SEEC Webinar 8 — Benchmarking


Local governments face continually shrinking budgets, yet “state and local government agencies spend more than $10 billion a year on energy to provide public services.” The EPA estimates that nearly one-third of energy used to run typical government buildings can be conserved.

Benchmarking helps local government’s achieve substantial energy savings by providing objective energy performance measurements. These performance measurements help local governments set goals, increase the energy efficiency of buildings and monitor ongoing progress. Many local governments are already realizing benchmarking’s enormous potential to help protect the environment and lower municipal energy costs.

This webinar will include a discussion of AB 1103 as well as several local case studies highlighting experiences with benchmarking, including helpful insights, recent successes, and ongoing challenges.

Beginning in 2012, AB 1103 will require energy consumption benchmarking of all non-residential buildings in California and the disclosure of this information to prospective buyers, lessees, or lenders so it is important for cities to start benchmarking today!

This session is approved for AICP Certification Maintenance units.
CM Approved Credits: 1.50

A recording of the webinar is available (70 min.). Individual presentations are available on the agenda below.


2:00 pm Webinar Logistics and Overview

Kate Meis, Local Government Commission
(Presentation, PDF)

2:10 pm California Energy Commission—An Overview of AB 1103

Justin Regnier, California Energy Commission
(Presentation, PDF)

Local Case Studies:
2:25 pm Association of Bay Area Governments

Leah Zippert, Association of Bay Area Governments
(Presentation, PDF)

2:40 pm City of Santa Clarita
Heather Merenda, City of Santa Clarita
(Presentation, PDF)
2:55 pm San Joaquin Valley

Courtney Kalashian, Valley Innovative Energy Watch
(Presentation, PDF)

3:05 pm Questions
3:30 pm Adjourn / Wrap Up

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