Active Strategic Planning for Local Energy and Climate Programs
Intro by Joseph Oldham and Liz Yager
Plan your work and work your plan. That is a phrase that has dominated my working life for the past two decades. However, I must admit my planning in the early days was not always strategic; in other words, it did not have a long-term vision behind the plan. The value of developing a long-term vision and planning with that vision in mind is what the video you are about to watch is all about.
BayREN PROP Final Report
Intro by Joseph Oldham
I first learned of the BayREN PROP report in April, 2015. After reading it, I was impressed at how well the BayREN team uncovered one of the most significant challenges facing California efforts to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings.
LA County Water / Energy Nexus Project
by Erin Brewster
In response to the ongoing drought, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed the County Office of Sustainability (COS) in late 2014 to lead the effort to implement water conservation measures in County facilities and track the results as part of its ongoing green building services program.
Getting Smart about Smart Cities
by Kif Scheuer
As technology proliferates to all facets of our lives, and citizens are increasingly connected, Local governments are increasingly hearing about “smart cities” technologies that combine deep digital strategies, big data, and citizen connectivity to increase the efficiency and engagement of the public sector. Many of these smart city solutions are specifically aimed at helping local government to advance sustainability goals.
Taking it to the Next Level: Looking from the 2015 National Adaptation Forum towards the 2016 California Adaptation Forum
by Kif Scheuer
It’s been almost a year since the first California Adaptation Forum was held in Sacramento. As intended LGC is alternating CAF years with the National Adaptation Forum, so we can compliment the national dialogue on adaptation with our state efforts.