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Join us to learn about a wide range of subjects related to energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation. For a complete list, visit our Events page.

Title Date / Time Summary Target Audience Location
Solar for Homeowners 12/03/14 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Tailored to homeowners interested in going solar, this free workshop will outline the fundamentals of solar electricity for residential systems. Learn how to reduce or eliminate your electric bill with clean power and...

Homeowners, Self Installers San Diego
NAR Green Designation for Real Estate Agents (3 days) 12/04/14 8:00am - 5:00pm

Stand out with the only green designation for real estate agents recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Real Estate Agents San Diego
Spring Valley - Energy Efficiency Home Tour 12/06/14 10:00am - 1:00pm

Stop by Chris and Susan's home to see how energy efficiency improvements keep their home comfortable in every season.

Homeowners Spring Valley
Solar Water Heating Basics for Homeowners 12/11/14 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Gather your neighbors for a free dinner workshop! Learn about the benefits of solar water heating technology and available rebates through the California Solar Initiative - Thermal Program.

Homeowners San Diego
Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater Training (4 days) 01/12/15 8:00am - 5:00pm

CSE, in partnership with CalCERTS, Inc., is offering a four-day certification class for those seeking to become a Title 24 Energy Compliance HERS rater.

Contractors, Raters, Workforce Development Los Angeles

Energy Efficiency - Florey Home Case Study

The most noticeable benefits the Florey Family is experiencing from their Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade project are consistent temperatures and clean air throughout the house.
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Energy Efficiency - Wolf Home Case Study

The complete remodel of Michael and Jessica Wolf’s 1911 Craftsman home incorporated Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade energy-efficiency improvements at the design stage and throughout the construction process.
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Energy Efficiency - Shirley Fenile Home Case Study

The Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade project and associated upgrades have transformed Shirley's vintage 1920s house to the standards of today.
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Solar Water Heating - Point Loma Nazarene University Case Study

Get Your Energy from the Sun . . . with Solar Water Heating!Students at San Diego’s Point Loma Nazarene University wanted their on-campus housing to be more green and sustainable.
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Fuel Cell Combined Heat and Power - Lafayette Hotel Case Study

Historic Hotel Sets New Green StandardBuilt in 1946, the Lafayette Hotel was once a retreat for the rich and famous.
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