wEEkly update
 March 16, 2020

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San Jose, California, unveils 6 partners for better buildings program
Utility Dive -The City of San Jose, California, officially kicked off its Better Buildings program with six partners, which have committed to reducing their collective greenhouse gas emissions by 10%. 
KSBY News -The City of San Luis Obispo was recognized for a number of bold actions it is taking to make certain it hits its goal of 100 percent carbon neutrality by 2035.
IMT -Whether you’re juggling investor pressures, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, a downsized budget, or a desire to make a public sustainability splash, this toolkit, accompanied by one-on-one guidance from IMT experts can help get you to your goals.
The Salt Lake Tribune - Airtight homes not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change and air pollution, but they can also reduce energy costs, which pose a higher burden on low-income households. 


CivicSpark - Call for session & poster proposals (CFSP) are open until March 27th. Session tracks this year include: Leading with Equity & Community Engagement; Energy Resilience; Integrated Planning to Action; and Decarbonization Pathways. Visit the forum website to learn more.  

Civic Spark Partner Recruitment - Second Priority Deadline April 3rd
CivicSpark - CivicSpark, LGC's Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local public agencies to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges, is now accepting partner applications. Visit our website or download a flyer to learn about CivicSpark’s 5-year track record of helping California communities tackle their biggest challenges while fostering the next generation of leaders and also about what it takes to become a partner.

Top Resources

  1. Low-Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) Tool (DOE)
  2. Getting to Zero Buildings Database (New Buildings Institute)
  3. Twelve Strategies To Step Up Global Energy Efficiency (ACEEE)
  4. World Energy Outlook 2019 (IEA)
  5. Peak Demand Impacts From Electricity Efficiency Programs (LBNL)
  6. SEEC 2019 Legislative Update (SEEC)
  7. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

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