Past Forum Resources

2016

7th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

June 15-16, 2016 | Riverside, CA
Breakout Sessions: Financing and Funding

Getting a Piece of the Cap-and-Trade Pie

Innovative Financing for Energy Efficiency

Developing a Sustainable Internal Fund to Sustain Your Impact

Breakout Sessions: Implementation Approaches

Integrated Planning to Leverage Limited Resources and Maximize Results

It’s Better Together: Regional Collaboration to Advance Climate and Energy Initiatives

The EE Foundation of Integrated Demand-Side Management

Gaining Efficiencies at the Water-Energy Nexus

Breakout Sessions: Outreach and Engagement

Motivating Energy Efficiency: Model Behavior Change Strategies

Engaging the Local Business Community

Breakout Sessions: Regulatory Processes and Compliance

What You Need to Know: key Updates on Hot Regulatory Topics

Code and Compliance Tools that Work

Beyond the Energy Code: Exploring the Value of Forging Ahead

Breakout Sessions: Technologies

Energy Efficiency and Demand Management in Planning EV Technologies

Applying Building Technologies to Realize Savings

Energy Efficiency and the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources

Posters
2015

6th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

June 17-18, 2015 | Sacramento, CA

Morning Plenary – Working Together to Meet New Goals: A Conversation with State PartnersThis plenary session will feature a facilitated discussion with key representatives from the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. The purpose of this plenary is to provide local governments from across the state an opportunity to hear from key state agencies about the state’s energy and climate change policies and the important role localgovernments play in helping the state meet its new and ambitious climate and energy goals.Video

Moderator: Joseph Oldham, Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator, LGC

  • Commissioner Carla Peterman, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Commissioner Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission
  • Director Ken Alex, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Breakout Session #1: Your Roadmap to Success: Climate and Energy Strategic Planning at the Local LevelWith new policies and opportunities emerging around every corner, local government service and program implementers can often overlook the value of climate and energy strategic planning. How can local governments keep up with the ever-shifting political environment and changes in funding while developing a long-term plan that remains purposeful? At this session, we will get participants started in the strategic planning process then provide the tools and resources to support further implementation and execution.

Moderator: Joseph Oldham, Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator, LGC

  • Liz Yager, Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, County of Sonoma

Breakout Resources

Breakout Session #2: A Clear Path to Climate Action Planning: No-Cost Tools for Local Governments

Learn about the latest trends in Climate Action Planning and the tools and resources available to support local governments throughout the process. This session will dive into the challenges that local governments and regional agencies face, and the tools and best practices for overcoming these obstacles. Participants will learn about SEEC ClearPath California and additional no-cost tools and resources available to inform and track energy and climate action plans.

Moderator: Angie Fyfe, Director of Resource Efficiency & Renewable Energy Program, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA

  • Geoffrey Danker, Senior Policy and Planning Advisor, Southern California Gas Company
    Presentation PDF
  • J.R. Killigrew, National Membership Coordinator & Senior Climate Program Officer, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA
    Presentation PDF
  • Paul Ahrns, Project Manager, Sierra Business Council
    Presentation PDF
  • Tiffany Wise-West, Senior Environmental Engineer & Project Manager, EcoShift Consulting
    Presentation PDF

Breakout Resource:

Breakout Session #3: Reaching the “Hard-to-Reach”: Engaging Underserved Communities

Working in California’s most vulnerable and underserved communities is a priority for the state and for local governments. How can we ensure that our programs are bringing real benefits to these communities when reaching them in the first place has proven challenging? This session will present on case studies of successful programs, and share lessons learned and best practices. Participants will walk away with a stronger understanding of currently available programs and resources to implement and coordinate programs to engage underserved communities.

Moderator: Dave Christensen, Senior Program Manager, Government and Community Partnerships, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

  • Supervisor Pete Vander Poel, County of Tulare
    Presentation PDF
  • Robert Castaneda, CEO & Principal, Castaneda Communications
    Presentation PDF
  • Samantha Dodero, Program Administrator, San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization
    Presentation PDF

Breakout Session #4: New Strategies for Old Buildings: Working in Existing Municipal Buildings

How can local governments achieve the goals of the AB 758 Plan and where do they start? Learn how to sell your project to the decision makers – with and without using hard metrics – and how to finance it. At this session, participants will be equipped with best practices and resources to successfully implement energy efficiency projects in existing municipal buildings and how to measure the results.

Moderator: Laurel Rothschild, Assistant Director, The Energy Coalition
Presentation PDF

  • Charles Herbertson, Director of Public Works & City Engineer, City of Culver
    Presentation PDF
  • Courtney Kalashian, Executive Director, San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization
  • Howard Brewen, Superintendent, City of San Luis Obispo
    Presentation PDF

Working Session #1: A Race to the Bottom: Advancing Zero Net Energy
Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings have the unprecedented potential to create sustainable and healthy living, learning, and work environments in California – and they’re being created both at new and existing properties. During this hands-on session, participants will learn about market trends and California’s goals, how to carry ZNE strategic planning into action, and creative financing and planning strategies through interactive activities.Moderator: Ralph DiNola, Executive Director, New Buildings Institute
Presentation PDF

  • Cathy Fogel, Senior Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission
    Presentation PDF
  • Kevin Bates, President, SHARP Development Company
    Presentation PDF
  • Roy Haperman, Energy Manger, County of Santa Barbara
    Presentation PDF

Working Session #2: Making Your Messages Resonate: Communicating on Climate and Energy

Talking about climate change and energy can be a difficult task that results in dissonance and disagreement. How can we craft our message to resonate with our audience most effectively? This active session will guide participants through the key elements of communicating on climate and energy, and participants will learn how to improve their messaging through practice.

Moderator: Dan Barry, Communities Director, EcoAmerica

  • Catherine Hurley, Sustainability Manager, City of Evanston
    Presentation PDF
  • Stephanie Gray, Marketing Manager, West Region, Conservation Services Group

Working Session Resource:

Working Session #3: Do It, Track It, Share It: Tools for Implementation, Monitoring, and Reporting

Once you develop your local climate action plan, you’re ready to implement the policies and measures outlined in your plan – but where to start? This working session will provide participants with a walkthrough of the available tools for implementation, as well as for monitoring and reporting. Participants will learn about a suite of tools, available to local governments at no cost, as well as about different tools that have been developed and deployed by local and regional entities across California.

Moderator: Karalee Browne, Program Manager, Institute for Local Government
Presentation PDF

  • Christine O’Rourke, Sustainability Coordinator, Marin Climate & Energy Partnership
    Presentation PDF
  • Cory Downs, Conservation Specialist, City of Chula Vista
    Presentation PDF
  • J.R. Killigrew, National Membership Coordinator & Senior Climate Program Officer, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA
    Presentation PDF

Afternoon Plenary – Rethinking Energy: Innovations to Lead Us into the Future
This plenary session will feature a facilitated discussion on innovative approaches, ideas, and initiatives that are transforming how we think about energy efficiency and climate programs and policies.Moderator: Joseph Oldham, Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator, LGC

Video

  • Bob Raymer, Technical Director, California Building Industry Association
  • Dian Grueneich, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University
  • Shannon Casey, Communications Director, Cleantech San Diego
2014

5th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

June 19, 2014 | San Diego, CA

Forum Welcome
Video

  • Kate Meis, Executive Director, Local Government Commission
  • Supervisor Ron Roberts, County of San Diego; ARB Boardmember
  • Caroline Winn, Vice President of Customer Services and Chief Customer Privacy Officer, San Diego Gas & Electric

Morning Plenary – Working Together to Innovate and Implement: A Conversation with Our State Partners

This plenary session will feature a facilitated discussion with key representatives from the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. The purpose of this plenary is to provide local governments from across the state an opportunity to hear from key state agencies about the state’s energy and climate change policies and the important role local governments play in helping the state meet
these climate and energy goals.
Video | Notes PDF
Moderator: Kate Meis, Executive Director, Local Government Commission

  • Commissioner Mike Florio, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Commissioner Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission
  • Executive Officer Richard Corey, California Air Resources Board
  • Director Ken Alex, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Breakout #1: It’s All About the Money: Everything You Need to Know about Residential Energy Efficiency Financing [CM 1.00]Financing plays a critical role in the success of residential energy efficiency programs. This breakout session will provide an overview of key residential energy efficiency financing options. Participants will learn about the Bay REN’s Multifamily Financing Product, residential PACE programs, On Bill Repayment, and private sector financing opportunities. Participants will walk away with a stronger understanding of the available residential financing products and their similarities and differences.
Video
Moderator: Neal DeSnoo, City of Berkeley

Breakout #2: Sparking Their Interest: Developing Successful Business Outreach and Engagement Campaigns [CM 1.00]

This breakout session will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about developing business outreach and engagement campaigns. Participants will hear about successes and lesson learned from a marketing firm with experience in helping local governments develop business outreach campaigns, the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, and the Sierra Business Council.
Video

Moderator: Linda Pratt, City of San Diego
Presentation PDF

  • Stephanie Gray and Elisia Choi, Conservation Services Group
    Presentation PDF
  • Elisabeth Russell, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
    Presentation PDF
  • Greg Jones, Sierra Business Council
    Presentation PDF

Breakout #3: “Hot Topics” at the CPUC, CEC, CARB, and OPR [CM 1.00]

It can be challenging to stay up to date about all of the activities undertaken by State agencies. This breakout session will provide an overview of some of the “hot topics” at the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss these topics in more depth following brief presentations.
Video

Moderator: Courtney Kalashian, San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization

  • Courtney Smith, California Air Resources Board
  • Louise Bedsworth, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Jeremy Battis, California Public Utilities Commission
    Presentation PDF
  • Daniel Johnson, California Energy Commission
    Presentation PDF

Afternoon Plenary Session – Don’t Waste Your Energy: Adapting Our Energy System for a More Resilient Tomorrow [CM 1.00]Although California is actively working to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions to minimize the impacts of climate change, we must also acknowledge that our climate is already changing and that our governments and communities need to respond urgently in order to reduce the impacts the changing climate will cause. This facilitated dialogue will provide local governments the opportunity to learn more about the potential climate impacts on energy infrastructure, the role of energy efficiency in supporting resiliency in our communities, and the opportunity to marry mitigation and adaptation activities and see the long term resiliency benefits while also creating a more robust energy system. Local governments will also walk away with a better understanding of how they can support a more resilient energy system in their community.Moderator: Nicola Hedge, San Diego Foundation.
Video

  • Brendan Reed, City of Chula Vista
  • Robert Anderson, San Diego Gas and Electric
  • Jonathan Parfrey, Climate Resolve

Breakout #4: Every Drop Counts: Local Action to Save Energy, Water and Money[CM 1.00]Water related energy use accounts for approximately 19% of California’s electricity usage, emphasizing the opportunity to conserve energy through water efficiency measures. And with California facing an extreme drought, saving water is even more important to pursue. This breakout session will provide an overview of the water -­‐ energy nexus, including a regulatory update, as well as share successes and lessons learned from local agencies that are implementing programs that aim to save both energy and water.
VideoModerator: Rory Cox, California Public Utilities Commission
Presentation PDF

  • Lori Swanson, San Diego County Water Authority
    Presentation PDF
  • Scott Miller, City of Westminster
    Presentation PDF
  • Misty Mersich, Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority and Chris Bradt, BKI
    Presentation PDF

Breakout #5: Getting to Zero in the Municipal Sector [CM 1.00]

Pursuing zero net energy buildings is a critical strategy to help California reach its’ bold climate and energy goals. This breakout session will allow participants to learn more about, and discuss, pursuing zero net energy in the municipal sector, both through new construction as well as through the retrofit of existing buildings. It will also highlight the policies, activities, and strategies that local entities are utilizing to gain support and move toward more municipal ZNE buildings.
Video

Moderator: Cathy Fogel, California Public Utilities Commission
Presentation PDF

  • Dave Hewitt, New Buildings Institute
    Presentation PDF
  • Neal De Snoo, City of Berkeley and Gerard Lee, Harley Ellis Devereaux
    Presentation PDF
  • Chip Fox, San Diego Gas and Electric
    Presentation PDF

Breakout #6: Just Do It: Implementing Your Climate Action Plans [CM 1.00]

Developing climate action plans is only the first step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in your community. Once the plan is approved, local entities must begin the challenging and long -­‐ term effort of implementing the plan. This session will provide participants the opportunity to hear about successes and lessons learned from communities across California who are in the process of implementing their climate action plans. Following these short presentations, participants will have the opportunity to engage in in -­‐ depth table discussions to share their climate action plan implementation experiences.
Video

Moderator: Jillian Rich, Pacific Gas and Electronic Company

Breakout #7: Hot State, Cool Roofs: Working with the CEC and Utilities to Mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect [CM 1.00]

Urban Heat Islands can have significant health, economic, ecological and social impacts on our local communities. This session will highlight the benefits of Cool Roofs for mitigating Urban Heat Island effects, including an overview of the California Energy Commission’s review process for Locally Adopted Reach Codes, and will provide awareness of free technical assistance available to support locally adopted cool roof ordinances through the Statewide Codes & Standards Subprogram.
Video

Moderator: Javier Mariscal, Southern California Edison
Presentation PDF

2013

4th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

June 20, 2013 | Sacramento, CA

Welcome

  • Steve Malnight, Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Elisabeth Brinton, Chief Customer Officer, SMUD

State and Local Partners for a Clean, Green California

  • Commissioner Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission
    Presentation PDF
  • Commissioner Mark Ferron, California Public Utilities Commission
    Presentation PDF

Video

Table Discussions

  • What is your top energy/climate change priority?
  • What is the number one thing that the state could do to support this priority?

Report Back
Video

Breakout #1—Effectively Working With Your Partners at the State: What You Need to Know About the CEC, CARB, CPUC, and OPR

(CM 1.25, Beavis)

It can be challenging to stay up to date about all of the activities undertaken by State a gencies, and even more challenging to determine the best way to engage. This breakout session will provide an overview of local government energy efficiency and climate change programs, tools and resources from the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Participants will walk away from this session with a greater understanding ofactivities currently taking place at the state and how to best engage.
Video

Moderator: Lindsay Buckley, Program Coordinator, Institute for Local Government

  • Jeremy Battis, Local Government Programs Lead Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission
    Presentation PDF
    CPUC Energy Devision Contacts PDF
  • Dana Papke Waters, Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board
    Presentation PDF
  • Deborah Godfrey, Manager, Special Projects Office, California Energy Commission
    Presentation PDF
    Resource Links PDF
  • Michael McCormick, Local and Regional Affairs Advisor, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Breakout #2—Making Energy Efficiency Projects Pencil Out: Financing Options for Local Governments, Businesses and Residents

(CM 1.25, Bataglieri)

Financing plays a critical role in the success of energy efficiency programs. This breakout session will provide an overview of key energy efficiency financing options for local governments, businesses and residents. Participants will learn about Western Riverside Council of Government’s HERO residential and commercial PACE program, multifamily energy efficiency financing, and California Energy Efficiency Finance Project proposed pilots.
Video

Moderator: Frank Spasaro, Manager, Energy Efficiency Partnerships and Finance, Southern California Gas Company

  • Heather Larson, Green Building Program Manager, StopWaste
    Presentation PDF
  • Barbara Spoonhour, Director of Energy and Environmental Programs, Western Riverside Council of Governments
    Presentation PDF
  • Matthew Brown, Principal, Harcourt Brown & Carey
    Presentation PDF

Breakout #3—Bright Ideas in Energy Efficiency: Developing Successful Community and Business Outreach Programs

(CM 1.25, Compagno)

This breakout session will provide attendees information to develop successful, regionally relevant community and business outreach programs. Participants will hear successes and lesson learned from the California Center for Sustainable Energy’s community outreach programs for Energy Upgrade California, Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s small business program and the Port of San Diego’s green business competition and network.
Video

Moderator: Jillian Rich, Program Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

  • Siobhan Foley, Director, California Center for Sustainable Energy
    Presentation PDF
    Fact Sheet PDF
  • Matthew Marshall, Executive Director, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
    Presentation PDF
  • Cody Hooven, Senior Environmental Specialist, Port of San Diego
    Presentation PDF

Keynote Address (Camellia/Gardenia)
Video

  • Ken Alex, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Senior Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown

Breakout #1—Connecting the Dots: Local Projects that Save Energy and Water

(CM 1.25, Beavis)

Water related energy use accounts for approximately 19% of California’s electricity usage, emphasizing the opportunity to conserve energy through water efficiency measures. This breakout session will provide an overview of the water- energy connection, utility programs and local case studies, including Windsor’s on-bill financing Pay As You Save program and the West Basin Municipal Water District’s water energy programs.
Video

Moderator: Meredith Younghein, Water/Energy Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission
Presentation PDF

Breakout #2—Multi-Jurisdictional Partnerships: Leveraging Resources Through Regional Networks

(CM 1.25, Bataglieri)

Local governments throughout California are collaborating to share expertise and leverage resources. This session will provide an overview of three regional energy efficiency and climate change efforts, including the Bay Area Regional Energy Network, the Southern California Regional Energy Network, and the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership. Speakers will provide a short overview of their program, accomplishments to date and information about accessing program resources.
Video

Moderator: Kate Meis, Associate Director, Local Government Commission

  • Jerry Lahr, Energy Programs Manager, Association of Bay Area Governments (Bay REN)
    Presentation PDF
  • Howard Choy, General Manager, Office of Sustainability, County of Los Angeles (SoCal REN)
    Presentation PDF
  • Brendan Reed, Environmental Resource Manager, City of Chula Vista (San Diego REP)
  • Linda Pratt, Chief Program Manager, City of San Diego (San Diego REP)
    Presentation PDF
  • Naila Ahmed, Senior Program Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Robert Brunn, Senior Project Manager, Southern California Edison

Breakout #3—Local Governments Taking Action: Highlighting Best Practices at Each Step in the Climate Action Planning Process

(CM, 1.25, Compagno)

Local governments across California are leading the way on climate action planning. Come to this session to hear best practices from each step in the process. Participants will learn about developing inventories and climate action plans, overcoming political barriers, prioritizing strategies, keeping momentum post plan adoption, tracking and monitoring results, and engaging the community in an ongoing dialogue to evaluate progress. Regardless of where you are at in the climate action planning process, you will take something away from this session.
Video

Moderator: Amruta Sudhalkar, Program Officer, ICLEI

  • Inventories and Setting Up Climate Action Plans
    • Steve Frisch, President, Sierra Business Council
    • Nicholas Martin, Program Director, Sierra Business Council
      Presentation PDF
  • Implementing Climate Action Plans
    • Cal Broomhead, Climate and Energy Programs Manager, City and County of San Francisco
      Presentation PDF
  • Monitoring and Tracking Climate Action Plans
2012

3rd Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

July 19, 2012 | Los Angeles, CA

Welcome Plenary
Video

  • Senator Ted Lieu, California State Senate
  • Hal Snyder, Sempra Energy Utility
  • Gene Rodrigues, Southern California Edison

State Overview

  • Commissioner Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission
  • Jeanne Clinton, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Ryan McCarthy, California Air Resources Board

Table Discussions
Notes (PDF)

  • Where do local governments see themselves 3-5 years down the road in
    relation to the energy and climate action planning goals discussed by the
    state panelists?
  • What tools and resources will you need to address these priority areas?
    What is on your wish list besides staff and resources?

Breakout #1—Compliance, Tools & Synchronization: A Guide to Climate Action Planning Resources in California(Salon ABC, CM 1.5)
Facilitator: Lianna Rios, San Diego Gas and Electric
Video

  • Tabetha Willmon, California Air Resources Board
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Amruta Sudhalkar, ICLEI
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Michael McCormick, Office of Planning and Research
    Presentation (PDF)

Breakout #2—Financing

(Burgandy/Bordeaux, CM 1.5)

Facilitator/Presenter: Frank Spasaro, Southern California Gas
Video | Presentation (PDF)

Breakout #3—Helping Local Governments Work With Businesses

(Colombard/Moselle, CM 1.5)

Facilitator: Yvonne Hunter, Institute for Local Government
Video

  • Cruz Ramos, City of San Joaquin
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Ann Kelly, City and County of San Francisco
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Sona Kalapura, City of Manhattan Beach

Recognition of Beacon Participants (Salon ABC)
Video | Presentation (PDF)

Breakout #1—Reach Codes(Burgandy/Bordeaux, CM 1.5)Facilitator: Javier Mariscal, Southern California Edison
Video

  • Martha Brook, California Energy Commission
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Jim Guerra, City of Goleta
  • Steve Davis, Redwood City

Breakout #2—Energy Upgrade California

(Salon ABC, CM 1.5)

Facilitator: Jonathan Budner, Southern California Edison
Video

Breakout #3—SMART Grid Technology to Catalyze Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions

(Colombard/Moselle, CM 1.5)

Facilitator: Robert Graham, Southern California Edison
Video

Keynote (Salon ABC)
Video

  • Allison Joe, Office of Planning and Research
2011

2nd Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

July 28, 2011 | San Jose, CA

Morning Plenaries (Salons FGHJ)
Video | Audio (MP3)

Welcome

  • Mayor Chuck Reed, City of San Jose
  • Mark Krausse, Director of State Agency Relations for PG&E
  • Moderator: Pat Stoner, Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator

The Future of Energy and the Role of Local Governments

  • Commissioner Karen Douglas, California Energy Commission
  • Anthony Eggert, Deputy Secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency

Breakout #1—Climate Action Planning: New Champions (Salons FGHJ)
Facilitator: Yvonne Hunter, Program Director, Institute for Local Government
Video | Audio (MP3)

  • Al Armijo, Director of Planning Services City of Aliso Viejo
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Debra van Duynhoven, Assistant to the City Manager for Sustainability, City of Palo Alto
    Presentation (PDF)

Breakout #2—Sustainable Financing (Salons KLM)
Facilitator: Greg Hayes, Consultant, California State Senate Select Committee on the Environment
Video | Audio (MP3)

  • Revolving Energy Fund: Mary Tucker, Environmental Services Specialist, City of San Jose
  • Revolving Energy Fund: Janet Purchase, Energy Manager, Riverside County
    Presentation (PDF)
  • PACE Financing: Liz Yager, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Sonoma County
    Presentation
    (PDF)

Breakout #3—Benchmarking Best Practices (Salons DE)
Facilitator: Nancy Jenkins, Manager, SCE
Video | Audio (MP3)

  • Courtney Kalashian, Associate Executive Director, Valley Innovative Energy Watch
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Maria Sanders, Environmental Analyst, City of El Cerrito
    Presentation (PDF)

Networking Lunch
Resources Tables in Mezzanine Foyer: CEC, CARB, CPUC, PG&E, SCE, SCG, SDG&ESonoma County Energy Watch VideoRecognition of Beacon Awardees – Presentation (PDF)

Afternoon Plenary: New Partners to Achieve Energy Savings (Salons FGHJ)
Video | Audio (MP3)

Energy Makeover Cities: Partnering with Business

  • Nancy McKeever, Air Resources Specialist, California Air Resources Board
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Karly Katona, Deputy to Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, County of Los Angeles
    Presentation (PDF)

Breakout #1—Energy Upgrade California (Salons ABC)
Facilitator: Margaret Bruce, Vice President, Ecology Action
Video | Audio (MP3)

  • Jack Clark, Senior Program Manager, California Center for Sustainable Energy
    Presentation
    (PDF)
  • Joseph Oldham, Sustainability Manager, City of Fresno
    Presentation (PDF)

Breakout #2—Climate Action Planning Advanced Track (Salons FGHJ)
Facilitator: Monica Gilchrist, Interim California Director, ICLEI
Video | Audio (MP3)

  • James Caruso, Senior Planner, County of San Luis Obispo
    Presentation
    (PDF)
  • Garrett Fitzgerald, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Oakland
    Presentation
    (PDF)

Breakout #3—Technology Best Practices (Salons KLM)
Facilitator: Frank Spasaro, Manager of Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Southern California Gas Company
Video | Audio (MP3)

  • Energy Technology Assistance Program: Forest Kaser, Program Manager, Energy Solutions
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Street Lighting: Brendan Reed, Environmental Resource Manager, City of Chula Vista
    Presentation (PDF)
  • Street Lighting: Linda Pratt, Chief Program Manager, City of San Diego
    Presentation
    (PDF)

Keynote

John Laird, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency
Video | Audio (MP3)

2010

1st Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

October 14, 2010 | Burbank, CA

Transitioning to a Green Economy

Energy Upgrade California, AB-758 Retrofit Programs, and ARRA Funds

  • Panama Bartholomy, Advisor to Commissioner Karen Douglas, California Energy Commission (Presentation, Flash)

SEEC: Reducing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gases in Your Community

Moderator: Lynne Galal, Manager, Green Communities and Innovator Pilots, Pacific Gas and Electric

  • Michael Schmitz, California Director, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA
  • Lindsay Buckley, Program Coordinator, California Climate Action Network, Institute for Local Government (Presentation, PDF)
  • Kate Meis, Director of Climate Change & Energy Programs, Local Government Commission (Presentation, PDF)

Comprehensive Municipal Energy Projects

  • Sam Ruark, Local Government Partnership Program Manager, Sonoma County (Presentation, PDF)
  • Meredith Reynolds, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Long Beach

Green Building Policies and Programs

Moderator: Javier Mariscal, Southern California Edison (Presentation, PDF)

  • George Estrella, Chief Building Official, City of Santa Barbara (Presentation, PDF)
  • Alelia Parenteau, Energy Analyst, City of Santa Barbara
  • Bob Brown, Community Development Director, City of San Rafael (Presentation, PDF)

Climate Action Planning: Inventories, Targets, Plans, Policies & Tracking

Moderator: Michael Schmitz, California Director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA

  • Timothy Burroughs, Climate Action Coordinator, City of Berkeley (Presentation, PDF)
  • Brendan Reed, Environmental Resource Manager, Chula Vista (Presentation, PDF)

Green Jobs Through Energy Efficiency Programs

Moderator: Yvonne Hunter, Program Director, California Climate Action Network, Institute for Local Government

  • Charlie Buck, Special Projects Associate, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governmenst (Presentation, PDF)
  • Betony Jones, Managing Partner, Fourth Sector Strategies (Presentation, PDF)

Putting Together a Residential Retrofit Program

Moderator: Maril Pitcock, Manager, Government Partnerships, Pacific Gas & Electric

  • Joseph Oldham, Sustainability Manager, City of Fresno (Presentation, PDF)
  • Martin Alvarez, Redevelopment Manager, City of Palm Desert (Presentation, PDF)
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