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 Electric Training Institute (NZP-ETI) located in Greater Los Angeles. The 144,000-square-foot demonstration center and living Read more about Nation’s Largest Net Zero Plus™ Commercial Building Retrofit Opens in Los Angeles[…]

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. Award winners are featured on the CalEPA website, promoted via social media and press release, Read more about Potential GEELA Nominees: Meet with CalEPA at the Green California Summit[…]

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 and Glen Price Group. State Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the California Department Read more about Listening Session at the Summit: CDE Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF)[…]

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 in a Washington, D.C. ceremony. In its third year, ED-GRS recognized 48 schools and nine Read more about ED-Green Ribbon Schools Celebrates Third Cohort[…]

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 begins October 3 in San Diego, and concludes October 22 with a meeting in Sacramento Read more about CEC Announces Public Meetings Regarding Prop 39 Guidelines[…]

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 office. Of note, the anticipated implementation schedule in the guidelines gives December 2013 as the Read more about Draft Guidelines for Prop 39 Released[…]

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 support for evaluating their needs and planning Prop 39-funded projects through the Bright Schools program Read more about Technical Support for Community Colleges[…]