www.theenergynetwork.com                                       November  2016
Lighting the Way for Students at Ventura Unified School District   

The Energy Network (Public Agency Program or Program) offers services to all types of public agencies, including school districts. Improving energy efficiency in schools helps to create a healthier and safer environment -- an environment where students and teachers can thrive. Exterior lighting retrofits can enhance teacher and student security while mechanical retrofits can reduce student sick days due to improved indoor air quality.

Currently, three school districts leverage The Energy Network's Public Agency Program to improve energy efficiency throughout their schools - Ventura Unified School District (VUSD or District), Conejo Valley Unified School District, and Orange Unified School District. Since enrolling in the Program, VUSD has worked alongside The Energy Network to implement lighting and mechanical retrofits at 10 different district facilities to modernize equipment, increase efficiency, improve facilities overall and save money. 
"The Energy Network has done a wonderful job and we both have learned a lot since we began working together. We are happy to be part of a collaborative partnership to save energy and the environment through The Energy Network."

-Dave Marshall, Facilities Services Director, 
Ventura USD
Addressing outdated lighting was one of VUSD's main energy efficiency objectives for many years and by enrolling in The Energy Network's Public Agency Program, the District was able to see these projects come to fruition. The Program worked with VUSD to break the project into two phases -- phase 1 and phase 2 -- enabling the District to retrofit and replace old lighting technologies with those offering increased efficiency and improved quality. The Program also provided project management support to VUSD throughout the project -- including construction management services, procurement and contract guidance for contractor selection, coordination with investor-owned utilities, utility incentive application assistance, and engineering support.
Phase 1 of the lighting project has now been completed, providing the District with annual cost savings of approximately $110,000 and annual energy savings of over 785,000 kWh. In addition, VUSD is expected to receive more than $29,000 in utility incentives. Phase 2 of the lighting project, as well as the additional mechanical projects, are expected to be completed in 2017.
To find out how your agency can save energy and save money, or to enroll in The Energy Network's Public Agency Program, please contact 1-855-700-NETWORK or email us at info@theenergynetwork.com.
The Energy Network's Home Energy Tours featured on Lakewood City TV 

The Energy Network hosted a Home Energy Tour in Lakewood on Sunday, September 25 and Lakewood City TV was there to capture the experience. The Home Energy Tour was a tour of Justin Potier's Lakewood home for residents, neighbors, and friends alike to see the energy efficiency upgrades done to the home. The upgrades included wall and attic insulation, wall and attic sealing, new ductwork, insulation and sealing, and a new high-efficiency AC system and furnace.
The upgrades on Justin's home were done using the Home Upgrade rebate program. Now Justin says the house is cooler, the air is cleaner, and he is saving money on his electrical bill. This is just some of the many reasons Home Upgrade benefits homeowners. To hear more from Justin and other Home Energy Tour guests, watch the video here.
To learn more about upcoming Home Tours and community events in your area, go to http://tenres.com/ . Or to get started on your Home Upgrade, find a Participating Contractor at http://tenres.com/get-started/
Upcoming Workshop, Register Now!  

ZNE for Local Governments Workshop, LGSEC Quarterly Meeting

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica

California has set ambitious goals for zero net energy (ZNE) buildings and is leading the nation in the number of ZNE projects including municipal buildings. This interactive session will help attendees build knowledge on ZNE design and operation strategies, effective policies and codes as well as planning approaches and other resources to support advancement of zero energy buildings.

This workshop is brought to you on behalf of The Energy Network, LGSEC, The City of Santa Monica  and New Buildings Institute.
Giving Thanks for The Energy Network Participating

Participating Contractors and The Energy Network team enjoying breakfast at the Contractor Appreciation Breakfast 

Great food and feedback highlighted The Energy Network's Contractor Appreciation Breakfast on November 17 at Pasadena's Central Park Restaurant. Coffee and conversation flowed as The Energy Network representatives shared their thanks with some Participating Contractors who do the heavy lifting for the Home Upgrade Program. 

Representatives from RHA and iPermit E Raters were also on hand to answer questions. The contractors felt free to speak candidly and shared their valuable insights that continually help to improve the Program.

The Energy Network reps ready to greet contractors at the IHACI Trade Show 

The Energy Network also had a booth at the IHACI Trade Show on November 16. The Energy Network representatives were able to engage with current Participating Contractors and with new faces that are interested in joining Home Upgrade. The Energy Network is always striving to outreach to contractors to improve the experience of contractors and homeowners alike.

At this time of year, we thank all of our Participating Contractors for their diligence and professionalism in bringing Home Upgrade to their customers.

To learn more about Building Economic Resilience, please call the South Bay Cities Council of Governments at 310-371-7222.

About The  
Energy Network 

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authorized The Energy Network to serve public agencies and their constituencies throughout Southern California.

The Energy Network's mission is to harness the collective action of public agencies and their constituents and to help them save energy by providing needed resources and technical expertise.

This Program is administered by the County of Los Angeles and funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.