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U.S. Zero Waste Business Certification

In partnership with Sierra College CACT, the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (http://www.uszwbc.org/) developed new curriculum for those who want to become a certified Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA). Businesses can apply for the facilities third-party Zero Waste Business Certification. Sustainable manufacturers reuse, recycle and reduce waste to reduce production costs and enhance their communities.


TE³C Training prepares Auburn's CCC for Green Jobs
Sierra College CACT and California Conservation Corps (CCC -- www.ccc.ca.gov ) Placer Energy Center in Auburn, CA collaborated to develop Technical Education in Energy Efficiency and Construction (TE³C). TE³C will prepare CCC members for sustainable careers with training in weatherization, building science basics, worker safety, weatherization measures, energy efficiency and alternative energy fundamentals.


Lean & Sustainability Cost Saving Assessments

Sierra College CACT has developed a new Lean & Green Sustainability Assessment tool and is seeking businesses interested in participating in a pilot of the new program. Learn More

Reduce Waste

Find resources at the California Product Stewardship Council to reduce costs and improve product design to promote environmental sustainability.

PG&E’s Free Energy Training

PG&E offers free courses on energy-efficiency, demand response and renewable
energy systems for commercial and industrial buildings. Find PG&E Energy
classes at http://www.pge.com/energyclasses/. Topics offered include:

  • Benchmarking Energy Use for Commercial Buildings
  • Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Nonresidential Applications
  • You've Benchmarked Your Building - What's Next?
  • Project Financial Analysis
  • Identifying Energy Efficient Upgrades and Incentives
  • Selling Energy Efficient Upgrades and Incentives
  • Energy Efficient Retrofits for Laboratories

PG&E also offers a no-interest Energy Efficiency Retrofit Loan Program
Learn more: Flyer [57KB] / PowerPoint [137KB]

Remanufacturing

Recycling BIN (Build Infrastructure Now) white paper on proposed domestic materials market development and response to commercial recycling mandate. White paper [296KB]

 

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