Supporting California Local Governments

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

Latest News and Updates

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Lighting Alterations Update: New energy code compliance option may reduce lighting controls requirements and project costs, effective immediately for all projects permitted before December 31, 2016

The California Energy Commission approved the use of an optional compliance pathway for use in non-residential lighting alterations that trigger Title 24, Part 6. This is in addition to the pre-existing two compliance pathways. This new option may significantly reduce the requirements for lighting controls on qualifying projects and can be applied immediately. Eligible projects […]

Free CalGreen Seminar Friday 7/22

This free four-hour course is designed for those interested in learning about the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen). Cities across California are required to enforce the 2016 California Green Building Code on January 1, 2017.   The course will review Residential and Non-Residential standards and demonstrate how designers and developers are addressing the […]

From Eco-Business: Can low-income housing be energy efficient and affordable?

Finding the best strategies to bring the economic benefits of energy efficiency to low-income households is a hot topic. Learn in this article from Eco Business about case studies in Ann Arbor and Pittsburgh, a study from Energy Efficiency for All, and how to best leverage key resources like the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). […]

Energy Data Access Committee Meeting 6/21: Recap, Highlights

Thanks to all local governments that participated in the Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) survey, which sought to help the EDAC understand how the current rules governing utility data access align with the data needs of localgovernments’ in their efforts to complete Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories – and ultimately Climate Action Plans (CAPs). Results of the survey […]


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.