Monday, August 20, 2018

Statewide LG EE Best Practices : Weekly Update

The California Adaptation Forum is ONE week away!

The biennial California Adaptation Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to create resilient communities throughout the state. The Forum offers a series of engaging plenaries, sessions, networking opportunities, workshops, and tours to support our transition from adaptation awareness and planning to action.
With sessions in multiple different tracks, you will be able to discover and attend numerous sessions that will help you address your community’s most pressing challenges – no matter your discipline or background. Participants will leave the event feeling inspired and equipped to take their work to the next level, leveraging new connections and information gained to help safeguard the State of California.


Credit:  Green Car Progress

METU Project Update!

The Municipal Energy Tune Up (METU) Program, in partnership with the POM Wonderful Philanthropy grant program, leveraged funding to complete an insulation project at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall in Avenal in December 2017.
Avenal is a rural, hard-to-reach community as well as a disadvantaged community (DAC) and their Veterans’ Memorial Hall serves many facets of the community.  The hall is used as a cooling and activity center for the elderly, an after-school program for children, a community theater, and to distribute meals to those in need.
Measures installed for energy savings were: attic insulation, floor insulation, radiant barrier foil at the roof deck, and sealing of the duct work and penetrations in the attic.
Original estimated savings for the work was a 30% reduction in the building’s heating and cooling expenses.  But once the post-project summer months of 2018 were compared to the summer months in previous years, 2018 consumption is 40% less than that of previous years. The savings from this project is significant to the city and will be used to continue and expand much needed services to the community.
After such a successful project in Avenal, we are seeking to expand this project to various veterans community facilities throughout the rest of the WONDERFUL territory: Wasco, McFarland and Sanger/Del Rey.
Look out for METU near you!
METU is continually looking to assist 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.
Connect with us:
T (877) 748-0841
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Monday, August 6, 2018

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

Webinar tomorrow!

Tried, True and New Strategies to Fund and Implement Energy Retrofit Projects for Schools

Wondering how to continue funding your district’s energy efficiency projects in the “Post-Prop 39” era? Curious to learn how others are leveraging external resources to keep their project pipelines (and budgets) on track?

Join the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) for a one hour webinar on August 7th at 10:30 AM to explore funding and resources for K-12 schools pursuing energy efficiency!


Credit:  Petaluma 360

Monday, July 23, 2018

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

Solar Asset Management Webinar Series Starts Tomorrow!

Join the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC) and TerraVerde Energy in a webinar series on Solar Asset Management!

In this webinar series, the LGSEC is teaming up with Terraverde Energy to explore some of the essential best practices in managing these systems, along with addressing the now emerging questions around strategies for buying out Power Purchase Agreements.

Best Practices in Asset Management for Solar (Photovoltaic) Energy Systems (1/2)

Date: July 24

How to Assess & Execute a PPA Buyout (2/2)

Date: August 22


Credit:  The Tribune