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Regional Forum – Energy Reach Codes: Local Government Tools to Save Energy and Fight Climate Change

One of the most powerful tools local governments have to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions is local energy reach codes. This half-day event will provide information on reach codes, including state requirements, timing considerations, and types of reach codes possible under California’s 2019 Energy Code. Attendees will also hear the initial results of studies that identify cost-effective measures local governments could require for new construction projects. In addition to technical experts, this Forum will include local government staff who have direct experience with local reach codes in a panel discussion to share lessons learned, with a focus on stakeholder engagement and other early steps of reach code development. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with staff from other nearby jurisdictions. This free BayREN Forum is open to all and will be co-sponsored with the Statewide Investor Owned Utilities Codes & Standards Team.