Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa joins the Energize Colleges network! The LA Times speaks with campus Fellow, Trisitian Trevino, and SEI's Deputy Director, Stephen Miller, in this brief informative piece:
The Climate Corps Annual Symposium spotlights and celebrates the work of our Fellows and program partners to address energy and environmental challenges in California. Program Fellows will present on their climate protection efforts with local governments, nonprofits, and businesses. Join us for networking, thoughtful dialogue, Fellow presentations, keynote discussion, and light refreshments. Please register for this no-cost event on Eventbrite, and consider supporting the Climate Corps program by purchasing a sponsorship. Learn more here.
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.
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.