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August Newsletter

NEW Blog Post
Dive into our newest blog post, Make the Most of the Energy Codestep 10 of our Actions Cities Can Take to Support Energy Efficiency in Texas campaign. It will review:
  • Best Practices to Ensure Effective Energy Code Enforcement in Your City
  • Benefits of New Energy Code
  • The Energy Code in Texas 
Well enforced, modern energy codes, help save homeowners and building owners energy and money, ensure more durable, resilient building stock, and reduce greenhouse gases and other harmful emissions.
New 5 in 5 Released!
SPEER's Energy Codes Manager, Jason Vandever, sits down to talk with Vice President of Metro Code Analysis, Johnathan Killebrew, to discuss all things building energy codes.
Learn More About the Building Operator Certification Program
Join us for a FREE informational webcast about this national education & training program.
LIVE virtual BOC training now available! The course covers the following subjects: 

BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
BOC 1004 – HVAC Controls Fundamentals
BOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental Quality
BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement

*More details here.

The presentation includes: 
 √ Who benefits by attending BOC training.
 √ Level I and Level II course topics and schedules.
 √ BOC credential options.
 √ How BOC graduates are improving their facilities.
 √ Q & A with BOC staff
City Efficiency Leadership Council Summer 2020 Roundtables
Join us for a round of regional CELC roundtables. Since roundtables are all online at the moment they are open to all public sector folks statewide, no need to limit yourself to the meeting for your region. 
Energy Burden and Efficiency Potential for Low Income Communities

  • Dana Harmon and Erick Jones, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute (TEPRI), Research on Texas Energy Poverty and Energy Efficiency Potential
  • Phil Audet, EnerChoice, LLC, Investor Owned Utility Multifamily Energy Efficiency Programs 
Gulf Coast - Creating Stronger, Sustainable, More Resilient Communities

August 20, 9 am -11 am

  • Julie Shiyou-Woodard, President and CEO, Smart Home America
  • Alex Cary, FORTIFIED Market Development Manager, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
Member Highlight 
SPEER member, Franklin Energy, announces the appointment of Jim Madej, as the company's new chief executive officer! Madej succeeds founder Paul Schueller, who has served as CEO since Franklin Energy's inception in 1994 and recently announced his transition to the company's board of directors. Read more
Free Web-Series to Learn Green Home Strategies:
Austin Energy Green Building's Green by Design is a great chance to learn how to build, buy or remodel a green home to improve energy and water efficiency, increase comfort and reduce maintenance. Austin Energy Green Building team members will provide insight and experience on sustainable building practices including guidance on selecting materials with health in mind. The webinar series provides a choice of topics based on your green building needs and interests. 
RSVP in advance to receive log-in instructions. Choose to join live on the session dates or view later - all registrants will receive a recorded version of all three sessions afterward. 

(PAST) Aug 04 | Session 1:  Green Planning and Design 
Aug 11 | Session 2:  Green Materials and Landscaping
Aug 18 | Session 3:  Green Home Systems  

Sessions are 7-9 PM CST
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