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    • Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • City of San Diego ESD Auditorium, 9601 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA 92123
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    Join fellow building professionals in learning not only how to comply with state and local building benchmarking requirements, but how to use benchmarking for ongoing utility consumption tracking and energy retrofit planning.

    At this workshop you'll learn how to use the industry-leading benchmarking tool, ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, which will not only help you better manage energy consumption but also give you greater insight into prioritizing energy audits and retrofits.

    By learning how to benchmark your building, you also will be prepared to comply with mandatory regulations, such as Assembly Bill 802 and the City of San Diego's Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. We also will introduce the Benchmarking Coach program that provides no-cost, one-on-one technical support to building owners through the San Diego Regional Green Business Network.

    Topics Covered

    • Overview of Building Benchmarking
    • Business Case for Benchmarking
    • Benchmarking Regulations, including AB 802 and the City of San Diego's Benchmarking Ordinance
    • Benchmarking Coach program resources
    • Live demo of using Portfolio Manager (adding a sample property and meters)

    Speakers

    Rebecca Sappenfield Baptiste, LEED AP O+M, WELL AP, is an associate manager in Distributed Energy Resources Programs at the Center for Sustainable Energy. She utilizes her green building expertise to provide benchmarking technical knowledge and coaching, inform green building policy and regulation development and assist in developing local green business networks and events. Rebecca holds master’s degrees in integrated science and technology and a master’s in sustainable environmental resources management, as well as a professional certificate in sustainable business practices.

    Aaron Lu is a program coordinator of the Sustainability Department in the City of San Diego. He utilizes his energy and environmental science expertise to advance the City’s energy goals of reaching 100% renewable energy supply city-wide and reducing municipal and community energy consumption through regulatory engagement, policy support, and program implementation and management. Aaron holds a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University and professional certificates in sustainable business practices and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.


    • Wednesday, July 17, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101

    Overview

    Join your fellow GBN members on a tour of the Helix Water District Facilities – winner of SDG&E’s 2019 Energy Showcase Award for leadership in advancing energy efficiency and sustainability in the San Diego region. The Helix Water District distributes water to about 275,000 people, which is an energy-intensive process. To control energy costs and their impact on water rates, the Helix Water District has implemented many energy conservation strategies, including programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, LED lighting, window film, and a solar energy system.

    Schedule

    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am: Meet at Port of San Diego Administration Building and board bus to Helix Water District
    • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Tour of Helix Water District's Operations Facility and Treatment Plant
    • 1:00 pm- 1:30 pm: Return to Port of San Diego Administration Building

    Additional Details

    The Green Business Network will provide lunch and arrange transportation from the Port’s Administration Building to the Helix Water District’s Operation Center in La Mesa and Treatment Center in El Cajon.

    Please meet at the Port of San Diego at 10:30 a.m.
    3165 Pacific Hwy
    San Diego, CA 92101


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    • Thursday, July 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    Our full-day LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Workshop is designed to prepare you to pass the test with confidence. In addition to delivering the material in a clear and concise format, this workshop presents the types of questions that are asked on the exam so you know what and how to study. We review example scenarios from real world projects to help you better understand and remember the material while giving you an opportunity to put the concepts to practice.

    Objectives

    • Participating in sample LEED "Charrette"
    • Performing calculations covered on the LEED Green Associate exam
    • Reviewing LEED Green Associate test taking strategies
    • Answering LEED Green Associate practice questions

    Speaker

    Alex Spilger As the found of GreenStep, Alex Spilger has consulted on over 100 diverse green building projects with high profile clients such as Google, Salesforce, Skype, Adobe and the Wharton School of Business. Alex has taught over 300 green building workshops across the globe through organizations such as the US Green Building Council (USGBC), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, to name a few.  He has also developed curriculum for UC Berkeley, where he teaches a 6-week Green Building Project Management course.  Alex is a LEED Accredited Professional with specialties in BD+C, ID+C & EBOM.  He is considered faculty for numerous organizations and holds additional certifications as a Certified Green Building Professional, a Continuing Education Provider and HERS Rater.  Alex holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UCLA.

    Additional Details

    Learning Level:  Beginner


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    • Friday, July 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    Whether you are selling energy solutions or seeking project approvals internally, understanding what factors play a role in the decision-making process and knowing how to build rapport with key stakeholders vastly increase your odds of success. This workshop features highlights from the weeklong Selling Energy Boot Camp™, including the following:

    • Reframing the benefits of energy solutions so they can be measured with the yardsticks that your customers are already using to measure their own success
    • Developing concise and compelling communication tools that really engage decision-makers
    • Migrating the discussion from the “bits, bytes and blinking lights” of your offerings to prospect-specific messages that motivate project approvals
    This workshop will give you the insights, focus, and skills you need to define your most promising targets, streamline your sales process, and maximize your closing ratio.

    Objectives

    • Understand how to connect the dots between your energy solutions and the segment-specific outcomes your prospects truly care about.
    • Discover how to distill your message down to a 15-second elevator pitch that is both repeatable and memorable; a one-page narrative proposal that can be read in four minutes or less; and, a one-page investment summary that migrates the conversation from simple payback to the metrics that really matter.
    • Learn how to clone past successes by creating a Success Story Archive™ and sharing it with prospects that look a lot like your best customers

    Speaker

    Mark Jewell is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author and Stevie(r) award-winning speaker focused on applying energy solutions to create value. He has influenced energy decisions in three billion square feet of real estate.  His firm, Selling Energy, is one of Selling Power magazine’s Top 20 Sales Training Firms. Mark received his B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Additional Details

    For course fee and registration:
    https://www.sellingenergy.com/products/l2c_sdge_07192019/

    Check-in: 8:00a.m., with continental breakfast and lunch

    • Tuesday, August 06, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    Are you aware of SDG&E's various energy-efficiency programs and financing options that are available to your business customers? In this course you'll get an overview of the tools available for business energy=efficiency projects and ways to finance them. Learn how to leverage your knowledge to better serve your business customers while our expert stall walks you through the Energy Efficiency Business Incentives, Energy Efficiency Business Rebates, Demand Response programs and On-Bill Financing. Hear from third-party experts about the Small Business Financing (SBF) program for energy-efficiency upgrades.

    Objectives

    • Energy Efficiency Business Rebates for installing energy-efficiency equipment improvements
    • Energy Efficiency Business Incentives for retrofitting existing or installing new high-efficiency equipment to save energy
    • On-Bill Financing for qualifying energy-efficient business improvements with no interest
    • How the Small Business Financing (SBF) program compliments On-Bill Financing
    • Learn about SBF's option to include non-energy efficiency measures, no bill neutrality or 5-year payback requirement
    • Demand Response programs to earn incentives for reducing energy use on peak days when electricity is high demand

    Speaker

    As the Small Business Financing (SBF) program administrators, the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) collaborates with SDG&E, the state and other Investor Owned Utilities to oversee the SBF program application and enrollment process. CAEATFA staff will be discussing program participation and available to answer attendee questions.

    Additional Details

    Check-In: 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast will be provided


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    • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    Facilities typically experience several modifications during their lifecycle. Have you considered one for your building? This half-day seminar will explain the basics behind managing projects and provide insight on improving building efficiency. Topics include how to evaluate and choose projects, how incentives, rebates and SDG&E’s Trade Pro Alliance can be a resource, and why good construction management is essential. Learn how to set project requirements, perform basic estimating, choose a contractor and manage projects to completion. Project examples include cool roofs, lighting, and HVAC upgrades.

    Objectives

    • Gain insight on choosing the best projects

    • Find out how project management basics can be applied to your project

    • Learn about common projects to improve energy efficiency

    • Discover how SDG&E can be a resource

    Speaker

    David Timber has over thirty years of facility operations and project management experience. He is currently a strategic project manager for the County of San Diego, Department of General Services and has private sector experience as a project manager for a local mechanical engineering firm. He evaluates opportunities to incorporate energy-efficient designs and renewable energy systems in new construction and building alteration projects. David earned his degree in agricultural engineering from Cornell University and has a Master’s in Public Administration from National University. He is also an instructor of facility and project management courses at UCSD Extension, and an LEED-accredited professional with the US Green Building Council.

    Additional Details

    Learning Level: Beginner

    Check-In: 8 a.m. with breakfast provided


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    • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    Energy costs are on the rise. The move to be green and sustainable is now the norm rather than the exception. This full-day workshop on effective energy management will introduce fundamental strategies and provide the base knowledge and tools needed to develop and start implementing an effective energy-management program. Both technical and non-technical facility professionals will learn how they can improve energy performance, reduce energy costs, and improve the business bottom line.

    Objectives

    • Energy Fundamentals
    • The Energy Management Process
    • Proven Energy-Efficiency Measures
    • Energy-Project Financing and Incentives
    • Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance

    Speaker

    Paul Wingco has over thirty years of experience in facility operations and energy management. His past roles include serving as Energy and Sustainability Manager, Associate Director of Energy and MEP services, and Director of Facilities Management for California State University, Long Beach. Paul earned his Construction Engineering Management degree from California State University, Long Beach, and he has a Master’s in Business Administration from Vanguard University of Southern California. He is a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers and a practicing independent Clean Energy and Sustainability consultant.

    Additional Details

    Learning Level: Advanced

    Check-in: 8:30a.m., with breakfast and lunch provided


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    • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    The goal of this training is to provide you with the knowledge and expertise to submit your first project with ease and remove potential delays in processing your project. This Lunch & Learn course provides detailed instructions for participating in SDG&E's Energy Efficiency Business Incentives (EEBI) program, Energy Efficiency Business Rebates (EEBR) program and On Bill Financing (OBF) program.

    • EEBI; learn the 12-step process to participate and the importance of the 2017 Custom Manual. See how to submit a completed application package, including OBF. Attendees will receive guidance, from defining the project cost and annual energy usage for new and existing equipment, through submitting the final Installation Report.
    • EEBR; get an in-depth look at program requirements, the application process, and step-by-step instructions on completing the rebate application for EEBR. The course will also confirm available rebates and identify measures requiring a reservation up front. You will learn how to navigate your way through the online application tool. In addition, we’ll also review best practices to ensure program compliance. 

    On-Bill Financing (OBF) program: 

    Every eligible business can receive 0% financing and pay for qualifying energy-efficient business improvements through their SDG&E bill. Get details on filling out and submitting a complete application package. Find out how you can leverage this program to add value to the services you provide to your customers 

    Objectives

    • Learn how avoid costly delays in processing projects
    • Learn how to accurately complete a submit an EEBI & OBF application package
    • Walk through the EEBR and OBF program requirements and online application process
    • Receive step-by-step instructions on completing the rebate application online
    • Identify which measures require a reservation up front
    • Learn best practices to ensure program compliance
    • Provide knowledge and know-how to submit projects with ease and minimize costly delays in processing projects
    • Learn how to add value to the services yo provide to your customers

    Speaker

    Meet SDG&E Program Advisors who manage the program first hand and collaborate with other utilities. These experts oversee the application and incentive payment process representing years of energy efficiency, processing, and program experience within SDG&E Customer Programs.

    Additional Details

    Check-In: 11:00 a.m.  Lunch will be provided


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    • Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    The goal of this training is to provide you with the knowledge and expertise to submit your first project with ease and remove potential delays in processing your project. This Lunch & Learn course provides detailed instructions for participating in SDG&E's Energy Efficiency Business Incentives (EEBI) program, Energy Efficiency Business Rebates (EEBR) program and On Bill Financing (OBF) program.

    • EEBI; learn the 12-step process to participate and the importance of the 2017 Custom Manual. See how to submit a completed application package, including OBF. Attendees will receive guidance, from defining the project cost and annual energy usage for new and existing equipment, through submitting the final Installation Report.
    • EEBR; get an in-depth look at program requirements, the application process, and step-by-step instructions on completing the rebate application for EEBR. The course will also confirm available rebates and identify measures requiring a reservation up front. You will learn how to navigate your way through the online application tool. In addition, we’ll also review best practices to ensure program compliance. 

    On-Bill Financing (OBF) program: 

    Every eligible business can receive 0% financing and pay for qualifying energy-efficient business improvements through their SDG&E bill. Get details on filling out and submitting a complete application package. Find out how you can leverage this program to add value to the services you provide to your customers 

    Objectives

    • Learn how avoid costly delays in processing projects
    • Learn how to accurately complete a submit an EEBI & OBF application package
    • Walk through the EEBR and OBF program requirements and online application process
    • Receive step-by-step instructions on completing the rebate application online
    • Identify which measures require a reservation up front
    • Learn best practices to ensure program compliance
    • Provide knowledge and know-how to submit projects with ease and minimize costly delays in processing projects
    • Learn how to add value to the services yo provide to your customers

    Speaker

    Meet SDG&E Program Advisors who manage the program first hand and collaborate with other utilities. These experts oversee the application and incentive payment process representing years of energy efficiency, processing, and program experience within SDG&E Customer Programs.

    Additional Details

    Check-In: 11:00 a.m.  Lunch will be provided


    Register Now

    • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    In this hands-on course, Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors will gain the knowledge and skills needed to more quickly and effectively enforce the energy code for nonresidential projects. Learn how to incorporate this knowledge of the standards into typical job tasks.

    Objectives

    • Understand the 2016 building energy efficiency standards for nonresidential new construction, additions, and alternations
    • Understand the purpose of each of the nonresidential compliance forms and related documents
    • Effectively communicate energy efficiency compliance options and requirements to builders and clients
    • Objectives and highlights

    Speaker

    Bruce Cheney is a U.S. Navy veteran with over 20 years of professional experience in the field of Building Science. He is certified in Home Energy Rating System (HERS & HERS II) and holds additional certifications from the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst, Building Envelope and Multifamily Professional. Bruce is a recognized proctor and trainer in the construction industry on implementing new Title 24 Residential and Nonresidential Energy Efficiency Standards. His company, Anchors Aweigh Energy, is a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in San Diego.

    Additional Details

    Learning Level: Intermediate

    This class is eligible for continuing education units from the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

    Check-in: 8:00AM, breakfast and lunch will be provided.


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    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    In this introductory level seminar you will learn the basic concepts of Demand Response and Automated Demand Response (ADR), emphasizing when and why you should call an ADR. Discussion will include the life cycle of an ADR project. After taking this course, you will have a fundamental understanding of San Diego Gas & Electric’s Technology Incentives (TI) program and how to prepare projects for program success.

    Objectives

    • Basic concepts and benefits related to Demand Response
    • Identifying ADR measures for various facility applications
    • Different examples of key calculation concepts

    Speakers

    Dennis Rowan is highly experienced in the Demand Response area installing or verifying more than a thousand ADR systems across the state. His experience spans a broad range of manufacturers, and he has developed a unique understanding of the various ADR systems. Dennis has also worked directly with ADR Program Managers at all three of California’s Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) providing program development and training to staff and customers.

    David Pruitt has 17 years of experience in energy efficiency serving both private clients and the Investor Owned Utilities in California (PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E).  David has completed energy audits for these utilities in the Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural and Institutional sectors.

    Additional Details

    Cost:  Free

    Course Level:  Introductory


    Check-in: 8:00 am with breakfast provided


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    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    In this introductory level seminar you will learn the basic concepts of Demand Response and Automated Demand Response (ADR), emphasizing when and why you should call an ADR.  Discussion will include the life cycle of an ADR project. After taking this course, you will have a fundamental understanding of San Diego Gas & Electric’s Technology Incentives (TI) program and how to prepare projects for program success.

    Objectives

    • Basic concepts and benefits related to Demand Response  
    • Identifying ADR measures for various facility applications
    • Different examples of key calculation concepts

    Speaker

    Dennis Rowan is highly experienced in the Demand Response area installing or verifying more than a thousand ADR systems across the state. His experience spans a broad range of manufacturers, and he has developed a unique understanding of the various ADR systems. Dennis has also worked directly with ADR Program Managers at all three of California’s Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) providing program development and training to staff and customers.

    David Pruitt has 17 years of experience in energy efficiency serving both private clients and the Investor Owned Utilities in California (PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E).  David has completed energy audits for these utilities in the Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural and Institutional sectors.

    Additional Details

    Learning Level: Beginner

    This course qualifies for Building Operator Certification (BOC) continuing education units (CEUs)

    Check-in: 8:00am with breakfast provided


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    • Wednesday, September 04, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 3980 Sherman Street, Suite 170, San Diego, CA 92110

    Overview

    Experts from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will explain the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating, while sharing valuable consumer awareness tips that can help you feel more confident when evaluating solar technologies for your business.

    Objectives

    • Calculating your business's energy use
    • Properly sizing a solar PV system to meet your unique needs
    • Understanding how solar water heating can benefit your business and what rebates are available
    • Researching and comparing solar contractors
    • Evaluating a contractor bids or contracts
    • Understanding your financing options

    Speaker

    CSE representatives will be available before and after the workshop to answer any specific solar questions you may have. After attending “Solar for Businesses,” you will have the knowledge and resources necessary to confidently make that final decision to Go Solar! Refreshments will be provided for registered attendees.

    Additional Details

    Can't make the live event? Join the CSI-Thermal team via webinar. Register for the webinar and learn about solar electricity and solar water heating from your business.

    Please note that this event is for business owners. If you are a solar contractor, please attend the workshops offered for contractors.


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    • Friday, September 20, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    This workshop will teach how the Lean-Six Sigma system approach and continuous improvement methodologies in various sectors including industrial, retail and hospitals, can be used to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating and maintenance costs. Learn how to meet customer expectations and enhance productivity through improved safety and greenhouse gas emission reduction creating a competitive advantage

    Objectives

    • Walk through processes to observe energy use
    • Perform energy audit and measuring energy use
    • Examine energy use with value stream mapping
    • Use Lean-Six Sigma tools to find and eliminate energy waste and variation

    Speakers

    Dr. Majid Ahmadi has over 27 years of experience with utility energy efficiency, demand-side management, and distributed generation programs, and is the founder of CanTech Energy consulting services. Majid possesses a proven track record in assisting entrepreneurial and established companies in continuous improvement initiatives, business strategy, and measuring and improving the customer experience.

    Additional Details

    Cost:  Free

    Learning Level: Intermediate


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    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

    Overview

    Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) can account for 1/3 or more of a building’s energy use. Oftentimes owners, operators, and facility managers set energy goals, but have little or no knowledge of how HVAC systems work. Find out how to reduce utility bills and prevent unscheduled shutdowns in this half-day course. Learn the basics in easy-to-understand terms including: heating and refrigeration equipment, controls and operation, and maintenance guidelines

    Objectives

    • Discover the mystery behind HVAC system design
    • Comfort air and ventilation basics
    • How to evaluate HVAC performance and efficiency
    • How proper system management can reduce energy costs

      Speakers

      David Timber has over 30 years of experience in facility operations and project management. He is currently a strategic project manager for the County of San Diego Department of General Services, and has private sector experience as a project manager for a local mechanical engineering firm. David also teaches facility and project management courses at UCSD Extension. His education and training include LEED(r) accredited professional with the US Green Building Council, a degree in agricultural engineering from Cornell University, and a Master’s in Public Administration from National University.

      Additional Details

      Cost:  Free

      Learning Level: Beginner


      Register Now

      • Thursday, November 07, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

      Overview

      In this introductory level seminar you will learn the basic concepts of Demand Response and Automated Demand Response (ADR), emphasizing when and why you should call an ADR. Discussion will include the life cycle of an ADR project. After taking this course, you will have a fundamental understanding of San Diego Gas & Electric’s Technology Incentives (TI) program and how to prepare projects for program success.

      Objectives

      • Basic concepts and benefits related to Demand Response
      • Identifying ADR measures for various facility applications
      • Different examples of key calculation concepts

      Speakers

      Dennis Rowan is highly experienced in the Demand Response area installing or verifying more than a thousand ADR systems across the state. His experience spans a broad range of manufacturers, and he has developed a unique understanding of the various ADR systems. Dennis has also worked directly with ADR Program Managers at all three of California’s Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) providing program development and training to staff and customers.

      David Pruitt has 17 years of experience in energy efficiency serving both private clients and the Investor Owned Utilities in California (PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E).  David has completed energy audits for these utilities in the Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural and Institutional sectors.

      Additional Details

      Cost:  Free

      Course Level:  Introductory


      Check-in: 8:00 am with breakfast provided


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      • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
      • 8:00 AM
      • Friday, November 15, 2019
      • 5:00 PM
      • 6060 Nancy Ridge, San Diego, CA

      Overview

      Optimum "sustainability" for savvy CEOs and facility professionals goes beyond certifying the premises with the preferred building rating system. It is a commitment to improving the facility's impact on the environment, productivity and people-not just today, but tomorrow too.

      IFMA San Diego Chapter will be offering an instructor led SFP course by IFMA Fellow Phyllis Meng in the San Diego area.  This six-day course, scheduled in two 3-day sessions on:


      Wednesday through Friday
      November 13-15, 2019 from 8 to 5:00 PM
      December 11-13, 2019 from 8 to 5:00 PM 

      Objectives

      Become an SFP and play a key leadership role in creating, managing, and operating sustainable facilities. The SFP is the new credential for FMs seeking a higher level of sustainable performance. Go farther, faster. Engage all your company's FM assets to truly maximize triple bottom line results.

      Additional Details

      Registration Fees:
      IFMA San Diego Members - $1595 each
      Non Chapter Members -  $1795 each
      Note: Costs include include the hard copy manuals, test and lunch each day.
      For more course details, please email Mac McCardle, 858-210-4020


      Please note:

      Cancellations are subject to a $25 restocking/processing fee.
      Registration requests made after deadline will be assessed an additional $50 processing fee.
      This same class is being offered by IFMA for $2095!  Take it with IFMA San Diego and SAVE!

      Registration Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM

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      • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
      • 8:00 AM
      • Friday, December 13, 2019
      • 5:00 PM
      • 6060 Nancy Ridge, San Diego, CA

      Overview

      Optimum "sustainability" for savvy CEOs and facility professionals goes beyond certifying the premises with the preferred building rating system. It is a commitment to improving the facility's impact on the environment, productivity and people-not just today, but tomorrow too.

      IFMA San Diego Chapter will be offering an instructor led SFP course by IFMA Fellow Phyllis Meng in the San Diego area.  This six-day course, scheduled in two 3-day sessions on:


      Wednesday through Friday
      November 13-15, 2019 from 8 to 5:00 PM
      December 11-13, 2019 from 8 to 5:00 PM 

      Objectives

      Become an SFP and play a key leadership role in creating, managing, and operating sustainable facilities. The SFP is the new credential for FMs seeking a higher level of sustainable performance. Go farther, faster. Engage all your company's FM assets to truly maximize triple bottom line results.

      Additional Details

      Registration Fees:
      IFMA San Diego Members - $1595 each
      Non Chapter Members -  $1795 each
      Note: Costs include include the hard copy manuals, test and lunch each day.
      For more course details, please email Mac McCardle, 858-210-4020


      Please note:

      Cancellations are subject to a $25 restocking/processing fee.
      Registration requests made after deadline will be assessed an additional $50 processing fee.
      This same class is being offered by IFMA for $2095!  Take it with IFMA San Diego and SAVE!

      Registration Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM

      Register Now

    Past events

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Evaluating & Selecting Luminaires Workshop
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Advanced Cooling Water Treatment: The Risks & Rewards of High Cycle/Concentration Programs
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Don't Touch That Thermostat
    Monday, June 10, 2019 Certified Energy Manager Training & Exam (5-day Training)
    Wednesday, June 05, 2019 California ZNE and Carbon Planning
    Wednesday, June 05, 2019 California Zero Net Energy and Carbon Planning
    Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Tuesday, June 04, 2019 What's New - 2019 Title 24 Nonresidential Standards
    Thursday, May 30, 2019 Welcome to Facility Management
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Power Quality Basics
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Solar for Businesses
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Smart Building Technologies for Energy Efficiency
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Zero Net Energy in Action
    Friday, May 17, 2019 Energy Efficiency Update: Strategies for Reducing Energy Use, Operating Costs and Carbon Emissions
    Thursday, May 16, 2019 Outdoor Lighting Workshop
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Industrial Lighting Workshop
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Measurement for Foodservice Facilities
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Nonresidential Standards for Architects
    Thursday, May 09, 2019 Project Management for Energy Efficiency
    Thursday, May 09, 2019 Technology Incentive Program Essentials
    Thursday, May 02, 2019 Benchmarking 201 with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
    Thursday, May 02, 2019 LEED Green Associate Training Workshops
    Thursday, April 25, 2019 LEED Green Associate Training Workshops
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Benchmarking Jam
    Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Don't Touch the Thermostat
    Thursday, April 04, 2019 Learning to Sell Energy Efficiency: Sell Efficiency Effectively
    Thursday, April 04, 2019 Benchmarking 101 with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
    Monday, April 01, 2019 Navigating Energy Efficiency Business Rebates/OBF
    Thursday, March 28, 2019 Project Management for Energy Efficiency
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 ICEPAG 2019: Microgrid Global Summit
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2019 San Diego Climate Summit
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Navigating Energy Efficiency Business Incentives/OBF
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Standards & Technology for Nonresidential Lighting
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Nonresidential Standards for Architects
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Integrate Biomimicry Into Design
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Design and Build High Performance Walls and Attics
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Introduction to Biomimicry
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Welcome to Facility Management
    Wednesday, March 06, 2019 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019 SDRGBN Facility Tour: San Diego Food Bank
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 PROSPERITY Eco-Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Don't Touch the Thermostat
    Thursday, February 21, 2019 San Diego Green Drinks: Turning Citizens into Scientists
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 GreenMeet: State of Green Building, San Diego
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Energy Savings through Process Improvement and Optimization
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Deciphering the Energy Alphabet Soup: The Importance of Different Energy Metrics
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 CalSEED and Rocket Fund Information Session
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Solar for Businesses
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Technology Incentives Program Essentials
    Wednesday, February 06, 2019 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Friday, January 18, 2019 Leaders 2020 Bites & Bigwigs with Nicola Hedge
    Thursday, January 17, 2019 San Diego Green Drinks: Let your sustainability values lead the way!
    Wednesday, January 09, 2019 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Green Business Education Series Workshop
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Multifamily Operations and Maintenance
    Thursday, December 06, 2018 Healthcare and OSHPD Essentials for 2019! Smart System Integration for Hospitals
    Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Become an Eligible CSI Thermal Contractor
    Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Smart Investments for Long-term Energy Savings
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018 San Diego Green Drinks: The Art of Reuse by Green Art Labs
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018 Technology Incentives Program Essentials
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Green Business Education Series Workshop
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Alphabet Soup: GHG, ZNE, kBtu, US$, NZC
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 San Diego Green Drinks: Composting
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 Green Connections 2018: Energy Storage and Renewable Energy
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Multifamily Operations and Maintenance
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 IFMA's Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) Certification
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Solar for Business
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Beyond Efficient Lighting
    Monday, November 12, 2018 BPI Building Analyst Certification [5 Day Training]
    Friday, November 09, 2018 University of San Diego Presents: Climate and Energy Law Symposium
    Thursday, November 08, 2018 Women in Green Fall Networking Happy Hour
    Thursday, November 08, 2018 Evaporative Cooling for Commercial and Industrial Facilities
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Project Management for Energy Efficiency
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Energy Storage North America
    Monday, November 05, 2018 Building Performance Institute Building Analyst Certification
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 SDRGBN Facility Tour: Stone Brewing Escondido
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 Smart Cities - The Future of Cities
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Advanced Energy Management Strategies
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Standards & Technology for Nonresidential Lighting
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 Deep Dive into On-Site Water Reuse & Case Studies
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 Don't Touch the Thermostat: HVAC Basics
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Efficient Technologies for Commercial Refrigeration
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 ZNE Retrofits and Renovation Case Study
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 Green Drinks: California WaterFix Project & Water Reliability
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 What's New - 2019 Title 24 Nonresidential Standards
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Green Business Education Series Workshop
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Design and Build High Performance Walls and Roofs
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Advanced EnergyPro 7 Nonresidential
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Balboa Park Sustainability Forum
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Solar for Business
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Advanced Lighting Control Systems
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Building Science for Cost Effective Approaches to Zero Net Energy Homes
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 VERGE 18
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum
    Monday, October 15, 2018 Building Performance Institute Building Analyst Certification
    Thursday, October 11, 2018 Expedite Your Remodels for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
    Thursday, October 11, 2018 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 EVs & the Grid
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Creating a NetPositive Site through a Collaborative "Charrette-based Approach"
    Monday, October 08, 2018 HOMER International Microgrid Conference and Exhibition
    Wednesday, October 03, 2018 Best Practice Designs for Cost Effective Approaches to ZNE Commercial Building Enclosures
    Saturday, September 29, 2018 The Green Zone at the 2nd Annual Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Introduction to Boiler Water Treatment for Energy Efficiency
    Friday, September 21, 2018 San Diego Green Building Conference and Expo
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 San Diego Green Drinks: 2018 Energy Transition Outlook
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 Compressed Air System Efficiency
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 Energy Savings through Process Improvement and Optimization
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Green Business Education Series Workshop
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Build a Better Burger
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Nonresidential Standards for Plans Examiners & Building Inspectors
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Project Management for Energy Efficiency
    Thursday, September 13, 2018 The Facility Manager's Role
    Thursday, September 13, 2018 Trade Professional Series: Leveraging Demand Response Solutions
    Thursday, September 13, 2018 Leveraging Demand Response Solutions for Business Customers
    Thursday, September 13, 2018 Welcome to Facility Management
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Fundamentals of Effective Energy Management for Business
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Technology Incentives Program Essentials: Demand Response
    Thursday, September 06, 2018 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Sustainable Strategies for Businesses
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 SDRGBN Lunch & Learn: Energy Efficiency and Energy Storage
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Achieving Zero Net Energy by leveraging building controls and demand response
    Thursday, August 16, 2018 On-Bill Financing Lunch & Learn
    Thursday, August 16, 2018 Certified Energy Manager Training & Exam
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Green Business Education Series Workshop
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Hot Rebates, Cool Savings
    Saturday, August 11, 2018 The Green Zone at the 27th Annual Automobile Heritage Day & Car Show
    Thursday, August 09, 2018 LEED Green Associate Training
    Thursday, August 09, 2018 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Wednesday, August 08, 2018 What's New: 2019 Title 24 Nonresidential Standards
    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Port of San Diego GBN Illumina Sustainability Tour
    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Beginning EnergyPro 7 Nonresidential
    Wednesday, August 01, 2018 Nonresidential Standards for Architects
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Standards & Technology for Office & Retail Lighting
    Thursday, July 26, 2018 Navigating the Energy Efficiency Business Rebates Program
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Benchmarking for Restaurants: Unlock Energy and Cost Savings
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Will Technology Save Us?
    Friday, July 20, 2018 Water Resilience in San Diego
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 Speak up for Success: Women in Green Public Speaking Workshop
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Green Business Education Series Workshop
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Department Of Energy Home Energy Score Overview
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 LEED Core Concepts
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Thursday, June 28, 2018 Energy Efficiency Business Incentives Lunch & Learn
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Green Business Series: North Park Main Street
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Green Business Series: La Jolla Village Merchants Association
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 San Diego Green Drinks: Climate Change Policy
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 SDA San Diego: Ocean Discovery Institute Project Tour
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 San Diego Green Building Council Summer Social
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Green Business Education Series Session 2: Benchmarking
    Monday, June 18, 2018 SDRGBN Kick-Off on Commercial Time-of-Use Rates
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Green Business Series: Discover Pacific Beach
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 An Optimistic Report from the Dystopian, Apocalyptic World of 2030
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Advanced Energy Management Strategies
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Advanced Energy Management Strategies
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Green Real Estate Professional Realtists
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Advanced Cooling Water Treatment
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 VERGE Hawaii and VERGE Accelerate
    Monday, June 11, 2018 Green Business Series: OB Main Street Association
    Thursday, June 07, 2018 Mastering the Art of Sustainable Brewing
    Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Roll With It: The Process of Building Resilience
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 Nonresidential Standards for Architects
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Integrating Health and Wellness with Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 HVAC Preventive Maintenance
    Monday, May 21, 2018 Green Appraiser Training (3 Days)
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 The Intersectionality of Solar
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 Selecting Fresh Air Ventilation Systems to Meet Energy Codes
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 HVAC Controls Fundamentals
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Best Practice Designs for Cost Effective Approaches to ZNE Commercial Building Enclosures
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 National City Chamber Green Business Education Series Kick-Off
    Thursday, May 10, 2018 Green Lender Real Estate Training
    Thursday, May 10, 2018 Project Management for Energy Efficiency
    Thursday, May 10, 2018 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018 HVAC Controls Fundamentals
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Sustainable Strategies for Businesses
    Friday, May 04, 2018 What is AB 802 and How Does It Impact You?
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 Green Drinks April: Sustainability in the Built Environment
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 San Diego Commercial Properties Expo
    Sunday, March 11, 2018 The Green Zone at the 6th Annual International Mariachi Festival
    Friday, March 09, 2018 WELL AP Exam Prep Workshop
    Friday, March 02, 2018 Building a Resilient, Smart and Sustainable City: The Energy-Water Nexus
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 Fundamentals of Effective Energy Management for Business
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 GreenMEET: State of Green Building, San Diego
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Chula Vista Green Business Solutions Workshop
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 HVAC Preventive Maintenance
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 San Diego Green Drinks: International Disaster Relief
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 Project Management for Energy Efficiency
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Lunch & Learn: Why are Health & Wellness Important to the Design Community?
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Air Handling Systems Efficiency
    Saturday, February 10, 2018 Leaders 2020 Composting Workshop
    Friday, February 09, 2018 IFMA San Diego Tour of San Diego International Airport
    Thursday, February 08, 2018 Energy Dashboards - Energy Solutions for Large Facilities
    Thursday, February 08, 2018 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 HVAC Controls Fundamentals
    Monday, January 29, 2018 Efficiency Sales Professional Boot Camp
    Thursday, January 25, 2018 2016 Title 24 Part 6 Residential Standards Essentials for Energy Consultants - Part 3 (WEBINAR)
    Thursday, January 25, 2018 Don't Touch the Thermostat: HVAC Basics
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2016 Title 24 Part 6 Residential Standards Essentials for Energy Consultants - Part 2 (WEBINAR)
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Energy Savings through Process Improvement and Optimization
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2016 Title 24 Part 6 Residential Standards Essentials for Energy Consultants - Part 1 (WEBINAR)
    Monday, January 22, 2018 Lowering Multifamily Housing Costs with Solar Water Heating (WEBINAR)
    Friday, January 19, 2018 Leaders 2020 Bites & Bigwigs: Circulate San Diego
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 San Diego Green Drinks: Eco-Feminism with Bonnie Kime Scott, Ph.D.
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Lowering Multifamily Housing Costs with Solar Water Heating (WEBINAR)
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 San Diego Green Building Council Winter Social
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Zero Net Energy Retrofits
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Advanced Cooling Water Treatment
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Leaders 2020 Holiday Party
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Green Financing 101 for Real Estate Agents
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Advanced Energy Management Strategies
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Introduction to Boiler Water Treatment for Energy Efficiency
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 U.S. Energy Storage Summit 2017
    Thursday, December 07, 2017 LEED Green Associate Training
    Thursday, December 07, 2017 Advanced Unitary Air Conditioning
    Thursday, December 07, 2017 Trade Professional Program Essentials
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Scoping Energy Efficiency for Existing Buildings
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Standards & Technology for Office & Retail Lighting
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Technology Incentives Program Essentials

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