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Berkeley FIRST - Financing Initiative for Renewable Energy and Solar Technology
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  • Finance

Berkeley FIRST was the first in the nation pilot program to provide property tax-based financing for solar installations on residential and commercial buildings. Property assessed clean energy ((PACE) programs allow property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on their home or business and pay the project cost back as a line item on their property tax bill over a 20-year period. This innovative financing mechanism was first piloted by H28the City of Berkeley in...

Berkeley Institute of Urban and Regional Development
  • Tool
  • Training

URD conducts collaborative, interdisciplinary research and practical work that reveals the dynamics of communities, cities, and regions and informs public policy.

Rooted in the social sciences, IURD's work has steadily gained recognition since its inception over 40 years ago. IURD has become the gateway to the university for those concerned with urban and regional issues—infrastructure, housing, sprawl, transportation, environmental quality, disaster recovery, and poverty and physical...

Best Practices for Small Retailers and Offices
  • Guide

Small retail stores and offices account for more than half of all small business energy use in California. Small retailers spend on average $800 each month on electricity and small offices spend $1,000 each month! If you own a small retail store or office, cutting your electricity use permanently through energy efficiency improvements will save your business thousands of dollars each year in utility costs. Begin with the equipment that uses the most energy to see the greatest results.

Better School Food
  • Guide
  • Training

New York non-profit Better School Food operated for many years to raise awareness about food, children's health and learning. Founding member Geri Brewster will be continuing the mission started by Dr. Susan Rubin by re-launching this site in 2012.

Beyond Pesticides
  • Tool
  • Training

Beyond Pesticides (formerly National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides) works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. The founders, who established Beyond Pesticides as a nonprofit membership organization in 1981, felt that without the existence of such an organized, national network, local, state and national pesticide policy would become, under chemical industry pressure, increasingly unresponsive to...

Bicycle Master Plan
  • Plan

The Riverside bicycle master plan, the result of comprehensive planning for future bicycle mobility in the city, envisions over 140 miles of new bike paths, lanes and routes to connect commuters with jobs, students with schools, and the general population with parks, shopping and regional bicycle trails.

Big Chico Creek Watershed Alliance
  • Guide
  • Tool
  • Training

The Alliance is a non-profit, public benefit corporation. Our Board of Directors seeks to include landowners from the sub-watershed areas listed above (e.g. Rock Creek, Lindo Channel) as well as other individuals with an interest in the watershed. We believe that this balance of landowner and “stakeholder” participation will best serve the interests of the watershed and the communities in it.

Our mission is to protect and enhance the ecological integrity and economic vitality of the...

Bikeability Checklist
  • Report
  • Tool

Some communities are more bikeable than others: how does yours rate? Read over the questions in this checklist and then take a ride in your community, perhaps to the local shops, to visit a friend, or even to work. See if you can get where you want to go by bicycle, even if you are just riding around the neighborhood to get some exercise.

Blueprint Planners Toolkit
  • Guide
  • Tool

A Toolkit to assist Valley communities with implementing the Blueprint and ultimately SB 375. It provides a resource of CA planning law and case studies, templates, and other resource materials.

Bonneville Environmental Foundation
  • Tool
  • Training

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1998, BEF is a national, nonprofit organization. One of our proudest achievements to date has been our role in the development of the carbon offset market. In 2000, we helped create the voluntary market for renewable energy by closing the first retail REC trade deal with the Environmental Protection Agency. We also launched the first online carbon calculator in 2001. As of 2008, all of our renewable energy based carbon offset products are Green-e® Climate...

Boosting Restaurant Profits with Energy Efficiency
  • Finance
  • Guide

This best-practices guide was created with the assistance of California’s Investor Owned Utilities. These energy providers are working together to provide comprehensive energy efficiency resources for California’s food service industry including: rebates for cooking and refrigeration equipment, food service specific seminars and workshops, web tools, energy audits, appliance testing, and energy centers.

Breathe California
  • Tool
  • Training

Breathe California Central Coast (BCCC) is dedicated to preventing lung disease, promoting lung health, and protecting air quality for all people living in the Central Coast Counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo. We accomplish this through education, research, and advocacy. Education includes responding community requests for information and referrals, outreach programs dedicated to educating under-served populations, and training volunteers to become health educators....

Brighter Planet
  • Tool
  • Training

Since 2005 Brighter Planet has pioneered the practice of computational sustainability—using hard numbers and raw data to reveal actionable opportunities and deliver measurable results. We operate at the intersection of software, science, and business, finding surprising sustainability opportunities in the world's flows of data and money, and engineering them into scalable science-based technology that solves modern resource challenges. Our approach emphasizes transparency, auditability, and...

Brisbane Street Light Replacement Project
  • Case Study

Check out this video to see what it takes to retrofit a street light in Brisbane to go from HPSV (High Pressure Sodium Vapor) to LED (Light-Emitting Diode). This work was done over a couple weeks in July 2010 and will save the City approximately $14,000 per year in energy savings.

British Colombia Climate Action Toolkit
  • Case Study
  • Guide
  • Plan
  • Report
  • Tool

The Toolkit includes reports, guides, plans, policies, projects, and success stories on how local government can become carbon neutral.

Build it Green
  • Tool
  • Training

Build It Green is a membership supported non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California.

Established in 2003, we offer a comprehensive package of local government support, professional training, collaboration forums, consumer education, and green product marketing to a range of stakeholders. Three strategic objectives guide our work: Drive policy development, Increase supply of green homes, and Stimulate consumer demand...

Building and Energy Code Officials
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The Building Energy Codes Resource Guide series helps to deliver the diverse tools and resources released by DOE's Building Energy Codes Program in a focused, proactive manner to better reach stakeholders who have the greatest impact on energy code adoption and compliance. Through interactions and outreach with states and key national-level organizations, BECP is working to better reach stakeholders in a useful, and impactful fashion that support DOE's goals of increased adoption of and...

Building Blocks for Effective Housing Elements
  • Tool

The California Department of Housing and Community Development is committed to working in partnership with local governments, the public, and private sectors in addressing California’s continuing housing crisis. Toward that end, this website provides a toolkit of resources including: 1) detailed information about specific statutory requirements; 2) information and resources to complete effective analyses of housing needs, resources and constraints; 3) sample/model analyses and programs; and...

Building Codes Assistance Project
  • Tool

The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) is dedicated to the adoption, implementation and advancement of building energy codes. BCAP is a nonprofit advocacy organization established in 1994 as a joint initiative of the Alliance to Save Energy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. BCAP works with a number of stakeholders—including the U.S. Department of Energy, local, state and national agencies, building professionals, regional...

Building Public Support for Affordable Housing: A Toolbox for California Officials
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Building Public Support for Affordable Housing: A Toolbox for California Officials outlines a number of planning and public participation tools local agencies can use to address concerns related to affordable housing and overcome negative stereotypes. The Web version is formatted to be accessible online.

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