Our Mission Table of Contents
To promote the
adoption of clean,
and sustainable energy
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practices. CCSE’s Public
Green Pledge Affairs
Change of Directors
Efficiency in Review
Thank You to
Brandon, Building our Supporters
son of CCSE
The California Center for Sustainable Energy
is an unbiased, independent, knowledgeable nonprofit.
Letter from the Board CCSE’s Green Pledge
Creating Change for a Clean Energy Future
A message from Irene M. Stillings, executive director, and Robert Noble,
chairman of the board of directors
This was another banner year for the California Energy Advisory Service, offering expertise
Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). Our and consulting services to help customers
programs expanded, and community interest implement energy efficiency and clean energy
in our offerings and services increased. Tens
of thousands of San Diegans connected with
strategies. We upgraded our computer system
and launched a new interactive website.
We Pledge to:
us by participating in workshops and events, We hired 13 new employees and started an • work to reduce consumption and waste by
taking advantage of incentive programs, extensive internship and volunteer program implementing recycling and composting
visiting the Energy Resource Center and with more than 60 trained citizens helping us programs.
clicking onto our website. Many wonderful expand our scope of services. • use the most energy-efficient office equipment
things happened at CCSE during 2008, but a and practices complemented by on-site,
few successes are particularly noteworthy. The board of directors championed issues renewable energy generation.
related to developing community awareness, • utilize water-efficient technologies and practices,
In February, we began taking applications for increasing public policy interactions and as well as implement water education for staff
the two-year, $1.8 million California Fueling improving program planning. They were and visitors.
Alternatives rebate program funded by the particularly engaged in the future growth of • encourage staff and visitors to carpool, adjust
California Air Resources Board (ARB). By CCSE and encouraged greater collaborations
schedules and use public transportation to
the end of 2008, the funds were exhausted, with local, regional and statewide organizations.
reduce traffic and emissions.
and ARB appropriated another $1 million for
• implement green building practices to reduce our
the program through 2009. We were pleased Throughout this report, you will notice an
building’s environmental impact.
with the public response to the program, underlying theme of children. That is because
• measure our carbon footprint
and we hope to help with future, state clean we see our mission as helping to create a more
and reduce emissions
transportation incentive programs. sustainable world, not only for ourselves, but
also for our children and generations to come. 30 percent by 2020.
The tremendously popular Cool Communities
Shade Tree Program came to an end in 2008, We sincerely thank our donors, partners,
greatly exceeding its goals with 33,589 trees volunteers and supporters. We want you to
planted since 2002. These trees beautify the know that your awareness and steadfast
community and offer a sustainable energy commitment to our organization is vital to our
solution for future generations by producing ability to carry out our meaningful work.
more oxygen, cooling homes and reducing
carbon emissions. We continue to seek
funding opportunities to carry on a tree
planting program. Robert Noble, Chairman of the Board
California Center for Sustainable Energy
In 2008, the California Public Utilities - Jessie,
Commission selected us to administer the daughter of
Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing program CCSE Marketing
and we are continuing to administer the Tax Communications
Exempt Customer Incentive Program through Manager Kim
Irene M. Stillings, Executive Director Skyes
the end of 2009. We also established our California Center for Sustainable Energy
While it is true that some climate
change occurs naturally on its own,
we as humans contribute heavily to polluting the
environment. The average American has a carbon
footprint of about 20 tons of carbon dioxide per
year compared to the world average of less than five
tons per person. As residents of this earth, we have
a responsibility to preserve the environment, reduce
our energy use and teach our children how they can
reduce their carbon footprint.
My dad says it’s easy to reduce your
carbon footprint one step at a time.
- Natalia, daughter of CCSE Controller
Jose de la Torre
CLIMATE CHANGE mentoring high school students
Reducing your carbon footprint one step at a time High Tech High student
interns learn how to
We help all segments of the community from school children to residents, incorporate small changes
government and business people learn about carbon emissions. into their daily lives to help
combat climate change. At
home or at school, actions
like recycling or turning off
lights are easy to do.
creating clean, green communities
Chula Vista officials vote
unanimously to go green
Learn More About and adopt green building
Climate Change technologies and xeriscaping
techniques after receiving
Website advice from CCSE’s climate
Our website hosts a change experts.
world of information on
how to contribute to a
sustainable energy future.
With information on climate
change, clean transportation
coaching business leaders
and energy efficiency,
Business owners and
Through consultation, workshops EMPOWERING CHANGE our website is a great
decision makers prepare
and annual outreach events CCSE Our goal is to help every city in the information source for the
for new environmental
educates the community and the market place state create and establish a set of environmentally curious.
laws by attending CCSE’s
on the probable impacts of climate change; climate protection measures. Visit www.energycenter.org.
“Impacts of Climate Change
and we teach our audience what can be done When the City of Chula Vista decided they
on Businesses” free workshop
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and wanted to go green, we were right there Climate Change
covering how local businesses
preserve our planet for future generations. to help. We participated as part of the City Workshops
will be affected.
Find out how you can support our Climate of Chula Vista’s Climate Change Working Our Climate Change
Change Program at www.energycenter.org. Group offering expert analysis on the most Program has a strong
implementable solutions out of hundreds of educational element; we
EARTH DAY options presented. After hours of discussion present workshops for all promoting sustainability
In 2008, we participated in more and nearly 30 statements of public support, sectors of the community.
than six community Earth Day Chula Vista’s elected officials voted Attendees learn about the Offering the education and
celebrations throughout the region. We also unanimously to adopt seven Climate Protection cause and effect of carbon tools necessary to combat
partnered with SDG&E, the San Diego County Measures, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and what to do to global warming, the first
Water Authority and the City of San Diego to emissions. To learn more about Chula Vista’s reduce their carbon footprint. annual Sustainability
host our first annual Sustainability Fair. The innovative climate change protection measures Fair brings the community
event included informative workshops and a please visit www.chulavistaca.gov. together for free workshops,
vendor fair showcasing green products. products and services to
To partner in 2009 and find out more, visit help folks go green.
With 90 percent of Californians
now concerned about the
impacts of climate change,
we know that education is vital.
With a grant from Bank of
America, we were able to
fund a series of workshops
and community-based events
that helped participants learn
how they can adopt greener
behaviors and reduce their
CCSE programs saved 21,446
metric tons of CO2 in 2008.
This is the same as taking 3,917
cars off the road for a year or the
carbon sequestered annually
by 788,733 trees. This is also
equivalent to saving 60,610,357
kWh of electricity, which is the change scientist, Andrea
energy used by 883 U.S. citizens Cook, Ph.D, teaches children in
Carlsbad changes they can make to
in a year. leave a lighter carbon footprint on the earth.
Energy efficiency is essentially the
process of using less energy to
produce the same level of service.
At CCSE, we are committed to sharing unbiased,
independent knowledge and expertise with local
communities and residents to help them implement
energy efficiency solutions at home and at work.
My dad says that people
can learn everything
they want to know about
energy efficiency at
- Gina, daughter of CCSE Web
Developer Andres Spagarino
ENERGY EFFICIENCY teaching the next generation
Learning how to economize to energize Elementary school
students explore the
We help people learn how to do more with less energy, whether a Energy Resource Center,
student, residential customer or a commercial business. checking out interactive
displays, while learning how
save both energy and
Learn More About
Energy Efficiency helping tax-exempt organizations
Energy Resource Center Military, public or private
(ERC), a partnership with K-12 schools and local
SDG&E, features a state-of- governments can receive
the-art display showroom of technical and administrative
the latest energy efficiency, assistance and generous
The least expensive and easiest way One of CCSE’s most popular renewable energy and green financial incentives from
to be green is energy efficiency. To offerings, the Cool Communities Shade building technologies. A CCSE to help them with
help people understand their options, CCSE Tree Program provided 33,589 trees to free media, book and tool energy efficiency measures.
offers educational workshops and technical thousands of residents throughout SDG&E’s lending library and technical
advice to residents and businesses on how service area during 2003-08. During the assistance is awaiting you
to improve energy efficiency and reduce
carbon emissions. Energy efficiency is at the
program, individuals received up to ten trees
and learned how to plant and care for them.
at the ERC. The ERC also
hosts free workshops several
awarding innovative students
foundation of many CCSE programs, some of Funding for the program came to an end in times per week. Visit
which are highlighted here. December 2008, but its legacy will continue for www.energycenter.org. CCSE honors young
decades. The trees’ daytime shading reduces scientists for their energy
electric demands for air conditioning, and their conservation, energy
SANDEE AWARDS Tax Exempt Customer
continuous respiration removes tons of carbon efficiency and renewable
The San Diego Excellence in Energy Incentive Program (TEC)
dioxide from the atmosphere. energy inventions during
Awards (SANDEE) are an annual TEC provides eligible
the annual Young Scientist
recognition of energy heroes in tax-exempt organizations
Innovation Fair at the Energy
San Diego County. Awards are given in EMPOWERING CHANGE (within the SDG&E service
several categories to recognize individuals, Each year, dozens of expert- territory) with free technical
businesses, government agencies and facilitated workshops and seminars assistance, energy audits,
organizations whose efforts achieve on a broad spectrum of energy and energy efficiency education,
significant energy savings. After five years, sustainability topics are conducted plus financial incentives recognizing leaders in energy
the SANDEE Awards are more popular than at CCSE, both by center staff and SDG&E to help implement energy
ever. In 2008, an unprecedented number specialists. There are classes on green efficiency measures. VIDEO: The County of San
of award applications were received, and building and advanced lighting technologies Diego receives a San Diego
more than 350 guests gathered at the Omni for building professionals and do-it-yourself Cool Communities Excellence in Energy Award
Hotel to help honor the awardees. Together, “energy smart” remodeling and solar water Shade Tree Program for saving energy through
the winners prevented more than 10 million heating basics workshops for homeowners. CCSE is currently seeking energy efficiency upgrades,
pounds of carbon emissions from entering The best part is that these workshops are free funding that would allow water conservation and
the atmosphere. Read more about last year’s and open to the public. us to resume this successful, recycled materials at CCSE’s
SANDEE winners and learn how to be popular and environmentally fifth annual SANDEE Awards.
recognized for your energy savings. sound program.
The Energy Resource Center
welcomed more than 12,000
visitors and 1,200 workshop
attendees to 235 events during
2008. The reference library lent 215
tools and 190 books and provided
160 technical assistance sessions.
Another 10,000 people are reached
monthly through the Energy
In 2008, the TEC program was
responsible for the installation
of numerous energy efficiency
measures worth more than $2
million per year in cost savings.
This is the equivalent of the
electricity supplied to more than
1,600 homes in a year.
The Cool Communities Shade
Tree Program planted nearly Right: CCSE’s
10,000 trees in 2008 that trap Roman Partida-Lopez
explains how much power can be
pollutants such as sulfur dioxide generated by simply riding a bike at one of
and nitrous oxides. CCSE’s annual educational outreach events in San Diego.
My dad says green buildings are
kinder to the environment and
help people save lots of money.
- Arianna, daughter of CCSE Controller
Jose de la Torre
Buildings consume 72 percent of all
electricity produced at U.S. power
plants, and they also produce 39 percent of all
harmful greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute
to climate change. Green building includes the use
of renewable energy, energy efficiency, recycled,
reclaimed and reused products and materials.
GREEN BUILDING making green building easy
Shaping a greener future CCSE’s team of accredited
green building experts
CCSE helps customers identify cost-saving opportunities that support provide designers,
healthy, efficient and sustainable structures. contractors, facility planners
and architects with the
education, consultation and
technical assistance they
need to build green.
reaching out to fire survivors
Learn More About
Green Building Rebuild Central is a one-
stop shop for fire survivors
Rebuild Central (like Paul Bender pictured),
After the destructive seeking information on how
2007 California wildfires, to rebuild with energy-efficient
something needed to be and sustainable technologies
done to help fire survivors like green roofs and gray-
rebuild their homes and lives. water recovery systems.
CCSE quickly organized
a consortium of nonprofit,
Our green building experts offer free
technical advice, workshops, publications and
ECOBUILD SAN DIEGO
In 2008, planning started for the first
organizations and public
introducing new technologies
tools at the Energy Resource Center (ERC). annual EcoBuild San Diego green agencies to create Rebuild
The ERC displays a variety of green building building expo offering educational workshops Central. This program offers CCSE supports green
technologies and the EcoBuild annual expo and showcasing green building technology. outreach to California fire communities built with
highlights the latest trends. The expo complements CCSE’s other annual survivors by providing sustainable materials that
events as the signature outreach activity within them with information and last. Using new technologies,
The Green Building Program helps the green building portfolio of services. education, not only on like treated wood, can protect
business and residential customers evaluate rebuilding green, but on against mold, wood rot and
structural designs and system specifications in EMPOWERING CHANGE rebuilding their lives. fire, creating long-lasting
order to build more sustainably. It promotes the Paul and Rita Bender lost their home eco-friendly structures.
use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Slide Fire of 2007. They shared… Rebuild Central workshops
and the inclusion of recycled, reclaimed and “We, as people, can’t change anything offer information on
reused products and materials.
or have any hope of passing along an
everything from how to promoting LEED certification
rebuild a more energy-
The program includes technical inhabitable world to future generations, efficient, green and Leadership in Energy
assistance and how-to workshops unless every individual takes personal sustainable home to how to and Environmental
for consumers and contractors, so that both properly file taxes and work Design workshops train
groups can learn about the latest technologies responsibility to learn what we can with insurance companies, future LEED-accredited
and systems available for green building. change and take the right actions... I when documents have been professionals in the
The programs range from Green Building 101 lost in the fire. Find out how certification process and
for homeowners to advanced classes in have found a lot of good information on you can support Rebuild teach them about the tools
project management and cost control for your website as well. Thanks again...” Central online at and resources available.
building professionals. www.energycenter.org
Last year Rebuild Central
presented more than 20
workshops that reached more
than 1,000 fire survivors.
Planning started for the
EcoBuild San Diego green
building event held in the
spring of 2009. More than 300
people attended the first annual
EcoBuild San Diego.
CCSE offers free
workshops on the newest
technologies in green building,
which includes fire-resistant technologies
like insulated concrete forms for building
in the fire-prone areas of Southern California.
Our mom says that
solar energy is a better way
to a brighter day.
- Brianna and Alonna, daughters
of CCSE Staff Accountant
Using alternative sources of energy
is on nearly everyone’s mind as we face
a future of increasing prices and decreasing supplies
of fossil fuels. Renewable energy sources, such as
solar, wind and biomass, can be harnessed in many
ways and are fast becoming more affordable as
RENEWABLE ENERGY cleaning california’s power
Using clean energy to power your world The California Solar
Initiative (CSI) has an
We offer the support and information needed to help make the ambitious goal of installing
transition to renewable energy easier. 3,000 megawatts of solar
photovoltaic power by 2017.
CCSE offers rebates for both
residential and commercial
Learn More About saving tax payers thousands
“San Miguel gets a chance
California Solar Initiative to go green and save tax
As administrators of the payers thousands of dollars.
California Solar Initiative, in We’re honored to be part of a
the SDG&E service territory, program that will help make
we provide cash incentives, San Diego a little greener.”
training, education, technical - Chief Augie Ghio, San Miguel
support and inspection Consolidated Fire Protection District.
services to homes and
As administrators of several state EMPOWERING CHANGE businesses for going solar.
programs promoting renewable
energies, we offer technical assistance and
As part of the Solar Water Heating
Pilot Program, San Miguel Fire Station #22 Solar Water Heating
incentivizing solar communities
generous financial incentives to homeowners in Rancho San Diego installed a system, which Pilot Program
and businesses to adopt clean energy cut their natural gas use by nearly 35 percent. This program is part of the CCSE awards an incentive
practices. These incentive programs include The project was truly a community effort with California Solar Initiative check for $129,348 via the
the California Solar Initiative, Solar Water the system and installation services donated and promotes solar water California Solar Initiative
Heating Pilot Program and Self-Generation by the local companies Solar Depot and heating technology, including to the Mission Bay Aquatic
Incentive Program. Performance Solar. an education component for Center at their solar system’s
contractors and homeowners. grand opening. The system
SOLAR ENERGY WEEK In 2008, the City of Palo Alto Utilities The pilot program was will save 82,000 lbs. of CO2
One of the ways we spread the word chose CCSE to administer its Solar extended one year until the from entering the atmosphere.
about renewable energy is Solar Water Heating (SWH) Program that supplies end of 2009.
Energy Week, where San Diegans interact monetary incentives for residential and
with solar experts and businesses to learn commercial installations. Similar to the state- Self-Generation soaking in solar energy week
about their energy options. In 2008, a range of funded Pilot Program managed by CCSE Incentive Program
activities offered education and entertainment for customers in the SDG&E service area, Since 2001, we have been VIDEO: San Diegans enjoy
from vendor fairs and workshops to tours of the Palo Alto program offers rebates of up providing incentives for the their week in the sun during
commercial and residential solar systems and to $1,500 for residences and $75,000 for installation of a wide variety Solar Energy Week, featuring
a Family Solar Day festival at Spanish Landing. commercial and industrial applications. The of distributed generation Family Solar Day, solar tours
Several thousand people participated in the city has renewed its contract for CCSE’s technologies, including and free workshops such as
week of events; adults and kids couldn’t get services for 2009 through 2010. To learn more, solar-electric, wind turbines, “Finding your Solar Dream
enough of the solar-powered fun. To find out visit www.energycenter.org. gas turbines, micro-turbines, Job” presented at Solar
more about partnering in 2009, visit combined heat and power Power International ‘08.
www.solarenergyweek.org. systems and fuel cells.
We have processed 2,200
applications for the California
Solar Initiative since the
program launched in 2007. These
applications represent 38 MW
of electricity, 14 MW of which
are completed projects that are
producing clean, green energy.
The Solar Water Heating Pilot
Program gained momentum in
2008 increasing the number of
applications from 2007 by more
By year’s end CCSE was
managing approximately 6 MW
of active project reservations
for the Self-Generation CCSE Executive
Incentive Program. Director Irene M. Stillings
speaks about the Solar America
Initiative and CCSE’s role in helping the
City of San Diego to obtain a Solar America
grant of $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy.
My mom says that alternative fuel
vehicles will drive us to a better future.
- Jessie (left), daughter of CCSE Marketing Manager Kim Sykes,
and Natalia, daughter of CCSE Controller Jose de la Torre.
California is the fifteenth largest
emitter of greenhouse gases on the
planet, according to the California Air Resources
Board (ARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard Report.
The transportation sector is the largest contributor
to California’s greenhouse gas emissions with 38
percent coming from fossil fuel-burning vehicles.
Considering these statistics, it’s painfully obvious
that our state needs to reduce its dependence on
petroleum-based fuels in order to make a dramatic
impact on our environment.
TRANSPORTATION driving change in transportation
Driving past fossil fuel dependency Jim Rondenelli receives a
$3,000 Fueling Alternatives
We are committed to educating Californians on the benefits of alternative rebate from CCSE through
fuel vehicles and reducing transport-related carbon emissions. the California Air Resources
Board after purchasing
his 2008 Honda Civic GX
powered by compressed
making electric cars accessible
Rob Wilder, a $5,000
Learn More About Fueling Alternatives
Clean Transportation rebate recipient does not
pump gas. Instead, his
Fueling Alternatives Tesla Roadster runs on
Rebate Program power he generates from
Encouraging the use of solar panels.
We are committed to informing EMPOWERING CHANGE alternative fuel vehicles
Californians about the benefits of By now most Americans know can ease the pain at the
kicking the fossil fuel habit because clean that lowering their carbon output pump, help drive the
transportation and clean air are the foundation
for health and a sustainable environment. With
is critical to the health and survival of
our communities and our planet. For years,
economy and preserve
the environment. In 2008, walking for clean air in california
this in mind, CCSE hosts Street Smart San California cities have topped the American CCSE was selected as
DiegoSM, its annual green transportation event Lung Association’s (ALA) list of the most the sole administrator of VIDEO: CCSE further
to spread awareness about the importance of polluted cities in the U.S. for short-term a one-of-a kind statewide commits to improving
clean transportation. particle pollution, year-round particle pollution alternative fuel vehicle the air we breathe by
and ozone pollution. In particular, San Diego incentive program. participating in the American
STREET SMART SAN DIEGOSM consistently earns a level F on the ALA air Lung Association’s Healthy
It was standing room only when quality grading scale (A being the best, F Funded by the California Air Walk 2008. CCSE’s
Chris Paine of the famed “Who Killed the being the worst). Considering the data, it is Air Resources Board, energy all-stars team walked
Electric Car” spoke at CCSE’s Second Annual vital that a clean transportation awareness CCSE processed cash the talk for clean air.
Street Smart San DiegoSM. This exciting and implementation program is in place rebates of up to $5,000
one-day regional expo showcases green for California. for 524 applicants that
transportation options and the benefits of purchased or leased new bringing you movers and shakers
alternative fuel vehicles. More than 500 people CCSE is dedicated to clean air eligible alternative
attended the free event, which also featured a partnerships to mitigate air quality fuel vehicles. Visit
VIDEO: Chris Paine,
special appearance by Solartaxi Inventor and problems. In addition to administering the www.energycenter.org. director of “Who Killed
Driver Louis Palmer who was making a trip statewide Fueling Alternatives Rebate Program the Electric Car?,” drives
around the world in his solar powered vehicle. and holding the annual Street Smart event, the Solartaxi with inventor
Akeena Solar powered up Jack FM with its CCSE staff participated in the American Louis Palmer, who stopped
solar truck and radio talent Gerald Levy, host Lung Association’s Clean Air Walk raising by Street Smart on his
of AM 760’s “Car Talk,” interviewed our event approximately $2,000 for the cause. worldwide trip to raise
VIP’s during a remote broadcast of his show awareness for solar energy.
live from Street Smart.
Smart choices and smart vehicles
are lucrative. CCSE provided cash
rebates through the Fueling
Alternatives Rebate Program
to Californians, who purchased
either compressed natural
gas vehicles or zero emission
vehicles. This rebate program,
launched in early 2008, was a
combined effort between the
California Air Resources Board
and CCSE resulting in 633 clean
vehicles on the road.
More than 500 people attended
CCSE’s annual Street Smart San
DiegoSM event creating further
impact by spreading clean
transportation awareness to the
San Diego community.
director of “Who Killed the
Electric Car?” presents as keynote
speaker at CCSE’s Street Smart San DiegoSM,
raising awareness for fossil-fuel alternatives.
CCSE’s Public Affairs team led
the effort and actively participated in
Benefitting from green public policy three California Public Utilities Commission
(CPUC) proceedings relevant to CCSE’s
We stay connected so that we can keep you informed about legislative current programs in 2008, including the
issues and policies relating to sustainable energy and climate change. proceeding affecting the California Solar
Initiative (CSI), the Self-Generation Incentive
Program (SGIP) and the Solar Water Heating
Pilot Program (SWHPP); a proceeding
affecting our Climate Change program
and the proceeding affecting our Energy
Efficiency programs. The Public Affairs team
also participated in the California Energy
Commission (CEC) proceeding in which final
guidelines were adopted for California’s solar
electric incentive programs, including the
CSI, as directed by Senate Bill 1.
The Public Affairs Team’s active Public Affairs
participation involves regularly submitting
comments to the CPUC and the CEC
CCSE’s Public Affairs team serves our efforts presenting information to High Tech
in response to rulings and proposed
programs and positively influences the policy High School students about climate change,
decisions, seeking beneficial changes for The public affairs team
context in which they operate. CCSE’s ongoing CCSE’s role in reducing greenhouse gas
technical and analytical support to the San (GHG) emissions and the role that high school
our current programs through motions and continually monitors
petitions for modification and attending
Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), students can play in GHG reduction. They also
and participating in workshops and forums. regulatory proceedings
the region’s leading planning organization, is presented at CCSE’s California Solar Initiative
a case in point. In 2008, CCSE staff provided quarterly workshops and public forums. The
During 2008, CCSE submitted constructive relevant to our five planks:
and persuasive comments to the CPUC
SANDAG with a variety of policy briefs, public affairs team also
and CEC on more than 25 occasions. Most
climate change, energy
analyses and presentations on critical energy notably, CCSE proposed, and the CPUC efficiency, green building,
infrastructure, policy and planning issues. • provided initial distributed generation and
CCSE’s input and facilitation contributed energy efficiency goals and strategies for
approved, a tiered structure for payment of renewable energy and
SGIP incentives for qualifying distributed
positively to SANDAG’s stakeholder-based SANDAG’s Regional Energy Strategy.
generation projects 1 MW to 3 MW in size. transportation. In addition
• authored energy efficiency case studies,
marketing and minimum energy efficiency
CCSE also sought to make beneficial to regularly commenting
Within SANDAG’s Sustainable guidelines for the California Energy
changes to our SWHPP, filing a motion
resulting in eligibility of all new construction
on rulings and proposed
Region Program, the team partnered Commission, as part of their outreach to
for the SWHPP, as well as a Petition for actions, the team posts
with the cities of Poway and Solana Beach to municipalities.
execute 13 municipal energy assessments. • authored a report on renewable energy in
Modification resulting in an extension of the information to the CCSE
SWHPP until December 31, 2009.
The team produced a comprehensive Energy the border region for San Diego Dialogue’s
Visit www.energycenter.org to learn more.
website and in the Energy
annual Forum Fronterizo.
Management Plan for each city, complete
• created a comprehensive report for
with identification of energy reduction options, Left: San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders speaks at
detailed technical and financial assessment the city of Poway identifying 48 energy a press conference on the lawn of a San Diego
results and policy recommendations for city conservation opportunities with the residence about city plans for initiating AB811
staff and decision makers. potential for $52,437 in annual savings. programs to facilitate increased adoption of solar
• prepared a detailed action plan for Solana power in the residential sector. Among those who
EMPOWERING CHANGE Beach identifying 23 energy conservation attended were CCSE’s John Supp, California Solar
The team collaborated with CCSE opportunities with the potential for $34,413 Initiative program manager, and Jennifer Green, local
staff on education and outreach in annual savings. governments program manager.
CCSE’s 2008 Board of Directors Fiscal Year in Review Expenses by Major Programs
January through December 2008
The CCSE board of directors is a crucial link between the center staff and the San
Diego community. Members of the board possess a wide range of knowledge and experience in
business, organizational leadership and sustainability that help guide our center to new avenues for
creating a greener world. We thank them for giving their time, attention and support to CCSE’s mission
and goals. Their leadership, wisdom, integrity and commitment are vital to our success.
chairman vice chair secretary/
Robert Stephen treasurer
Noble Hoffmann Karen
Hutchens California Solar Initiative: 53%
Envision Solar Western Region
NRG Energy Inc. President
Hutchens PR Self-Generation Incentive Program: 15%
As an environmental nonprofit, our
goal at CCSE’s is to build a more sustainable, Other Programs and Administration: 11%
members Alan Fred energy-efficient community. In 2008 we did
Ball Baranowski just that, investing 87% of our total resources
Fueling Alternatives: 8%
Cecilia Senior Vice
back into the community through rebates, Cool Communities Shade Tree Program: 4%
Director of Bus. Dev. Qualcomm Inc. Regional Manager incentives, program services and education.
& Gov’t Relations Real Estate & 1st Pacific Bank Energy Resource Center: 4%
KYOCERA Solar, Inc. Facilities During 2008, CCSE became the
Solar Water Heating Pilot Program: 3%
administrator of the California Solar Initiative
Richard H. Robert Mark H. (CSI) incentive program in the SDG&E service Tax-Exempt Customer Incentive Program: 2%
Hertzberg Leiter Loukides territory. Through rebate programs like the CSI,
Trustee Director of Energy Self-Generation Incentive Program and the
UCSD Board of Land Use & Consultant Fueling Alternatives Rebate Program, CCSE
paid out 69% of the total operating budget in Expenses by Category
cash rebates to SDG&E rate payers and other January through December 2008
qualified customers, who are now utilizing
these energy-saving technologies. Another
John Moot, Karen James T. 13% of CCSE’s annual revenue funded the
Esq. Van Winkle Waring public services and technical support the
Attorney Senior Architectural Chairman of the programs offer, also directly benefitting our
Wertz, McDade, Manager Board, CleanTECH
Wallace, Moot & Fairfield San Diego
customers in the local community.
CCSE is the community hub for
information providing sustainable energy
education to the public on a daily basis. In
CCSE’s 2008 Executive Leadership 2008, CCSE spent 6% of its total expenses
operating programs such as the Energy Incentives - Rebates & Donations: 69%
Resource Center, Climate Change and
Public & Program Services: 13%
Irene M. Andrew Abigail Jose de Rebuild Central that teach the public
Stillings McAllister Reyes la Torre sustainable practices. In order to support all Gen., Admin, Operations & Fundraising: 9%
Executive Director of Director Controller the initiatives that take place at CCSE, the
Director Programs of Human center efficiently invests another 9% of our Public Education: 6%
total expenses in administration and 3% in
Program Marketing & Outreach: 3%
marketing and outreach.
We would like to thank our community partners
We know that our efforts are only as good as the people who believe
in our mission, and we thank our sponsors for their steadfast support.
Grants: Cooper Solar Electric SC Bluwood, Inc.
Bank of America Easy Turf ShowerStart, LLC
CA Community Foundation Empower Electronics Solar Plus
Prudential Realty Foundation Equity thru Energy Solar Smart-Water Heating
Give Something Back Systems
Sponsorships: Business Products Sun Edison
Qualcomm Global Green Distribution Toto USA, Inc.
SD Electrical Training Center Green House UBS
Our dads say when you make a Sullivan Solar Power Heliodyne Vinyl View Company, Inc.
tax-deductible donation to CCSE Toyota Hudnut
that you are helping to create a Trina Solar Unlimited Kimmel Construction
greener world for kids like us.
Supporters: Pacific Homes Remodeling
- Erin, daughter of CCSE Director of Programs Andrew Akeena Solar Pacific Honda
McAllister, and Brandon, son of CSI Program Manager Borrego Solar Systems Inc. Pacific Remodeling
Ben Airth Brighter Concepts Inc. Philips Lighting Company
Building Green Futures
Clean Power Resources Inc.
CCSE Web Developer
Andres Spagarino; Jessie,
daughter of CCSE Marketing
Communications Manager Kim
Sykes; Alonna and Brianna,
daughters of CCSE Staff
Consider making a tax-deductible
donation to CCSE. As more and more people
are turning to CCSE for reliable, unbiased and
independent information on an ever-increasing agenda
of sustainable energy issues, we want to respond to
these needs at every level from classroom education
programs to technical energy advisory solutions.
With 98% of the money we receive from state
and government sources being restricted
for specific programs and incentives, we rely on the
generous support of donations and sponsorships to
$ serve our community.
Learn how you can help us build a sustainable energy future
by visiting us online at www.energycenter.org/donate.
The California Center for Sustainable Energy
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. By supporting CCSE with your tax-deductible
donation you are creating a greener world for future generations.
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