Climate Corps Bay Area (CCBA) shared their progress with the broader community through a Climate Symposium. The event featured posters outlining CCBA climate protection approaches, a brief program honoring CCBA members and our community partners, and a keynote address by Michael McCormick, Local and Regional Affairs Policy Advisor and Senior Planner with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research.
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.
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.
To learn more about Sustainable Energy Roadmap, visit here.