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Nation’s Largest Net Zero Plus™ Commercial Building Retrofit Opens in Los Angeles

The Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute includes demonstration center & living laboratory for emerging energy technologies  LOS ANGELES – June 6, 2016 – Today marked the opening of the nation’s largest net zero plus commercial building retrofit, the Net Zero Plus … Continue reading

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Potential GEELA Nominees: Meet with CalEPA at the Green California Summit

The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) is California’s highest environmental honor. Established in1993, the award recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that demonstrate exceptional leadership in conserving resources, protecting the environment and building partnerships to strengthen the State’s economy. … Continue reading

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Why Do Green Schools Matter?

Tony Knight at the 2014 Green California Schools Summit keynote breakfast. Can a district that makes a commitment to sustainability really expect to see a return from its efforts? For decades, Dr. Tony Knight of the Oak Park Unified School District … Continue reading

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Listening Session at the Summit: CDE Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF)

The California Department of Educations’s Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF) will hold a listening session from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm on November 5 at the Pasadena Convention Center, at the Green California Schools Summit. The session will be facilitated by the ELTF … Continue reading

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ED-Green Ribbon Schools Celebrates Third Cohort

        Taylor, Rydberg, and Wheeler accept ED-GRS Director’s Awards. It was smiles and green flags all around as Education Secretary Arne Duncan honored the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) and District Sustainability awardees … Continue reading

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Southwest Already Experiencing Climate Change Impacts

As detailed in the recently published National Climate Assessment, the Southwest region of the U.S. is already experiencing effects from climate change. “The region has heated up markedly in recent decades, and the period since 1950 has been hotter than … Continue reading

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California Department of Education Publishes Prop 39 Allocations for 2013-2014

The California Department of Education has published its calculations for Prop 39 Awards to K-12 schools. The allocations are based on the formula outlined in AB 73, taking into account both Average Daily Attendance and the number of students who … Continue reading

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CEC Announces Public Meetings Regarding Prop 39 Guidelines

The California Energy Commission has announced that it will hold a series of public meetings and webinars over the next few weeks to present the draft guidelines for Prop 39 implementation, and to solicit public input on them. The series … Continue reading

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Draft Guidelines for Prop 39 Released

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has published draft guidelines for the Prop 39 implementation program. The CEC notes that, for 2013-2014 allocations, these guidelines apply only to K-12 projects and not to funds allocated to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s … Continue reading

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Technical Support for Community Colleges

As outlined in SB 73, community colleges will receive 11 percent of the Prop 39 funds allocated for energy efficiency projects on California campuses. As was discussed in an earlier article in Green Technology magazine, K-12 districts can obtain technical … Continue reading

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