Following the lead of Los Angeles, Pasadena will become the second Southern California city to institute a requirement for “cool roofs” for all new residential construction as well as re-roofs when the square footage being replaced is 50% or greater. A cool roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof.
Climate Resolve met with members of the community active with Transition Pasadena and the Citizens Climate Lobby (Pasadena Foothills chapter) in the spring of 2014 to advise them on cool roof policy. From there they took the blue print and met with the Mayor, members of the Pasadena City Council as well representatives of the city’s utility, Pasadena Water and Power. This is a great step forward in meeting the City’s energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals, all while reducing the urban heat island effect and helping Pasadena residents reduce their energy expenses at home.
Climate Resolve was recently selected to co-manage the state’s next climate assessment.
This is a big deal.
A three-year process, the assessment examines how climate change may affect state-managed and private property. Over $5 million has been allocated to fund independent research on specific climate questions. The California Energy Commission and California Natural Resources Agency are the two agencies overseeing the state’s Fourth Assessment.
To kick-off the initiative, three public workshops are being hosted by CalResources. You are most welcome to attend. The sessions are:
Friday, August 8, 2014
California Energy Commission – Hearing Room A, 1516 9th Street, Sacramento
Tues, August 12, 2014
Junipero Serra Office Building – Carmel Room, 320 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles
Wed, August 13, 2014
Milton Marks Conference Center, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
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Accurately understanding climate risks will allow the state to prioritize action and make scientifically sound investments in safeguarding the people, economy and natural resources of California.
Climate Resolve is thrilled to play a central role in helping our great land not just survive but thrive.
The 1st California Adaptation Forum, organized by the Local Government Commission and the State of California, is being held August 19th – 20th in Sacramento, CA. Don’t miss this opportunity to come together with nearly 600 adaptation leaders from across California to participate in over 40 multidisciplinary sessions, networking activities and more.
Be sure to catch Climate Resolve’s David Fink on two panels – Reducing The Urban Heat Island Effect: A Perfect Adaptation + Mitigation Nexus and Opportunities for Leveraging GhG Mitigation Investment to Deliver Climate Resilience.
The early bird registration for the Forum ends TODAY! Register by midnight Friday, July 25 to receive a $50 discount on your registration.
We hope to see you in Sacramento!