Supporting California Local Governments

SEEC provides no-cost resources to support the energy and climate initiatives of California Local Governments

Latest News and Updates

2017 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Scorecard

ACEEE Released their 2017 Energy Efficiency Scorecard this month. They ranked 51 large US cities for their energy efficiency efforts across 5 policy areas: local government operations, community-wide initiatives, buildings, energy and water utilities, and transportation. In this year’s results, Boston retained its position at the top of the rankings. Joining Boston in the top […]

2017 California General Plan Guidelines

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has been engaged in a thorough update of the General Plan Guidelines (GPG). OPR is statutorily required by Government Code Section 65040.2 to adopt and periodically revise State guidelines for the preparation and content of local general plans for all cities and counties in California. This 2017 […]

Creating a Carbon Fund Webinar Resources

Resources: Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/u5hdss2jC9I Webinar presentation: CarbonFundWebinar_EcoShift.pdf Hosted June 21, 2017 Municipalities and other organizations often have difficulty funding climate action efforts to meet goals and comply with regulation. A consistent and sustainable funding mechanism is required. EcoShift Consulting, LLC has experience with a number of different carbon funds model development and implementation. The webinar will focus […]

2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. The 2019 Standards will continue to improve upon the 2016 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. The 2019 Standards will go into effect on January 1, 2020. See Pre-Rulemaking documents and follow the new standards […]

Calendar

The SEEC Calendar includes relevant online and in-person events and trainings for local government staff working in the climate change and energy space.
Most events are specifically related to energy efficiency and take place in California.