Monday, June 22, 2015

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

For those of you who know who Joseph Oldham is you likely are on his email distribution list and receive this update each week.  We are grateful that Joseph has agreed to allow our little blog to re-post his weekly update.  If you have an interest in the happenings of energy efficiency and local government throughout California this is the update for you! If you love the information here, but want more in depth features be sure to check out Joseph's quarterly newsletter, CURRENTS.

1.     Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Draft Funding Guidelines
The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) has released a draft version of the Funding Guidelines for agencies that are administering appropriations from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF).

The draft Funding Guidelines consist of three volumes focused on: accountability and transparency; maximizing benefits to disadvantaged communities; and reporting to document greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, co-benefits, and other project outcomes. The draft Funding Guidelines will be discussed at a public workshop on Monday, June 22, 2015, in Sacramento that is also available through webcast.  The deadline for public comments on the draft Funding Guidelines is June 29, 2015.  Following the workshop and public comment period, ARB staff will update and release a revised draft of the Funding Guidelines.  On Thursday, July 23, 2015, the Board will hear public testimony and consider approval of the Funding Guidelines.

To download a copy of the draft Funding Guidelines, please visit:

To download a copy of the Workshop Notice, including the workshop time and location, please visit:

Comments on the draft Funding Guidelines may be submitted electronically at:

For additional information on auction proceeds, please visit:

2.     Public Meeting July 2, 2015 - California Energy Commission Drought Response: Water Energy Technology Program & Meeting Agenda

Public Meeting July 2, 2015 - California Energy Commission Drought Response: Water Energy Technology Program

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a public meeting to receive input on the Water Energy Technology (WET) Program draft guidelines and related topics on:

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Beginning at 2:00 p.m.

City of Lynwood - Bateman Hall - Room 2
Lynwood, CA 90262
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Remote Access Available by Computer or Phone via WebEx

Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web meeting service. For additional details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the notice at:

Computer Log on with a Direct Phone Number:

- Please go to and enter the unique meeting number 492 847 892.

- When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password meeting@6 . (Please note that password is case sensitive.)

(If link above doesn't work, please copy entire link into your web browser's URL)

3.     A Winning Strategy: Daylighting Sensors Combined with Occupancy Sensors

Good article about integrating technologies to get a better rate of return.  To read the full article, go here:

And that is all for this week!  

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