Weekly Updates-Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator


Week of March 24, 2017

News and Opportunities

8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum June 14-15
Mark your calendars for June 14-15. The annual SEEC Forum will be in Fresno with two pre-forum workshops on June 13 focusing on Energy Efficiency 101 and Zero Net Energy for Local Governments.

BART’s New Sustainability Effort
Holly Gordon, BART’s Sustainability Group Manager discusses the latest effort to make BART more sustainable.

Low-Income Renters Face Barriers to Clean Energy
Maria Stamas of NRDC reviews the SB 350 Barriers Study from the California Energy Commission.

2017 Linda Latham Scholarship
ACEEE has announced that they are accepting applications for the Linda Latham Scholarships to attend their 2017 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry in Denver, Colorado from August 15-18, 2017.

There’s Vast Untapped Potential for Solar Rooftops in the US, says Google
Greentech Media reviews Google’s Project Sunroof since it’s launch two years ago. The website now includes 60 million rooftops across the country.

Publications and Resources

Let’s Talk Communities & Climate
ICLEI in collaboration with Path to Positive Communities and eco America have developed a guide to help local government and community leaders successfully communicate local climate change solutions to their communities.

Financing Energy Savings Through On-Bill Repayment
Recognizing the potential opportunities for affordable rental owners, the California Housing Partnership Corporation reports on a pilot study of on-bill repayment (OBR) at five affordable rental home properties in the City of Santa Monica.

Rate Design Matters: The Intersection of Residential Rate Design and Energy Efficiency
ACEE explores the relationship between changes in residential rate design and energy efficiency, focusing on how recently proposed rate structures after customer behavior through a review of recent pricing studies across the country.

Career Opportunities

Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer – Sacramento
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District is currently offering a unique opportunity for an innovative, energetic leader to lead one of California’s premier Air Quality Management Districts. The final day to apply is Friday, March 31

Management Analyst-City of Palmdale
The City of Palmdale is seeking a Management Analyst that will support environmental and energy efficiency projects. The final date to apply is Thursday, March 30.

Energy Technician-Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Redwood Coast Energy Authority has an immediate full time benefited position for an Energy Technician. The selected Energy Technician will support Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s Energy Watch partnership’s Regional Direct Install program.

SEEC Calendar

Click the SEEC Calendar link to view all upcoming events.

March 30 Webinar: Risks and Rewards in the ZNE Marketplace
Explore and understand the developer and owner perspectives on investor value of zero and take a close look at income, cost, and risk.

March 30 Webinar: State of Advanced Energy: Markets, Trends, Jobs

April 20 Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (Downey)
The U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) is the longest running annual green building event in Southern California.

April 26-27 Green California Summit (Sacramento)
The Summit provides a forum where innovations in policy, technology and practice can be showcased and shared.

Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator

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