Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy METU Monday!


Let’s talk about lighting controls!

If you are not currently using lighting controls, there is an opportunity to save up to 60% on your lighting load just by implementing controls.

What are some benefits other than energy savings?
-          Make work spaces safer
-          Turn your office into a “smart” building
-          Automate energy efficiency efforts so you can focus on your work
-          Increase the useful life of your lighting equipment by reducing usage

For additional information on lighting controls, please see the link at the bottom of this post to download PG&E’s Guide to Lighting Controls and Occupancy Sensors.

Have more questions?
Call us!

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

Check out our NEW website!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly update

08/11/2017


Funding Wizard | Energy Standards Online Resource Center | Energy Code Ace
CAISO Today's Outlook


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

Tai Initiative: Mayoral Delegation to China
The Tai Initiative is cooperating with the Chinese Academy of Sciences for ICLEI's upcoming November 2017 U.S. Mayoral Delegation to China. One of the initiative's function is to bolster the work of existing global city networks operating between China and the U.S. Please share with your local leaders!

NBI Survey: Zero Energy Technology Gaps to Drive Future Research
Exciting new research is underway to identify technology gaps and tools needed to meet California's bold goals for zero energy (ZE) buildings. Provide your feedback with a short, 10-minute survey.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy METU Monday!

Another Business Case for Energy Efficiency


Are you postponing Energy Efficiency Projects?
If you answered “yes”, stop procrastinating! The cost of holding off for another year could be substantial. On average, 30 cents of every dollar that organizations spend on energy use in commercial buildings is wasted through inefficiencies. How much money is your organization wasting? 
Not sure where to start?
We will help you through 3 steps to achieve your goals:
Energy Benchmarking – the first step to energy management is energy measurement.
Readiness Reports – project pipeline; identify and prioritize high savings projects
Advanced Project Assistance – help to herd the “cats”.
Call us!  Our goal is to remove the barriers to energy efficiency, save money, repeat.
It’s that simple!
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

Check out our NEW website!

*Source: https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/about-us/how-can-we-help-you/build-energy-program/business-case

Friday, August 4, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update



wEEkly Update

08/04/2017


Funding Wizard | Energy Standards Online Resource Center | Energy Code Ace
CAISO Today's Outlook


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.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

CALSTART 25th Anniversary Symposium



With funding from the California Energy Commission, CALSTART opened the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center with the goal to accelerate the use of clean vehicles and fuels and help the region more quickly meet its air quality targets. 



Early Bird Pricing Extended to August 11 for CALSTART's Anniversary Symposium


The event recognizes a quarter century of action to grow the clean transportation industry by bringing together key policymakers, innovators, industry pioneers and nonprofit luminaries to stimulate forward-looking thinking and action which will dramatically decrease our carbon footprint, while growing the clean transportation marketplace. The Symposium is at the forefront in developing pathways to get there from here by:

•    Establishing beachheads and building global momentum
•    Understanding strategies behind today’s smart money investments
•    Collaborating with state and local leaders to grow the U.S. market
•    Accelerating change through more efficient drivetrains
•    Featuring new to market cars, vans, buses & trucks

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Keynote Speaker:  Mary D. Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board. Nichols has devoted her entire career in public and nonprofit service to advocating for the environment and public health.



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New Speaker Announced:  Caroline Choi, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE). Choi is responsible for the Company’s regulatory strategy and policy at the national and state levels.


October 24:  25th Anniversary Symposium Opening Day
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.          Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Opening Session, Vehicle Display, and JPL Tours
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.          Full Conference Opening Reception


October 25:  Symposium Continues at the Pasadena Convention Center
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  General Session, Vehicle Showcase, and Blue Sky Awards Luncheon
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.          Members-only Reception (Symposium registration not required.)


Save $100 per attendee by registering through August 11!
To register, go to www.calstart25.org.


Copyright © 2017 by CALSTART, All rights reserved.
Contact Us
Joseph Oldham, Director
San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center
Address: 510 W. Kearney Blvd., Fresno, CA 93706
Phone: (559)797-6034
Email: joldham@calstart.org
Website: www.sjvcleantransportation.org

Friday, July 28, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly update

07/28/2017


Funding Wizard | Energy Standards Online Resource Center | Energy Code Ace
CAISO Today's Outlook


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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Carbon Free Home





Carbon-Free Home
August 22nd
5:30 pm-7:00 pm    


Yes, it's possible: Carbon-Free Homes are being built in Central California. Be one of the first to see a working prototype during our next Green Building Tour.

Unique features of this home include passive house design features, a solar system covering all electric needs of the residents with charging capacity for two electric cars, and a layout flexible for multi-generational living. 

Join this cutting-edge project's developer and architect on August 22nd from 5:30-7pm for a tour of this exciting new home which is an example of Central Valley living being part of a carbon free future.

Space is limited. SIGN UP EARLY


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