Sustainable Energy Roadmap Releases Solar PV Master Planning for Multi-Family Buildings Guidebook

Sustainable Energy Roadmap, a Program of Strategic Energy Innovations, has released a Solar PV Master Planning for Multi-Family Buildings Guidebook. This Guidebook was created in an effort to concretely help building owners understand how to incorporate solar into multifamily housing projects along with energy efficiency measures. It is written for multifamily building owners and describes the characteristics of a good host site, how to overcome traditional split-incentive and other barriers, how to integrate solar with energy efficiency upgrades, where to find helpful programs, and how to arrange project financing, among other important planning issues.

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Solar for Aquaponics Extension Unit Launched

SEI is dedicated to being a pioneer for K-12 and collegiate sustainability education. Our ever-evolving curriculum library welcomes a new unit this month: Solar for Aquaponics Extension Unit for the existing Aquaponics: Design, Build & Sustain project-based learning activity. The unit teaches students about the benefits and fundamentals of solar energy and guides them to, through their own analysis, design and size an off-grid, ground-mounted solar PV system to power pumps in the aquaponics system.

This year alone, SEI has launched a Biomimicry project-based learning activity, a School Solar Conservation Guide, and a Solar Certificate. Curricula and guides can be purchased for $50 on the website, while certificates can be purchased for $100. 

SEI's Own Stephen Miller Featured

SEI's Deputy Director, Stephen Miller, was recently featured in a terrific piece about climate change and Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical. Take a listen to learn about the terrific steps and actions faith communities are taking to care for our common home. 

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Introducing Energize Colleges

Strategic Energy Innovations is pleased to announce the launch of a new state-wide energy education and workforce development program: Energize Colleges. Through this vanguard new effort, we’ll support 12 California colleges and universities to deepen energy education and grow energy internship programs to build a highly qualified energy workforce. Visit the Energize Colleges website here to apply to the program!