Most recent event –  LGSEC/CCEC Joint Event: Shaping the Future of California’s Building Performance Standards – Local Government Processes and Grid Implications

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | 9:00 – 11:00 am PT
Join us for an exploration of Building Performance Standards (BPS), their future in California, and their implications for local governments, the building sector, and the climate. Hosted by the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC) and the California Climate & Energy Collaborative (CCEC) on Tuesday, March 22nd from 9-11am Pacific Time, this joint event will feature a panel discussion comprised of both moderated and audience Q&A on the future of grid-interactive buildings, and what they mean for new and existing buildings, the grid, and local governments. Experts included in this panel include Senator Becker from the 13th Senate District, Cliff Majersik from IMT, Barbara Locci from the City of Chula Vista, and Lynne Kiesling from the University of Colorado. This will be followed by a feedback session led by Senator Becker and Cliff Majersik on building performance standards. The event will end with a short, optional networking activity.


This event is free for local governments, nonprofits, CBOs, Tribal representatives, and academia, with an optional sliding-scale donation encouraged for private sector and state government attendees.


Marc Costa

Board Chair, Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC)

Angie Hacker

Statewide Best Practices Coordinator, Climate and Energy Climate Collaborative (CCEC)

Panel Speakers

Senator Josh Becker

California State Senator, 13th Senate District

Senator Josh Becker is a public policy innovator working at the nexus of community activism, technology and social justice. Elected to the State Senate in November 2020, Senator Becker represents the residents of California’s 13th Senate District, which comprises most of San Mateo County and the northern part of Santa Clara County. He is the author of several bills focused on accelerating California’s transition to 100% clean energy and net zero emissions, voter access and justice reforms, and leveraging technology to provide greater economic mobility for all Californians.

Cliff Majersik

Senior Advisor, Policy and Programs, Institute for Market Transformation (IMT)

Cliff Majersik is IMT’s Senior Advisor, Policy and Programs. Under his guidance as executive director from 2009–2019, IMT became a trailblazer in the energy efficiency field, recognized across the globe for accelerating investment in energy-efficient buildings through hands-on guidance, technical and market research, policy and program development, and promotion of best practices. Cliff is a pioneer of energy efficiency concepts in appraisal, lending, codes, and building performance policy that have gained national prominence.

Barbara Locci

Conservation Specialist, City of Chula Vista

Barbara is a green building professional, has worked on sustainability programs for 12 years in various roles. Barbara has worked for the City of Chula Vista for 7 years on energy efficiency and sustainability programs for commercial buildings and businesses.

Lynne Kiesling

Research Professor & Co-Director, Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics,

University of Colorado

Lynne Kiesling is an economist focusing on regulation, market design, and the economics of digitization and smart grid technologies in the electricity industry. In addition to her academic research, she is currently a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee, has served as a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Smart Grid Advisory Committee, and is an emerita member of the GridWise Architecture Council.

Past Forums

LGSEC Forum – Empowering Each Other: How Climate and Energy Experts Can Coordinate Change
October 28, 2021 | 10:00 – 12:30 PM

With new funding coming from the state and federal government, now is the time to lift up those who need to be heard, and coordinate to share resources in moving climate solutions forward. Join the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC) on Thursday, October 28 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm to hear from state and local leaders on various community engagement, funding, and collaboration tactics as related to energy resiliency, grid modernization, and public health and safety. The event includes keynote speakers, panel discussions as well as a networking lunch session from 12-12:30 pm to connect with local governments, CBOs, nonprofit and industry leaders attending the forum. 

LGSEC Climate & Energy Leaders Forum
March 30, 2021 | 10:00 – 12:00 PM

LGSEC’s first members-only forum of 2021 was on March 30, 2021. Members shared their organization’s most recent updates via a written or verbal update. This event included 3-4 member presentations on recent climate and energy work and learnings, and concluded with a member networking session. Join LGSEC to get more familiar with the work that fellow LGSEC members are doing and take advantage of this time to learn from each other.