Newsletter: October 18, 2016

Welcome Address

Patrick Furey, Mayor of Torrance 
As Mayor, Patrick serves as Chair of the State Legislative Advocacy Committee and Federal Legislative Advocacy Committee.  In addition, he serves as a member of the Sanitation District of Los Angeles County, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and serves as the Chair of the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee. He also is the voting delegate for the National League of Cities.

Keynote Address
Sara Neff, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Kilroy Realty Corp. 
In Sara's first four years, she took Kilroy from having no sustainability program to being named the #1 real estate company across all asset classes on sustainability in North America by GRESB. Since 2010, Sara has overseen all sustainability initiatives such as energy and water efficiency projects, recycling and green cleaning, LEED certifications, green leasing, and green building standards. She chairs the Board of Directors of USGBC LA, and is a member of the USGBC National Advisory Council.

Master of Ceremonies
Jeff Malin, Senior Business Development Specialist, Governor's Office 
In the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, Jeff represents the entire state of California and geographically serves most of Southern California. Prior to his appointment, he spent several years in the real estate development sector, specializing in both market-rate and low-income housing finance, project management, and social service partnerships. He served in economic development offices for two Los Angeles Mayors, James K. Hahn and Antonio R. Villaraigosa. 
Nathan Whigham, Senior Director of Business Development, CleanFund
Andrew Nih, Senior Business Analyst, SoCalGas
Energy Efficiency
Craig Owens, Senior Program Manager, Willdan
Greg Stevens, Founder and Principal Engineer, GSE Solutions
Christoph Heizner, Senior Project Development Engineer, Ameresco
Bill McDonnell, Water Efficiency Manager, Metropolitan Water District of California
Douglas Kent, Douglas Kent and Associates
Elise Goldman, Recycled Water Programs Specialist, West Basin Municipal Water District

Upcoming Events
Small Businesses: Make Your Property Energy Efficient While Protecting Your Cash Flow Webinar

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

A panel of investment and energy experts will explore emerging financing products and program models for commercial energy efficiency projects, with a focus on the small and medium-sized commercial building sector.

Speakers will give their perspectives on specific tools or approaches available to business owners to address and overcome barriers to implementing energy efficiency projects. Market research shows that businesses that improve energy use have higher employee productivity, attendance rates and credibility with their customers. Ample time will be set for questions and group discussion.

Commercial PACE in Los Angeles County Webinar

Thursday, November 17, 2016
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

In this webinar, we will provide need-to-know information about Commercial PACE and successfully securing a financing project. Joining us are the various Commercial PACE administrators in LA County, including: 
Each administrator will provide an overview of their program, offerings, eligible properties and improvements.

You and your clients deserve recognition for your leadership in helping to create a more sustainable LA.
Winners will receive local and national recognition, and be featured on the U.S. Department of Energy website, and promoted through media outlets.
Three finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of industry experts, and the winning entries will be recognized at the awards event on February 28, 2017. 
Nominees do not have to be current LABBC partners.

Projects must initiated or completed in 2016 in order to be eligible. 

Projects must be within LADWP electric service area.
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