BayREN Pursues Climate Goals Through the Use of Home Energy Scores (HES)

The changing climate and the current pandemic are increasingly highlighting the cost of energy in homes. According to a recent study by Sense Home Energy Monitor, California homes’ electrical usage has increased by 9.3%, resulting in a rise in annual utility bill spending by approximately $161 in 2020.

June Regional Forum: Innovative Approaches to Improving Energy Code Compliance

Join us to learn about several new strategies and tools for energy code compliance. Presentations will include a broad perspective of common energy code compliance challenges faced by local governments, followed by case studies and information on several innovative approaches, including electronic tools for residential and commercial projects and in-person assistance for local governments. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions.

BayREN Sponsorship of Rebuild Green Expo

BayREN is proud to be a sponsor of the Rebuild Green EXPO — a FREE event for the North Bay Fire Communities. Join hundreds of green building professionals at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Hall on February 23 for education, information, and networking focused on resilient, affordable, community-centered “green” rebuilding options

BayREN Launches New Brand & Video

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) has rebranded itself to better reflect its role as a regional organization dedicated to building government capacity in the nine bay area counties; promoting healthy and energy efficient buildings; and, Reducing Carbon Emissions.

BayREN Partner, Mission Asset Fund, nominated for Visionary of the Year Award

Mission Asset Fund (MAF) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit whose mission is to create a fair financial marketplace by expanding access to financial services, savings, and investment opportunities for low-income communities. MAF fills key gaps through offerings such as Lending Circles, immigration fee loans, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal assistance grants.

LGSEC Disasters and Energy Resilience Forum & Microgrid Tour

The Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC) is hosting a one-day information and networking forum for California local government energy and climate professionals on Thursday, October 25th from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM at the Santa Rosa Veteran’s Memorial Center followed by a energy and resilience-focused tour on Friday October 26th!

North Bay Fire Recovery Resources

Over 7,000 structures were destroyed in the October 2017 fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, most of them homes. This page provides information and resources for people who are rebuilding, so that their homes can be safer, more energy efficient, and less expensive to operate.