Regional Forum – Matching Supply with Demand: Preparing Local Governments for the Rise of Renewables and Its Impact on the Grid

The last Regional Forum for 2017  “Matching Supply with Demand: Preparing Local Governments for the Rise of Renewables and Its Impact on the Grid” was held in San Francisco on October 24. The uptake of solar PV is becoming one of the most disruptive influences on the electricity grid. With the impending adoption of the …

Regional Forum – Municipal Buildings Leading by Example

  Many local governments are setting and meeting ambitious targets aimed at improving energy efficiency in public buildings while encouraging the private sector to do the same. This forum showcased local case studies on municipal innovation, discussed the needs and trends in the commercial real estate industry, and assessed how stakeholders can help exchange knowledge between industry …

Partner Event: Innovation & Impact Symposium

  The Innovation & Impact Symposium, presented by ProspectSV, will feature the latest developments in Energy, Mobility and the Built Environment. The region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities will discuss what it takes to implement these ideas for maximum impact. With a Keynote Presentation by Steve Westly, and featuring speakers from …

Electric Heat Pumps for Domestic Space and Water Heating: Applications and Considerations

  Course Description: As our electricity supply becomes cleaner as a result of increased use of renewables, electricity becomes an attractive fuel source to designers and builders interested in reducing residential greenhouse gas emissions and creating zero net energy buildings. This all-day class will focus on efficiency gains and emissions reductions from electric heat pumps …

PHCA Heat Pump Water Heater Workshop

  Passive House California (PHCA), in collaboration with the City of Berkeley’s Office of Energy & Sustainable Development, is hosting a workshop on heat pump water heaters. Join the workshop to explore this new technology: Why install heat pump water heaters? Manufacturers share their products How to install them (residential and commercial) What needs to …

Regional Forum – Regional Best Practices in Green Building Policy

  Bay Area elected officials and leaders attended this Regional Forum to hear updates about key state priorities and municipal green building programs from Assembly Member Nancy Skinner and CPUC Commissioner Michael Picker. Forum Agenda PowerPoint Presentations Opening Remarks and Welcome| Daniel Hamilton | ABAG California’s Zero Net Energy Building Goals | Cathy Fogel | …

Regional Forum – The Water-Energy Nexus: Strategies for Local Action

  This Forum brought together government policymakers and sustainability staff, energy and water utility staff, and energy professionals to explore programs and technologies that help consumers reduce their water and water heating use, and how local governments can leverage these programs to help reach their climate action plan goals. Forum Agenda PowerPoint Presentations Opening Remarks …

Regional Forum – CEC Guidance in Energy Code Interpretations

  This Forum was an opportunity for local building department staff and building professionals to ask California Energy Commission staff about interpretations for enforcement of 2013 Title 24 Part 6 – the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The handout below contains the questions and answers on the Energy Code, discussions, and clarifications from this Forum. …

Regional Forum – Local Government Resources for Energy Efficiency

  At this Forum,  attendees learned valuable tools and resources for implementing critical policies relating to energy efficiency in community design and how to leverage existing policies and apply best practices that support the needs of their communities. Forum Agenda PowerPoint Presentations Opening Remarks and Introduction | Daniel Hamilton| ABAG Fiscal Impacts of Building Energy …

Regional Forum – Creating a Sustainable Built Environment

  At this Forum,  attendees learned valuable tools and resources for implementing critical policies relating to energy efficiency in community design and how to leverage existing policies and apply best practices that support the needs of their communities. Forum Agenda Opening Remarks and Introduction | Wes Sullens| BayREN Codes & Standards Program Representative Presentations: Panel …