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California homeowners and businesses seeking low-interest loans for energy...
Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in California exceeded 100,000 cars at the...
CSE’s Experience Electric – The Better Ride Campaign will be joining in during an...
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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
Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater Training (4 days) 09/29/14 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 San Diego
Napa Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 10/02/14 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Have you Experienced Electric? Come feel the power and test-drive the latest electric vehicles and learn more about EV adoption for free!

Clean Vehicle Enthusiasts Napa
Chula Vista - Solar for Homeowners 10/02/14 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Tailored to Chula Vista 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...

Homeowners Chula Vista
Chula Vista Solar Homes Tour 10/04/14 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Chula Vista Solar Homes Tour will feature three sites chosen by CSE that are home to a solar electric system, as well as other energy efficiency measures and/or electric vehicles. The tour offers homeowners the...

Homeowners, Clean Vehicle Enthusiasts Chula Vista
GETUP Energy Upgrade Career Training (3 weeks) 10/06/14 9:00am - 4:00pm

Hands-on training to help you to break into the home performance industry

Workforce Development San Diego
Everything About Solar: A Strategic Training Session for Local Governments 10/06/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

This interactive workshop – covering topics including solar financing, updating local solar regulations and local government solar procurement – is brought to you through the Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach...

Local Gov. Torrance
Solar for Homeowners 10/07/14 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
Solar for Homeowners - Contractor Meet & Greet 10/07/14 7:30pm - 8:30pm

CSE is providing opportunities for solar contractors to meet with homeowners interested in solar electric power in an informal setting during 2014. These sessions are scheduled immediately following CSE's monthly...

Contractors San Diego
NAR Green Designation - Training for Real Estate Agents 10/09/14 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
San Marcos - Energy Efficiency Home Tour 10/11/14 10:00am - 1:00pm

Tour Holly's energy-efficient home to get ideas for energy improvements in your own home.

Homeowners San Marcos

Solar Thermal - Mission Heights Condos Case Study

In 2010, the Mission Heights Condominiums homeowners association explored solar water heating systems for three buildings to increase property values and curb appeal while reducing energy usage and operating costs. 
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Solar Thermal - Lewis Multifamily Case Study

Like most apartment building owners, the Lewises supplied their tenants with hot water for personal use and the shared laundry room as part of their lease agreements. Then they heard that a solar thermal system could provide savings on their property’s natural gas bill.
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Solar - Sullivan Case Study

1970s Fixer-upper Transforms into Sustainable SpotlightIn 2006, Patrick did not want to buy a fixer-upper, but his wife Sheila, an avid home designer, did.
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Solar - Yolo County Case Study

Innovative Clean Energy Financing for Local GovernmentsYolo County developed a cost-effective solution to eliminate its energy bills, generate money for its general fund and reduce the need for budget cuts by installing solar photovoltaic systems on municipal buildings and properties.
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Self Generation - Olivenhain Case Study

Water District Invests in Clean Power GenerationPressure Reduction TurbineThe OMWD found a cost-effective solution to reduce energy costs while furthering its commitment to reducing its environmental impact.
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Energy Efficiency - Forsgren Home Case Study

The most noticeable benefits Rosalie and Bryant are experiencing from their Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade project are consistent temperatures and clean air throughout the house.
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The CSE Webinar Series provides information and tools to help accelerate the transition to a sustainable world powered by clean energy. We work with the most forward thinking organizations and partners to provide the public with the insights it needs to reach ambitious energy goals. Each webinar features insights from subject matter experts and/or industry experts. All are free attend. We hope you’ll join us – and pass the work to your friends and colleagues.

Subscribe to the CSE Webinar Series here to receive information on future webinars.

Combined Heat and Power for Wastewater Treatment Plants - Jul 2014

Target Audience: Program Implementers, Public Agencies

Webinar youtube

Get an overview of programs and opportunities for implementing CHP at California wastewater treatment facilities, including technologies, economics, design factors, environmental considerations...

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Clean Vehicle Rebate Project EV Consumer Survey Dashboard - Jul 2014

Target Audience: Program Implementers, Public Agencies, Clean Vehicle Enthusiasts

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Explore how to use an online dashboard with up-to-date electric vehicle (EV) market data detailing California consumer demographics, purchasing motivations, dealership experience and other factors...

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Solar Water Heating for Multifamily Properties - May 2014

Target Audience: Business & Institutions, Contractors, HOAs

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Learn about heating water with the sun in an archived webinar focusing on multifamily properties.

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Innovative Clean Energy Financing for Local Governments - Mar 2014

Target Audience: Program Implementers, Local Gov., Public Agencies

Webinar youtube

Learn how Yolo County overcame obstacles to financing clean energy projects, zeroed out their energy bills and generated millions of dollars of revenue through electricity sales.

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