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CWEEL Board Member Joins the City of Santa Monica’s Building Efficiency Working Group

Kahn, TahseenaTahseena Kahn, head of the Mentoring Program for CWEEL, became a member of  the City of Santa Monica’s Building Efficiency Technical Working Group to draft a policy to reduce energy use in existing buildings. Santa Monica became the first city in the world to enact a Zero Net Energy requirement for new homes in 2017 and hopes to cut carbon emissions from buildings in half by 2030.  This group will:

  • Analyze the drivers of energy use in existing buildings and the opportunities to improve energy efficiency.
  • Evaluate existing building policy and make recommendations for future policy.
  • Identify supplementary resources that the city can develop to aid building owners and tenants in achieving deep carbon reductions.
  • Draft a policy to reduce energy use in existing Santa Monica buildings

Tahseena has also joined an Industry Advisory Council for the Chancellor of California Community Colleges to develop a statewide training program in Energy Analytics and Auditing.

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