Level A in the Department of Conservation and Development. Under general direction, the Sustainability Coordinator plans, organizes and coordinates the implementation of the County's Sustainability Activities. Application deadline is December 18, 2015.
  6. 12/8 California Gold: Partnerships for Cap-and-Trade Success
    The Southern California Association of Governments is holding its second regional forum on competitive grant funding from cap-and-trade revenues. This event will assist applicants seeking funding in the near term for transformative projects implementing Southern California's regional and local plans. The workshop will take place at SCAG's main office with video conference options available.
  7. 12/15 Best Practices in SEEC ClearPath: A Year in Review
    Participants will learn emerging practices and updates on how to best utilize SEEC ClearPath to monitor and track government operations and community-scale emissions data. This will be a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of how to best leverage SEEC ClearPath to its fullest.

And that is all for this week!

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

Here are your WEEkly Updates:
  1. Behind the Meter: The Many Advantages of Energy Benchmarking (audio)
    Carl Weinschenk, the Editor of Energy Manager Today, spent a few minutes this week discussing EnergyScorecardsMinnesota, a web-based energy and water benchmarking and tracking initiative, and the broader world of benchmarking with Jonathan Braman, the VP of Strategic Initiatives at Bright Power.
  2. 2015 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award Nominations due December 1st
    If you know someone in the air quality community - scientists, professors, legislators, activists, business leaders, and others - who has made a significant lifetime achievement, you can nominate them for an award by completing a nomination form. Since 2001, the California Air Resources Board has annually bestowed the distinguished Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards to extraordinary individuals for their significant career accomplishments.
  3. Job Opportunity: Business Planning Specialist, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
    The City and County of San Francisco seeks candidates for a Business Planning Specialist in the Power Enterprise, the City's publicly owned electric utility. The position will provide analytical and planning support related to new business opportunities, evaluation of potential infrastructure investments, and development of new energy programs and service offerings. The application and supplemental questionnaire are due Monday 11/23/15.
  4. 11/16 - ARCCA Learning Session: The Ins and Outs of the LA Energy Atlas
    Join ARCCA for a webinar to learn about the LA Energy Atlas - what it took to get it started, how to navigate and best utilize the Atlas, and what the project team is doing next. We're excited to have Krista Kline from the LA Regional Collaborative for Climate Adaptation, Zoe Elizabeth from the CA Center for Sustainable Communities, and Ron Mohr from LA County present on this webinar.
  5. 11/18 - Public Workshop on LGP & REN EM&V Roadmaps
    The Energy Divison will be hosting a call open to the public and in conjunction with its Local Government Stakeholder Advisory Group for the purpose of receiving input on the update to the EM&V Roadmap, REN and LGP chapters.
  6. 12/3 and 12/9 - Webinar on Energy Data for Local Governments (PG&E)
    Learn about energy data available to local governments for greenhouse gas inventories, climate action planning, and energy efficiency activities. By the end of the webinar, participants will have an understanding of the types of data available, how to request data, and the frequency with which PG&E releases new data. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to provide feedback to PG&E on current and future local government data needs. The training will be offered at two alternate dates and times (click to register): Thursday, December 3rd, 11am-12:15pm and Wednesday, December 9th, 10-11:15am.
  7. Energy Calendar
    If you have any events you would like to see added to this calendar, please send details to

And that is all for this week!

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
    If you have any events you would like to see added to this calendar, please send details to

And that is all for this week! 

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

Here are you WEEkly Updates:
  1. CPUC Final Decision
    The California Public Utilities Commission Decision Establishing Energy Efficiency Savings Goals and Approving 2015 Energy Efficiency Programs and Budgets was released this week. If you don't have time to read this 179-page document, here's a summary from Lara Ettenson at NDRC.
  2. Job Opportunity: Energy Program Manager, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
    The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking an Energy Program Manager to provide programmatic, analytical and project management support for both the campuses and systemwide Chancellor's Office staff. Resumes will be accepted until November 10th or until the job posting is removed.
  3. Energy Efficiency and Health Factsheet
    ACEEE and the Physicians for Social Responsibility released a factsheet on the health benefits of energy efficiency and reduced air pollution. Perhaps it can help you better communicate the value of energy efficiency to your community!
  4. A California Supervisor Defends Rooftop Solar
    "At the County level, we continue to look for ways to encourage solar and other renewable energy. And last year, we launched... PACE. The results so far have been impressive: Roughly $140 million in local projects have been funded and about 6,000 projects completed. PACE has led to the creation of more than 1,100 local jobs, adding $241 million to our local economy."
  5. SEEC Wants to Hear from You!
    Please take a few minutes to complete this 12-question survey. The Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) requests input on local government sustainability priorities to help inform its 2016 scope of work.
  6. CURRENTS Newsletter - Fall 2015 Issue
    You don't want to miss out on this issue of CURRENTS, which includes a legislative update factsheet, registration for SB 350 and AB 802: impacts and Implications for Local Governments with CEC Commissioners Andrew McAllister and David Hochschild, and more!
  7. Energy Calendar
    If you have any events you would like to see added to this calendar, please send details to

And that is all for this week!

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

1.  Next week, September 9 is a big day for CA's Existing Buildings.

The Energy Commission is scheduled to consider adoption of the Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan at 9/9/15 10:00am Business Meeting. The plan calls for the creation of new Local Government Challenge Program that would provide grants aimed at adoption of policies for aggressive energy efficiency, disclosure, compliance and permitting.

Please call in or join by webex to support the Local Government Challenge Grant and urge the Commission to adopt the Action Plan: Attached is the Action Plan, information about the Local Government Challenges is in Strategy 1.7, page 56-57.
2.  Revised Notice for SoCalGas' Proposed To-Code Pilot Webinar

Please use the link below, rather than the link in the Notice served via pdf, which may not be working due to a PDF conversion issue.
3.  Save the Date - September 25, 2015 - New Commercial ZNE Action Plan

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will be hosting a stakeholder workshop to inform the development of the New Commercial ZNE Action Plan for the next 10 years. Please join us on September 25, 2015, 9:30am-4:00pm in San Francisco at the CPUC. The meeting will include presentations and small working groups. An EventBrite will be sent soon. Please email if you have any questions.
4.  City of Berkeley is Seeking Job Specifications

City of Berkeley is looking for local governments that have hired staff or contract plan examiners (or inspectors) with specific expertise in the Title 24 Energy Code. If you have job specifications, ideas, or examples of things that have (or haven't) worked well, please contact Sarah Moore at
5.  County of Monterey Sustainability Manager Position

Monterey County is seeking a Sustainability Manager. For a guaranteed review, all materials must be received by the priority screening date - Friday, September 18, 2015. Here is the job description and application instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Rodriguez at 831-796-6095.
6.  Energy Efficiency: Building Owners Increasingly "Get It"

Encouraging news in this report from Energy Manager - could be a good back-up for discussion with building owners in your area. To read the full article, visit:
7.  Three Technologies that Will Keep Energy Costs in Check

Concise article about technology that can reduce energy costs. It has a national view, but applies to California. To read the entire article, visit:

And that is all for this week! Enjoy the holiday 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 or call (619) 699-6905

Job Opportunity: Senior Energy Planner

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building is currently accepting applications for Energy Planner (Sr. Planner).  This position will be responsible for managing Energy Watch's Community Service District and Municipal Energy Management Programs. Responsibilities will include managing a growing portfolio of complex energy efficiency projects and working closely with local governments to improve operations and reduce energy costs, use, and GHG emissions. In addition to sound program and project management experience and training, relevant experience and accreditation and/or education pertaining to energy efficiency and energy management is highly desirable.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to:
  • Coordinate and/or perform energy assessments and help customers select, finance, and implement cost-effective projects
  • Design, develop, improve, and manage local government programs
  • Build and maintain strong long-term relationships with customers and facilitate and coordinate regular meetings with customers, utility companies, and consultants/contractors
  • Communicate and present complex, technical information effectively to a variety of audiences to support organizational decision making and strategic planning
  • Lead data collection efforts by working closely with utilities, local government agencies, consultants/contractors, and other partners
  • Utilize EPA's Energy Star Portfolio Manager software to collect, analyze, and report energy data and benchmark facilities and utility infrastructure, to develop customized energy action plans, and to monitor trends over time
  • Develop comprehensive and verified inventories of customer facilities and infrastructure and related information
  • Navigate, leverage, and coordinate programs, incentive applications, and financing available through utilities, State commissions, and other agencies
  • Support monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements, meeting preparation, and other administrative tasks as needed
  • Advocate effectively for resources and programmatic support from utilities, State commissions, and County government
  • Participate in training's and increase knowledge of and skills related to technical aspects of energy efficiency, financial analysis, utility programs and incentives, and program and project management

Click Here to Learn More

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

1.  Last chance...earn $$ for your city's sustainability efforts!
Don’t miss your chance…August 31st is the deadline to sign your city up for the CoolCalifornia Challenge! 
Energy Upgrade California® CoolCalifornia Challenge 2015 - 2016
Play your part to keep California golden…join now in our statewide competition engaging thousands of households in cities across California to save energy, conserve water, reduce their carbon footprints, and help build more vibrant and sustainable communities!
For more information, download the Program Overview and Frequently Asked Questions from the website, or email
2.  Sierra Business Council - Two Positions Available
Sierra Business Council has two job openings available.  The positions are the same, but one is located in Sonora and the other can be either in Truckee or the Auburn area.  Here is the link to get more information:
3.  Saving Energy in the Supply Chain
 Very good article about how to save energy through the supply chain.  To read the full article, go here:
4.  Local Government Water Policy Forum
You are invited to a Local Government Water Policy Forum
Tuesday,September 15, 2015 10am-2:30pm
StopWaste 1537 Webster Street, Oakland CA
Lunch provided
This forum is for local government staff working to implement or update their jurisdiction’s response to the drought in departments such as planning, building, facilities, maintenance, public works or landscapes.
The intent of the forum is to share information amongst local governments about what we are doing to address water conservation both in our own facilities and in policies affecting our communities. 
The forum will:
· Clarify new requirements of the State for MWELO and Cal Green
· Discuss barriers to implementation, and identify potential regional approaches that could support your jurisdiction
· Review example tools and policy case studies
A preliminary agenda is attached.
There is no fee to attend this workshop, but you must be a local government staff and reservations will be accepted on a first-come first served basis.
Please email with any questions.
Please register HERE to reserve a spot.
This event is hosted by StopWaste.

And that is all for this week! 

SJVCEO is hiring!

Position: Project Analyst, Full-Time
Location: Fresno, CA
Start Date: Immediately
Compensation: Based on experience
Benefits: Position is eligible for all company benefits, such as Health, Dental, 401K

Company Description:
The San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization (SJVCEO), a non-profit 501 (c)3 corporation, dedicated to promoting the widespread use of clean energy resources and increasing energy efficiency through work with local governments, utilities, and community colleges.  The organization facilitates partnerships and implements programs that empower utility end-users (municipal governments, businesses, students and residents) to practice smart energy management. A key partnership facilitated by the SJVCEO is the Valley Innovative Energy Watch (VIEW).

The VIEW is a multidimensional municipal and community-focused energy efficiency program managed in partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, The Gas Company and San Joaquin Valley local governments including: Avenal, Corcoran, Dinuba, Farmersville, Hanford, Lemoore, Lindsay, Porterville, Tulare, Visalia, Woodlake and the counties of Kings and Tulare.

Position Description:
The SJVCEO is seeking a full-time Project Analyst to support the implementation of the VIEW 2013-14 program initiatives throughout the San Joaquin Valley. The initiatives cover municipal energy retrofit project management, community outreach and education, and support for the development of city policies that fulfill the goals set forth in the California Long-term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan. Essential to this position is the ability to work in a dynamic and diverse team environment to provide support and build relationships between utility representatives and municipal customers throughout the region. The Project Analyst will focus on implementing the municipal energy retrofit initiative and supporting Strategic Plan goals.

Key Responsibilities*:
·       Serve as a point-of-contact for municipal facility staff and utility account representatives.
·       Identify opportunities for comprehensive energy efficiency retrofit projects within municipalities.
·       Facilitate and track new and existing energy efficiency projects with municipal facility staff, utility account representatives and energy consultants.
·       Provide ongoing technical and project management support to local government and utility staff.
·       Prepare and present case studies of successful projects.
·       Serve as a technical resource for the SJVCEO team across multiple projects.
·       Assist in developing benchmarking policies and energy management solutions for municipalities.
·       Be proactive in identifying and responding to partner requests and needs.
·       Develop and maintain project tracking documents and databases.
·       Serve as a program representative at community outreach events.
·       Conduct presentations promoting energy efficiency, utility programs and case studies.
·       Provide comprehensive support to all SJVCEO activities as directed by Executive Director.

*Key responsibilities may change based on program contract modifications, Utility or CPUC direction.

·       Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of applicable work experience in the energy industry or related field.
·       Knowledge of facility energy systems and operations.
·       Familiarity with energy utility programs is preferred.
·       Strong project management skills.
·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
·       Intermediate to advance Microsoft Office skills are required.
·       Must be available to work outside of regular business hours.
·       Valid driver’s license and insurance.
·       Vehicle for travel throughout the San Joaquin Valley required.
·       Professional appearance and demeanor.
·       Passion for saving energy and the environment.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary history to:

The San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization, Attn: Courtney Kalashian
Post: 4747 North First Street, Suite 140
Fresno, CA  93726
No calls please

JOB OPENING: Energy Industry Fundamentals Adjunct Instructor

The first Clean Energy job under our C6 program?  The instructor for the Energy Industry Fundamentals course!  

West Hills College, as part of a Department of Labor, Trade Adjustment AssistanceCommunity College and Career Training Grant Program known as “C6” will offer an introduction to the energy industry course on the Coalinga Campus.  As a partner, the Clean Energy Organization is assisting West Hills Coalinga in recruiting an instructor for the six week course. *IT IS NOT OKAY TO CONTACT THE CAMPUS REGARDING THIS POSITION*

Desired Qualifications:
  • Industry experience with energy—electrical and gas power, California utilities, generation or other applicable energy subset.
  • AA degree with six years industry experience
  • BA with some industry experience
  • MA with minimal industry experience
  • Engaging personality!
  • Qualified OSHA Train the Trainer

 Position Specifics:
  • Dates: February 19-March 15, 2013
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday
  • $59-61 per hour (DOE)
  • Paid for classroom hours only
  • Hired as a "part time" instructor by West Hills College Coalinga (it is not okay to contact the campus)
  • No benefits
Please email with interest and resume, or respond to our Craiglist posting at: