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Fall BOC Course Registration Now Open
The Building Operator Certification program is the essential credential. Did you know building owners can save 5-20% annually on their energy bills by simply implementing operations and maintenance best practices, while also increasing comfort and indoor air quality? Our
fall course flyer has class details, dates and topics. 
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sEE 20/20 Cancellation
As many of you are aware, our sEE 20/20 conference was scheduled for mid-September, however with keeping our members, staff and attendees in mind, and following local ordinances we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's event. We know times are difficult and “zoom fatigue” is very real! We wish you health and safety until we can meet again in person. Our 2021 conference is already booked for September 2-3 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. We hope to see you all then!
National Clean Energy Week
As we continue to rebuild from the pandemic, it's necessary to put clean energy jobs at the forefront of the effort. Clean Energy Week is an annual week-long celebration of clean energy innovation, including carbon capture, solar, wind, wave, hydro-power, storage, and more. Hear from Republican & Democratic policymakers in clean energy investment and innovation beginning September 21 – 25. Learn more
20% Off: Become a Member Now!
Join SPEER today and receive 20% off your membership through 2021! Simply use the code JoinNow20 at checkout. We're excited to grow our membership with you and begin a new partnership! 

Texas and Oklahoma have massive potential for market penetration of energy efficient practices, products, and services. Our region includes nearly 30 million people and many of the fastest growing cities in America. Together we have a tremendous opportunity to increase energy efficiency and transform the market through building codes, retrofits for existing buildings, better training, innovative policies, and cooperative marketing to make it easier for the public to understand efficiency opportunities. SPEER is a network of industry partners who shape the vision, message, and activities specifically focused on growing markets for energy efficient technologies. 
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New 5 in 5 
In this month's 5 in 5 our Local Government Program Manager talks with Jennifer Lancaster, Senior Account Executive from Johnson Controls. Jennifer and Cassidy discuss energy savings performance contracting (ESPC), equity, and salsa.
Conservative Texas, Green Energy & Massive Benefits 
Energy efficiency and renewables go hand in hand with regards to job and career creation.  For many areas in Texas, the push for renewables has led to stronger employment opportunities and more importantly, economic stability for hundreds and thousands of Texans and their families.  From an increase in the median family income to more discretionary spending for these families, it is a fact that renewables have helped out in numerous economic ways.
As Texas efforts to alleviate the hardships and pains caused by the COVID19 pandemic, the broader energy efficiency career landscape, which includes renewables, could be an important component to helping our state come out of the job and economic crisis that is present and will loom.  For many, a change or shift in career opportunities is a welcome development as the oil and gas industry struggles to regain their footing across much of West Texas.  Renewables continue to grow, and by all indications will continue their upward trajectory as our reliance on fossil fuels to power our homes and offices becomes minimized.
It's not jobs that are being created, it is careers and family financial stability that will have long lasting impacts on the wind and sun swept plains of Texas as we move deeper into the 21st century. 
Virtual Smart Buildings Week 

In place of the planned in-person Smart Buildings Exchange 2020 event, the Smart Buildings Center is hosting a free Virtual Smart Buildings Week September 14th-18th, 2:00-3:00 PM CST. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, a virtual session crafted from key topics will feature a lively and interactive panel discussion covering engaging topics including:

  • Using Data and Analytics to Improve Building Performance
  • Grid Enabled Efficient Buildings
  • Achieving Persistent Operational Performance
  • Creating Intelligent Spaces.

These one-hour sessions each qualify for 1 Building Operator Certification (BOC) credential maintenance point and 0.10 IACET CEUs towards the renewal of industry certifications, certificates and licenses including but not limited to AIA, PE, LEED, IFMA, ASHRAE, and AEE.

New Healthy Housing Principles Certificate
Earning the Healthy Housing Principles (HHP) Certificate of Knowledge proves your knowledge of how the different components of a home interact to affect occupant health. 
As we all continue to do our part to help stop the spread of COVID, the health of homes, as well as efficiency, is becoming a more relevant topic.  BPI, the Building Performance Institute, is helping to shed light on this issue, by announcing their Healthy Housing Principles Certificate of Knowledge and reference guide.  Based on eight principals for a healthy and energy efficient home, this guide is helping to drive conversations around not only efficiency, but the greater discussions involving health and safety for those most at risk.  Find out more about the intersection of health and efficiency here:
Member Highlight 
ACCA Wins the 2020 ASAE Power of A Silver Award

The Power of A was founded in 2009 as a campaign to educate the presidential administration and Congress about the influence that associations have over policymaking and other aspects of society. ASAE’s Power of Service Awards, the industry’s highest honor, recognizes the association community’s most valuable contributions on the local, national, and global levels. In the long run, the Power of A aims to recognize those associations and industry professionals who contribute to the workforce, economy, and greater community.
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