Written by: Marta Schantz
This week on June 14-15th in Portland Oregon, the Pacific Coast Collaborative is hosting the West Coast Workshop on Building Energy Efficiency. The Pacific Coast Collaborative provides a formal basis for cooperative action, a forum for leadership and information sharing, and a common voice on issues facing Pacific North America: Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington.
This two-day workshop will bring together program administrators and technical experts from West Coast cities (and other local jurisdictions), state and provincial agencies, utilities, non-governmental organizations, and others to discuss energy efficiency policies and programs for public and private buildings on the West Coast. During the workshop, participants will identify opportunities and roles for state/provincial jurisdictions, larger cities, utilities, and other organizations in enabling and supporting advancements in local energy efficiency programs. Participants will also share lessons learned and emerging best practices from building energy efficiency policy and program design, adoption, and implementation on the West Coast.
Waypoint Energy Vice President Emily Pearce will be presenting on the “Financing Options for Energy Efficiency in New Construction and Existing Buildings” Wednesday afternoon session, sharing insights on making the business case for energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Her longtime presence in the Pacific Northwest adds to her regional knowledge and insights on financing options in the market.
Looking forward to sharing best practices from Waypoint’s experience, as well as learning about new programs and successes from others. If you are attending the workshop as well, make sure to reach out and say hello!