Published May 30, 2012


PG&E invites you to attend their upcoming classes on energy efficiency. PG&E offers many classes throughout the Bay Area on a variety of topics every year. 

Learn About Benchmarking Energy Use
You are invited to join PG&E for one or both of their free classes on benchmarking energy use on June 20th at the San Ramon Conference Center. The first class, Benchmarking Energy Use in Commercial Buildings is being held from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The second class, You've Benchmarked Your Building - What's Next?, is being held from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Lunch will be served between noon and 1:00 pm. You can register for these classes online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/062012SR.

Benchmarking Energy Use in Commercial Buildings Class
California law (AB 1103) will soon require the disclosure of an energy performance benchmarking score prior to selling, refinancing or leasing certain whole buildings. Attendees will learn how to benchmark their building's energy performance with the help of PG&E's Automated Benchmarking Service - a free, easy-to-use service that automatically sends your commercial building's energy use information to the EPA's ENERGY STAR(R) Portfolio Manager every month. This class will include a hands-on benchmarking exercise using portable Wi-Fi hotspots so that attendees can evaluate an actual building from start to finish and see the ENERGY STAR score. Details on this class can be found at: www.pge.com/mybusiness/edusafety/training/pec/classes/index.jsp

You've Benchmarked Your Building - What's Next? Class
Getting your building's benchmarking score is just the beginning. This course explores how to set targets for improvement: estimating the actual amount of energy savings needed to reach a higher score; which low-/no-cost or capital upgrades might produce various magnitudes of savings; which utility incentive programs could help identify or finance those improvements; etc. It's not about what your building's score is today -- it's about what you want that score to be and how to get it there. Details on this class be found at: www.pge.com/mybusiness/edusafety/training/pec/classes/index.jsp

Additional Information
Additional information on this program and other conservation programs is available. Please refer to the PG&E contact below for details. 

Contact Information
Andrea Schumer
1850 Gateway Boulevard, Concord, California 94520
(925) 459-8033  phone     (925) 459-7342  fax     A3Sm@pge.com   e-mail     www.pge.com   WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW