Brian Gitt on a How to Develop and Fund a Successful Comprehensive Building Energy Retrofit and Solar Program

Join us at the Local Clean Energy Alliance meeting on Thursday, May 14th from 6-8p.

Our speaker this month is Brian Gitt of BKi. Brian will speak about a comprehensive building retrofit and solar program that generates thousands of career-track new jobs while maximizing quantified energy, water, and carbon reductions. Voluntary AB811 or Mello Roos special assessment districts are the centerpiece of the program because they remove the high first cost barrier by providing low-interest long-term financing to building owners via annual property tax payments that transfer with the building when sold. The program leverages multiple funding sources to encourage high participation while building the necessary workforce capacity and quality assurance to ensure success. Minimal local governmental staffing is required for program implementation.

The principal goal is to engage the maximum number of residential and commercial buildings in the state’s efforts to reduce energy use, water use, and carbon emissions all in support of AB32 and local Climate Action Plans. This program can be implemented at an individual city level but it is better to aggregate cities voluntarily at the county or Council of Government (COG) level to promote consistency and drive down program costs.

Time and Location:
Thursday, May 14, 6:00 pm
2nd Floor Conference Room,
Central Building, 436 14th St., Oakland
(Take 12th St. BART)

6:00 - 6:10p: Welcome and Introductions
6:10 - 7:10p: Brian Gitt
7:10 - 7:30p: Updates on the Local Clean Energy campaigns in the East Bay
7:30 - 8:00p Organizing

Please RSVP (so we will have enough food) to

start date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 18:00
Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 20:00