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School Energy Coalition Fall Forums

We hope you will join us at this year's Fall Forums.  Both the California Energy Commission and the Division of the State Architect have confirmed attendance at both events.  We have also invited representatives from the State Controller's Office.


Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. 
Forums will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

September 19, 2017 
Los Angeles County Office of Education
9525 Imperial Hwy., Education Center East #300 | Downey 90242

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September 22, 2017
Mack Powell Event Center
2003 Howe Avenue | Sacramento 95814

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Thank you to our Fall Forum Sponsors!!


Spring Forums!

Schools must figure out the best ways to make limited dollars work to meet energy and water efficiency requirements and find new sources of funding. The School Energy Coalition (SEC) is helping districts meet this challenge.

The California Energy Commission has confirmed they will be presenting the latest information.

Public school district members will present school case studies to help attendees learn more about how to get the most out of state programs and successfullly navigate the accountability and audit processes.

Our panels of experts in the field will share how to avoid pitfalls as decisions are made on how best to meet state mandates and goals.

Attendees will leave better prepared to find solutions and ways to move forward with energy and water efficiencies, conservation and generation.

SEC Forums will provide important feedback on future advocacy to extend Proposition 39 and Zero Net Energy (ZNE) for school facilities.

Be part of the discussion!

We had GREAT Forums in Sacramento and San Diego! Be sure to keep on eye on your email for upcoming Fall Forums!

 

 

Thank You to Our Spring Forum Sponsors!!

 


SEC Fall Forums!

The SEC Fall Forums focused on water management, energy efficiency and the final push for funding under Proposition 39. Hear how schools have applied these funds to both energy and water efficiency projects. Discuss the latest trends with experts for achieving resource efficiency goals using Proposition 39 funding and other funding sources.

• Proposition 39 Budget and Guideline Updates
• District Case Studies in Energy and Water
• State Water
• Water Use Management - The Vision for California Water
• Rate Projections for Energy and Water
• Legislative Landscape on Energy, Water and Climate

 

 

Thank you to Balfour Beatty Construction, Pacific West and TerraVerde Renewables for sponsoring the Fall Forums!

    



 

The tenth annual Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit and Exposition comes to the Pasadena Convention Center November 2-3. Venture capitalist and Next 10 founder Noel Perry will keynote the opening session. Through an Expo with over 100 companies and dozens of educational sessions, the Summit offers insights into innovations in green policy, technology and practice.

Keynotes and exhibit hall are free. For more information and to register, go to www.green-technology.org or call 626-577-5700.



 


SEC 2016 Spring Forums

Thank you to Balfour Beatty Construction, PacificWest Energy Solutions, Sage Renewables, TerraVerde Renewables and The KYA Group for sponsoring the Forums!

 



 

WEBINAR

Reporting Your Savings Under the Proposition 39 Program

March 15, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.

The Proposition 39 Program has provided every school district, county office of education, and charter school with a per ADA allocation of funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that provide a specific Return on Investment (ROI).  We are currently at the midpoint of this five-year program. 

Will you be ready to easily report out results that show you met the mark?

Current and Future Energy Measurement Required Under the Program:

 

  • Accountability provisions imbedded in the implementing statute require K-14 schools to show cost and savings after the installation of energy measures using Proposition 39 funding. 
  • Energy Commission Guidelines require Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to measure their baseline use and provide an analysis to the State that shows cost and energy use savings for these installed projects and provide annual and final reports for verification. 
  • The Proposition 39 Citizens Oversight Board is charged with writing a report to the Legislature on the success of the program based on an audit(s) of these reports once projects are completed.

 

This webinar will showcase options for LEAs that are seeking to show the costs and energy savings under the Proposition 39 program and how to account for unforeseen variables such as changing electricity rates or weather patterns that may have required more energy use.  

Hear answers to the following questions:

-What is required under the Proposition 39 program and how can I efficiently and effectively track my progress?   

-What if my energy consumption INCREASES after my Prop 39 project, due to occupancy or weather condition changes?

-How can I demonstrate that the building is still more EFFICIENT? How can I ensure that the efficiency is sustained?

Presenters:

Anna Ferrera, School Energy Coalition 

Rick Brown, Terra Verde Renewable Partners

Marina Pelosi, Schneider Electric

Matt Spence, Indoor Environmental Services

Fee:

$50 for SEC Members

$85 for non-members


 


SEC Fall Forums

The Water / Energy Nexus for Savings: Resource Management and Funding

The State of California is asking schools to take steps toward conservation and efficiency on energy and water due to the drought emergency and climate change.  This is in addition to similar requirements for funding approval for energy projects under the Proposition 39 program.  Although these demands are challenging for schools, they present a golden opportunity to generate general fund savings by using less of these billable resources.

Attend and be better prepared to move forward with a plan to achieve ongoing savings through energy efficiency, solar, and water projects.  We will also have experts discussing best ways to maximize these dollars, along with the latest information on funding available for school energy and water projects through utility rebate programs and more incentives.

We are happy to confirm that the California Energy Commission, the California Department of Education and the Division of the State Architect and the California Conservation Corp will be presenting at our Fall Forums! Discussion topics will include:

• Proposition 39 Budget and Guideline Updates
• District Energy Case Studies
• State Water Restrictions: What They Mean for Schools
• New Landscaping Requirements for Existing Schools
• Proactive Building Water Management
• Water Use Planning and District Case Studies
• Rate Information for Energy and Water

 


 

August 13, 2015: CASH/ SEC Holds Joint Workshop on Water Management and Conservation Planning for Schools in Kern County

This workshop was very well attended and provided valuable information for the attendees.  We wanted to share the information with all SEC members:

2016 State School Bond Initiative

Jenny Hannah, C.A.S.H. Chair, Kern Co. Supt. of Schools

                                             

Protecting and Conserving State Water Resources: State’s Perspective

Anna Ferrera, School Energy Coalition

On the Ground to Meet the Mandate: Local Utility Perspective

Susan Cordone, California Water Service

Eric Averett, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District

DSA Irrigation Regulations/Irrigation Water Efficiency Requirements

Douglas Humphrey, Division of the State Architect

                                           

CDE Best Practices for Schools

Rob Corley, CDE/School Facilities and Transportation Services Division

School Districts Message

Jenny Hannah, C.A.S.H. Chair, Kern Co. Supt. of Schools

Don Ulrich, C.A.S.H. Vice-Chair, Clovis USD

                                         

School Panel Case Studies: Approaches to Measurement, Conservation & Efficiency

Anna Ferrera, School Energy Coalition

David Briley, Blair Church & Flynn Consulting Engineers

Jeffrey Becker, Fresno Co. Ofc. Of Educ.

Don Ulrich, C.A.S.H. Vice-Chair, Clovis USD

Brian Prine, Fruitvale Elem. SD

                                                     


 

SEC Webinars

SEC would like to continue supporting schools as they move planning and projects forward with webinars on energy issues.  SEC members receive a 50% discount on all webinars!

We would like your input on what webinar topics would benefit your district and community.  SEC will do the work of finding the best information and presenter(s), unless you have a suggestion or would like to do one yourself.

While we believe it would be beneficial to have SEC members talk about their successful EEP projects, or simply share experiences in addressing an issue or concern, it can be on any aspect of energy and school facilities - any area of interest that you would simply like more information about, addressing a specific concern or challenge, or new pathways to getting an energy project done. 

All ideas welcomed!

Click here to view the form.  Please return it to Aileen either by fax at 916.441.3893 or email: adalen@m-w-h.com

 

 


 

 

 

 

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